McDowell ‘Wildest Dream Come True’ To Lead Europe In Centenary Ryder Cup On Irish Soil

It has been 23 years and 11 Ryder Cups since a European Captain last captained a Ryder Cup on his own country’s soil and that was legendary Seve Ballesteros in 1997 at Valderrama on the Costa del Sol. And since Europe came on board in 1979 as the rival to the U.S. there have been only three other European captains to have had the honour of walking out on true ‘home’ ground as a captain. Graeme McDowell, and now that Adare Manor is to host the 100th anniversary 2027 Ryder Cup, ...

Warren Stays Atop Austrian Open As Scott Now Seek To End Six-Year Winless Run.

Marc Warren continues to carry his own clubs as the Scot looks to end a six-year winless drought in the Austrian Open near Vienna. Warren, 39 grabbed four birdies in a second round five-under 67 to into a share of fourth place at nine-under par in the joint European and Challenge Tour event. The Glaswegian,  and among a good few players without caddies under a special COVID-19 Tour ruling, heads to the weekend rounds in his first competitive event in some five months sharing fourth place with ...

Lowry ‘Soaring’ Stateside As Moynihan Overcomes ‘Horrific’ Covid-19 Test In Strong Austrian Start

Open champ Shane Lowry was soaring Stateside with a Workday Charity Open penultimate hole eagle while Gavin Moynihan celebrated a return to European Tour competition with a gutsy bogey-free display at the Austrian Open. Lowry was enduring a roller-coaster opening 12 holes of three birdies and just as many bogeys before he birdied his 15th and brilliantly holed a three-footer for an eagle ‘3’ at his 17th in a three-under par 69 on the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio. The effort handed ...

Warren Forced To Carry His Own Bag After Caddy Ruled Out & Shoots Austrian Open 66.

In a bizarre COVID-19 related scenario and Scot Marc Warren had to carry own his own golf bag on route to a round of six-under par 66 to be sharing second place on the opening day of the Austrian Open. Warren’s long-time caddy, Ken Herring was delayed in receiving the results of a mandatory pandemic test and with no other caddies available, the triple Tour winning Warren was left to carry his own clubs. The 39-year old Warren, who capped his round with a 15th hole eagle, said: “That’s about ...

Sandy Lyle Backs Move To Reschedule Ryder Cup – ‘Not My Cup Of Tea Playing Without Spectators’

Five-time Ryder Cup star Sandy Lyle has backed the decision to postpone this year’s Ryder Cup to 2021 declaring ‘it would not be my cup of tea to play without spectators’. The PGA of America and European Tour, as joint organisers of the Ryder Cup, confirmed the view of most including World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, to put back the 43rd staging of the Ryder Cup to September 2021. Lyle, and a member of the back-to-back victorious 1985 and 1987 European sides, said a first European success in ...

Scottish Golfers Last In & Now First Out In European Tour Return

It will be a day over four months since Scotland’s David Drysdale was denied victory in a play-off for the March 8th closing Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The Qatar event was the last to be staged on the European Tour since all competition was stopped as the world dealt with the Coronavirus pandemic. And to herald the return to competition in the Thursday July 9th restart to the Tour it will be 29-year old Scot Chris Robb to hit off first in the Austrian Open on the Diamond Resort course ...

The Hills Are Alive With Golfers – Austrian Open Ending Four-Month Tour Lockdown

The Irish trio of Gavin Moynihan, Niall Kearney and Robin Dawson will help herald the return to competition of the European Tour at today’s commencing Austrian Open. First it was F1 returning to racing last week in Austria and now the European Tour will get back to competition starting Thursday at the Diamond Resort course located around 35-kilometres from Vienna. It will mark four long months since Spain’s Jorge Campillo defeated Scotland’s David Drysdale on March 8th to capture the Qatar ...