John Huggan

Recent Works

  • Richie Ramsay, winner of the 2006 U.S. Amateur, might be the one to reverse the Scots' decline internationally.

    A Letter from Scotland

    January 4, 2010
  • Scott and fellow countryman Geoff Ogilvy headlined a weak field at last week's Australian Open.

    Growing Pains

    Adam Scott grabbed the headlines at last week's Australian Open. But as John Huggan explains, just as significant was what the event meant for the young One-Asia Tour
    December 9, 2009
  • Westwood took some early week advice from caddie Billy Foster and finished strong with a 64 on Sunday for a six-shot victory. With his runner-up finish, Ross McGowan raised his chances for making the European Ryder Cup team next year.

    A Secret No More

    Worrying less about his opposition and leader boards, Lee Westwood takes over as Europe's top player with a big-dollar sweep in Dubai
    November 23, 2009
  • Losing Rory McIlroy to the PGA Tour would be more of a symbolic blow than anything else.

    Critical Juncture

    A possible Rory McIlroy jump to the PGA Tour is just one of the challenges the European Tour faces
    October 27, 2009
  • Ernie Els feels that he and the rest of his International teammates would have more success if the location of the Presidents Cup varied more.

    Perpetual Guests

    How to explain the U.S.'s dominant record in the Presidents Cup? As John Huggan says, it might have something to do with where the matches are staged
    October 1, 2009
  • The fact that galleries are able to walk the fairways with players is one of the charms of the Walker Cup.

    Time Capsule

    The Walker Cup is a competition reminiscent of another era -- for better or worse
    September 12, 2009
  • For all that the American team was able to celebrate at Rich Harvest Farms, not everything about the week was a rousing success.

    A Cup Half Empty

    What was not to like about this Solheim Cup? Well, John Huggan says, now that you ask...
    August 22, 2009
  • Geoff Ogilvy has been one of the most vocal critics of the current trend to use longer rough as a counter measure to club and ball technology.

    Misguided Mission

    The PGA Championship at Hazeltine National was yet another example of a course setup leading to unimaginative golf
    August 16, 2009
  • Given the chance to play with older equipment, Geoff Ogilvy proved today's players can indeed shape the ball.

    Blame The Tools, Not The Craftsmen

    Tom Watson's run at Turnberry reintroduced the argument that golf doesn't have enough shotmakers left. John Huggan says it's not that simple
    July 22, 2009
  • At one-over par, Ernie Els could be in the picture this weekend at Turnberry.

    Not Done Yet

    Five years after Ernie Els suffered a bitter Open loss down the road at Troon, the South African is still intent on adding to his major haul
    July 16, 2009
  • The picturesque scene at Loch Lomond will be the first stop of two important weeks in Scotland.

    Welcome Respite

    Over the next two weeks Europe will lie at the center of the golf universe. John Huggan says that's (mostly) a good thing
    July 8, 2009
  • Ross Fisher wasn't spared frustration at the U.S. Open. And he was one of the lucky ones.

    Dark Days

    With only a few exceptions, there was little to celebrate at Bethpage Black. And that would especially be the case for the European contingent
    June 22, 2009
  • While much improved from what it was, Celtic Manor's selling point as a Ryder Cup venue wasn't necessarily the golf course.

    Secondary Stage

    To John Huggan, Wales' Celtic Manor may be just the latest offering in a run of unspectacular European Ryder Cup venues
    June 3, 2009
  • With his win at Wentworth, Paul Casey became the first Englishman in 13 years to move into the top three in the world ranking.

    Armed And Dangerous

    A win in the BMW PGA Championship provided Paul Casey another shot of confidence, and proved he's ready to contend for a major
    May 23, 2009
  • With his win at Wentworth, Paul Casey became the first Englishman in 13 years to move into the top three in the world ranking.

    Armed And Dangerous

    A win in the BMW PGA Championship provided Paul Casey another shot of confidence, and proved he's ready to contend for a major
    May 23, 2009
  • With his win at Wentworth, Paul Casey became the first Englishman in 13 years to move into the top three in the world ranking.

    Armed And Dangerous

    A win in the BMW PGA Championship provided Paul Casey another shot of confidence, and proved he's ready to contend for a major
    May 23, 2009
  • In a sport where players are supposed to govern themselves, rules officials still play a prominent role.

    Hard Lines And Hypocrites

    Golf prides itself on the integrity of its contestants. So why, John Huggan asks, are the game's rules-makers always getting in the way?
    May 17, 2009
  • In a sport where players are supposed to govern themselves, rules officials still play a prominent role.

    Hard Lines And Hypocrites

    Golf prides itself on the integrity of its contestants. So why, John Huggan asks, are the game's rules-makers always getting in the way?
    May 17, 2009
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