Stories by Alistair
Tait: Will the 2015 British Amateur Championship produce a worthy winner?
The 2015 British Amateur Championship men's amateur golf tournament past champions have failed to make it in professional ranks but Marcus Kinhult, Ryan Ruffels and Austin Connelly are among 2015 contestants to seek amateur and professional success.
Unfortunate overlap: Palmer Cup dilutes Amateur Championship field
The Palmer Cup overlaps the Amateur Championship this month which will dilute the field at the historic amateur event.
Soren Kjeldsen breaks winless streak on European Tour with Irish Open title
Soren Kjeldsen broke a winless streak on the European Tour by winning the Irish Open in a playoff.
Padraig Harrington, Peter Uihlein fail to qualify for U.S. Open; Alexander Levy medals at England sectional
Padraig Harrington and Peter Uihlein failed to qualify for the 2015 U.S. Open via sectional qualifying while Alexander Levy was one of 11 qualifiers Monday in England.
Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win
Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win for the former U.S. Amateur Championship winner out of South Korea.
European Tour players Francesco Molinari, Byeong Hun An share lead at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
European Tour players Francesco Molinari and Byeong Hun An share the 54-hole lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy misses European Tour cut at BMW PGA Championship after second-round 78 at Wentworth
Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship after a second-round 78 Friday at Wentworth.
European Tour player James Morrison moves into contention at BMW PGA Championship with second-round 66
European Tour player James Morrison carded a 6-under 66 Friday at Wentworth to move into contention at the BMW PGA Championship.
With eye on majors, Francesco Molinari surges into European Tour BMW PGA Championship lead
Francesco Molinari fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to grab the first-round lead at BMW PGA Championship as he looks to qualify for the U.S. Open and British Open.
Rory McIlroy throws club at BMW PGA Championship, could face fine from Europen Tour
Rory McIlroy could face a stiff fine from the European Tour’s 15-man tournament committee for club throwing during the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Number of golfers in Europe continues to slide, KPMG report finds
European golf numbers are continuing to drop, according to a new KPMG survey, "Golf Participation in Europe 2015."
Road-weary Rory McIlroy posts solid 71 in opening round of European Tour BMW PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy opened the BMW PGA Championship with a 1-under 71 despite fighting a little mental fatigue Thursday at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy returns to European Tour's BMW PGA site that kick-started his big 2014 season
Rory McIlroy returns to the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where a red-hot summer began in 2014.
Top European Tour players want new boss to close the gap with PGA Tour
European Tour stars want chief executive Keith Pelley to close the gap with PGA Tour.
European Tour's Luke Donald hopes friendly Wentworth helps reverse slide
Luke Donald could be forced to quit the European Tour if he continues his slide down the Official World Golf Ranking but hopes to turn it around at the BMW PGA Championship.
Martin Kaymer grants Ian Poulter a pass on skipping BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
Martin Kaymer doesn't believe European Tour members must play the BMW PGA Championship and granted Ian Poulter a pass.
Despite George Coetzee's European Tour win, Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies steal show
The European Tour's 2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open has George Coetzee win in a playoff over Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies wins on the European Challenge Tour.
Sweden's Marcus Kinhult adds Lytham Trophy to his spring haul
Marcus Kinhult became the first Swede to win the Lytham Trophy on Sunday when he claimed an eight-shot victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Ashun Wu makes history with win at European Tour's Volvo China Open in Shanghai
European Tour golfer Ashun Wu made history on Sunday becoming the first Chinese golfer to win on home soil with a victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai.
Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo renovations for future British Opens
Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo major renovations for future British Opens, Donald Trump said Tuesday. Golf course architect Martin Ebert is leading the charge.
Nick Faldo, Tom Watson era of the Open Championship ends at St. Andrews
Like Tom Watson, Nick Faldo will end his Open Championship run at the Old Course at St. Andrews in July.
Big-money events should be focus of Keith Pelley's European Tour tenure
European Tour golf new chief executive Keith Pelley should focus on bringing in more money to attract the likes of Rory McIlroy Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter.
Marco Penge, 16, scores record-tying victory at McEvoy Trophy
Marco Penge won the prestigious McEvoy Trophy on April 16 and now heads to the Sage Valley Junior Invitational.
Keith Pelley chosen to replace Euro Tour's George O'Grady
The European Tour has hired a Canadian as its new chief executive. Keith Pelley has been appointed to replace George O’Grady, who retires this summer.
Danny Willett enters Masters leading England’s next generation of talent
Danny Willett will make his Masters debut this week as one of European Tour's young leading men.
Padraig Harrington sings Rory McIlroy's praises ahead of the 2015 Masters
Rory McIlroy replaced Tiger Woods at the Masters as the PGA Tour golfer to watch, according to Padraig Harrington.
Top 10 in Morocco looks like the Jose Maria Olazabal of old
Jose Maria Olazabal’s joint ninth-place finish the Trophee Hassan II is welcome news for European golf fans, and a sign of the determination that has defined his career.
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy will win Masters sooner or later
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy eventually will win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club because his power and comfort as World No. 1.
European captain Darren Clarke hopes Tiger Woods returns for Masters, 2016 Ryder Cup
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke said that he hopes Tiger Woods will return to play at the Masters and make the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Darren Clarke's best bet for Ryder Cup success? Stick to the European plan
Darren Clarke isn’t planning to rock the Ryder Cup boat. The Northern Irishman will stick to a so-far successful script in the hopes of leading Europe to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Ryder Cup victory.
Tait: Tour pros could benefit from Rules of Golf knowledge
Tour players could benefit from a working knowledge of the Rules of Golf, as proved again Sunday when Keegan Bradley incurred a two-shot penalty at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Alistair Tait says England provdes the best international players for college golf
Which country tops the list when it comes to providing international players for NCAA Division I players? Alistair Tait has only one answer and it may surprise you.
Englishman Matt Ford ditches postman job to fulfill dream on European Tour
Matt Ford's runner-up finish at the European Tour's Africa Open stop is big for the Englishman, in more ways than one.
Alistair Tait: Padraig Harrington might be golf's ultimate overachiever
Arguably no current golfer has worked harder or been more dedicated than the recent Honda Classic winner Padraig Harrington, writes Alistair Tait.
The European Tour's British Masters is set to return in 2015 at Ian Poulter's house course of Woburn Golf Club in England
The European Tour has officially announced the return of the British Masters to the schedule after a seven-year absence. It will take place at Woburn (England) Golf Club, Oct. 8-11.
Royal St. George's will open club to female members
Members of Royal St. George’s Golf Club have voted unanimously to accept female members, the club announced today.
Andy Sullivan joins select group joins successful GB&I Walker Cuppers on European Tour
Andy Sullivan, who won the European Tour's 2015 Joburg Open Sunday, is one of a few former Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup stars who have found consistent success on the European Tour.
Darren Clarke hopes Ryder Cup captaincy stirs his own game
A week has passed since Darren Clarke was named European Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 matches, and now it’s time for Clarke to get back to his day job.
Anirban Lahiri could inspire next generation of Indian players
Seven years ago, Ernie Els predicted India would embrace golf and produce world-class players. That prediction is playing out as Anirban Lahiri continues his tear on the European Tour.
R&A, Ladies' Golf Union open talks about possible merger
Just a week after the Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews, Scotland, admitted female members, the R&A has announced it has opened talks with the Ladies' Golf Union about a possible merger.
Darren Clarke to lead Europeans in 2016 Ryder Cup matches at Hazeltine
The European Tour is following a tried-and-tested formula in naming Darren Clarke the European Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine.
Tait: R&A's Martin Slumbers could tackle golf ball technology
When Martin Slumbers takes over for Peter Dawson as R&A chief executive in September, he could address modern golf ball technology, writes Alistair Tait.
Tait: O'Grady key in deciding between Jimenez and Clarke for 2016 European Ryder Cup captain
George O'Grady could hold the deciding vote for the 2016 European Ryder Cup captain, presumable between Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke, when a five-man committee meets next week.
Report: Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell under tax avoidance investigation
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are among a number of sports people under investigation by the British government for possible tax avoidance, according to a report.
Incoming Royal and Ancient chief executive Martin Slumbers aims to increase golf participation
Incoming R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers, who begins working for the R&A on March 2, says one of his goals is to help increase participation in golf.
Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews names Laura Davies, Annika Sorenstam among honorary members
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has taken the next step toward equality by naming 14 women as members to the previously all-male club, including Laura Davies and Annika Sorenstam among seven honorary members.
Anirban Lahiri rallies, passes Bernd Wiesberger for European Tour's Malaysian title
It didn’t take long for India’s Anirban Lahiri to make his mark on the European Tour. The 27-year-old found the winner’s circle Feb. 8 in the Maybank Malaysian Open.
Rory McIlroy settles contract dispute with Horizon Sports
Rory McIlroy can concentrate fully on winning the career Grand Slam at Augusta National this April after he and former management team Horizon Sports Management settled their long legal dispute.
Peter Dawson: R&A's British Open deal with Sky Sports a competitive move
The R&A’s deal with Sky Sports to exclusively broadcast the British Open was influenced by the commercial arrangements of other major championships.
R&A grants exclusive British Open broadcast rights to Sky Sports
The R&A has signed a five-year deal with Sky Sports granting exclusive broadcast rights for the British Open beginning in 2017. The deal significantly alters a 59-year-relationship with the BBC.