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Golf Monthly Nov-2018

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
expect the unexpected

The final fortnight of September 2018 proved that when it comes to professional golf, predictions can leave you looking rather daft. A year ago, Tiger Woods' career seemed to be entering a final, sad phase. Ravaged by injury, beset with problems in his personal life and with deep cracks opening up in his game, it looked like Tiger was done. However, successful back surgery and a winter of rehab seemed to offer him one last chance to tee it up pain free. Some encouraging finishes earlier this season showed he'd genuinely turned a corner, but to all but his most ardent fans a win seemed unlikely. In fact, yours truly was so convinced Tiger wouldn't step back into the winners' circle this year that I made a bet to that effect with…

4 min
your view

Credit where it’s due I have never been Tiger Woods' biggest fan, especially as a person off the course, but you can't deny the monumental effect he has had on the world of golf. Reaching 14 Majors so early in his career, he looked a certainty to beat the Golden Bear's career record of 18. A combination of factors stopped him in his tracks and, to me, it looked as if his playing career had come to a juddering halt. His rejuvenation this season has been nothing short of miraculous and it was perhaps a fitting end when he prevailed in the Tour Championship. He would have given Lazarus a run for his money. I'm not backtracking and saying he's my favourite golfer, but there hasn't been a golfer on the planet who's…

1 min
letter of the month

A true inspiration I read with interest your interview with Richard McEvoy in the October issue. He’s a name I’ve been aware of for some time but not paid him much attention until his fine victory in Germany. In this era of ten-million-dollar payouts it’s refreshing to hear about the other side of professional golf and even more refreshing to see a man who has struggled finally make it into the winners’ circle. He seems genuinely popular with his fellow pros and has been working hard for so many years. It’s fantastic to see that hard work finally pay off. I enjoy reading about the biggest names in the sport, but so often their stories are similar and hard to relate to. McEvoy’s success is something that can inspire us all. Clark Monckton, London Editor’s…

1 min
talking point

The GM view: There’s no doubt McIlroy hasn’t won as much as he would have liked recently. In fact, he’s only registered one victory since September 2016 – not enough for a player of his calibre. But everyone experiences peaks and troughs and class generally shines through. And it’s hardly as if he threw it away at the Tour Championship – he started the final round three back on a course that’s very difficult to chase on. Stephen Mitchell: Seemingly every final round this year where he’s been in contention he’s tried to force shots, leading to him dropping a few and forcing more to get them back. Gary Shaw: I cannot be the only one who thinks McIlroy isn’t the player he used to be. Maybe this year’s Masters had more…

1 min
get in touch

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1 min
believe in blue

Despite entering the 42nd Ryder Cup as underdogs, Europe inflicted a convincing 17.5-10.5 defeat on America at Le Golf National near Paris. Thomas Bjorn's men – led by the dream team of Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood – took control after sweeping the Friday foursomes and never looked back, leaving the US to reflect on another poor showing in Europe. 2 Players have won the first two FedExCup play-off events: Vijay Singh (2008) and Bryson DeChambeau 5 Matt Fitzpatrick became the youngest Englishman (24 years, eight days) to win five European Tour events with his victory at the European Masters 59 Oliver Fisher shot the European Tour’s first round of 59 at the Portugal Masters $10,000,000 Justin Rose’s payday for winning the season-long FedExCup 1,876 Number of days between Tiger Woods’ last two PGA Tour…