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Golf Monthly September 2021

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
let the games begin

We have witnessed some incredible moments in men’s professional golf throughout 2021. We’ve seen the first Japanese Major winner, the oldest Major winner, the first Spanish US Open champion, a young star lift the Claret Jug on his debut and a worthy Olympic Gold Medallist. It’s been a thrilling year, but the very best action of the season may well be saved for last as Europe and the USA face off in the greatest show in golf – the Ryder Cup. If you ask golf fans on either side of the pond to name their most vivid memories of watching elite golf, I’m certain a disproportionate percentage of responses would involve the Ryder Cup. The great biennial transatlantic contest offers up a compelling combination of competitive zeal, drama, camaraderie and sportsmanship. From Nicklaus’…

1 min
letter of the month

I’m writing while watching the mixed ISPS Handa World Invitational and have to say how excited I am right now about the women’s game. Events like these are becoming more common, and I think it’s fantastic to see where the female game is at in both the professional and amateur spheres. I read that 25 per cent of all female golfers who played in the UK last year were new to golf, so there is genuine hope that the future is bright. We’ve known for a long time that golf is male-dominated and women are under-represented, but statistics like this and these fantastic mixed professional events give me real excitement as to where the sport is heading. We’ve seen the Women in Golf Charter in recent years, too, and we also…

3 min
your view

Simple acts of kindness It was great to spend a couple of days watching the players compete in the Cazoo Open at Celtic Manor. It was always something I did with my late father and this year I went with my 15-year-old son for the first time as he starts to take an interest in our great game. I had a brief conversation with a lovely couple on the 16th green on Thursday. The lady asked me whose ball was in the bunker. It turned out to be her son, Nicholas Poppleton’s. She told me he’d found the bunkers too many times and was three-over. We strolled up to the 17th tee after Nick’s parents had walked on and Nick then walked past and took the time to ask me and my son…

1 min

Across 7 Mount in Kilkenny (6) 8 A runny nose for two-time USPGA winner (6) 9 Equipment first employed by 1992 US Open winner (4) 10 Slow host hits low balls (3,5) 11 Pairs who won a Green Jacket (7) 13 St Louis layout includes 3rd hole at Royal Portrush (5) 15 Six in pot to be a US Open winner (5) 17 Gull had disturbed winner of three Majors in the 1930s (7) 19 Finn who won last year’s Oman Open (8) 21 Panic winner of The Players Championship in 2005 (4) 23 Everyone is in the hole at this type of par 3 (4,2) 24 Club in Devon (6) Down 1 Julian is a reassuring presence (4) 2 Align the field (4,2) 3 Joel rattles around on European Tour (7) 4 Sketch ball path (4) 5 Niches show units of measurement at Falkirk Tryst’s 5th (6) 6…

2 min
the game

Morikawa makes history at St George’s What was the secret to you winning the Claret Jug? I just enjoy these moments – I talk about it so much that we love what we do. And you have to embrace it. You have to be excited about these opportunities. That’s how I looked at it, especially coming down the stretch. I’m excited to have the Claret Jug right here in my possession for a year. How does it feel to make history as the first player to win two Majors on debut? At 24 years old, it’s so hard to look back at the two short years I’ve been a pro and see what I’ve done, because I want more. I want to teach myself to embrace it a little more, maybe spend a few…

1 min
schauffele wins gold for usa as seven battle for bronze

Xander Schauffele overcame a stellar field to win the Gold Medal for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics. The 27-year-old led by one over home favourite Hideki Matsuyama heading into the final round and fired a four-under 67 to finish 18-under, taking the top step on the podium by the slimmest of margins. “This whole experience has been really special,” said Schauffele, whose dad, a top decathlete, was denied the chance of a medal after being hit by a drunk driver on the way to Olympic training nearly 40 years ago. With a host of big names in the mix, there was no shortage of drama at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Surprise package Rory Sabbatini emerged as Schauffele’s nearest challenger, recording eight birdies and an eagle in a ten-under 61 that would have…