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Robert Burns legendary Tam O'Shanter fleeing the Auld Kirk with 'Cutty Sark' close on his tale.

Tam O’Shanter Golf Club, New York – Scottish By Name & Long Island In Fame.

Each day we have been heading to the Barclays Championship we have driven past a wonderful-looking golf course named Tam O’Shanter Golf Club. Of course, living in Scotland Tam O’Shanter is a Scottish legend that was turned into a narrative poem in 1791 by legendary poet Robert Burns. In the original tale, after a long day at market Tam O’Shanter, and a farmer from Carrick stays drinking until near the witching hour (the hour between night and day). As he rides his mare home, his ...

Grandover Resort, North Carolina – A Unique Pair Of David Graham Designed Gems.

After the pleasure of tackling the West Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina I thought to myself of an opening line to a feature story on the courses. The Grandover Resort and Conference Centre, to give it’s proper name, is located just a short distance from Sedgefield Golf Club and home to the Wyndham Championship.  As it so happened the Media Car Park is located overlooking the resort. Soon after boarding the shuttle bus to the Media Centre we drove past, as we had ...
Russell Knox round 2 (3)

Knox Reveals Calls From Clarke & Poulter But Says ‘No’ To Contesting Wyndham C’ship.

Bethpage Park, NY … Scotland’s Russell Knox is hopeful his goal of a Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ pick has not been spoilt after revealing he turned down Darren Clarke’s suggestion to contest last week’s Wydnham Championship. It has come to light the European Ryder Cup captain along with vice-captain Ian Poulter phoned Knox suggesting he could lock-in an automatic qualifying place by teeing-up in North Carolina. There were many observers who shared Clarke’s belief given Knox was just ...
World No. 1 Jason Day still very much in contention after two rounds of the Barclays Championship.

Jason Day Starts Thinking Bethpage Course Record But One Poor Tee Shot Spoils That.

When World No. 1 and defending champion Jason Day five of his opening seven holes he admitted he began thinking of the Bethpage Park Black course record. However after a poor tee shot at the par three eighth hole that all changed where he missed the green some 40 yards left of the flag. Day walked off with a bogey and then was in more trouble down the left side of the par four ninth hole when he tee shot landed in a ‘native vegetation’ area, and leaving him little option other than to ...
Patrick Reed breaks two shots clear of his rivals on day two of the Barclays.  (Photo - www.pgatour.com)

Patrick Reed Inches Closer To Banking Barclays Top Prize.

Bethpage Park, NY … Patrick Reed inched closer to banking the Barclays Championship first prize cheque on day two of the first of the FedEx Play-Off Series at Bethpage Park Black. The American went into the round sharing the overnight lead on five under par and after seven holes had raced to nine under par in the hot and humid conditions. However a bogey at eight checked the Texan’s progress ahead of getting back to nine under with a birdie at 13 but ending his round bogey, birdie and ...
McIlroy in discussion with Phil Kenyon after his first round of 71.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

McIlroy Reveals He’s Prepared To Wait Eight Months Till 2017 Masters To Get His Putting Sorted.

Bethpage Park, NY …. Rory McIlroy revealed he’s prepared to wait eight months and to next year’s Masters to sort out the biggest problem in his game and that’s the shortest club in his bag. McIlroy turned around an indifferent opening Barclays Championship effort with a second day two under par 69 in continuing hot and humid conditions at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. The four-time Major winner had moved to within one shot of the overnight on the back of four birdies in ...
Jason Day set to return to Australia after a two year break to not only contest the Australian Open but also help defend the World Cup.

World Cup Teams Finalised – Six Major Champions, 27 Olympians, 18 Ryder/Presidents Cup Stars Heading Down Under.

Bethpage Park, NY … Tournament officials today announced a final field whose diverse accomplishments, backgrounds and native countries will make up the 28 two-man teams which will descend on Melbourne, Australia, to represent their countries in the World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath Golf Club from November 23-27. The field includes: Six major championship winners 27 Olympians 18 past participants of either The Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup 2 sets of brothers 4 players in the top ...