John Huggan

Recent Works

  • Man on a mission: Having reduced his body fat by almost half since 2006 with vigorous work at his home gym, Westwood believes he is closer than ever to winning a major.
    2010 U.S. Open

    Muscle Power

    More encouraged than bruised by his near-misses in majors, Lee Westwood has a healthy outlook on his game. A lot of gym time will do that
    June 7, 2010
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    The Players Championship

    The Ways To Wales

    The Players was a time to assess how the top European golfers will try to lock up spots on Colin Montgomerie's Ryder Cup team at Celtic Manor. Bottom line? It's going to be a wild summer
    May 10, 2010
  • Hank Haney has been vulnerable to criticism throughout his tenure working with Tiger Woods.
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    Effective Argument

    An encouraging opening round for Tiger Woods is further evidence that criticism of his swing coach is off mark
    May 5, 2010
  • Muirfield has hosted the men's British Open many times, most recently in 2002.
    Travel

    My Town: Catriona Matthew

    This major champion's home is a hotbed for the game despite a population of less than 7,000
    April 19, 2010
  • Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood both flirted with their first major win, but came up short.
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    Birds Of A Feather

    Not enough Europeans are charting their own course
    April 13, 2010
  • Lawrie says Royal Aberdeen is a great test of links golf any time of year.
    Travel

    My Town: Paul Lawrie

    Not mentioned as often as other Scottish towns, the home of a former Open champ has much to offer
    April 5, 2010
  • Odd Couple: Italian brothers Francesco (left) and Edoardo Molinari will be the first siblings to play in the same Masters since the Ozaki brothers in 2000.
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    Different Strokes

    Other than the rising fortune of their golf games, Italy's Molinari brothers have little in common, both on and off the course
    March 1, 2010
  • J.B. Holmes' pre-shot routine can be difficult to watch.
    Letter from Europe

    Tuned Out

    Television coverage of the PGA Tour in the U.S. leaves much to be desired
    February 14, 2010
  • 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
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