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Why My Second & Third Irish Open’s At Mt. Juliet Were More Memorable Than The First.

My attendance at the second and third hosting of Irish Open as a member of the golfing media was clearly more memorable than my first. I first attended the Irish Open in 1993 when it was staged at Mt. Juliet for the very first time.  It was also the last to be sponsored by Carrolls. Nick Faldo make it three Irish Open win’s in a row having won back-to-back in 1991 and ’92 at Killarney, and therein lies his ‘void of emotion’ win being part the reason in not treasuring the ...

Pelley Hints What Is Needed In Extending LIV Golf Any Olive Branch

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has hinted means of a first peace offering of any kind with the ever-growing breakaway LIV Golf rebel tour. Just days out from the second LIV Golf Invitational event, and a first on US soil in Portland, Oregan, Pelley spoke on behalf of the European Tour and also the PGA Tour at a joint trans-Atlantic media conference hosted by Pelley and PGA Tour counterpart, Jay Monahan. Each was asked by myself what would need to take place if either the European Tour and/or the ...

PGA Tour To Return To A Calender Year Schedule In 2024

The PGA TOUR will return to a calendar-year schedule in 2024, one of a series of changes announced Wednesday that also includes eight tournaments with greatly enhanced purses, revised field sizes for the FedExCup Playoffs, and a reimagined fall including up to three no-cut, limited-field international events. Commissioner Jay Monahan announced the changes, made in conjunction with the Policy Board and Player Directors, in a press conference at the Travelers Championship. He also announced the changes ...

Laird Goes Low At Travelers & Bob Mac Rewarded At BMW International For ‘Working His Arse Off’.

Martin Laird produced a lowest round since his last Stateside victory with a sizzling 63 early on day one of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Laird, 39, grabbed seven birdies in a bogey-free 63 to be in the clubhouse sharing second place with American Xander Schauffele, and with the duo a shot adrift of Rory McIlroy. Laird said:  “Very happy with my round.  I putted very nicely. Got off to an average start. Pretty much flat-out chunked an 8-iron from the middle of the ...

McIlroy Brilliantly Regroups From Early Double To Be One Off The Lead At Brookline

Rory McIlroy bravely recovered from what could have been a tournament destroying double-bogey to be just one shot from the lead heading to the weekend rounds of the 122nd U.S. Open. McIlroy regrouped from his early round mishap to play the next 15 holes in three-under in his score of 69 to be back into the mix and just one shot from the lead with two rounds to play at the famed Brookline club in suburban Boston. Double major-winning Collin Morikawa and fellow American Joel Dahmen at five-under with ...

Rahm Laughs Off Blatant Golf Ball Theft On Day One Of His US Open Defence

Defending champ Jon Rahm could do nothing but laugh off the actions of two young lads who stole his golf ball playing the final hole on day of the 122th US Open at the Brookline club in Boston. Rahm signed for an opening day one-under 69 and moments after pulling his final hole tee shot into rough. Next thing we know, a young spectator grabbed Rahm’s ball and he and his mate bolted with Rahm’s golf ball. “I’m pretty sure I know who it was”, said Rahm smiling and speaking after his round.  “I ...

2022 US Open – All The Facts & All The Figures

    2011 US OPEN – Major points: Today’s starting third major of the season, the U.S. Open is one of five events in the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season that awards 600 FedExCup points to the winner: THE PLAYERS Championship (won by Cameron Smith), Masters Tournament (Scottie Scheffler), PGA Championship (Justin Thomas), U.S. Open and The Open Championship. The 2022 U.S. Open field includes 29 of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings, led by No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (No. 24 J.J. ...