Ben Smith

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Ben Smith

Content Executive

Ben joined GolfMagic as Content Executive in September 2021 just before the Ryder Cup and has contributed significantly to the growth of the site. Ben specialises in PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf content, and he writes features and opinion pieces on the game’s biggest talking points. Ben achieved a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma at News Associates, the No.1 journalism course in the UK. Before joining GolfMagic, Ben’s previous roles included working in the regional press reporting on his favourite football team Reading FC before working for the national media as a court reporter at the Old Bailey. Ben is a massive golf fan and plays off a handicap of 12 at his home course, Royal Ascot Golf Club. His favourite golfers are Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Max Homa. His favourite courses are Swinley Forest and Wentworth West.

Articles by Ben Smith
Tiger Woods looks like he's gearing up for a busy few weeks ahead of the 150th Open at St. Andrews.
PGA Tour pro Seamus Power doesn't quite know how to react to his super fan at the Travelers Championship.
DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley hits out at "fiction" being spread about LIV Golf situation.
LIV Golf player Martin Kaymer outlines his thoughts after the DP World Tour fined and suspended players.
A golf pro is facing "a long prison sentence" after being convicted of fraud at Royal Winchester Golf Club in Hampshire.
Rory McIlroy reflected on his 12th hole nightmare at TPC River Highlands during the second round of the Travelers Championship.
Jason Kokrak was disqualified from the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour at TPC River Highlands.
Xander Schauffele moved into a strong position at the Travelers Championship after Rory McIlroy struggled.
Rory McIlroy made a quadruple bogey for the sixth time in his PGA Tour career at the Travelers Championship. 
Emma Talley was left distraught after a freak accident led to her having to putt with a wedge at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Sungjae Im has taken to social media after rumours began spreading he was ditching the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf.
According to reports, the DP World Tour sanctions imposed will double per event played by the LIV Golf rebels.
Justin Thomas responded to golf stat man Justin Ray on social media with a little dig at LIV Golf player Kevin Na.
Four-time PGA Tour winner Max Homa has leapt to the defence of outspoken Rory McIlroy. 
Hilarious graphic shows just what a ridiculous line Rory McIlroy took off the ninth tee at TPC River Highlands.
Sir Nick Faldo has blasted "the ridiculous times we are in" as you don't have to be an elite golfer to make a fortune. 
The LIV Golf players will be banned from playing the forthcoming Scottish Open, according to reports.
Rory McIlroy raced into the early lead at the Travelers Championship with a stunning opening round at TPC River Highlands.
PGA Tour pro Xander Schauffele has revealed why he has so far turned down the advances of LIV Golf.
Paige Spiranac has been speaking about what happened when Phil Mickelson blocked her on social media.
LIV Golf player Talor Gooch posts an interesting response to the PGA Tour's changes announced by tour boss Jay Monahan.
Brooks Koepka has decided to turn his back on the PGA Tour in favour of LIV Golf, prompting an interesting reaction from golf fans.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has outlined these changes in the wake of the LIV Golf threat.
Sungjae Im has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship, sparking rumours he will defect to LIV Golf.
Scottie Scheffler says he's compensated well enough as Brooks Koepka leaves the PGA Tour and defects to LIV Golf.