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McIlroy Hints In Later Years He Would Like To Follow Nicklaus As A Golf Course Designer.

Atlanta, GA … Rory McIlroy is only 28 years of age and still has some of his best years ahead of him as one of the game’s best professional golfers. However, the time will come one day when McIlroy will wind down his career and when he does he would love to delve into golf course design. McIlroy has managed to build a strong relationship with legendary Jack Nicklaus and helped by the fact he is a member of the Bears Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. And it has been in chatting ...

Leisham Running Near Empty After Battling 71 Day One Tour Championship.

Atlanta, GA …. Marc Leishman was glad to find the comfort of the East Lake cluhbhouse in battling his way to a one-over par 71 on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship. It left the Victorian sharing 21st place and seven shots behind American Kyle Stanley who signed for a sizzling six-under 74 in the hot and humid conditions just east of the Atlanta CBD. Leishman was running virtually on the smell of an oily rag after he superb efforts in his last two events starting with a gallant ...

Paul Casey Needs To Turn His ‘Mr. Thursday’ Tag Into A Winning ‘Mr. Sunday’ Label.

Atlanta, GA … Paul Casey has no explanation for the PGA Tour’s ‘Mr. Thursday’ tag after signing for a four-under par 66 on day one of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. Casey grabbed six birdies including birdies over his closing two holes in another impressive Play-Offs display to be sharing second place with four others, including U.S. Open champion, Brooke Koepka and two behind American Kyle Stanley who carded a six-under par 64 in the hot and ...

Price Praises Leishman But Now Worries More About Hurricane Maria Than New York Crowds.

Atlanta, GA … Presidents Cup Captain, Nick Price insists Marc Leishman’s brilliant BMW Championship will prove a huge boost for his International Team. Leishman had singled out Price’s input to his Chicago victory when returning to competition at this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta and remarking how the Zimbabwean-born Price has been like a mentor to him in recent years. Price was not on hand at Conway Farms but he was among the first to text his congratulations to the Warrnambool-born ...

Syme Shines On Pro Debut In Portugal Masters.

Rookie Scottish pro Conor Syme upstaged some of his more fancied opponents with a 68 on day one of the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura. While Marc Warren, with a four-under 67 to be just three shots from the lead led the Tartan challenge, the Drumoig-based Syme looked very sharp on his play-for-pay debut. Syme, 22 is playing on an invitation and turned pro immediately following the recent Walker Cup. The young Scot managed five birdies and dropped two shots on the testing Victoria course on the ...

Harrington Again Draws On Irish Support Day One Portugal Masters.

Defending champ Padraig Harrington again had plenty of Irish encouragement in a flawless four-under 67 on day one of the Portugal Masters. Harrington returned to the Victoria course clearly with a spring in his step and 12 months after ending an eight-year European Tour winless drought on the sun-splashed Algarve. The current World No. 158 looked refreshed after an ‘economy class’ share of 55th a week ago in the KLM Open. Harrington started his round from the 10th and picked-up three birdies ...

Rahm Looking To Be Only Spaniard Since Seve To Become European No. 1.

Atlanta, GA … European Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’ certainty Jon Rahm has set his sights on becoming only the second Spaniard after the late, great Seve Ballesteros to capture the European Tour No. 1 crown. Ballesteros won the then named ‘European Tour Order of Merit’ title on six occasions (1976 – 78, 1986, 1988 and 1991). And in the intervening 26-years no Spainard, including double Masters winning Jose Maria Olazabal or current Masters champion Sergio Garcia, ...