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The Masters Preview: Challengers and Longshots

The Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia this week hosts the 79th Masters Tournament. Having picked J.B Holmes to win and Cameron Tringale to place last week at the Shell Houston Open, we attempt to do so again at the first major of the year. Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Every year, the best players in the game converge on Augusta National …

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Shell Houston Open: PGA Tour Preview

This week we preview the Shell Houston Open with a packed field heading to Humble, Texas as it plays host to the final PGA Tour event before the Masters. With just one week to go until the world’s best golfers head to Augusta National, a field that includes 15 of the top 30 in the world tees off this week at the Shell Houston …

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Woods & McIlroy: Hiding Or Preparing For The Masters?

The world’s number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, and world’s biggest draw in golf – Tiger Woods – have stopped playing competitively in the two weeks leading to The Masters. Both have cited that they have stepped away from professional golf to get their game in order before 2015’s first Major. Contrary to most professional golfers, who use the Valero Texas …

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Trophee Hassan II 2015 – European Tour Preview

This week we preview the Trophee Hassan II 2015 in Morocco, where Alejandro Cañizares defends his title. After a disasterous Madeira Islands Open which was cancelled due to inclement weather, our attention turns to Morocco. The Golf du Palais Royal has hosted the prestigious Trophée Hassan II since 2011. Previous winners include Michael Hoey, Marcel Siem and Rhys Davies, all of whom …

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Valero Texas Open 2015 – PGA Tour Golf Preview

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This week we preview the 2015 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, with less than three weeks left until The Masters begins. As my colleague the Grateful Golfer has already alluded to, the Valero Texas Open is the most important tournament of the year for those players yet to qualify for the Masters. The weaker field, in contrast to the one that tees off at the Shell …

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Jordan Spieth Has Finally Arrived

Has Jordan Spieth truly announced himself on golf’s main stage?  Jordan Spieth made it official on Sunday. After much huffing and puffing the 21-year-old Texan has delivered. He demonstrated after some early indication of form and missing out a couple of times, that he has all of the ingredients for success and is no flash in the pan but ready …

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Arnold Palmer Invitational – Preview

With less than four weeks to go until the Masters begins, we turn our attention to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and attempt to pick a winner. Due to it’s opportune scheduling right in the thick of the Masters build-up, along with the influence of “The King” himself, the Arnold Palmer Invitational plays host this week to the world’s top five players, …

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Sports Startup Of The Week: SimplyGolf

This week’s sports startup is SimplyGolf – the Irish company turning golfing lessons into an on-demand service.  We are undoubtedly living in an age of huge disruption. Smartphones are changing everything from what we watch, how we work out and even how we get from A to B. ‘On-demand’ appears to be the future for many services and one Irish company has …

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Managing Expectations As The World’s Number One Golfer

Rory McIlroy has missed the cut at the Honda Classic. His poor performance at his first PGA Tour event of 2015 has shocked the golfing world. Or has it? Golfing experts have crowned Rory McIlroy as the undisputed number 1 professional golfer and by all accounts they are correct. They have anointed him as the next saviour of golf. With the coronation …

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WATCH: So That’s Why Golf Balls Have Dimples

Think a golf ball without dimples goes further? WRONG!   Nick Nardacci, Senior Project Manager of Aerodynamics at Titleist (a job that likely sounds more exciting than it is) explains exactly why Golf balls are dimpled. The video goes on to explain what happens when a Golf ball has no dimples or is only half covered in dimples. After watching …

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Rory Recruiting For Irish Open 2015

The list of world-class golfers having comitted to the 2015 Irish Open is growing by the day and huge credit is due to Rory McIlroy and ‘The Rory Foundation’, hosts of this year’s event at Royal County Down, May 28-31.   This year’s tournament will feature some of the best-known golfers on the world stage. Former world number one, Lee Westwood …

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WATCH: Happy Anniversary Happy Gilmore

On this date in 1996, every young sports fan’s favourite comedy arrived on our screens; Happy Gilmore. Adam Sandler starred as Happy Gilmore, the unorthodox people’s favourite on the golfing pro tour. It was a film we could all relate to: achieving our dreams in sport, helping the ones we love, and that eternal dilemma of what to do when …

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G-Mac To Win The Open Championship In 2015

The 2015 Open Championship is returning to the home of golf. St. Andrews will once again host this prestigious event as golfers from around the world compete for the Claret Jug. This year, an unlikely winner will be holding the famous trophy on late Sunday afternoon. Graeme McDowell, affectionately known as G-Mac, will slay all challengers at The Open to claim his …

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Rory McIlroy and Horizon’s Epic Court Battle Lasts Two Days

Billed as an eight-week mammoth legal battle. Just 48 hours in to proceedings Rory McIlroy and Horizon have settled the case.    So what was the issue? For anyone who is not familiar with the ins and outs of the case, it centres upon a contract drawn up in 2011 between Rory McIlroy and Horizon Sports, which detailed an agreement …

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Look Out Golfing World – Tiger Woods Is Back!

After ten months of rehab, Tiger Woods is set to return to professional golf. But how will the former world number one perform? The Grateful Golfer discusses.   The 2014 golf season can only be summed up as extremely disappointing for Woods. Still ranked 43rd in the world, he has much to prove to the golfing world. Woods’ announcement on …

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The World Golf Tour

Golf continues to expand throughout the world at an alarming rate. No longer considered a game for the rich, golf is gaining tremendous appeal with the masses. Some historians suggest golf’s origins are traced back to the 13th century where the Dutch made mention of a game with a stick and ball. However, most agree that modern golf is actually of …

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