Nerve wracking


Spain’s Alvaro Quiros edged out South Africa’s Zander Lombard at the second play-off hole to win the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily and regain his European Tour card.  Since 2011, this 6-time winner on the European Tour dropped to 212th being stopped by some medical issues. Ready to get back, his swing wasn’t at all being rebuilt too many times. Missing the cuts, but…

On the road to Evian


  Being a golf addict, you’re probably aware of the coming Evian Championship, the fifth women’s major to be contested by mid September at the Evian Resort Golf Club 45 minutes away from Geneva. Just four weeks after the Solheim Cup has been won by Team Europe or kept by the American girls, the French tournament will have a slight peppery taste. But the…

Moving up


Matt Wallace described it as a dream come true after he held his nerve to complete a sensational wire to wire victory at the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort. Having held a five shot lead at the halfway stage and gone into the final round three clear, Wallace saw his advantage reduced to a single stroke by first German Sebastian Heisele and then…

Rough time in Portugal and China


The European Tour members are active on both sides of the pond. Some thirty of them, the best listed on the World’ Rankings, are contesting The Players, nicknamed 5th Major, and its $1’890’000 first prize. After 36 holes, Louis Oosthuizen leads the pack, with Jon Rahm and Cabrera Bello for Spain, Ian Poulter, Alex Noren, all European Tour Members, appear in the Top 10.…