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Golf World March 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

‘Playing a majestic golf course with the latest high-tech equipment is no fun at all if your golf game has gone south’ If you’re an enthusiastic golfer, chances are you start each year thinking about at least one of the following: new gear, exciting places to play and/or a better game and a lower handicap. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered this issue. While the skies are still grey and the evenings short, my mind always drifts to new destinations. I’ve been fortunate enough to have played most of my bucket list courses (I was able to draw a line through Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass last year) but plenty remain, including Pine Valley and Cypress Point. If anybody has any ideas on how to make it onto those…

5 Min.
the fifth amendment?

Golf is now a truly global game. What once was a primarily British and American sport is now played in 208 countries around the world. Thirty different nationalities are represented on the PGA Tour this season, including players from Chile, China, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand. And the European Tour is even more cosmopolitan, with more than 40 different nationalities represented. Every continent except Antarctica has produced a major champion. That’s 208 golfing countries. Fans all around the world. And yet the game’s four showpiece events – the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and the Open – never step outside the USA and United Kingdom. Something doesn’t seem right. There is understandable concern among some of golf’s stakeholders that having three-quarters of the majors in one country is unhealthy,…

2 Min.
five options for a fifth major

1 EUROPE Europe has 23 per cent of the world’s golf courses, including some of its finest in Valderrama, Utrecht de Pan and Monte Rei, and has produced World No.1 golfers like Martin Kaymer, Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros. The passionate European support seen at each Ryder Cup shows the appetite for top-tier golf is there, and many venues are tournament-ready. 2 INDIA With a booming economy and a population of 1.2 billion, India presents another significant growth opportunity for golf. Indian tour players including two-time European Tour winner Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal, who has won three times on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour, are regarded as heroes back home. A major championship here may be a challenge to organise in terms of security and infrastructure, but would…

1 Min.
the number cruncher

THE NUMBER OF SHOTS HIT ON THE PGA TOUR DURING THE LAST DECADE – OR PUT ANOTHER WAY: 12,000,000. #CALCULATOR 84.6% Winning ratio for Team USA in the Presidents Cup since its inception in 1994. The Americans have lost once, tied once, and won 11, including the last eight in a row. #OneHorseRace 1,082 Cumulative total under par for Matt Kuchar during the last decade, better than anyone else on the PGA Tour. #banker 463 Longest drive of the last decade, registered by Dustin Johnson at the 2011 Dell Technologies Championship. Davis Love III’s 476 yards in 2004 still leads the way. #middled 12m The shot of the decade, as chosen by the PGA Tour, was Rory’s holed wedge on the 16th hole of the 2016 Tour Championship. 25 Number of wins for Rory McIlroy…

4 Min.
adam scott

With a first title in almost four years at the end of 2019, Adam Scott enters the new year in a very upbeat mood. Given the choice though, he wants majors over medals. 1 Your victory in the Australian PGA Championship was your first win in almost four years. Did it cross your mind that you may never win again? Yeah, it’s been a long time between drinks for me and maybe only once or twice did that thought cross my mind. Well, I mean, fleeting thoughts. You don’t know. I think it’s very difficult to win. I’m on the wrong side of this age thing now where these young guys are really good and I played some pretty good golf a couple of weeks this year and fell short. You know,…

2 Min.
enter sandman

LIVES ONE OF THE GAME’S GREATEST EXPERIENCES. Last December’s Presidents Cup served as a reminder of several things we already knew. That the USA will always be overpowered against the combined might of the International team. That try as he might, Ernie Els will forever have to play second fiddle to Tiger Woods, though clearly there’s no shame in that. And most crucially, that Melbourne is a land of very glorious golfing opportunity. Royal Melbourne’s composite course stole many headlines during the Presidents Cup week. Despite boasting a stellar cast list, to many people the course was the star of the show, shining a light on a land often overlooked in golfing terms, largely on the grounds of it being so very far away. But in terms of essential experiences, Melbourne is…