Top 10 reasons golf made us smile in 2020
21/12/2020 | sport | golf | 150
Despite the Covid-enforced cancellation of The Open and Ryder Cup postponement, golf in 2020 provided welcome cheer in this largely miserable year, writes Iain Carter.
Westwood win bucks golf's youthful trend
14/12/2020 | sport | golf | 196
Lee Westwood's longevity and continued excellence in a sport that grows ever more youthful is quite staggering, writes Iain Carter.
Westwood wins third Race to Dubai
13/12/2020 | sport | golf | 241
Lee Westwood wins the Race to Dubai after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship.
'A unique and youthful Women's US Open'
08/12/2020 | sport | golf | 99
A major in December, being played over two courses, with an average age for the 156 players of 26 all adds up to a unique US Women's Open, writes Iain Carter.
'Dubai a fitting finale for 2020 season'
07/12/2020 | sport | golf | 97
The European Tour deserves huge praise for crafting a season out of the ruins of 2020's coronavirus-dominated year, writes Iain Carter.
Alliance of Tours poses more questions
30/11/2020 | sport | golf | 59
The collaboration of the European and PGA Tours would appear to make plenty of sense but what it actually means for players and fans is still unclear, writes Iain Carter.
Wins highlight glorious unpredictability
23/11/2020 | sport | golf | 56
After Dustin Johnson's obvious Masters win, Robert Streb's PGA Tour win last week shows freakish results can still happen in golf, writes Iain Carter.
How the 'Machine' taught the 'Scientist' an Augusta lesson
16/11/2020 | sport | golf | 335
Dustin Johnson's record-breaking Masters victory shows he is close to the complete package as a player, writes Iain Carter.
Record-breaking Johnson wins first Masters
15/11/2020 | sport | golf | 444
World number one Dustin Johnson wins his first Masters title by five strokes as he finishes with a record-breaking low score of 20 under par.
Dominant Johnson holds four-shot lead
14/11/2020 | sport | golf | 319
World number one Dustin Johnson is trying to win his first Masters, and second major, at Augusta National.
DeChambeau squeezes inside Masters cut
14/11/2020 | sport | golf | 155
Bryson DeChambeau squeezes inside the cut line as five players share the Masters lead heading into the third round at Augusta.
Johnson shares four-way Masters lead
13/11/2020 | sport | golf | 286
Dustin Johnson is among four players to lead the Masters at nine under par after setting the clubhouse target during a hectic day two.
Casey sets clubhouse lead at Masters
12/11/2020 | sport | golf | 226
Paul Casey holds the clubhouse lead at seven under par after day one of the Masters closes with half the field still to complete their rounds.
What an autumn Masters means for Augusta
12/11/2020 | sport | golf | 64
Nineteen months since Tiger Woods won a fifth Green Jacket, how will Augusta look and what impact will an autumn Masters have?
Woods praises 'incredible' DeChambeau
10/11/2020 | sport | golf | 313
Tiger Woods says the dramatic changes Bryson DeChambeau has made to his game this year have "never been done before".
McIlroy enjoying 'more relaxed' Masters
10/11/2020 | sport | golf | 184
Rory McIlroy says he is enjoying being out of the limelight as he makes his sixth attempt to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the Masters.
'McIlroy needs precision to win Masters'
09/11/2020 | sport | golf | 305
Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo wonders whether Rory McIlroy lacks the precision to win at Augusta but says there is much to admire about Bryson DeChambeau's rise.
Amateur players face 'seismic' change as Britain switches to new handicap system
02/11/2020 | sport | golf | 596
Golf's new World Handicap System is being introduced on Monday and there has already been criticism of it, writes Iain Carter.
What price Woods making history in golf's new gambling era?
19/10/2020 | sport | golf | 178
As Tiger Woods goes in search of a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour win at a course on which he has won five times, Iain Carter rails against the new gambling regime adopted by the game in the US.
'British golf deserves a hug right now'
12/10/2020 | sport | golf | 190
With men and women triumphing on the world stage in recent weeks, the standards of British golf are high right now and we should embrace that, writes Iain Carter.
European Tour protocols 'restricting'
06/10/2020 | sport | golf | 93
Ian Poulter says the European Tour Covid-19 protocols are more restrictive than the PGA Tour and talks about Bryson DeChambeau's "freak" US Open and his own Ryder Cup ambitions.
Timely English wins with major looming
05/10/2020 | sport | golf | 83
Mel Reid and Georgia Hall winning the last two LPGA Tour events feel like breakthrough moments as the players gear up for this week's third major of 2020, the Women's PGA Championship, writes Iain Carter.
'A big fortnight for the European Tour'
28/09/2020 | sport | golf | 85
This week's Scottish Open marks the start of 'a big fortnight' for the European Tour with the PGA Championship following at Wentworth, writes Iain Carter.
Is it time for golf to act after DeChambeau's 'bomb and gouge' US Open win?
21/09/2020 | sport | golf | 1,082
Bryson DeChambeau's powerful US Open victory will surely intensify arguments dominating the distance debate which lies at the heart of golf's future, writes Iain Carter.
DeChambeau storms to US Open title
21/09/2020 | sport | golf | 397
Bryson DeChambeau produces a wonderful final-round display to win the US Open and claim the first major title of his career.
Wolff leads with McIlroy in contention
20/09/2020 | sport | golf | 329
Matthew Wolff produces a scintillating 65 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the US Open at Winged Foot.
Reed leads US Open at tricky Winged Foot
19/09/2020 | sport | golf | 257
Patrick Reed has a slender lead over fellow American Bryson DeChambeau heading into the weekend after a high-scoring second round in New York.
McIlroy and Westwood in US Open contention
18/09/2020 | sport | golf | 223
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood of England are two strokes behind first-round leader Justin Thomas at the US Open.
Winged Foot in top three hardest - Woods
15/09/2020 | sport | golf | 149
Winged Foot is one of the three hardest courses in the world, alongside Oakmont and Carnoustie, says Tiger Woods as he prepares for the US Open at the New York course.
'US Opens are survival of the fittest'
14/09/2020 | sport | golf | 127
As the US Open heads back to Winged Foot, memories stir of the last time this savage New York course staged the major regarded as the toughest test in golf, writes Iain Carter.
Rahm beats Johnson in dramatic play-off
31/08/2020 | sport | golf | 163
Jon Rahm beats Dustin Johnson on the first hole of a play-off in a thrilling climax to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields.
'Popov's success mirrored a great week for the Women's Open'
24/08/2020 | sport | golf | 196
Sophia Popov's Women's Open victory could not have been anticipated and nor could the overall success of the event in such troubled times, writes Iain Carter.
Johnson wins Northern Trust by 11 shots
24/08/2020 | sport | golf | 127
American Dustin Johnson wins his second title in three months in spectacular style, cruising to victory at the Northern Trust by 11 shots.
Morikawa is golf's newest superstar - but invincibility can be fleeting
11/08/2020 | sport | golf | 106
Collin Morikawa is golf's newest superstar after his sensational win at the US PGA - but also a reminder of the transient nature of apparent invincibility.
Morikawa holds off Casey to win US PGA
10/08/2020 | sport | golf | 278
American Collin Morikawa emerges from a stacked leaderboard to win the 2020 US PGA Championship after a flawless final round in San Francisco.
Johnson leads going into final round
09/08/2020 | sport | golf | 175
Former world number one Dustin Johnson charges into the lead on a thrilling third day at the 2020 US PGA Championship in San Francisco.
Fleetwood & Rose in contention at US PGA
08/08/2020 | sport | golf | 148
Tommy Fleetwood cards the joint-lowest round of the 2020 US PGA Championship to move into contention going into the final two rounds in San Francisco.
Woods makes solid start at Harding Park
06/08/2020 | sport | golf | 160
Tiger Woods shoots his lowest opening round in a major since 2012 after a two-under-par 68 at the US PGA Championship in San Francisco.
DeChambeau - science, gains & monster drives
04/08/2020 | sport | golf | 154
Bryson DeChambeau likes to challenge the norm and the golfing scientist's latest experiment has seen him pile on three stones.
Thomas wins to return to number one
03/08/2020 | sport | golf | 84
American Justin Thomas cards a 65 to win the WGC-St Jude Invitational in Memphis by three shots and become the new world number one.