Padraig Harrington paying the price for a downturn in form - looking for a sponsor on the front of his golf cap.  (Photo - Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Padraig Harrington’s Troubles Mirror The Irish Economy.

We came across what at first seemed like a bizarre story – comparing the downturn in the Irish economy with the downturn in form of three-time Major winning Padraig Harrington. The article is not golf-related but focuses around the up-coming Irish budget and it was written by Dr Daragh McGreal, an economic advisor to the independent TD Stephen Donnelly, and wonderfully examines the issue of competitiveness. And the manner in which Dr.McGreal draws comparison with Harrington makes for delightful ...
Martin Kaymer on route to shooting a 65 on day two of the Deutsche Bank Championship.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Martin Kaymer Muscles His Towards Sizeable Deutsche Bank Pay Day.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer muscled his way towards a large Deutsche BI ank Championship cash pay day with a five under par 66 for a similar under par tally after two rounds on the TPC Boston course. The reigning US Open champion capped his round with a ninth hole eagle in holing a 42-foot chip shot from off the green. Kaymer also had five birdies in his round and just two bags to send the German flag up to a share of 10th place in the event sponsored by the German bank. “I played really ...
Richard's great photograph of Rory McIlroy walking down the right side of the 18th fairway at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

Rory McIlroy – Tracing His Development Back To 2005 Faldo Series In Hong Kong.

Good friend and colleague Richard Castka  has written a superb article appearing in today’s edition of the South China Morning Post tracing Rory McIlroy’s development to the city of Hong Kong during his Faldo Series days And we learn it was Richard who suggested to McIlroy he carry one of his cameras as McIlroy sought to follow Tiger Woods inside the ropes at the 2008 Dubai Desert Classic. So with thanks to Richard here is his article on McIlroy. The muscular young ...
Jordan Spieth (USA) speaking after the 3rd round at this year's WGC Accenture Matchplay Championship. (Photo - Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ie)

Jordan Spieth Confirms Competing In 2014 Australian Open – First Visit ‘Down Under’.

Ultra-talented American teenager Jordan Spieth is the latest big name to confirm participation in November’s Australian Open in Sydney. Spieth, who has never previously traveled to Australia, will join World No. 1 and defending champion, Rory McIlroy along with Australian and former Masters champion, Adam Scott competing in the event taking place from November 27th to 30th at The Ausrtralian Club. The 21-year old Dallas-born golfer confirmed his participation in the event ahead of teeing up on ...
Russell Knox and his wife, Andrea - not scared in 'letting rip' into her husband.

‘Beefier’ Russell Knox Rebounds With TPC Boston 67 Thanks To Wife’s Strong Words.

A strong talking to from his new wife has seen Russell Knox rebound from last week’s New Jersey let down and muscle his way to a share of fifth place on the opening day of the Deutsche Bank Championship just south of Boston. Knox didn’t drop a shot in posting a four under par 67 on his golfing debut in Massachusetts to end the day just four strokes behind USA Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ hopeful Ryan Palmer. Keegan Bradlay, a former PGA champ who is also next Tuesday seeking a Gleneagles pick, is ...
Ian Poulter 'reluctantly' speaks about his prospects of being afforded a Gleneagles 'wildcard'  pick.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Rory McIlroy’s Boston Efforts Overshadowed By Push For Gleneagles ‘Wildcard’ Picks.

Rory McIlroy found himself easily overshadowed on the opening day of the Deutsche Bank Championship by the efforts of some six players, four Americans and two European, vying for Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ selection. American Ryan Palmer boosted his hopes of earning a Tom Watson Gleneagles pick to end the day a two shot leader in posting an eight under par 63 on TPC Boston course and already seven shots clear of McIlroy who signed for a 70. And former PGA champion Keegan Bradley, with a round of 65 ...
Hunter Mahan believes Rory McIlroy is not like Tiger Woods when it comes to targeted players at the Ryder Cup.

Rory McIlroy Is Not Tiger Woods At Ryder Cup Says Hunter Mahan.

There’s one American-born Ryder Cup hopeful who does not believe Rory McIlroy will be the target at this year’s Ryder Cup. Hunter Mahan put himself in frame for one of Tom Watson’s three ‘wildcard’ picks with victory last week in New Jersey. But should the American be afforded a Gleneagles pick then he doesn’t see McIlroy as the European walking about Gleneagles with a target on his back. “In previous years if you beat Tiger in a match, then that was like winning two points ...