All Stories

Big-Hitting Hend Takes To BMW International Open Fast Lane

Big-hitting Aussie Scott Hend took to the fast lane in posting a sizzling 67 in more windy conditions at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the BMW International Open. Hend, who has won 14 times in his pro career and including two victories on the European Tour, sits atop of a congested leaderboard after recording the joint-lowest round of the week to get to six under par, a shot clear of Qualifying School graduates Nico Geyger of Chile and Sweden’s Henric Sturehed. “It’s ...

Knox Celebrates A Belated Birthday Blowing Out The Candles On A Travelers 64.

TPC River Highlands, CT … Former champ Russell Knox celebrated a belated birthday with a blistering 64 on day two of the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Connecticut. Knox failed to blow-out the candles in not managing a single birdie in turning 33 on Thursday and signing for a shock three-over 73. But the 2016 Travelers winner lit-up the TPC River Highlands course on day two of the $US 7m event with seven birdies and jump over 100 places and head to the clubhouse sharing 30th place on three-under ...

Harrington Shoots Travelers 66 But It’s All About Three Up-Coming Weeks Of Links Golf.

TPC River Highlands, CT … For a second year running Padraig Harrington signed off a 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. At the end of the round, Harrington trailed three shots behind the fellow Open Champions winning pair of Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson. Rory McIlroy, also an Open winner, shot ...

McIlroy Shrugs Off Any Shinnecock Hangover With Travelers Back-To-Back 64s..

TPC River Highlands, CT … Rory McIlroy brilliantly shrugged off any Shinnecock Hills hangover with a Travelers Championship first round 64 that was 16 shots fewer than last week’s U.S. Open opening nightmare. In fact, it was also the second straight 64 as McIlroy had signed-off in the event a year ago also with a six-under 64 on the TPC River Highlands course. McIlroy, however, did look headed to tie fellow Open Champions Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson in the lead with a seven-under ...

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  ...