Tag: Golf

Rory McIlroy: Golf world number two says new ball rules will make game more skilful

Rory McIlroy’s best finish in the Masters was second in 2022 Golf’s revamped ball rules will make the game more skilful again, says four-time major winner Rory McIlroy. Distances on tee shots will reduce by around 15 yards in the elite game. “It will bring back some skills into the pro game that have maybe […]

New golf ball rules: R&A and USGA opt to limit distance ball will travel in air

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is among the longest hitters in the professional game Golf’s biggest hitters are likely to see the distance they can propel tee shots shortened by around 15 yards after the R&A and United States Golf Association announced changes to rules surrounding ball specifications. All players will be affected, but officials estimate […]

Why golf, swimming, and athletics are choosing to limit impact of performance advances

Rory McIlroy was the biggest hitter on the PGA Tour this season with an average driving distance of 326.3 yards Golf has become the latest sport to introduce new rules to limit the impact of performance advances by making changes to ball specifications. It means manufacturers are tasked with tweaking ball designs over the next […]

Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge

Woods ended an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major when he won the 2019 Masters -5 Harman (US), Finau (US); -4 Spieth (US); -3 Young (US), Scheffler (US), Morikawa (US), Homa (US); -2 Fitzpatrick (Eng), Thomas (US) Selected others: Level Rose (Eng); +3 Woods (US) Full leaderboard Tiger Woods shot a three-over-par 75 on […]

Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell out of England match after golf buggy fall

Maxwell hits fastest World Cup hundred Australia batter Glenn Maxwell will miss Saturday’s World Cup match against England after falling off the back of a golf buggy and suffering a concussion. The incident happened on Monday as Australia’s squad played a round of golf on a day off in Ahmedabad. Australia say there is no […]

LIV Golf will not receive official world golf ranking points ‘at this time’, says OWGR

LIV Golf applied for recognition in the rankings which play a key role in deciding entry into golf’s four majors LIV Golf’s attempt to be recognised by the sport’s global rankings body has been rejected. Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) turned down the Saudi Arabia-backed series’ request because of concerns about the circuit’s format. OWGR […]

Ryder Cup 2023: Europe lead US 6½-1½ after day one at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club

Venue: Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome Dates: 29 Sep-1 Oct Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Sounds, live text updates on BBC Sport website and daily highlights on BBC2 Europe hold a “sensational” 6½-1½ lead over the United States after a stunning opening day of the Ryder Cup in Rome. The hosts swept […]

French Open: Ryo Hisatsune triumphs at Le Golf National as Jordan Smith lets lead slip

Jordan Smith has won two European Tour titles but fell short of a third -14 R Hisatsune (Jpn); -12 J Smith (Eng), J Winther (Den); -11 R Hojgaard (Den) Selected: -9 E Ferguson (Sco); -8 C Hill (Sco); -7 N Kimsey (Eng), D Law (Sco) Final leaderboard Jordan Smith squandered a six-shot lead in Sunday’s […]

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