Lowry Calls On Organisers/Sponsors To Seek An Alternate Irish Open Date

Shane Lowry reckons organisers and sponsors of next week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open desperately need to seek a new date if the event is to attract the game’s best. In the absence Rory McIlroy, Lowry finds himself the highest world-ranked Irishman heading to Lahinch. He’ll join he likes of 2017 Irish Open winner, Jon Rahm, former European No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood along with defending champ, Russell Knox in teeing-up on the famed Co. Clare course. Sadly, none of the game’s leading Americans ...

McIlroy Selfishly Ready To Win An Historic 148th Open For Himself.

Having walked down the 18th fairway at Royal Portrush late on Monday June 1st and stood in front of the largest Major Championship 18th hole grandstand I thought to myself what the noise may be like if an Irish golfer were to win the 148th Open Championship. Better still, how defeaning would it be like if that person was Rory McIlroy. I had walked all 72 holes with McIlroy at the 2014 Open at Royal Liverpool and to see close-up what the atomsphere was like was something I will long remember. McIlroy ...

Father’s Day 2010 – A Day Forever Etched Into Irish Golfing History

Father’s Day 2010 will continue to be forever remembered in the history of Irish golf. It was on this day nine years ago Graeme McDowell jubilantly embraced his father, Kenny as Ireland’s second only Major champion in capturing the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. It was a continuation of a golden period in Ireland golf and a list of achievements in an eight-year time frame that never may be repeated. McDowell’s victory along the Pacific Ocean shoreline was the fourth of nine Major Championship ...

Harrington Looking To Take Bite Out Of The Rattlesnake & Qualify For US Open

Padraig Harrington will take the unusual step of teeing-up in Canada later today (Monday) in his quest to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open in California. Harrington, 47 will be among those competing over 36-holes on two courses at the Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Canada and looking to qualify for the year’s third Major commencing on June 13th at the famed Pebble Beach course. Joining Harrington in Milton will be his 2016 Olympic Games team-mate in Seamus Power to be among just 37 ...

Knox Makes Most Of Late Memorial Call-Up

Russell Knox made the most of his late call-up into ‘Jack’s event’ in posting a four-under par 68 on the opening day of the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. The lone Scot in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted tournament raced to four-under par through seven holes and then bravely fought back from a horror 11thhole double-bogey and head to lunch sharing fifth place in the £stg 7.2m event. American Ryan Moore, 36 signed for a 65 to grab the early lead as the five-time Tour winner looks to end a near three-year ...

McIlroy A Long Way From A Nicklaus Handsake Following Memorial Opening 75.

Rory McIlroy has much work to do if he’s to be greeted late on Sunday by tournament host, Jack Nicklaus after posting a horror 75 on the opening day of the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. McIlroy managed just two birdies but sadly soured his round with a pair of double-bogeys and a bogey. The effort saw the World No. 6 head to the Muirfield Village clubhouse then sharing a lowly 68th place but within an hour slumping to outside the top-100 and a massive 10 shots behind American Ryan Moore. Moore, ...

McIlroy Prepared To Afford USGA Chance To ‘Redeem Itself’ At Pebble Beach.

Rory McIlroy is prepared to give U.S. Open organisers one last  chance in getting next fortnight’s host venue Pebble Beach correct before becoming critical of the USGA. McIlroy found himself drawn into golf’s latest controversy on the eve of the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial event being again played in Dublin, Ohio. It will be McIlroy’s eighth appearance in the event where he’s enjoyed four top-10s including fourth in 2016 and eighth a year ago. Though the ancient club-and-ball game is under ...