Stephen Gallacher remains the only player who can break into the automatic nine  and secure a place in this year's European Ryder Cup team. (Photo - Stuart Adams/www.golftourimages).

Stephen Gallacher Up For His Gleneagles Ryder Cup Challenge In Turin.

Stephen Gallacher is determined to show to European Team captain Paul McGinley he’s up to the task of finishing first or second in this week’s Italian Open. A top-two finish would sent the Scot into the top-nine automatic qualifiers and into McGinley’s Gleneagles side. With just this week’s Italian Open left in the 12-month long qualifying process and the player who lives the closest to Gleneagles than anyone in the European Team mix will be looking to dislodge former ...
Woody Woodbury ... and one of my favourite descriptions of golf.  (See No. 24).

The Golfing Gospel According To St. Callaway.

You’ve probably heard many of these sayings before but after an already very long season, and with still some 10 events to report on in 2014 including this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, here as a humorous sidelight is the Golfing Gospel according to St. Callaway. 1. Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. — Grantland Rice2. Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players ...
The Mile High Stadium in Denver and where Rory McIlroy will be on the Sunday night at the conclusion of next fortnight's BMW Championship.

McIlroy Confirms BMW C’Ship In Denver … “I Want To See Broncos Play The Colts”.

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will contest the closing three events in the FedEx Cup Play-Off Series. There was uncertainty if McIlroy would skip next week’s Barclays Championship in Denver however the four-time Major winner expressed extra reason in wanting to be present in the ‘Mile High City’. “I was thinking about missing Denver but I feel fine, I feel fresh and I have no problem playing a lot of golf,” he said. “So I am 90% certain I am going to be in Denver. “One of the reasons ...
Rory McIlroy and Andy Murray have now become good friends.

Rory McIlroy …. “Does Paul McGinley Go With Form Or Experience?”

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is glad he’s not in Paul McGinley’s shoes with just a week before the European Team captain announces his three Gleneagles ‘wildcard’ picks. While McGinley faces the anxiety of who to pick and who he leaves out, McIlroy was today (MON) relaxing courtside at Flushing Meadow but not watching former fiancée Caroline Wozniacki and instead cheering on  now good friend Andy Murray in his U.S. Open round encounter, and with the Scot winning in four sets. McIlroy was ...
Hunter Mahan wonders how the gleaming crystal Barclays Championship broke in half.

Hunter Mahan Bizarrely Breaks Barclays Championship Crystal Trophy In Half.

American Hunter Maham got his Barclays Championship victory off to a bizarre start in breaking in  half the gleaming crystal trophy. Soon after being handed the trophy, Mahan posed for several photos with officials, volunteers, his wife and daughter and many others. And before leaving the 18th green for his victorious press conference, Mahan posed for one last photo with David Finn of Ramsey. As he knelt next to the 21-year-old Finn, who has muscular dystrophy, Mahan set the trophy down hard on ...
Stephen Gallacher remains the only player who can break into the automatic nine  and secure a place in this year's European Ryder Cup team. (Photo - Stuart Adams/www.golftourimages).

Graeme McDowell’s Superb Sporting Gesture To Stephen Gallacher.

While Graeme McDowell has the enormous excitement tomorrow (MON) of becoming a father for the first time, he’s shown true sportsmanship in wishing Stephen Gallacher well in qualifying for the European Ryder Cup team. The European Tour confirmed late today (SUN) Gallacher needs to finish top-two in this week’s Italian Open, and the final European Team qualifying event, and if successful the current 11th place Scot will overtake the present ninth-ranked McDowell to earn a first European team cap. McDowell ...
Stuart Appleby comes within two shots of ending a four-year winless drought with a blistering final round in the Barclays Championship.

Stuart Appleby Close To A Stunning Success Close To The Big Apple.

Australia’s Stuart Appleby came within two strokes of pulling off one of the biggest upsets on the PGA Tour this season on the last day of the Barclays Championship in Paramus, New Jersey. Appleby came from 98th on the FedEx Cup points list teeing up on Thursday on the Ridgewood Country Club course to post  a sizzling final round six under par 65 to storm into the clubhouse lead on 12-under par before eventually sharing second place and two behind American Hunter Mahan. Also in second place ...