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QUICK TAKE: Poulter Marches Forth With Singular Focus

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Ian Poulter's runner-up finish at the 2017 Players Championship rejuvenated his career. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | What a difference a year makes. This time in 2017 Ian Poulter arrived at TPC Sawgrass, a late entrant for the Players Championship because of a rules adjustment that went in his favour and made him eligible, not ineligible. It was a stroke of fortune…

QUICK TAKE: New Tiger Is A Joy To Behold

Tiger laughs with Justin Thomas prior to last month's Masters. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | It’s not just that he’s back playing golf, that he is fit, that he can generate a club speed that is remarkable for a man of 42 and that he and Phil Mickelson seem to be conducting a love-in to end all love-ins. All these…

QUICK TAKE: Rahm Pays Mind To Seve’s Long Shadow

Jon Rahm celebrates an eagle on the eighth hole during last month's Masters. (Photo: Mike Segar, Reuters)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Will Jon Rahm ever be able to step out of the shadow of Seve Ballesteros? Not that Rahm, who is 23 and a bull of a young Spaniard, minds all the references to his famous, much-loved predecessor who won nearly 100 tournaments worldwide and five…

QUICK TAKE: Keep An Eye On Level-Headed Spieth

Jordan Spieth has struggled at the Players Championship, but a more patient outlook could serve him well this week. (Photo: Brian Snyder, Reuters)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Jordan Spieth approaches the Players Championship with the feelings of a man who is slightly overdrawn at the bank and has been summoned to a meeting with the manager there. He knows his credit is strong but that big cheque, the one that has been…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Declares Himself ‘Ready To Challenge’

Rory has his eyes set on adding another major to his mantle.

ABU DHABI, UAE | He’s back. After 104 days Rory McIlroy is about to play competitive golf. Again. To the Northern Irishman who has won four major championships, but not one since August 2014, the game should say: Welcome. Good to have you back. Actually, it is stretching a point…

EXCLUSIVE: Sponsorship Chief Morgan Leaves HSBC

Giles Morgan, one of the most important men in golf because of the amount of sponsorship money he directed into the game and the influence he held within it as a result, has left HSBC, he confirmed to Global Golf Post. Morgan, 46, had been head of global sponsorship strategy…