Huggan: Rory still No. 1 if he doesn't get injured
John Huggan joins Morning Drive to assess Rory McIlroy's 2015 season and to discuss the new European Tour membership policy.
McIlroy excited about Open return to Portrush
Rory McIlroy reacts to the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush news. John Huggan brings you more on the story. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
The tricky issue with European Tour membership
John Huggan reports on Ian Poulter trying to maintain status on the European Tour for the Ryder Cup. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
European Tour will not sanction the WGC-Bridgestone in 2016
John Huggan reacts to the news that the European Tour Will Not Sanction the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2016 due to the French Open.
Huggan: 'Softer the better' for Spieth
John Huggan discusses the biggest challenges for Jordan Spieth at St. Andrews for the 2015 Open Championship.do you think the biggest challenge is for him. Is it the golf course , is it the field, is it the spiritual sense of being at a place that is different from the other venues in the open road? What do you think the biggest challenge for him is? Well, I think it's a bit of all of the above. I mean, I think it helps enormously that Rory McIlroy is not here, as far as Jordan Spieth winning the tournament is concerned. Because Rory would have been a strong favorite in my mind on this golf course , which it sets up perfectly for Rory. Well, I tell you the more it rains this week, the more often the rain comes on and it's forecast to be off and on all week. I think that the more that helps somebody like Jordan who isn't that familiar with the golf course . Because the softer the golf course is, the less the premium there is on driving the ball into exactly the right place. Cuz at the greens a little
Huggan: 'Strategy has endured' at St. Andrews
John Huggan talks about the evolution of St. Andrews.particularly just when you write it, is your thoughts on design and golf course set up. This golf course in your mind as a very fine player yourself, why is it endured the way that it has? Well it has. I think they've obviously had to do things to create that situation. I mean the new tee, some of them are not even on the golf course as we know. And they've done certain things to make it harder which I have a little bit of a problem with. I mean there's no more grass on this golf course than there's ever been. Some of the faces on the bunkers are close to vertical just make it that wee bit more
Huggan: 'We love Tom Watson'
John Huggan talks about Scotland's affection for Tom Watson.John last thing. Tom Watson . It's one thing to win and that would certainly ingratiate you to certain people but he's not from there. Why do you think he has the type of relationship with people in that part of the world that he does? Well, we love Tom Watson . I think he's second only to Jack Nicholas in terms of the level of affection that we Scots feel. For him, I think it has a lot to do with the way he plays golf . The that he plays at, the bushness of his swing, the way he matches up the fairway. That's the way we play.
Huggan: R&A and USGA must address technology
John Huggan says the R&A and USGA must address technology and the distance players hit the golf ball.run out of room. It's as simple as that. I mean, this golf course here, there's no where else to go. I mean, they couldn't possibly stretch this golf course any longer that it is already. In time, given the fact that the players do hit the ball further and further and
Losing desire: Haney's comments on Tiger's drive
Damon Hack talks with Golf World European correspondent John Huggan about his interview with Hank Haney on Tiger Woods possibly losing his competitive drive.on Sunday if he's in contention? All right John. We've talked Tiger, Justin Rose , Sergio Garcia I wanna put you on the spot. Who's gonna win the 143rd Open Championship. Eh, well I like Henrik Stinson's chances. He's