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Tuesday 9 October, 2012

In the Swing: Grace gets by with a little help from his friends

Branden Grace’s amazing season is another example of the strength of South African golf, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 18 September, 2012

In the Swing: FedEx shootout is golf at its finest Opinion This post contains videos

In the Swing: FedEx shootout is golf at its finest

Rory McIlroy will have to be at his best to fend off golf’s top names and take home the $10m bonus this weekend, writes Neil Cullen

Tuesday 11 September, 2012

In The Swing: Playing like this, no one can touch McIlroy

What a difference a couple of months make, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 4 September, 2012

In the swing: McIlroy and Woods look set for longstanding rivalry

The pair could be set to dominate golf in the forthcoming months, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 28 August, 2012

In the Swing: Love's wildcard dilemma makes José's look easy

As the FedEx Cup Playoffs head to TPC Boston, Neil Cullen looks at the Americans in contention for one of Davis Love’s four wildcards.

Tuesday 21 August, 2012

In the swing: how will Ollie whittle down his Medinah men?

With the Ryder Cup selection deadline fast approaching it’s time for Jose Maria Olazabal to make some tough calls, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In the Swing: Lowry reaps reward of shrewd Austrian move

Last weekend’s second-place finish shows that Shane Lowry has got his schedule spot on, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 17 July, 2012

In the swing: Irish eyes could be smiling on Sunday night

Our columnist believes it could be another Open Championship to remember for golf fans on these shores.

Tuesday 10 July, 2012

In the swing: Ted Potter Jr emerges from obscurity

The little-known golfer raised eyebrows last Sunday when he claimed his maiden PGA win, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

In the Swing: A proud weekend for Donaldson - and for Ireland

Jamie Donaldson’s first Tour win was a long time coming but the Welshman did it in style, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s golf column.

Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In the swing: Major breakthrough brings Simpson front and centre

Casual fans may not have known Webb Simpson before his US Open win on Sunday but he can no longer be ignored, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 12 June, 2012

In The Swing: The course with a history of upsets

San Francisco’s Olympic Club, which will host the US Open this week, is known as a graveyard for the world’s best golfers.

Tuesday 5 June, 2012

In the swing: Tiger back with a shot for the ages Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: Tiger back with a shot for the ages

Tiger’s birdie at 16 was more difficult than his famous shot at Augusta, writes Neil Cullen, and it may turn out to be just as significant.

Tuesday 29 May, 2012

In The Swing: Donald back on top of the world

Our man Neil Cullen was at Wentworth to watch the world No1 take the BMW PGA Championship over the weekend.

Tuesday 22 May, 2012

In The Swing: A month to remember for newly-wed Dufner

The 35-year-old’s stock has risen substantially after two PGA Tour wins in the past three weeks.

Tuesday 15 May, 2012

In the swing: Matt finish at Sawgrass no more than Kuchar deserved

One of golf’s good guys is also one of the game’s most consistent performers. Neil Cullen takes a look at Matt Kuchar’s win at The Players Championship.

Tuesday 8 May, 2012

In The Swing: Fowler comes of age

Sunday’s Wells Fargo Championship win could signal the dawning of a great rivalry between the Californian and Rory McIlroy.

Tuesday 24 April, 2012

In the Swing: Grace epitomises rude health of South African golf

The country rivals Northern Ireland in its ability to produce top class golfers, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 3 April, 2012

In the Swing: Masters excitement reaches fever pitch

With the annual tournament set to begin this Thursday, Neil Cullen looks at the contenders for the trophy.

Tuesday 28 February, 2012

In the swing: Mahan needed to prove that he can handle the pressure Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: Mahan needed to prove that he can handle the pressure

Unfortunately for Rory, Hunter Mahan chose last weekend’s World Match Play Championship to prove that he’s no bottler, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 21 February, 2012

In the swing: Bradley's spit takes the shine off California dream

The finale of the Northern Trust Open will be one of 2012′s stand-out moments, but what’s up with Keegan Bradley and all the spitting? Neil Cullen takes a look.

Wednesday 8 February, 2012

In the swing: another fine mess, Stanley Back Nine This post contains videos

In the swing: another fine mess, Stanley

Kyle Stanley bounced back from disappointment to take a tour win, within the space of a week. That’s not bad going.

Tuesday 31 January, 2012

In the swing: Rock's improvement finally nets him a big payday Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: Rock's improvement finally nets him a big payday

“It takes serious composure and confidence to hold off Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods on the final day of a golf tournament,” writes golf columnist Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 24 January, 2012

In the swing: eyes turn east as big guns head to Abu Dhabi Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: eyes turn east as big guns head to Abu Dhabi

The first few tournaments of 2012 have lacked golf’s star names, writes Neil Cullen, but that’s all about to change.

Tuesday 17 January, 2012

In the swing: Season's greetings as golf world reloads for 2012 Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: Season's greetings as golf world reloads for 2012

Columnist Neil Cullen tees up for the new season by looking at what we can expect from golf’s major players in 2012.

Tuesday 20 December, 2011

In the swing: golf's big winners in 2011

As we say goodbye to 2011 and look forward to 2012, golf columnist Neil Cullen picks his 10 big winners from the season just gone. How many would you have included?

Tuesday 13 December, 2011

In the swing: Donald's stellar season leaves us hungry for more

“2011 is done and dusted, but 2012 can’t come quick enough,” writes golf columnist Neil Cullen as we put a lid on a brilliant year.

Tuesday 6 December, 2011

In the swing: Tiger proves that he never forgot how to get the job done

Rory McIlroy’s win set up a cracking finale in the Race to Dubai, but golf columnist Neil Cullen is already looking forward to what a resurgent Tiger can do next season.

Tuesday 29 November, 2011

In the swing: Thrilling finale highlights Golf World Cup's proud heritage

It may not be the biggest event on the golfing calendar but the ingredients are there to restore the Golf World Cup to its former glory, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 22 November, 2011

In the swing: one giant leap for Luiten as Race to Dubai finale approaches Opinion This post contains videos

In the swing: one giant leap for Luiten as Race to Dubai finale approaches

There was plenty to discuss this week for our resident golf columnist, with the Iskandar Johor Open, Dunlop Phoenix tournament and Presidents Cup all taking place.

Tuesday 8 November, 2011

In the swing: Kaymer finally shakes those second season blues

Martin Kaymer’s win in Shanghai might just be the spark which ignites the race to Dubai, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 1 November, 2011

In the swing: Rory's not the new kid on the block anymore

McIlroy’s win in Shanghai is another significant yardstick as his professional rise continues, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 25 October, 2011

In the swing: Disney dream come true for Donald

Luke Donald’s performance on Sunday — and throughout the season — proves that he is unquestionably the world’s best golfer at present, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 18 October, 2011

In the swing: Weekend glory is only the beginning for Lewis

Ambitious and talented, Tom Lewis could be the next young golfer to make a big splash, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 11 October, 2011

In the swing: Tiger needs to beef up his schedule

Former world number one will only get sharper and climb the rankings if he plays more competitive golf.

Tuesday 4 October, 2011

In the swing: Northern lights shine brightest at Dunhill Links Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: Northern lights shine brightest at Dunhill Links

The rich and famous teed up alongside some of the world’s best pros at the Alfred Dunhill Links last weekend. Even Padraig Harrington had a smile on his face, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 27 September, 2011

In the swing: Haas, Pettersen and the shots that dreams are made of Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: Haas, Pettersen and the shots that dreams are made of

After a thrilling Sunday of golf, Neil Cullen is having trouble working out which of the day’s many highlights was the best.

Tuesday 20 September, 2011

In the swing: Is the FedEx finale really fair?

“It would almost be like if Wigan happened to beat Manchester United on the last day of the season and by doing so were awarded the Premier League,” writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 30 August, 2011

In the swing: Hurricane-hit Barclays throws up some good storylines Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: Hurricane-hit Barclays throws up some good storylines

Neil Cullen casts his eye over the opening weekend of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Tuesday 23 August, 2011

In the swing: FedEx Cup is worthwhile, but it's just not the same as a Major

As the end of season playoff series rolls into view, Neil Cullen takes a look at its place in the golf world.

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