John Huggan

John Huggan

John Huggan: Laird of the aisle

With marriage looming and his second PGA tour win under his belt, life is good for Scotland's No.1

John Huggan: Grabbing a tiger by the tail

It's an uncomfortable business interviewing golf's rudest superstar but CBS presenter Peter Kostis will keep asking the questions he believes viewers want the answers to

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John Huggan: Martin Laird's major chance

Things are looking good for Scotland's best golfer; never better, in fact. With less than two weeks to go before his Masters debut, only 39 players are ahead of Martin Laird on the world ranking list and, perhaps more to the point with the daunting prospect of Augusta National's infamous greens looming, the 28-year-old Arizona-based Glaswegian is in the middle of a putting streak that has transformed both his overall game and his confidence.

John Huggan: Hydro chips in for the ladies

The first thing that needs to be said is that Team Scottish Hydro is a terrific idea. Identifying and helping five up-and-coming Caledonian golfers with the ever-increasing costs involved in making their respective ways on the European Challenge Tour is a long overdue initiative, one that should be nurtured and encouraged.

John Huggan: Sigh of theTiger

It won't mean a thing if Woods rebuilds his swing when he's neglecting other parts of his game, says his old coach

Interview: Stuart Wilson, golfer

He beat the Molinari brothers and Martin Kaymer so why did Stuart Wilson never turn professional?

John Huggan: Change course over cheats

Tour must find a fairer way to crack down on the rule-breakers, however famous they may be

John Huggan: Europe couldn't wish for a better leader than Jose Maria Olazabal

As emotional bonds go, that between Jose Maria Olazabal and the Ryder Cup matches is one of the most enduring in all of golf. Seven times a player in the biennial bunfight with the Americans, the two-time Masters champion has twice served as an assistant and/or vice captain and, two days from now at a press conference in Abu Dhabi, he will be announced as non-playing skipper of the European team that will defend the trophy at Medinah next year.

John Huggan: Stanford's gain is our loss

When it comes to the Solheim Cup, no-one in women's golf has a CV quite as diverse as that of Kathryn Imrie: Travelling reserve (twice); captain's assistant (three times); on-course commentator (once); player (once again).

John Huggan: The elephant in the locker room

For a game that has for so long prided itself on the supposedly unimpeachable integrity of its participants, golf's establishment has always had a strange and somewhat ironic relationship with rules.

John Huggan: A fairway to go for tour Scots

There are some 'A's in their end-of-term report cards but the message for many is 'Must do better'

John Huggan: Blonds' ambition? A better year in 2011

They've got a lot in common, of course. Big, blond and Swedish, for starters. Then there's the World Cup they won together for their country in 2008. Both hit the ball miles off the tee.

John Huggan: If golf wants a future it must look like this

Golf in Scotland has a problem. Make that a big problem. Fuelled by the increasingly parlous state of the economy, many clubs across the country have seen memberships slump - and waiting lists disappear - as a growing number of casual players (un)subscribe to the hard-to-argue-with notion that the game "takes too long and costs too much".

John Huggan: Rough life on European tour for three Scots players

As the European Tour reaches a climax, three Scots who are struggling to keep their cards explain what it feels like to be playing under the greatest pressure in the game

Replacing Lee Westwood is not an open and shut Paul Casey

There remains a chance - albeit an outside one - that the apparently oh-so slighted and hard done by Paul Casey will make a fourth Ryder Cup appearance at Celtic Manor next month. If Lee Westwood's calf injury proves enough to keep the current European No.1 out of what would be his seventh biennial joust with America's finest, then captain Colin Montgomerie will be asked to make what will be a fourth wildcard selection to top up his 12-man squad.

John Huggan: Major turned to dust

If the measure of any major tournament is the number of talking points trailing in its wake, then the 92nd USPGA Championship must go down as one of the finest. It is certainly one of history's most thought-provoking.

John Huggan: Another fine Monty mess

"I know a lot of you are having a lot of fun right now at my expense." - Colin Montgomerie

US PGA Preview: Ploughed field of dreams

Chronologically fourth of the four, the USPGA Championship has for long enough been the redhead stepchild amongst golf's Grand Slam events. Deprived of the kind of distinct identity attached to the other three majors and representative of an organisation that occupies - like its British counterpart - an increasingly distant and irrelevant seat at golf's top table, the annual battle for the giant Wanamaker Trophy is, if anything, merely a "US Open-lite."

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