Lowry Regroups From Poor Second Day Start To Lead Abu Dhabi Field By One

Shane Lowry dug deep to regroup and lead by one shot heading to the closing two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Lowry produced a second day two-under par 70 for a 12-under par tally on the National course in the UAE capital. The Offlay golfer’s game was not as pretty or razor-sharp as his career-equalling opening day low of 62 but at the end of the second day of his first event of the New Year Lowry still has his 31-year old nose in front. Lowry bogeyed his second and third holes but ...

McIlroy Confirms In Joining Woods At Farmers Insurance Open

Rory McIlroy will break PGA Tour new ground for a second event running with confirmation he will contest next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California. McIlroy will join Tiger Woods in the Euro 6.23m event again being held on the clifftop course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. McIlroy kick-started his 2019 season a fortnight ago teeing-up also for a first occasion in his career at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. And now the 29-year old has confirmed for the Farmers Insurance ...

Harrington Looks To Quickly Stamp His Ryder Cup Captaincy Mark

New European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington has been in the job less than a day and already he is looking to stamp his mark on the 2020 showdown by reducing his number of ‘wildcard’ picks. Harrington, and as widely predicted, was handed the Whistling Straits captaincy reins earlier this week to remarkably become the third Irishman in the four Ryder Cups to lead Europe. And if Harrington gets his way, and the Dubliner will, he will not be taking four ‘wildcard’ picks to the shores of ...

Harrington Honoured To Be Third Irishman In Four Ryder Cups To Lead Europe

Padraig Harrington has been named as the European Captain for The 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25 – 27, 2020, making it three Irish captains from the last four Ryder Cups. The three-time Major Champion has a storied Ryder Cup career, having represented Europe six times as a player – including being part of four triumphs – while latterly he has brought his extensive experience to the role of Vice-Captain in the past three editions of the biennial contest. The ...

Lawrie To Make His Senior Open Debut At Royal Lytham & St. Annes

Paul Lawrie ushered in the next chapter of his career after turning 50 on New Year’s Day and is turning his attention towards an exciting future as a senior golfer. The Scotsman, who famously won The Open on home soil at Carnoustie in 1999, is planning on playing on both the European Tour and Staysure Tour in 2019, with a trip to Royal Lytham & St Annes for The Senior Open Presented by Rolex high on his list of priorities. The Senior Open Presented by Rolex returns to Royal Lytham & St ...

Harrington Will Become Third Irish-Born European Captain In Four Ryder Cups.

Padraig Harrington will tomorrow (1pm UK time) be named as European Team captain and just weeks ahead of Steve Stricker being handed the USA Team reins for the Ryder Cup being held from 25th to 27th September, 2020 at Whistling Straits. Harrington will become the third Irish-born European Captain in the past four Ryder Cup’s after Paul McGinley captained the victorious 2014 European Team at Gleneagles and with Darren Clarke captaining hapless 2016 side that lost at Hazeltine. The 47-year old Dubliner ...

McIlroy Again Starts New Year Snatching Defeat From Jaws Of Sentry TOC Victory.

Rory McIlroy said it had been a ‘postive’ week but once again there’s no hiding he’s began the New Year just as he had commenced and also ended 2018 by snatching defeat from the jaws of Sentry Tournament of Champions victory. McIlroy’s decision for a first time in his 12-year pro career to abandon the European Tour in favour of commencing 2019 in Hawaii ended with a very distant share of fourth place at Kapalua. American Xander Schauffele cut a victory swath through the ...