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.…

The Danish way


The European Tour broke new ground at The Centurion Golf Club (St Albans, London) with 16 national teams of two starting the weekend and battling it out first in a group stage and then a knockout over six holes in greensome match-plays for the first GolfSixes tournament, brainchild of Keith Pelley, European Tour’s supremo. Entrance music, pyrotechnics and a sprinkling of celebrity gave the…

Fifty years and counting


‘Cleopatra’s nose, had it been shorter, the face of the world would have changed‘ It’s a golden and green dressed jubilee, the Rolex colours for ages. The Swiss high-end watchmaker has been, and still is, one of the most important golf partners, possibly the most significant for the last fifty years. It might have all started one day of 1961 when André Heiniger, future chairman…