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Author: Mark Townsend

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

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Ryder Cup A-Z

Ryder Cup

I was there when Europe brought the Ryder Cup home for the first time

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Bernhard Langer Ryder Cup

Tour

Langer on the Ryder Cup: Let’s get back to business as usual

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Bernhard Langer

Fitness

Bernhard Langer’s 10-step fitness programme

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Masters WITB

The Masters

Reliving one of the most remarkable days in Masters history

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Rory McIlroy

Tour

What does McIlroy have to do to lose the choker tag?

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Ryan Palmer

19th hole

How does a four-time PGA Tour winner take six shots to get out of a bunker?

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JB Holmes

‘I was hitting it 300 yards when I was 13’

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best drivable par 4

Courses and Travel

How the pros tackle the best short par 4 in the world

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Was DeChambeau's behaviour in Detroit out of line?

Tour

DeChambeau predicts Happy Gilmore future in driving distances

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Tiger Woods

Tour

Is Tiger thinking about defecting to the Premier Golf League?

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Rory McIlroy the open 2023 betting tips

The Open

‘I didn’t choke at Portrush’: McIlroy fronts up on Open failure

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Phil Mickelson

Tour

Welcome to another of Mickelson’s weird weekends

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Jason Day

Tour

Struggling Day hints at early retirement

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tony finau driver

19th hole

The story behind the Finau song that’s taken the internet by storm

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tournament ball

Would you use a tournament ball if bifurcation comes in?

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Dustin Johnson WITB 2020

Tour

‘I didn’t even try to read it’: Not everyone’s interested in the distance report

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RSM Classic betting tips

Tour

When Harry got Rory: How Diamond earned the most sought-after bag in golf

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Graeme McDowell

Tour

‘On some courses you feel like you are two shots behind standing on the 1st tee’

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slow play

Tour

‘Why are we forced to play with these guys?’ Harding fumes at slow players

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Tour

McIlroy on why he sacked his caddie: ‘I was very hard on him – really angry’

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Underrated golfer

19th hole

Who’s the most underrated golfer in the world?

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Denny McCarthy

19th hole

The unlikely player to dominate Scottsdale’s world-famous 16th

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Graeme McDowell

Tour

‘I always tell my kids we live in a nice house because daddy can putt’

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Victor Perez WITB

Tour

How some advice from an unlikely source catapulted Perez into the Ryder Cup picture

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graeme McDowell

Rules of Golf

McDowell hit with slow play warning in bizarre circumstances

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David Feherty

19th hole

‘These days you can mark your ball with an elephant turd’

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Premier League

Tour

Stenson: European Tour ‘stamping down’ on Premier Golf League talk

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Tour

‘The Irish don’t win many gold medals – I’ve already booked my flights’

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Meghan MacLaren

Tour

‘It’s a huge tournament but this is about more than golf’

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Tour

Is Lewis finally set to make it to Augusta National?

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Sebastian Soderberg

19th hole

Golfers playing quickly: A bit of fun or complete nonsense?

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World golf tour

Tour

Are we set for a world tour? Here’s what we know about the Premier Golf League

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Dean Burmester

Tour

Burmester ‘just happy to be here’ after Dubai car crash

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Miguel Angel Jimenez WITB 2020

Tour

Like father, like son: Meet the Mini Mechanic

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Ladies European Tour

Tour

Are we set for another mixed event on the main tours?

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Viktor Hovland

Tour

‘I’ve never felt so stressed’: How Hovland was derailed by the rules

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Bryson de Chambeau

The Open

Don’t back DeChambeau to win the Open anytime soon

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Could today's youngsters cope with Jack's schedule?

19th hole

Could today’s youngsters cope with Jack’s schedule?

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Augusta National

The Masters

Astonishing photos show what Augusta looks like out of season

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Bryson DeChambeau

Tour

Only three bad times and even Bryson was keeping up: European Tour’s pace of play policy off to a good start

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Jack Nicklaus

The Open

Why the Open was moved for just one player

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Nicklaus and the '86 Masters – in his own words

The Masters

Nicklaus and the ’86 Masters – in his own words

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Lee Westwood

Tour

‘I’m not sure I can take any more Ryder Cups’

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Bryson

19th hole

Would you rather go for a drink with Brooks or Bryson?

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Cameron Smith

Tour

Smith told to cool it by the PGA Tour over ‘cheat’ comments

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Tommy Gainey

Tour

Gainey wins for first time since 2012 just weeks after arrest

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Martin Kaymer

Tour

One of Europe’s great partnerships reunited again

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Tour

PGA Tour joins the clampdown on slow play – so what does a player need to do to get a shot penalty?

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Colin Montgomerie

Rules of Golf

‘We need to do something about slow play – or else we’re in trouble’

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Bryson DeChambeau

Tour

DeChambeau on the war on slow play: ‘I love it’ (yes, really)

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Camilo Villegas

Tour

Remember this guy? Where on earth has he been?

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Marcus Armitage

Tour

Why the European Tour is a far better place with this guy around

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Rory McIlroy

The 50th Players

‘I can be the best in the world for the foreseeable future’

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Ian Poulter

19th hole

Why Poulter is the master of golf’s hardest shot

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Governing bodies get behind LPGA-LET merger

Tour

Governing bodies get behind LPGA-LET merger

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Dale Whitnell

Tour

The brutal reality of making the financial step up to the European Tour

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Abraham Ancer

19th hole

‘I can throw down some tequila and the next day I’m hitting balls and I’m fine’

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Jordan Spieth

Tour

Why we need the old Spieth back

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Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth

Tour

From 6-0 down to 12-11 up: How JT emerged from Spieth’s shadow

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2020 predictions

19th hole

Will Rory finally slip into green? NCG predicts 2020

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improve your short game

Tour

‘Most of the stories you couldn’t print’: The extraordinary life of ‘Edinburgh Jimmy’

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Rickie Fowler

Tour

New year, new look, same old questions for Fowler

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Justin Thomas

19th hole

Should Justin Thomas be so hard on himself?

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at&t byron nelson betting

Tour

Matt Kuchar’s annus horribilis: A reputation destroyed

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Bernhard Langer

Tour

And NCG’s Player of the Decade is…

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villain

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s biggest villain

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Inbee Park

Tour

NCG’s Player of the Decade: Inbee Park

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decade in golf

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s favourite moment

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Tiger Woods major

PGA Championship

What is Tiger’s best chance to win a 16th major?

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19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s worst chokes

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underdog

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s best underdog story

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decade in golf

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s biggest disappointment

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Jordan Spieth

Tour

NCG’s Player of the Decade: Jordan Spieth

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best putt

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s best putt

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decade in golf

Rules of Golf

The decade in golf: Two steps forward and one step back

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unexpected major win

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s most unexpected major win

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best major finish

19th hole

The decade in golf: NCG’s favourite major finish

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Rory McIlroy

Tour

2019 in golf: NCG’s villain of the year

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2019 in golf

Rules of Golf

2019 in golf: NCG’s least favourite changes to the Rules of Golf

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2019 in golf hole location

Rules of Golf

2019 in golf: NCG’s favourite changes to the Rules of Golf

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favourite victory

19th hole

2019 in golf: NCG’s favourite victory of the year

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Hinako Shibuno

Tour

NCG’s Player of the Year: Hinako Shibuno

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memorable moment

19th hole

2019 in golf: NCG’s favourite moment of the year

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Shane Lowry

The Open

NCG’s Player of the Year: Shane Lowry

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review of 2019

19th hole

2019 in golf: NCG’s biggest underachiever on tour

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