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justin rose

Redress the balance with prize money

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez and highlighted the disparity in modern-day earnings between the sport’s haves and the haves-not: ‘I see that Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia have now topped $50 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour. No offence to those two guys. They are both great players and it’s fantastic for them that they are reaping the rewards for terrific careers, but it does leave me wondering about the financial imbalance that exists in golf right now. The elite players these days are on crazy money. They live on another planet in financial... Read more...

tiger

Tiger is the greatest!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to discuss Tiger Woods’s record-breaking victory in Japan on Monday: “I really don’t think there’s any question about it any more - Tiger has now proved beyond doubt that he’s the greatest golfer to have ever played the game. The things he does are extraordinary. Most players have to play their way into form, not this guy. He’s able to go straight back into competition after yet another operation on his knee and immediately perform at his best. It was a simply superb display to win by three strokes at the Zozo Championship... Read more...

Seve Ballesteros

Embrace travel- it’s an education!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to discuss the significance of constant travel to a top player’s career: “I remember talking to the late, great Seve Ballesteros once and he pointed to an empty corner of the room before telling me, ‘I’ll sleep there if I have to. I’ll do whatever it takes’. We were having a discussion about the incessant travelling that goes with being a pro golfer. It’s something that is rarely talked about, but whether you adapt to it or not can shape the destiny of your career. Look at my fellow Englishman Neil Coles. He was recently... Read more...

shane lowry

Enjoy your success!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to discuss how Shane Lowry and Francesco Molinari must cope with a period of re-adjustment after hitting the heights: “I noticed that Shane and Francesco missed the cut at the Italian Open last week and couldn’t help but compare their situations to mine 50 years ago. They’ve both climbed the mountain recently and there’s always a period of re-adjustment after that. Molinari had an incredible season last year, winning The Open and starring at the Ryder Cup, while Lowry won The Open this year on a wave of emotion in front of a... Read more...