Hideki Matsuyama didn't expect to break 70 on Friday, yet he posted 65 to surge ahead of the field in Shanghai.
Graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters degree in English after completing his BA at the University of Waterloo. Previously worked for Today’s Golfer and Golf Monthly magazines in the UK. Has written for every major British newspaper, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and The Observer. Has worked at Golfweek since 1994 covering the European Tour and British amateur golf. Has passed the R&A Rules exam. Has penned six books on golf, including a collection of short stories entitled Broken Fairways. Belongs to a unique golf club that plays 72 holes in one day every April, walking and carrying their clubs. A member of Woburn Golf Club where he mostly plays with his dog Izzy. Oh, and Tait would rather walk than ride in a cart any day.
Stories by Alistair Tait
After his first European Tour win in eight seasons, Padraig Harrington said his focus now rests on earning a berth to the Masters.
Denmark’s Anders Hansen shares the 54-hole lead with Finland’s Mikko Korhonen on 18-under thanks to a third-round 62.
The Portugal Masters is the last regular European Tour event before the tour's Final Series begins.
Sweden's Alex Noren continued his strong run of form as he won his third title in eight starts, claiming the British Masters by two shots.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell is looking to regain his form mentally and physically to prove himself as one of the world's top golfers once again.
Friday morning rocket attacks in Antalya, Turkey raises some serious questions about next month's Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour.
The 2018 European Ryder Cup captain will likely be named by the end of 2016, and Thomas Bjorn is the leading candidate.
Andrew "Beef" Johnston moved up near the top of the leaderboard Friday at the British Masters in his native England.
Thanks to a swing key he uncovered earlier this week, Ryder Cup goat Lee Westwood finds six birdies in a 4-under 67 that has him in contention.
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