Golf365 flashback: A review of a year on the road

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Golf365’s Matt Cooper uses Twitter to look back on his travels around the world in 2018, from Morocco to the Seychelles via Korea, Paris and more.

The Trophee Hassan II and Lalla Meryem Cup in Rabat, Morocco and an unlikely greenside reporter:

To England and the European Tour’s GolfSixes, which in 2018 successfully included two all-female teams and welcomed all kinds of noise:

Wentworth for the final BMW PGA Championship in May and the recent diet of 1980s acts was turned on its head for the post-third round entertainment in the tented village:

Justin Thomas was the only American to make the trip to Paris for the Open de France ahead of the Ryder Cup. He got one thing wrong (I asked him if the water would be in play from the first tee; emphatically not he assured me before, inevitably perhaps, the very first American tee shot found that water), but he was also the top American scorer:

Gullane hosted the Scottish Open one week before the Open and the Ladies Scottish Open one week afterwards:

To Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship:

The Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes witnessed one of the great performances of the year, as Georgia Hall confirmed her ascent to world class with a first major championship victory.

Ryder Cup preparation at The Belfry:

It was immediately apparent that Paris would produce a European Ryder Cup like no other:

Straight after Paris – Seoul for the LPGA’s International Crown where the Korean fans proved they are amongst the most passionate in the world:

A week later In Gee Chun made it two wins in two weeks:

Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort for the Turkish Airlines Open and a surreal 16th tee box:

To Mauritius where I learned Francesco Molinari might be the European golfing hero of the year, but back home his achievements were overlooked by many:

Ending the year in the Seychelles for the Staysure Tour’s MCB Tour Championship at Constance Lemuria: