BMW Masters Preview

 Last updated Nov 15, 11:05am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    805 Views

oung Hao-Tong to take on the Big Boys on his Home Turf The European Tour start their “Final Series” with the BMW Masters from the Lake Malaren GC in Shanghai. This will be the third year of the event and the defending champion is Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, with Peter Hanson the inaugural winner in 2012. There is no cut as only 78 players compete, including 14 from China, and so it will start at 12.50am on Thursday 30th October UK time. ... [ Read More ]

Open D'Italia Preview

 Last updated Nov 15, 11:01am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    735 Views

Eddie at Home in Torino The European Tour heads south to Italy this week for the 71st Open D'Italia presented by Diamini. For the second year running it will be from the Circolo Golf Torino - La Mandria and winner last year was Julien Quesne. It starts on Thursday 28th August around 6.30am UK time. The Course The Circolo Golf Torino, or Turin GC, is based in the La Mandria Park next to the Royal Park I Roveri course which... [ Read More ]

Lindt Italian Open Preview

 Last updated Nov 15, 11:00am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    786 Views

Kjeldsen the Sweetest pick in Italy It's the 70th edition of the Lindt Italian Open this week for the European Tour as they again head to Turin. However there is a slight change as for the first time since 1999 they head to the Golf Club Torino, having had four years at the Royal Park I Roveri, where Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won last year. The Course & Winners It's easy to think the courses are the same as both the Golf... [ Read More ]

The Royal Trophy Preview

 Last updated Nov 15, 10:39am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    692 Views

Team Strength & Experience see Europe Through The Europe v Asia Ryder Cup style event, The Royal Trophy, is this week. This will be the 6th edition and Europe currently lead 4-1, despite surrendering home advantage every time.  It's an annual event held every year since 2006, except for 08 when it was cancelled as the host country Thailand was in mourning for the Queen's sister. The first 4 editions were at the Amata Spring GC, host of the recent... [ Read More ]

GANT Open Preview

 Last updated Aug 13, 2:22am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    702 Views

Akesson to Finish well in Finland It sounds like a new event on the Challenge Tour this week but the GANT Open is last year's Vacon Open which was the year before's Finnish Challenge. What is new this week is the course as it moves to the Aura GC in Turku, having been at the Kytaja GC for the last three years when it returned to the tour after 9 years. Something slightly satisfying about last years winner, Mark Tullo... [ Read More ]

US PGA Championship Preview

 Last updated Aug 12, 7:28pm     jimmywomble on Golf    1 Comment    889 Views

McIlroy Good Value to Kick Them Strait in the Ankles The final major of the year and it is the US PGA Championship which this year returns to the Whistling Straits GC in Kohler, Wisconsin. Whistling Straits last hosted in 2010 when Martin Kaymer picked up his first major, whilst Rory McIlroy picked up his 4th last year at Valhalla. Wisconsin is 6 hours behind UK time and so will start at 12.45 UK time on the 13th August. The... [ Read More ]

Shaw Charity Classic Preview

 Last updated Aug 7, 2:48pm     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    570 Views

Sutherland a Shaw Thing in Canada Keeping up their busy schedule is the Champions Tour who head north of the border to Calgary, Alberta for the Shaw Charity Classic. This is a relatively new event starting in 2013 when Rocco Mediate was the winner, whilst last year another fan favourite in Fred Couples won, in a tremendous finish with both he & Billy Andrade eagling the last to force a playoff. A usual Champions Tour event over just 54 holes... [ Read More ]

Barracuda Championship Preview

 Last updated Aug 6, 1:36pm     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    613 Views

Romero in Reno to Catch the Barracuda A traditional event held opposite big events is the Reno-Tahoe Open, which nowadays is known as the Barracuda Championship, although it is still from the Montreux GC. Whilst for the last three years it has used the Modified Stableford scoring system rather than the traditional strokeplay. Therefore with the most points last year, rather than the lowest number of strokes, was Geoff Ogilvy. An event on the western side of the US and... [ Read More ]

Digital Ally Open Preview

 Last updated Aug 6, 9:17am     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    623 Views

Riding with Tag in Kansas After missing last week I'm back on the Tour as it heads to the Mid-West for the Digital Ally Open from the Nicklaus GC at LionsGate. The event started in 2009 under the odd name of Christmas in October Classic, but it was held in August; there was no event in 2010 before returning in 2011 as the Midwest Classic, which was won by Zack Sucher last year. It's in Kansas and so 6... [ Read More ]

Northern Ireland Open Preview

 Last updated Aug 5, 9:18pm     jimmywomble on Golf    0 Comments    627 Views

Throwing Stone in the Mix in Northern Ireland The Challenge Tour heads to home shores this week with the Northern Ireland Open in Association with Sphere Global and Ulster Bank, to give it its full title. This will be the third year the vent has been held and it will once again be from Galgorm Castle in Ballymena. The first two winners were Daan Huizing and Joakim Lagergren last year. A UK start time and so it will start at... [ Read More ]