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Jack Nicklaus - What a man! What a career! What a life!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to pay tribute to the great Jack Nicklaus on the Golden Bear’s 80th birthday: “What a man! What a career! What a life! I’d like to use this moment to salute Jack. Wow, 80 is a real milestone for him and I don’t know of anybody who’s had a more fulfilled life than he has. He’s been a fantastic ambassador for golf for decades but more than that, he’s somehow managed to balance his businesses, his family and competitive golf better than anyone I know. I know it wasn’t always plain sailing. He had some problems with his... Read more...

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SERGIO NEEDS A GEE-UP

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez about the battle to secure a precious place in this year’s European Ryder Cup team: “Abu Dhabi this week hosts the first Rolex Series event of the year and, if I was Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington, I might be inclined to take the opportunity of giving Sergio Garcia a little bit of a gee-up in the Middle East. Sergio has turned 40 now and I think it’s fair to say that we haven’t heard much from him since he finally achieved his great Major breakthrough by winning the Masters at Augusta in 2017. He’s the biggest Ryder... Read more...

2020 is the year of golf!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to look at the golfing year ahead: “Golf’s in a great place as we start the new year, the new decade. The sponsors seem to be happy, money is pouring into the game, there are so many good players at the top of the sport and so much to look forward to. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing if Rory McIlroy can complete his own career Grand Slam of the majors by winning the Masters in April. I’m also intrigued to see if Tiger Woods can maintain the return to form he showed last year. Can new European number one Jon Rahm... Read more...

The 2019 Tony Awards

The 2019 Tony Awards

After looking back at the year with former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez, Tony came up with his own version of the 2019 ‘Tony Awards’: PLAYER OF THE YEAR “I can’t separate Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm. Rory didn’t win a major, which of course he sets out to do every year, but he won four times and his consistency throughout the season was something to behold. Rahm also played some terrific golf. He was identified as a precocious talent a few years ago and there’s a lot of expectation on him when he plays. But I think he proved he’s the real deal in... Read more...