Future Of Irish On PGA Tour At A Wyndham Championship Crossroad.

The future of Irish participation on the PGA Tour has come to a cross road at this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. And for a first time in near on a decade, Ireland is staring at just one player, and that being Rory McIlroy, will full exempt status on next year’s 2018/19 Tour. The regular 2017/18 Tour ends at this week’s in the $6m (Euro 5.3m) event being played on the Sedgefield Country Club course and with the leading 125 on the FedEx Cup standings retaining full ...

Olezen Reunited With Not One By Two Missing Sets Of Clubs & Five Missing Suitcases

Ryder Cup hopeful Thorbjorn Olesen has been reunited with not one but his two sets of missing golf clubs ahead of this week’s all-important appearance in the Nordea Masters. Olesen went onto social media to blast British Airways in misplacing two sets of golf clubs and five suitcases in a 10-day stretch in travelling to the PGA Championship in St. Louis and then in making his way to Sweden. So the comedy continues, @British_Airways have managed to now lose 5 suitcases and 2 sets of golf clubs ...

Calls For Koepka’s Caddy To Be Added To Portrush ‘Major Champions’ Welcome Sign.

There is calls now for an addition to Portrush’s sign ‘Major Golf Capital of the World’ after local-born caddy, Ricky Elliott helped steer Brooks Koepka to a third Major success. The sign welcoming golfers to Portrush bears the names – Fred Daly (Open Champion 1947), Graeme McDowell (US Open champion 2010) and Darren Clarke (2011 Open champion). Elliott, 41 remains a member of Royal Portrush and his parents, Pat and Martha reside in Portrush while his brother, Peter runs the golf shop at ...

Lowly Likens New Caddy Search Akin To Finding New Girlfriend/Wife.

Shane Lowry has likened his task of finding a new full-time caddy as akin to seeking out a girlfriend and/or future wife. Lowry’s younger brother, Alan will remain on the bag for this week’s all-important PGA Tour regular season-ending Wyndham Championship before Lowry ponders his next move in hiring a regular caddy. Strangely, Lowry has recorded some of his best results in an indifferent season 2018 with his brother on the bag for a T12th finish in the Canadian Open, T15th in the Barracuda Championship ...

Lowry Can Take Much Comfort In Strong St. Louis Showing

St. Louis, Missouri …. Shane Lowry can take further comfort he’s got what it takes to be a Major Champion after just missing out on a top-10 showing in the PGA Championship in St. Louis. Lowry was right in the thick of the final action up to the final few holes before eventually settling for a round of 70 and a then share of 12th place at eight-under par on the Bellerive course. “I’m very disappointed obviously because I had a great chance,” he said. “I even felt I had ...

McIlroy Sums-Up Season Majors As ‘Nothing Memorable’

St. Louis, Missouri … ‘Nothing Memorable’ is how Rory McIlroy summed-up his efforts in the year’s four Majors. McIlroy had been in contention for a ‘Grand Slam’ Masters triumph, missed the cut in the US Open, finished joint runner-up in The Open but hardly raised a whisper bogeying the Bellerive last in a final round 70 for a distant share of 51st place. McIlroy looked again to be simply going through the motions managing four birdies and just as many bogeys. His last round of the ...

Knox Left Lamenting 71st Hole Bellerive Double Bogey.

St. Louis, Missouri …. Russell Knox was left lamenting a penultimate double-bogey that pulled the carpet from under a possible top-20 PGA Championship finish in St. Louis. The lone Scot in the year’s final major was lying just outside the leading 20 standing on the 17th tee when his drive clipped a tree branch and dropping stone-dead and less than 100-yards off the tee. Knox and his caddy could not believe their misfortune and after having managed back-to-back birdies from 27-feet at the ...