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Padraig Harrington now agrees Seamus Power to be his Rio Games team mate.  (Photo - www.golfbymiss.com)

Padraig Harrington Confirms With Dunne Missing French Cut His Rio Partner Is Seamus Power.

Padraig Harrington agrees Web.com Tour-based Seamus Power will now be his Olympic Games team-mate. The Ireland men’s team will not be confirmed officially to July 11th but after Greystone’s Paul Dunne missed the French Open halfway cut Harrington and Power are assured of representing Ireland. As well, Dunne is not contesting next week’s Scottish Open and thus denying the 24-year a last ditch effort at Castle Stuart near Inverness to go ahead of Power. “I would say with Paul unfortunately ...
Graeme McDowell says he was not in a right place mentally in missing 100th French Open cut.

McDowell Says Missing 100th French Open Cut Could Be Kick In The Arse He Needed.

Double French Open winner Graeme McDowell intends spending this weekend at Royal Troon after missing the cut with rounds of 80 and 73 for an 11-over par tally and suggesting sitting out the weekend rounds in France could be a kick in the arse he needed. McDowell’s opening round was totally out of character and with the Northern Irishman suggesting what was at the heart of a round that included one birdie but six bogeys and two double bogeys. “I had some stuff on my mind on Thursday that I ...
World No. 4 Rory McIlroy says it's about time Royal Troon allow women members.

McIlroy Declares ‘About Time’ As Royal Troon Vote To Allow Women Members.

Four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy declared it ‘about time’ after Royal Troon Golf Club, and venue for next fortnight’s Open Championship, voted to allow women members. The club’s male members voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing women members and now leaving fellow Scottish club Muirfield as the only club to have hosted golf’s oldest major and not allowing women to become members. The vote took place at a Special General Meeting of Royal Troon Golf Club this ...
Tiger Woods lifts the Claret Jug for a first time and winning by a massive eight shots in 2000 at St. Andrews.

Tiger Woods Out & Aussie Marcus Fraser Into 145th Open Championship.

Tiger Woods has advised officials that he will not contest next fortnight’s Open Championship at Royal Troon. The 14-time Major winning Woods place has been taken by Aussie Marcus Fraser who was on the reserve list into golf’s oldest Major. News that Wood will not tee up at Royal Troon comes as no surprise given the 40-year old Woods has not competed in almost 11 months since finishing 10th in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship. Also Woods has offered no timetable on a possible ...
World No. 4 Rory McIlroy says it's about time Royal Troon allow women members.

McIlroy’s Work In Progress Swing Sends Him To Share 100th French Open Second Day Lead.

Rory McIlroy sounded a clear warning to his rivals drawing on a ‘work in progress’ swing and muscle his way to a share of the lead on day two of  the 100th French Open near Versailles. The four-time Major winner was in a class of his own, and despite finding water down the 18th for a second day in succession, posted a five under par 66 for a similar 36-hole tally on the National course. The World No. 4 and reigning Irish Open winner shares the lead with four others including Korean ...
Alligator over the fence at Hideaway GG, Florida

Florida Alligator Gives New Meaning To … Over The Fence Is Out-Of-Bounds. (Video)

A Florida alligator has given new meaning to the golfing terms … ‘Over the fence is out-of-bounds’. It could be a case of ‘I don’t want to be a member of this course any longer’ or the gator could have taken exception to his playing partners. And there’s the scenario the gator could have gotten a better offer. Anyway check out this video taken of an alligator ‘legging it’ over the fence at the Hideaway Country Club course in Fort Myers.
Paul Dunne proudly holds aloft a magnum of Moet and Chandon for the second ace of his pro career. (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Second Ace, New Tour Record & Magnum Of Champers Fails To Lift Dunne’s French Open Spirits.

Not even a Tour record for the quickest pair of aces by a rookie could lessen Paul Dunne’s disappointment in missing the cut in the 100th French Open. Dunne holed out with a 4-iron at the eighth hole in an eventual round of a 78 for a shock seven over par tally and just three days after finishing top of the class for a second year running at an Open Championship qualifier at Woburn. The ace was Dunne’s second on Tour after holing out at the 15th hole at Kingsbarns and in the first round as a ...