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Golf World British Open 2019

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2 min.
from the editor

‘McIlroy will be the clear hometown favourite at Portrush but he’ll beunder considerable pressure to perform’ The most compelling piece of evidence we have of Rory McIlroy’s precocious and outlandish golfing genius is not his achievement of winning four majors before the age of 25, his Race To Dubai titles, his 2017 FedEx Cup win or his victory at this year’s Player’s Championship. Everything you need to know about the Irishman’s extraordinary level of raw, natural ability can be seen on a signed scorecard that takes pride of place among a collection of trophies and crystalware in the foyer of the charming Royal Portrush clubhouse in Northern Ireland. At just about the same time that Tiger Woods was completing a practice round ahead of the 2005 Open Championship at St Andrews, the…

1 min.
more ways to enjoy golf world

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5 min.
the future is now. the future is brooks.

Gary Player always said it was going to happen. Bigger. Stronger. Faster. According to the diminutive South African – a man good enough to win nine major championships between 1959 and 1974 – the 21st century professional golfer would be all of the above, routinely driving the ball 400 yards before hitting pitch and chip shots to just about every par 4. Long irons? Obsolete. Shotmaking? A lost art. David beating Goliath? Never again. This is the age of the giants. We’re not quite there yet. But we’re getting closer, if Brooks Koepka is anything to go by. The now two-time US PGA champion – winner of four of his last eight appearances in majors – is a glimpse into that all-powerful future. In claiming his second Wanamaker Trophy on…

1 min.
koepka’s winning formula

SCRAMBLING 63.16% (10th, 14.36% higher than average) PROXIMITY TO HOLE 30’1” (2nd, 6’3” closer than average) BOGEYS OR WORSE 11 (T-5, 14.11 better than average) DRIVING DISTANCE 313yds (10th, 16.7 yards longer than average) GIR 73.61% (1st, 16.21% higher than average) PUTTS PER GIR 1.792 (T-30, 0.045 better than average) BIRDIES OR BETTER 19 (1st, 5.46 higher than average) “It is a shame, a massive shame. I would never miss this event.” England’s Matt Wallace is disappointed that most of Europe’s biggest names decided to skip the British Masters at Hillside, where he finished T-2.…

6 min.
viewer’s guide five learnings from the us pga

1 MATT WALLACE IS THE REAL DEAL This was yet another step up professional golf’s ladder for the 29-year-old Englishman. Six times a winner on the minor-league Alps Tour and a four-time champion on the European Tour, Wallace had never before come close to contending in a major championship. Okay, “contending” might be a little strong given he finished a distant third behind the two main protagonists at Bethpage, but having beaten everyone expect the two players so obviously best suited to the course set-up, Wallace reached a new level. The biggest revelation was that, statistically at least, it was not Wallace’s usually sound full-swing technique that had most to do with his high finish. It was his work on the greens that stood out. Wallace made over 395-feet of putts to…

3 min.
the swing change rory hopes will win him the open

PLANE AND GAIN “I’m trying to get a little bit steeper in my shoulder plane, which starts with posture and staying in my posture. I was sort of coming up out of my posture and sort of falling back on my heels.” KEEP YOUR HEAD UP “I went back to swings from a few years ago and I almost used to go the other way where I would lose height in the backswing and then I’d come back up, where this year it’s almost like getting tight in the backswing and then have to come down.” KEEPING IT IN SYNC “I was relying a lot on timing. I was relying a lot on upper-body rotation, sort of out of sync a little bit. I need to move my arms and body as a single unit.” Rory…