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Irish PM Enda Kenny presenting 2013 Irish Open winner Paul Casey with the trophy.  (Photo - www.golffile.ie)

Paul McGinley Singles Out Irish Prime Minister For Special Praise.

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says he’s been inundated with congratulatory messages in the days since leading Europe to victory at Gleneagles. While McGinley would not go to lengths in mentioning  those who have been in contact the Dubliner did single out Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, who the Dubliner singled out for special praise. Kenny had been due to attend McGinley’s announcement earlier this year of his first two vice-captains in Sam Torrance and Des ...
Paul McGinley gets emotional in watching Ryder Cup highlights with his 14-year old son.  (Photo - www.golffile.ie)

McGinley Gets Emotional Watching Gleneagles Video Highlights With His Son.

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley confessed it was not till late Monday afternoon it finally sunk in he had steered Europe to success at Gleneagles. McGinley was at home with his family when his 14-year old son, Killian began calling his father to watch a 30-minute TV highlight package of the events a day prior. There was no tears and just pride in achieving what McGinley had dreamed of seven years earlier in leading the first of two triumphant Seve Trophy sides. “I just didn’t have ...
Rory McIlroy clueless how he ended up topless wearing just a crimson coloured wig and mini kilt in celebrating the Ryder Cup victory

McIlroy Clueless How He Ended Up Topless Wearing A Mini Kilt.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was still clueless three days on how he wound up topless wearing a mini kilt on the night of the European Ryder Cup victory celebrations. Photos of McIlroy also donning a long-haired crimson coloured wig, and with Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher holding a beer and his arm around McIlroy, will be one of the lasting snaps in the aftermath of Europe’s all-conquering five-point Gleneagles triumph. However as the four-time Major winner wound up his practice for today’s commencing ...
Luke Joy, the winner of the ASCORP GOLF CITIZEN Abu Dhabi Open, with Khalfan Al Kaabi, a Board member of the Emirates Golf Federation, Mohamed Juma Buamaim, chairman of the MENA Golf Tour, and 
Paul Booth, Director of Club Operations at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

Double Joy For Luke Joy In Winning Second MENA Tour Titles In Three Events.

There was double Jory for England’s Luke Joy who overturned a three-shot deficit with a final round 68 to win the MENA Golf Tour’s ASCORP GOLF CITIZEN Abu Dhabi Open at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Joy captured his second Tour event in starts courtesy of an eagle on the second hole in hot and humid conditions, ended on 11-under-par for the week, edging out compatriot and overnight leader Ross McGowan by one shot with Zane Scotland, also of England, and Tyler Hogarty ...
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Darren Clarke 2016 Ryder Cup European Captaincy Vote Grows.

The likelihood of Darren Clarke leading Europe into competition at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine continues to grow. Three of last week’s winning team in Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and now Martin Kaymer believe Clarke is worthy of the European Team captaincy. Clarke has five Ryder Cup’s including being on the winning side in 1997, 2002, 2004 and 2006.  He was a vice captain in 2010 under Colin Montgomerie and also a vice captain two years ago to Jose Maria Olazabal. However he was overlooked ...
David Howell ends seven-year winless drought with 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links victory and now he's first out in this year's Open Championship.  (Photo - Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Neck Injury Could Sideline David Howell From Alfred Dunhill Links Defence.

“It could be the shortest defence in Tour history,” said David Howell who is struggling with a neck injury heading into his defence of this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Howell is fighting a race against time to be fit to take him alongside movie star heart throb Hugh Grant in teeing off tomorrow at Carnoustie and one of three courses again playing host to the $5m event. “I undertook commentary last week, didn’t hit a ball for eight days and came into this ...
Rory McIlroy looking to end his best ever season with further success over his remaining six 2014 tournaments.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

McIlroy Now Targets 1st Dunhill Win, 2nd WGC Title, 2nd Euro No.1 & Repeat Australian Open Success.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy gets back to work at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the first of seven events to end his most successful season. McIlroy will team with his father, Gerry who turns 55 on Sunday, before taking a well-earned  week fortnight’s break from competition. Seven years ago McIlroy stood at the back of the 18th green at St. Andrews watching Scotland’s Paul Lawrie standing over a birdie putt on the final day of the 2007 Alfred Dunhill Links. “If ...