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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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Doug Sanders

The Open

The incredible life of Doug Sanders

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Doug Sanders

The Open

‘It was just bad thinking’: Sanders and that missed putt at St Andrews

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Bernhard Langer

Tour

‘Life is different but you have to be creative and make the best of it’

By  Bernhard Langer 
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First ever Masters

The Masters

The story of the first ever Masters

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solheim cup tv coverage

Tour

NCG’s Player of the Year: Suzann Pettersen

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Presidents Cup

Tour

How on earth did the International team lose the Presidents Cup?

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Patrick Reed

Tour

Pantomime villain Reed is at it again, oh yes he is…

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Senior Ryder Cup

Tour

Is it time for a Senior Ryder Cup?

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Patrick Reed

Tour

‘If it was someone on my team a bunch of us would ask him straight the question’

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Patrick Reed

Tour

‘It goes from wanting to beat those guys to it now turning personal’

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Presidents Cup

Tour

‘We need the Internationals to pull it off to save the competition’

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McIlroy

Tour

‘It’s almost a hobby to kick him while he’s down’

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Patrick Reed

Tour

‘I don’t have any sympathy for anyone that cheats’

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martin kaymer

US Open

‘It was exhausting to be around the energy vampires who suck every bit out of you’

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Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods

19th hole

‘He would not have been a good golfer unless he was a great wedge player’

By  Padraig Harrington 
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1998 Presidents Cup

Tour

Throwback Thursday: The Internationals’ only Presidents Cup win

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Phil Mickelson

Tour

Just when everything was going so well for Phil

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Jason Day

Tour

Why Day continues to be one of golf’s most divisive figures

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Marcus Armitage

19th hole

The hilarious interview you didn’t get to see on TV

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European Tour shorts

Tour

What are the tours so worried about when it comes to dress codes?

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Tour

Welcome to the new gender equal tour

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Presidents Cup

Tour

Injury forces Day out of Presidents Cup, seventh rookie in

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caddies sponsorship

Tour

How the European Tour caddies can cash in on their new sponsorship deal

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1990 Solheim Cup

Tour

Throwback Thursday: The birth of the Solheim Cup

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Stenson Ryder Cup

Tour

‘I think I’ve done enough to be qualified as a Ryder Cup captain’

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LPGA Merger

Tour

LPGA and Ladies European Tour merger given the green light

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Phil Mickelson hosts PGA Tour event

Tour

How Mickelson can play the perfect host on the PGA Tour

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pub quiz

19th hole

Which golfers would you want on your pub quiz team?

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Ladies European Tour

Tour

‘A lot of the LET girls have second jobs – we’ve got bills to pay’

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European Tour schedule

19th hole

Should the European Tour schedule include a break?

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Dustin Johnson

Tour

DJ returns to action – and he’s come armed with putters

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Q School

Tour

So you’re through Q School and onto the tour – when does the money roll in?

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Jon Rahm

Tour

Next stop: major – the incredible stats behind Rahm’s rapid rise

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slow play

Tour

PGA Tour to clamp down on pace of play in 2020

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Phil Mickelson

Tour

How Mickelson proves golf will never purely be about hitting the ball a long way

By  Colin Callander 
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'You have to fight the demons': The brutal reality of Q School

Tour

‘You have to fight the demons’: The brutal reality of Q School

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Q School

Tour

Karlberg produces fairytale ending at Q School

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Marcus Armitage

Tour

‘I might look like I’m switched on but inside I’m going nuts’

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Hojgaard

Tour

One half of Denmark’s identical twins grabs European Tour card

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Tour

Where did it all go wrong for Manassero?

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driving range

19th hole

How would you fill your time at Q School?

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Oliver Wilson

Tour

‘I’m trying to reinvent myself’: The remarkable return of Wilson

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McIlroy switches caddies for European Tour finale

Tour

McIlroy switches caddies for European Tour finale

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Thomas Detry

Tour

Is this the luckiest tee shot of the year?

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Solheim captain

19th hole

Should the Solheim and Ryder Cup captaincy be a one off?

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Q School

Tour

How weird is Q School?

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Q School

Tour

Behind the scenes at Q School

By  Mike Stewart 
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Billy Mayfair

Rules of Golf

Is this the strangest disqualification of the year?

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off season

19th hole

How would you spend the off season if you were a tour star?

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world tour golf

Tour

‘In five to 10 years we will see a world tour – like tennis’

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Hosung Choi

19th hole

He’s back again with possibly the most flamboyant clutch putt of all time

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Ross Fisher

Tour

How Fisher almost cashed in on a European Tour windfall

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bryson dechambeau tiger woods

19th hole

Who will Tiger pair himself with at the Presidents Cup?

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Should a six-man play-off be split into two groups?

19th hole

Should a six-man play-off be split into two groups?

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Matt Kuchar

Tour

‘Not paying was not good but I have no anger towards Kuchar’

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Tiger Woods

Tour

‘You’re on the team – quit being stupid’

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Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods

19th hole

Did Tiger get his Presidents Cup picks right?

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men's golf major golf champions

PGA Championship

Does golf need a fifth major?

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q school rules blunder

Rules of Golf

Tour pro disqualified for shocking rules blunder

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Joaquin Niemann

Tour

How a kid from Chile made it onto the Presidents Cup team

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Tour pro Tour pro behaviour

19th hole

Which tour pro’s mannerisms do you find the most irritating?

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tiger woods greg norman relationship

Tour

How long have Tiger and Norman been at loggerheads?

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colin montgomerie

Tour

Monty: ‘I’d love my last shot to be at the Old Course’

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Rory McIlroy

19th hole

On a scale of 1-10 how happy do you think Rory is? 

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Christina Kim rules

Rules of Golf

Should Christina Kim have taken to Twitter to discuss the Q School rules blunder?

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Christina Kim

Rules of Golf

LPGA star calls penalty on both playing partners

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Mickelson ranking

Tour

One of golf’s most remarkable streaks has finally come to an end

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Bryson DeChambeau WITB 2020

19th hole

Would you like to go for a pint with DeChambeau?

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PGA Tour poll

Tour

PGA Tour stars reveal who they really don’t want to play with

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on-course betting

Betting Tips

On-course betting will be allowed on the PGA Tour from next season – so how will it work?

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Lee Slattery

Tour

Is Slattery the unluckiest player on tour this year?

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Bubba Watson tee shot

19th hole

Is this the most absurd tee shot of all time?

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Tiger Woods

Tour

The win they said would never happen

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coronavirus

Rules of Golf

‘If you get behind, you will run from the tee to the fairway to catch up’

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Marcus Armitage

Tour

The story behind that emotional Armitage interview

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Rules of Golf

Rules of Golf

‘The whole art of this game is in your hands’: Which of golf’s rules would you change?

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slow play Japan

Rules of Golf

Why we need to look at Japan to solve slow play

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Oli Fisher 59

Tour

The anatomy of the European Tour’s first 59

By  Oli Fisher 
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Brooks Koepka

Tour

Koepka 2.0: Refreshingly honest or plain arrogant?

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Nicolas Colsaerts

Tour

Emotional Colsaerts victorious in another bizarre week for the rules

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Matt Every

Tour

PGA Tour two-time winner suspended after testing positive for cannabis

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Francesco Molinari caddie

Tour

The caddie-go-round goes on as Molinari turns to Rose’s former bagman

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2020 Ladies European Tour schedule and results

Tour

Is the Ladies European Tour set to be taken over by the LPGA?

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'I’ve lost a little power over the years but I can still get it out there'

Tips

‘I’ve lost a little power over the years but I can still get it out there’

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new Tiger Woods book

Tour

Tiger’s new book: 25 questions we really want answering

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