The joys of covering international golf.
After a nightmare journey from Edinburgh to Philadelphia and what should have been onto Cleveland, here we are sitting in Philadelphia Airport.
And having seen the sun go down last night we are back so early to the airport that we get to see the sunrise this morning before heading to Akron, Ohion and this week’s WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.
Triple Major winning Rory McIlroy surprised many when he teed-up at Gleneagles for his first look at the PGA Centenary course in six years.
McIlroy arrived at the Ryder Cup host venue carrying his latest trophy – the famed Claret Jug – following his stunning two-shot success in last Sunday’s concluding Open Championship.
It was the 25-year old’s first look at the Jack Nicklaus designed course since he competed in the 2008 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and his ...
England’s David Horsey shot a second round 68 for a two stroke lead at the halfway stage in the Russian Open near Moscow.
Horsey, 29 dropped two shots in his first four holes but then birdied four of his closing six holes to move to 11-under par on the Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club course.
The double European Tour winner and Callaway staff player, and just one of three players inside the world’s top-200 competing in the Russian capital, is clear of Belgium rookie Thomas Pieters who added a similar ...
Four days after Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the one of only three players under the age of 26 to hold three Majors and the ‘Golden Bear’ declared he likes McIlroy’s ‘swagger’.
Nicklaus hosted an international conference calll and not surprisingly the 18-time Major winner was asked his reaction to McIlroy’s Open Championship triumph.
“I think he’s going to win a lot of major championships,” said Nicklaus.
“I like his swagger ...
England’s David Horsey shot a seven under par 65 for a one shot lead on day one of the Russian Open in Moscow.
Horsey birdied four of his closing six holes to break clear of the Scotland-born duo of Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford sharing second place on six under par.
A further nine places share fourth place at five under par including 22-year old Belgium-born rookie Thomas Pieters and managed by the same company who look after the affairs of 14-time Major winning Tiger Woods.
Horsey teed-up ...
Fifteen former champions will compete in the 96th PGA Championship being staged from Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
They include defending champion Jason Dufner, Rory McIlroy (2012 PGA Champion and 2014 Open Champion), Keegan Bradley (2011), Martin Kaymer (2010 PGA Champion and 2014 U.S. Open Champion), Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007) and Phil Mickelson (2005). Others who have committed include 2014 Masters Champion Bubba Watson as well as world No. 1 Adam Scott.
Rory McIlroy’s historic Open Championship glory naturally commanded the leading sports news in newspapers across Great Britain and Ireland.
As well, leading USA newspapers reported on McIlroy’s brilliant two-shot success at Royal Liverpool.
And Australian, Asian and other areas of world gave the Northern Irishman’s third Major Championship rightful coverage.
Here is a selection of UK newspapers and worldwide headlines resulting from McIlroy’s victory.
Rory McIlroy ...