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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...

rahm

All hail Spain!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to look back at Jon Rahm’s dominant five-shot victory at the Spanish Open on Sunday: “Rahm is a future world number one, no doubt about it. I don’t think there’s a more gifted all-round player in golf today. He’s got it all. He hits the ball a country mile off the tee and he’s always been a sublime putter. In the modern era, we know that it you can drive the ball a long way and you’ve got anything approaching a decent putting stroke, you’re in business. As far as I can see Rahm doesn’t have any real weaknesses in his game... Read more...

solved

Right on Rory!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to discuss the outspoken comments made about modern-day golf by Rory McIlroy on Sunday:     ‘Strategy, course management and shot-making are important aspects of tournament golf that are being slowly taken out of the game at the top level, not just in Europe, but worldwide.’     “Those were the words uttered by Rory at the end of the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, the home of golf, and I couldn’t agree with him more.     It seems to me that Rory is essentially making... Read more...