Alastair Forsyth

Alastair Forsyth

Scottish golfer who has played on the European Tour since 2000. Writes insightfully about the world of golf.

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Rory McIlroy lifts the Australian Open trophy

Alastair Forsyth: We're on the same tour but world's top 60 players are on a different planet

ALASTAIR reckons the European Tour has become a two-tier structure with a huge gap separating the top 60 players and those in the lower rungs.

A portrait of Nelson Mandela in March 2013

Alastair Forsyth: Seeing South Africa remember Mandela was a huge honour

ALASTAIR says the truly unique experience of being in South Africa at the time of Nelson Mandela's death is something he feels privileged to have witnessed.

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage - Day Two

Alastair Forsyth: Spanish caddie says si ahead of Hong Kong Open

ALASTAIR is hoping Spanish caddie Raul can be his lucky charm for the four-day Hong Kong Open.

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage - Day Two

Alastair Forsyth: Let the bells ring out for the start of the new season

ALASTAIR has his Tour card back and is determined to hit the ground running in Gauteng in the South African Open today.

Bernhard Langer

Alastair Forsyth: Putting the clock on slow play is failing to speed up the game

ALASTAIR says the crackdown on slow play is failing to deal with the worst culprits.

Alastair Forsyth: Forget the clubs.. Rory McIlroy needs to put his mind right if he's to get back on track

ALASTAIR is sure Rory McIlroy will return to the form which saw him win the US Open and PGA titles over the last few years - but not until he straightens his head out.

Alastair Forsyth: Dutch prodigy Joost Luiten will be Paul McGinley's Ryder Cup ace at Gleneagles

ALASTAIR thinks that Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will be far happier with what he saw in the Seve Trophy without the stayaway stars.

Stephen Gallacher

Alastair Forsyth: Scots trio Gallacher, Warren & Jamieson can make their Ryder Cup pitch at Seve Trophy

ALASTAIR believes Stephen Gallacher, Marc Warren and Scott Jamieson have a great chance to catch the eye of European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley at this week's event in Paris.

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits an approach shot during the Pro-Am round prior to the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 22, 2013 in Virginia Water, England

Alastair Forsyth: Rory McIlroy will give one of the best tournaments on the European Tour a massive boost

ALASTAIR says the tournaments at Castle Stuart have been brilliant over the last three years but the prospect of having McIlroy there add to its prestige.

Alastair Forsyth: Badminton injury has left me feeling below par

ALASTAIR suffered a devastating injury to his calf last week which will put him out of golfing action for around six weeks.