Drysdale Ignites ‘Hot Start’ Day Two At Scottish Links-Like Dutch Open Host Venue

Scotland’s David Drysdale ignited a ‘hot start’ in warming to the Scottish links-like host course to be just one off the course record on day two of the 102nd Dutch Open at Bernardus. Drysdale was soaring with an eagle and six birdies in a sizzling seven-under par 65 and just five adrift of Sweden’s Kris Broberg who snatched nine birdies in and course course record of an eight-under 64 to lead by a shot on 12-under par. Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Dane Marcus Helligkilde, and ...

Rahm Considered Withdrawing From Ryder Cup While Being Overlooked As PGA Tour Player Of The Year ‘Like Fuel On His Fire’.

Look out the USA Ryder Cup team with Jon Rahm, and though hinting illness nearly had him withdraw from the Ryder Cup, declaring being overlooked as PGA Tour Player of the Year is like fuel on his fire. Rahm is lucky to be competing at this week’s Fortinet Championship, and the opening event of the 2021/22 PGA Tour season, after being struck-down by a stomach virus. The current World No. 1 didn’t sleep well on Monday night and then felt unwell on Tuesday and played just nine-holes.   He then ...

Knox Delighted With His Fortinet Championship Opener To The 2021/22 Season

Russell Knox has kick-started an 11th PGA Tour season with an impressive 69 on the opening day of the new-sponsored Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. Knox, 36, grabbed four birdies in a three-under par tally in crisp, calm and what he said were ‘tricky’ conditions on the North Course at the host Silverado Resort. It left the Scot, who was out in the morning half of the draw in the $7m event, trailing four shots behind American Chev Reavie who was in the clubhouse leading thanks ...

Seaside-Based Kearney ‘Right At Home’ On Dutch Open In-Land Links-Like Course

Dubliner Niall Kearney admitted he felt right at home after setting a new course record 65 in the heart of Holland on day one of the 102nd Dutch Open. Kearney, 33, didn’t drop a shot in a blistering seven-under par 65 in ideal conditions on the Bernardus course hosting the prestigious event for the first time. The course, located around 110 kms from Amsterdam was designed by renowned course architect Kyle Phillips who designed the famed Kingsbarns Links course close to St. Andrews and will ...

McDowell Predicting More Of The ‘Irish Magic’ At Whistling Straits

Graeme McDowell is boldy predicting more of the ‘Irish Magic’ when he joins the European Ryder Cup Team jetting-out to Wisconsin next Monday. It will be McDowell’s sixth Ryder Cup showing but a second in succession he’ll travel without his golf clubs in acting as a European Team vice-captain. McDowell’s leadership skills really came to the fore three years ago as a vice-captain under Thomas Bjorn’s victorious Versailles leadership and with McDowell almost certain to be handed the Ryder ...

Rahm Creating Tour History At Fortinet Championship, Knox Seeks Good New Season Start & Power Puts His Feet Up

World No. 1 and double Dubai Duty Free Irish Open winner Jon Rahm will create PGA Tour history in teeing-up at this week’s 2021/22 season-opening Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. The event was first played in 2007 as the Fry’s Electronic Open and was renamed a year later at the Frys.com Open and with Fortinet, a cyber security firm with total assets of over $4B, signing on for six years as the new title sponsor. Rahm is in the field and competing a week prior to making his second straight ...

Cantlay Crowned PGA Tour ‘Player Of The Year’ & Now Focusses On First Pro Team Event On Home Soil

It’s been just over a decade since newly-honoured 2020/21 PGA Tour ‘Player of the Year’ Patrick Cantlay last played in a team event on home soil. Cantlay, 29, has added the ‘Player of the Year’ title to a season proper that culminated a fortnight ago in being crowned PGA Tour No. 1 in winning the FedEx Cup title chase. In being voted by his fellow PGA Tour colleagues, Cantlay wins the Jack Nicklaus award and in a season when he won three times with victories also at the Memorial and then ...