McIlroy Turns Down Irish Open & Officially Now In Favour Of Scottish Open

What has been known since the start of the year has been nearly confirmed nearly  six months on by the European Tour. Rory McIlroy will contest this year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club to the east of Edinburgh being held from July 1th to 14th, 2019. The news will now impress Irish Open host Paul McGinley but then McIlroy decision to again compete in Scotland is all about being tournament sharp for the following week’s 148th Open Championship  a ...

Lowry Rewarded With Pebble Beach & Royal Portrush Tee Times

Shane Lowry’s star is clearly on the rise and a first reward being a start in next month’s US Open at famed Pebble Beach after his gutsy top-10 showing in last week’s PGA Championship. A second reward materialises this Sunday night with Lowry to be officially exempt into July’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush by virtue of being inside the world’s top-50. The new World No. 39 ranked Lowry has climbed to a highest world ranking in some three years on the back of sharing eighth place with ...

McIlroy Draws On Pride But There’s No Disguising A Horror Bethpage Starting Second Round.

Rory McIlroy’s dented pride helped in birding four of his closing six holes but there was no disguising his horrors on the second day of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy painfully celebrated the second day of his first major as a 30-year old with two contrasting nine holes in a sad score of a one-over par 71 for a three-over par tally. The four-time Major winner efforts to bridge a nine-shot deficit on defending champ, Brooks Koepka began with McIlroy ...

Horror McIlroy Start To Bethpage Park PGA Second Round.

Rory McIlroy’s efforts to bridge a nine-shot deficit on defending champ, Brooks Koepka was off to a horror start when he posted a first hole double-bogey ‘6’ and a second hole bogey ‘5’ to commence his second round at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy, and starting his round from the 502-yard par-4 10th tee, sent his drive well right into knee-high rough from where his second shot veered way left into similar knee-high rough. There was plent deliberation ...

McDowell Doesn’t Need A Royal Portrush Gorilla On His Back

Graeme McDowell more than welcomes the ‘hope you make it into The Open’ comments but then the Portrush native is fully aware what he needs to do to qualify for golf’s oldest major. McDowell got one ‘gorilla’ off his back earlier this year in securing PGA Tour full membership to end of 2021 with victory in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in March. Ahead for the G Mac is a goal of locking-in a tee-time In July at the 148th Open Championship. There is still a number of ...

McIlroy’s Bethpage Park Anguish In Waiting 18 Holes For A First & Only Birdie.

Rory McIlroy’s first round in his 30s was much as painful as his last scoring effort as a 29-year old on day one of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy went without a birdie till the very last hole in posting a disappointing two-over par 72  leaving him trailing a massive nine shots behind defending PGA champ, Brooks Koepka who smashed the course record with a bogey-free 63. New Zealand’s Danny Lee also showed there is a very low score ...

G Mac Takes A Liking To US Open-Like Bethpage Park PGA Set-Up

Graeme McDowell found a US Open-like course set-up much to his liking in posting a level par 70 on the opening day of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park. McDowell was in the clubhouse with three birdies and an equal number of bogeys minutes before defending champ, Brooks Koepka made a mockery of the Black Course ‘warning sign’ in storming to a four-shot lead with a seven-under par 63. Koepka, and with Portrush caddy, Ricky Elliott continuing to call the shots, became the first player on the ...