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Golf World February 2020

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Golf World is the UK's premiere golf magazine, with unrivalled access to the stars of the US and European Tours. Buy Golf World and every issue you will get: - Unrivalled access to the world’s best golfers - The best, most candid big-name interviews you’ll read anywhere - Guides to the world's best courses: both well-known and undiscovered - Comprehensive information on the biggest events in the golfing calendar Golf World is the authoritative voice on all issues in the game, globally. The magazine caters for the better golfer: the player who wants to improve his handicap with the latest and best advice from leading players and coaches. Golf World is also the home of Top 100 course rankings, where you can discover the best courses and find out how to play them – all rated independently by our experts.

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2 Min.
from the editor

‘The McIlroy and Koepka rivalry has been just the right side of ‘spicy’ but neither player wants to give an inch psychologically’ Rory McIlroy compiled a lot of great rounds in 2019, but arguably the most important one came on a late September afternoon at East Lake GC in Atlanta. Standing alongside World No.1 Brooks Koepka on the first tee in the final round of the Tour Championship, not only was the tournament on the line, there was the small matter of the season-ending FedEx Cup bonus. But for McIlroy, who has long since passed the point where $15 million would change his life, money was the last thing on his mind. There was something much more valuable at stake – personal pride. Just a couple of weeks earlier, McIlroy and Koepka…

1 Min.
more ways to enjoy golf world

PRINT & DIGITAL Subscribe to Golf World And get the next three issues of the magazine for £5. For details see p36 or visit www. greatmagazines.co.uk/GW NEW WEBSITE www.golfworldtop100.com From our revered Top 100 rankings and interviews with architects to course reviews, golf breaks and giveaways. INSTAGRAM instagram.com/GolfWorldMag Exclusive images and videos from our shoots, superb giveaways, peaks behind the scenes, news and reviews. TWITTER @GolfWorld1 Join more than 61k people in following our take on the game. Tweet us your views and they could make the mag.…

7 Min.
more money, more problems?

Never before has there been so much money available at golf’s top table. Rory McIlroy was the biggest earner on the PGA Tour last season, taking home $22.8 million. Jon Rahm was the European Tour’s biggest earner, making €6.2m from 13 events. The Spaniard turned pro in mid-2016 and has already made €13m on the European Tour and $16m on the PGA Tour. And it’s not just the game’s very top players that are making huge amounts of money. 112 players made over a million dollars on the the PGA final hole Tourat last season. In the 3M Open to 1999win , only by one 36 players reached that shot figure . . In Europe, 49 players made over a million last season. In 1999, only five players made that…

4 Min.
five burning questions for… robert macintyre

2019 was the year Robert MacIntyre announced himself to the golfing world. In his debut season on the European Tour he clocked up seven top-10s, including three runner-up finishes. He came T-6 in his major debut at The Open, becoming the first Scotsman since Colin Montgomerie to finish in the top-10, came 11th in the Race to Dubai and was named European Tour Rookie of the Year. Recent winners of that award include Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if young Bob follows them to even greater success. 1 Did your season on the Challenge Tour prepare you for the European Tour? It made me the player I am today. I learned how to travel on my own. I learned how to spend time in my…

2 Min.
is your course too long for you?

What if we told you that you could shave half-an-hour off the time it takes to play a round of golf while simultaneously scoring better? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not, it won’t cost you anything, and you can implement it the next time you play. We’re talking about ensuring that the course you play, and particularly the set of tees you choose, gives you the right challenge. “Golfers are masochists,” says Jack Nicklaus. “They want a challenge but they end up playing the wrong tees. I don’t hit it as far as I used to, which is why I don’t tee off from the back anymore. Teeing it forward is a great way to play faster, score better, and have more fun.” GOLFERS WHO TRIED TEEING IT…

1 Min.
rip, plastic tee

Royal North Devon is the oldest club in England, but is not stuck in its ways, recently becoming the first to ban the use of plastic tees. “Birds pick up plastic tees that are often garishly coloured and drop them all over the place, including on the beach and in the sea,” says RND committee member Richard Hughes. “We have found tees in birds’ nests before. From the start of the new decade, we would like all golfers to only use wooden tees and the pro shop will only supply wooden tees.” Wooden tees are usually white or natural wood colour, making them less attractive to wildlife. “Look after our environment and hopefully it will be there for many years to come,” says Hughes.…