McIlroy’s Putting As Miserable As The Philly Weather

Philadelphia, PA ……. Rory McIlroy’s putting was about as miserable as the weather as he played yet another Tour supporting role and this time in the rain-affected BMW Championship in Philadelphia. McIlroy saw hopes of a second Tour victory sink with a final round 68 for an 18-under par tally for fifth place on the very water-logged Aronimink course. Fellow PGA Champion, Keegan Bradley ended a six-year winless drought sealing victory at the first extra play-off. Bradley, 32 denied England’s ...

Furyk Picks Finau But It’s His USA Team Members Who Wanted Tony In The Team.

Philadelphia, PA … The official PGA of America press release says it was Captain Jim Furyk who chose Tony Finau as his final USA Team ‘wildcard’ pick. Finau was on board a flight home from the BMW Championship and to his residence in Salt Lake City when news came through he’d been chosen by Furyk to make his Ryder Cup debut later this month in France. But it not entirely Furyk’s choice No, it was members of Furyk’s team who lobbied for Finau to be in the side and ...

McIlroy Could Roar The Loudest In France Suggests Woods.

Newton Square, PA …. Rory McIlroy could roar the loudest later this month in the Ryder Cup says Tiger Woods. The McIlroy and Woods friendship will be put aside when the duo tee-up in Versailles but with under three weeks to the much-anticipated showdown Woods has spoken kindly of McIlroy’s game. Woods and McIlroy got together for a 9-hole practice round last Tuesday in the now seriously rain-affected BMW Championship in suburban Philadelphia. And Woods said he saw enough in the nine ...

Spieth Staring A Five-Figure Tour Fine Should BMW Be Reduced To 54-Holes

Newtown Square, PA … In a bizarre scenario, three-time Major winning Jordan Spieth is staring at a five-figure PGA Tour fine should the final round of the BMW Championship be washed-out in suburban Philadelphia. And to make matters worst for the Texan he could still be fined if the event goes it’s full 72-hole distance. Any thought of a start to Sunday’s final round in the $US 9m event was dampened at 2pm local time with steady rain still falling on the host Arnomink course. Rain ...

Knox Calls For Changes To European Ryder Cup Selection Process

Philadelphia, PA … Top Scot Russell Knox has called for changes to the European Ryder Cup team selection process. For a second Ryder Cup in succession, Knox has fallen just short of qualifying for a first European Tour and after also having won a tournament, or two events in the case of the 2016 selection process, and not been affored a ‘wildcard’ pick. European Team captain, Thomas Bjorn over-looked in-form players, such as Rafael Cabrera-Bello, triple Tour winning Matt Wallace ...

Woods Backs Nike’s Kaepernick ‘Face Of Nike’ Publicity Campaign … “It’s A Beautiful Spot”.

Philadelphia, PA …. Tiger Woods has joined fellow Nike-sponsored sports stars in defending the  ‘Face of Nike’ advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarter-back, Colin Kaepernick. The $35billion sporting giant chose Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the playing of the USA national anthem as a protest against racism, as one of the faces for advertisements commemorating the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan. However, videos of Nike shoes being ...

McIlroy Struggles With The Putter Posting A 69 In Philly.

Philadelphia … Rory McIlroy again struggled with the putter to slip from a first day share of the lead and be trailing four shots behind heading to the weekend rounds of the BMW Championship in Philadelphia. McIlroy managed just three birdies, and seven less than a day earlier, in a round of a one-under par 69 to drop back into a share of seventh place at nine-under on the Aronimink course. Xander Schauffele boosted hopes not only of defending next fortnight’s Tour Championship crown but ...