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Harrington Takes A Travelers Day One Route 66 For Second Year Running.

TPC River Highlands, CT … For a second year running Padraig Harrington took to Route 66 on day one of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Harrington didn’t drop a shot with two birdies on each half for his four-under par tally and head to well-deserved lunch sharing sixth place early on in the $US 7m event. It was Harrington’s lowest PGA Tour starting score since a similar 66 in the event a year ago. It left the three-Major winner trailed four shots behind fellow Open Champion, Zach ...

Ogilvy’s Special Tribute To Peter Thomson – From A Fellow Victoria GC Member To Australia’s Greatest Golfer.

Bernie McGuire, TPC River Highlands, CT. Geoff Ogilvy grew-up and honed his U.S. Open winning game at the same golf club in Melbourne that Peter Thomson was a member. The Victoria Club is one of the courses that make-up Melbourne’s famed ‘Sandbelt’ and for a youngster born in 1977 his boyhood hero was the dashing blond-haired Greg Norman. As Ogilvy grew older and in the mid to late 1990s when he was becoming one of Austrlia’s more-talented amateurs his heroes changed and it ...

McIlroy In A Cromwell Comfort Zone After Shinnecock Hills Mental Test.

Cromwell, CT … Rory McIlroy’s reckons he’s found a Connecticut comfort zone at this Travelers Championship after the mental test he faced during last week’s U.S. Open. McIlroy tees-up in the $US 7m event as the bookies joint favourite and this despite a third straight U.S. Open flop. Though the now World No. 7 has good cause to embrace the ‘feel good’ factor on a course, around a 3-hour driven north of Shinnecock Hills, after having signed-off with a sizzling final  ...

Fleetwood Set To Jump Straight Into The BMW International Open Fast Lane

Tommy Fleetwood is set to jump straight into the  30th BMW International Open fast lane when the event tees off tomorrow at the Gut-Larcenhof course at Pulheim, Germany. The World No. 10 ended last week at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in some style after recording his best result in a Major Championship, with a final round 63 that equalled the record for the lowest round at a U.S. Open and the lowest score on the final day of a Major, to finish just one shot behind Brooks Koepka. The 27 year old ...

Mickelson Apologises For His Shinnecock Shame

Four days after one of the biggest embarrassments of his career and Phil Mickelson has apologised for his actions on day three of last week’s U.S. Open. Mickelson hardly endured himself to golf fans the world over when he purposely hit a moving ball to incur a mandatory two-stroke penalty and what followed was nothing less than a tsunami of criticism directed at the five-time Major Champion with calls he should have been disqualified or for the American to have ruled himself out of the event. What ...

Spieth Fast Forwards Video Of Open Final Day & Goes Straight To Birkdale’s 13th.

Open Champion Jordan Spieth revealed one of the first things he did in arriving back to his Dallas home after capturing the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Spieth sat down to watch video highlights of his stunning three-shot video but instead of watching what unfolded over the opening 12 holes the American went straight to the bizarre events that unfolded at the par-3 13th. The American, who was level with compatriot Matt Kuchar, sent his tee shot so far right that it landed on the official ...

Spieth Says He’s Not Expecting Carnoustie To Be Any Easier Than Shinnecock Hills.

Three-time Major winning Jordan Spieth says he’s not expecting Carnoustie, and host venue for next month’s Open Championship, to be any easier in terms of course set-up than Shinnecock Hills. Spieth, as the 2015 U.S. Open winner, crashed out of last week’s controversial U.S. Open with scores of 78 and 71 for a nine-over par total. The Texas-born Spieth will be competing in an eight Open Championship having made his debut in 2012 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. However it will be ...