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Tuesday 2 October, 2012

In The Swing: Poulter proves he's the man as Europe stage comeback for the ages
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

In The Swing: Poulter proves he's the man as Europe stage comeback for the ages

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:17 AM 607 Views 0 Comments

‘He was absolutely immense. His five birdies in a row on Saturday afternoon to win a point in the fourball matches was immeasurably significant for Europe.’

Tuesday 25 September, 2012

In The Swing: FedEx series all about entertainment
# Column
# Column

In The Swing: FedEx series all about entertainment

Sep 25th 2012, 9:43 AM 425 Views 1 Comment

Rory McIlory may have been the player of the year but the points system means it was Brandt Snedeker who walked away with the $10m.

Tuesday 14 August, 2012

In the swing: In this kind of form, McIlroy is untouchable
# Opinion
# Opinion

In the swing: In this kind of form, McIlroy is untouchable

Aug 14th 2012, 9:01 AM 714 Views 1 Comment

Rory McIlroy’s second Major Championship triumph was almost as impressive as his first one, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 7 August, 2012

In The Swing: Bradley hits form at the right time
# Column
# Column

In The Swing: Bradley hits form at the right time

Aug 7th 2012, 8:01 AM 371 Views 1 Comment

The American will be the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue ahead of his defence of the USPGA Championship.

Tuesday 24 July, 2012

In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els
# The Open 2012
# The Open 2012

In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els

Jul 24th 2012, 11:46 AM 269 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen watched the South African take an unlikely Claret Jug victory from the grandstand at Royal Lytham on Sunday evening.

Tuesday 26 June, 2012

In the swing: The Irish Open is finally upon us
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

In the swing: The Irish Open is finally upon us

Jun 26th 2012, 9:13 AM 607 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen analyses the upcoming event and suggests it has the potential to be an even greater spectacle.

Tuesday 1 May, 2012

In The Swing: Victory a fitting reward for Dufner
# On The Ball
# On The Ball

In The Swing: Victory a fitting reward for Dufner

May 1st 2012, 9:31 AM 154 Views 0 Comments

He may be in just his second season as a pro, but on the right course, Jason Dufner is already looking like a model of consistency.

Tuesday 17 April, 2012

In the swing: Oosthuizen shows post-Masters mettle
# Resilience
# Resilience

In the swing: Oosthuizen shows post-Masters mettle

Apr 17th 2012, 8:02 AM 183 Views 0 Comments

The Masters runner-up has recovered impressively from his disappointment, writes Neil Cullen.

Tuesday 10 April, 2012

In the Swing: All hail Bubba
# Major Talent
# Major Talent

In the Swing: All hail Bubba

Apr 10th 2012, 9:28 AM 480 Views 1 Comment

Bubba Watson’s shot imagination is something few others can even dream about matching.

Tuesday 27 March, 2012

In the swing: And then there were two...
# Golf
# Golf

In the swing: And then there were two...

Mar 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 338 Views 0 Comments

Augusta now beckons and we may well be in for the showdown we’ve all been waiting for – Rory vs Tiger. Bring it on.

Tuesday 20 March, 2012

In the Swing: Easy come, easy go for McIlroy
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

In the Swing: Easy come, easy go for McIlroy

Mar 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 467 Views 0 Comments

We assess Luke Donald’s recent rise to world number one at the expense of Rory McIlroy.

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

In the swing: Rose to the occasion
# Solid
# Solid

In the swing: Rose to the occasion

Mar 13th 2012, 10:10 AM 130 Views 0 Comments

As Rory McIlroy made a late charge and Tiger Woods drove home early, Justin Rose succeeded in his goal of quietly making his way round the Miami course.

Tuesday 6 March, 2012

In the swing: for Rory, this one's been coming
# Opinion
# Opinion

In the swing: for Rory, this one's been coming

Mar 6th 2012, 7:15 AM 274 Views 0 Comments

The great Jack Nicklaus essentially told McIlroy that par golf would probably be enough to win on Sunday. It was.

Tuesday 14 February, 2012

In the swing: Lefty looking right on form again
# Column
# Column

In the swing: Lefty looking right on form again

Feb 14th 2012, 7:47 AM 228 Views 0 Comments

Phil Mickelson overcame some doubts to school his old rival Tiger Woods this weekend. Here’s why.

Tuesday 15 November, 2011

In the swing: Tiger puts himself back in a winning position
# Comeback
# Comeback

In the swing: Tiger puts himself back in a winning position

Nov 15th 2011, 1:23 PM 289 Views 0 Comments

He may not be back to his best – quite yet – but don’t be surprised if Woods finds himself with a victory again soon.

Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Witness to history as Tiger earns his stripes
# In The Swing
# In The Swing

Witness to history as Tiger earns his stripes

Sep 13th 2011, 3:22 PM 263 Views 3 Comments

“It was a privilege, and only be being there in person was able I able to fully appreciate the genius I was seeing.”

Tuesday 6 September, 2011

In the swing:  Thomas Bjorn continues to grow old gracefully
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Thomas Bjorn continues to grow old gracefully

Sep 6th 2011, 6:03 PM 122 Views 0 Comments

His victory at the Omega European Masters was the Dane’s third of the season, the most wins he has had on tour in one calendar year.

Thursday 14 July, 2011

As it happened: British Open, day one
# Shot-by-shot
# Shot-by-shot

As it happened: British Open, day one

Jul 14th 2011, 10:18 AM 2,129 Views 0 Comments

We’re up and running at Royal St George’s, stay with us for all the action.

Tuesday 12 July, 2011

In the swing: guess who we think will win the Open...
# Tipped
# Tipped

In the swing: guess who we think will win the Open...

Jul 12th 2011, 12:37 PM 394 Views 2 Comments

Forget your Rorys and G-Macs, we’ve gone for an outsider for the big prize this weekend.

Tuesday 5 July, 2011

In the swing: Comparing Ricky and Rory is a dangerous game
# Opinion
# Opinion

In the swing: Comparing Ricky and Rory is a dangerous game

Jul 5th 2011, 2:01 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen takes a look at the prospects of one of American golf’s rising stars, Ricky Fowler.

Tuesday 28 June, 2011

In the swing: Garcia's best days may yet be ahead of him
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Garcia's best days may yet be ahead of him

Jun 28th 2011, 5:30 PM 342 Views 0 Comments

“Good putting and confidence go hand in hand. You pick a line, pick a pace and commit to it. If you begin to doubt your line or make mid-stroke adjustments, you haven’t a hope.”

Tuesday 21 June, 2011

In the swing: this is the first of many for Rory
# Opinion
# Opinion

In the swing: this is the first of many for Rory

Jun 21st 2011, 4:25 PM 306 Views 1 Comment

“Butch Harmon on Sky Sports spoke about another potential weakness in McIlroy’s game, his short shots. If that’s the only thing McIlroy needs to work on, then he’s probably doing okay.”

Tuesday 14 June, 2011

In the swing: Open season as golf's big hitters try to tame Congressional beast
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Open season as golf's big hitters try to tame Congressional beast

Jun 14th 2011, 11:13 AM 175 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen gives his thoughts on the second Major of the season, the US Open.

Tuesday 7 June, 2011

In the swing: the curious case of Steve Stricker
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: the curious case of Steve Stricker

Jun 7th 2011, 11:07 AM 296 Views 1 Comment

“What we don’t understand about sport is often what draws us to it the most,” writes Neil Cullen in this week’s golf column.

Tuesday 31 May, 2011

In the swing: Donald and Westwood still have Major questions to answer
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Donald and Westwood still have Major questions to answer

May 31st 2011, 10:53 AM 67 Views 0 Comments

They may be the two highest-ranked players in the world, but can Luke Donald and Lee Westwood be considered truly “great” without winning one of golf’s Majors? Neil Cullen gives his view.

Tuesday 24 May, 2011

In the swing: love him or loathe him, Poulter remains a breath of fresh air
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: love him or loathe him, Poulter remains a breath of fresh air

May 24th 2011, 10:58 AM 91 Views 0 Comments

The outlandish Briton deserves credit for helping to bring golf into the 21st century, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 17 May, 2011

In the swing: why G-Mac and Rory's meltdowns are different beasts entirely
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: why G-Mac and Rory's meltdowns are different beasts entirely

May 17th 2011, 11:31 AM 150 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen uses this week’s column to take a closer look at Graeme McDowell’s final-day collapse at The Players.

Tuesday 10 May, 2011

In the swing: Thank you, Seve
# Legend
# Legend

In the swing: Thank you, Seve

May 10th 2011, 11:06 AM 328 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen pays tribute to golf legend Severiano Ballesteros who died aged 54 last Saturday.

Tuesday 3 May, 2011

In the swing: (probably) all in the mind as Bubba wins in New Orleans
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: (probably) all in the mind as Bubba wins in New Orleans

May 3rd 2011, 11:26 AM 145 Views 0 Comments

Mental strength and a bit of luck helped Bubba Watson to his second PGA Tour victory of the year, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 26 April, 2011

In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots

Apr 26th 2011, 11:11 AM 135 Views 0 Comments

The ongoing race to be the world’s top golfer is adding some much-needed spice to weekly proceedings, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

Tuesday 19 April, 2011

In the swing: Manassero's meteoric rise a particularly European phenomenon
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Manassero's meteoric rise a particularly European phenomenon

Apr 19th 2011, 10:51 AM 193 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen takes a look at the different development options open to golf’s rising stars.

Tuesday 12 April, 2011

In the swing: McIlroy's caddy has many questions to answer
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: McIlroy's caddy has many questions to answer

Apr 12th 2011, 10:32 AM 2,903 Views 2 Comments

Now that the dust has settled on Sunday’s drama at Augusta National, Neil Cullen takes a look back at where it all went wrong for Rory McIlroy.

Thursday 7 April, 2011

Young, gifted... and in green? Five upstarts who might take the jacket
# Kids Are Alright
# Kids Are Alright

Young, gifted... and in green? Five upstarts who might take the jacket

Apr 7th 2011, 2:15 PM 335 Views 0 Comments

It’s an old-fashioned contest brimming with tradition – but could one of this young group rock The Masters this weekend?

Tuesday 5 April, 2011

In the swing: Georgia on our minds as the PGA heads to Augusta
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Georgia on our minds as the PGA heads to Augusta

Apr 5th 2011, 10:54 AM 129 Views 0 Comments

“I would happily never play golf again in my entire life if my final round was at Augusta,” writes Neil Cullen as he previews the season’s first Major.

Tuesday 29 March, 2011

In the swing: Double delight for Scotland as Laird and Lawrie come out on top
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Double delight for Scotland as Laird and Lawrie come out on top

Mar 29th 2011, 10:38 AM 240 Views 0 Comments

Have the Scottish golfers hit form at the perfect moment? How will they fare at the Masters next week? Only Neil Cullen has the answers.

Tuesday 22 March, 2011

In the swing: Sky’s the limit as broadcaster prepares for Masters debut
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Sky’s the limit as broadcaster prepares for Masters debut

Mar 22nd 2011, 10:49 AM 349 Views 0 Comments

For the first time ever, Sky Sports have secured the rights to broadcast the Masters from Augusta National. Neil Cullen discusses what the move will mean for the world of golf.

Tuesday 15 March, 2011

In the swing: Watney triumphs in the battle of the bottlers
# Fore!
# Fore!

In the swing: Watney triumphs in the battle of the bottlers

Mar 15th 2011, 10:40 AM 209 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen is back with all of the talking points from last weekend’s action at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Tiger no longer the big draw for TV viewers
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

Tiger no longer the big draw for TV viewers

Mar 8th 2011, 11:15 AM 150 Views 0 Comments

The Honda Classic had a distinctly off-Broadway feel this weekend, but golf fans are voting with their eyes.

Tuesday 1 March, 2011

In the swing: Luke uses the force for victory
# Caddy Shack
# Caddy Shack

In the swing: Luke uses the force for victory

Mar 1st 2011, 8:47 AM 125 Views 0 Comments

Neil Cullen takes a few swings at the weekend’s golf action.

Tuesday 22 February, 2011

In the swing: Shiv Chowrasia makes home advantage count but no such luck for Fred Couples
# Get In The Hole
# Get In The Hole

In the swing: Shiv Chowrasia makes home advantage count but no such luck for Fred Couples

Feb 22nd 2011, 9:43 AM 255 Views 0 Comments

The Indian’s second European Tour victory marks a remarkable turnaround. Elsewhere, Fred Couples’ famous back problem put paid to his chances in LA.

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