Ben Smith

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Ben Smith

News Editor

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 now assumes the News Editor role, specialising 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
LIV Golf League 2023: Click here to see the entire schedule, the dates tournaments are being played and which courses they are being played at.
Tommy Fleetwood has revealed the important discussion between Ryder Cup Europe players as he beams with pride at being a playing captain at Hero Cup.
Justin Thomas was caught up in a minor rules debate during the first round of Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge on the PGA Tour.
Jon Rahm has revealed the amazing reaction from Tiger Woods after the 15-time major champion was put on the clock by officials at the 2022 Masters.
Collin Morikawa has revealed why he was annoyed at the U.S. Open over LIV Golf speculation and why it "sucks" he finished 11th again in the PIP.
Tiger Woods played off an awkward attempt at a fist bump during his appearance in the commentary booth at the Hero World Challenge.
Tiger Woods joined the broadcast halfway through the opening round of the Hero World Challenge where he admitted he realises he may not have long left.
Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald says he knows LIV Golf players like Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood know his job is "not to be political".
Viktor Hovland didn't sound too happy with what his 2023 playing schedule could look like after the PGA Tour announced changes as a result of LIV Golf.
Sergio Garcia has joined Cameron Smith in leaping to the defence of LIV Golf's Greg Norman after Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy called on him to quit.
LIV Golf star Cameron Smith was left to rue a poor opening round at the Australian Open and is in real danger of missing the cut.
Jon Rahm says PGA Tour members should be "thankful" for the emergence of LIV Golf as he defended his friend Phil Mickelson.
Justin Thomas has taken to social media to remind Jordan Spieth of a simple golf rule ahead of Tiger Woods' 2022 Hero World Challenge. 
PGA Tour superstar Max Homa has revealed why he named his son after Cameron Young and why he was gutted he didn't get swept up in the LIV Golf rumour mill.
Adam Scott offers his latest thoughts on the professional golf landscape after Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy called on LIV Golf's Greg Norman to quit.
Phil Mickelson has bitten back after Tiger Woods claimed the PGA Tour took out a massive loan to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tiger Woods certainly enjoyed watching England's Matt Fitzpatrick win the Hero Shot with a slam dunk before his PGA Tour event in the Bahamas.
Cameron Smith was filmed in a pub partying with his fans after the LIV Golf superstar sensationally won the Australian PGA Championship.
Footage has emerged of an angry exchange between two players during the club championships at Cranbourne Golf Club in Australia.
Tiger Woods has called on LIV Golf boss Greg Norman to go so the PGA Tour and the Saudi-financed league can "talk freely".
RBC have confirmed the three PGA Tour players they will sponsor after Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell and Harold Varner III joined LIV Golf.
The chief executives of the main tours and major championships will reportedly meet at The Match featuring Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to discuss LIV Golf.
LIV Golf's biggest signing Cameron Smith has revealed missing out on the World No.1 spot after his fifth victory of 2022 is "a bit of a pain".
Rory McIlroy has lifted the lid on his miserable night after missing out on the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews, paying tribute to wife Erica Stoll.
England's Dan Bradbury, 23, emerged victorious at the Joburg Open on the DP World Tour in only his third start on the circuit.