McGinley Striving To Contain His Excitement For McIlroy’s Players Prospects

Paul McGinley was virtually jumping out of his seat trying to contain his excitement moments after Rory McIlroy brilliantly muscled his way into a share of the lead on day two of the Players Championship. Once again, McIlroy has put himself into contention to end what is now a 53-week winless run following a spectacular second round 65 to draw level with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood on 12-under par at TPC Sawgrass. McGinley has never been one to pull punches and admire the victorious Ryder Cup captain ...

Power Muscles His Way To Players Championship Cut With Sawgrass Season Low 67

Struggling, Seamus Power superbly muscled his way to a lowest round all season with a five-under par 67 to join Rory McIlroy in playing all four rounds of the Players Championship at Ponte Vedre in Florida The West Waterford golfer leap-frogged 65 places to move into a share of 39th place at three-under and two shots inside the one-under par cut-off mark. Power is contesting the event for a first occasion and in what is the richest event he’s contested but after an opening level par ...

McIlroy Soars To Sawgrass Share Of The Lead Posting 16th Hole Eagle & 17th Hole Birdie

A stunning 16th hole eagle and 17th hole birdie sent Rory McIlroy soaring high towards a first Players Championship victory. McIlroy came from three shots off the lead with three holes to play to finish eagle, birdie and par in a round of 65 to tie victorious Ryder Cup colleague, Tommy Fleetwood (67) in the lead at 12-under par on the TPC Sawgrass course. Ian Poulter (66) made it three 2018 victorious European Ryder Cuppers in the top-three with the Englishman sharing third place two shots back on ...

Knox Upbeat Despite Ending With A Pair Of Players Bogeys

Top-Scot Russell Knox was upbeat despite bogeying his closing two holes in a score of 68 on day two of the Players Championship. Knox was tied for the lead at eight-under par standing on the famed island-green 17th when he comfortably found the green in regulation with an 8-iron but then horribly took three-putts from some 32-feet for a then first bogey of his round. The local Jacksonville resident, who went into day two sharing 35th place after an opening 70, has earlier picked-up for birdies over ...

Tiger ‘Ticked-Off’ In Taking A ‘7’ At Players Par-Three 17th.

Crowd favourite, Tiger Woods and a two-time Players winner was pretty ‘ticked’ off in taking a quadruple-bogey ‘7’ after sending two balls into the drink at the famed 17th on day two of the $12.5m event at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedre. Woods first found the water behind the green with his 121-yard tee shot and then in moving forward to the ‘drop zone, his 90-yard wedge shot rolled-off the green and also into the water. The 18-time Major winner, and now playing 5, eventually ...

More Rules Controversy As Varner 111 Slapped With Two-Shot Penalty For ‘Assembling’ Driver On Course

The pro game has experienced yet another rules controversy this new season with American Harold Varner 111 slapped with a two-stroke penalty during the opening round of the Players Championship. The infringement took place on the 11th hole and the second of his round but it was not a ‘new rules breach that has dogged the game this season. No, this is a ruling that Varner 111 did not break intentionally, but then the vast majority of those playing the game may not be aware nor known ...

McIlroy Starved Of Players Final Hole Birdie By Woman’s Lunch Bag.

Rory McIlroy was ‘starved’ of a final hole birdie after his ball came to rest against a woman’s lunch bag on route to an eventual a bogey-free 67 on day one of the Players Championship at Ponte Vedre in Florida. McIlroy’s second shot hit a sprinkler head in front of the green and cannoned-on some 40-yards beyond the flag at the par-5 ninth and the 18th hole of his round and with his ball coming to rest among spectators and up against the middle-aged woman’s plastic carry bag. The ...