Golfworld: Poland’s ‘Greatest-Ever Golfer’ Is 6 Foot 6 and Trying to Make It on the European Tour

Embed from Getty Images“GOLF ISN’T A BIG DEAL in Poland,” wrote Golfworld’s John Huggan. But Huggan also noted that’s changing as tall countryman Adrian Meronk is progressing in the pro-tour ranks. Here’s an excerpt: Golf in Poland is growing, the number of golfers more than doubling in the last decade to nearly 5,700 in 2018 … Read more

European Tour Reverses Course on Allowing Spectators at the Scottish Open

Embed from Getty ImagesTHE EUROPEAN TOUR ABANDONED its plan to allow 650 spectators per day at the Scottish Open. Here’s the tour’s statement: In light of the recent update to the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidelines, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open will now be played without spectators. A robust and thorough plan had been put … Read more

ICYMI: European Tour’s Joel Sjöholm Uses a Small Boat to Reach Henderson Island and Play His Next Shot, He Salvages a Bogey

UPDATE: Sjöholm is terrible at moving signs, but has played his ball from Henderson’s island and made bogey.#HeroOpen #GolfForGood — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) August 2, 2020 Joel Sjoholm, from Sweden, finished the Hero Open at Forest of Arden in a tie for 22nd. He shot rounds of 70, 68, 68 and 73 for … Read more

707 and Counting: Miguel Angel Jimenez Sets New Appearance Record on European Tour

⭐ HISTORY ⭐ Miguel Ángel Jiménez breaks the European Tour all-time appearance record. #Miguel707 🕺 — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 30, 2020 MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ IS THE NEW KING of longevity on the European Tour. The 56-year-old Spaniard is playing in his 707th event on tour this week, the Hero Open at the … Read more

MORNING READ: ‘The European Tour Is in Deep Trouble’; Speculation About Merger With PGA Tour

Embed from Getty Images THIS WEEK IN MORNING READ Mike Purkey wrote, “The European Tour is in deep trouble, and it appears that the PGA Tour will come riding to the rescue. But at a price.” The European Tour has canceled 16 events due to the coronavirus pandemic, including The Open Championship, its first cancellation … Read more

Lee Westwood Claims 25th Win on European Tour, Proves ‘That I’ve Still Got It’

Embed from Getty Images LEE WESTWOOD, 45, WON IN ABU DHABI on Sunday. That’s 25 wins on the European Tour and 44 victories worldwide for the Englishman. As Golfworld’s John Huggan wrote, Westwood’s resurgence began about 18 months ago. His focus changed around the same time his girlfriend Helen took over bag duties. “I think … Read more

European Tour’s Chase the Ace, Episode 3: Andy Sullivan (VIDEO)

HOW MANY BALLS WOULD IT TAKE a pro golfer to make a hole-in-one? The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000. Stats suggest a European Tour pro’s chances are closer to one in 2,500. Meet Englishman Andy Sullivan. With a day and 500 balls to play with on the … Read more

Spain’s Jon Rahm Named 2019 European Tour Golfer of the Year

Embed from Getty Images JON RAHM, WHO RECENTLY WON the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, is the golfer of the year on the European Tour. More from Rahm was selected by a panel comprising members of the golfing media as the winner of the prestigious annual award after a superb season in which he … Read more

The Hong Kong Open Is Postponed Due to Ongoing Unrest

Embed from Getty Images AS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED, The Hong Kong Open scheduled to begin November 28 at Hong Kong Golf Club is postponed. Organizers hope to reschedule the tournament early next year. Here’s the statement from Hong Kong Open Postponed  Regrettably, the European Tour, in conjunction with tournament co-sanctioning partner the Asian … Read more