The Principal (Harrington) Sends For The Pupil (Lowry) But It’s Hugs All Round

It would never be a good thing in anyone’s life when a pupil gets called into the Principal’s Office. Such a call would likely lead to a suspension or a worse-case scenario of expulsion from the school, college or whatever. Shane Lowry remarked he got called into the Principal’s Office and instead of being handed bad news, the Principal Padraig Harrington found himself embracing the pupil or in this scenario his fellow Irishman and European Ryder Cup debutant. And for Harrington it was ...

The Postman Delivers A Simple Message To Europe’s Three Ryder Cup Rookies.

Ian ‘The Postman’ Poulter delivered a simple, straight forward message to Europe’s three rookies who will join nine  of their now team-mates heading next week to Wisconsin to defend the Ryder Cup. Poulter was handed one of three Padraig Harrington ‘wildcard’ picks that guaranteed the now 45-year-old Englishman a seventh Ryder Cup appearance. Poulter had made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004 under Bernhard Langer’s successful leadership and three years ago was just an important gog in Thomas ...

Harrington Getting Greyer By The Wentworth Round As Lowry Reveals No Game Of ‘Credit Card Roulette’.

Padraig Harrington is getting greyer and greyer by the Wentworth rounds while Shane Lowry reveals there’s been no all-Ireland evening meals this week,meaning no game of ‘Credit Card Roulette’,  as Harrington tosses-and-turns over the final make-up of his European Ryder Cup team. After two days of chopping-and-changing, Harrington is looking at the rookie duo of both Bernd Wiesberger and Shane Lowry qualifying and Lee Westwood being unceremoniously bumped-out of the nine. That’s ...

Scott Birdies The Last As He Set’s Himself Up For A First Victory On English Soil.

Aussie Adam Scott brilliantly birdied the last hole for a third day running at the BMW PGA Championship to boost his goal of a first win on English soil in his career. Scott’s third birdie in succession on the par-5 18th handed him a four-way share of third place and tied with American Billy Horschell (69), South African Christian Bezuidenhout (68) and Welshman Jamie Donaldson who eagled the last in a 69 and a day after the 2014 European Ryder Cup winning hero had bagged three eagles in round ...

Scott Has Grand Slam Support In Seeking To Be Third Aussie In 66-Years To Win At Wentworth.

Adam Scott had fellow Aussie reigning Wimbledon champ Ashleigh Barty for added moral support as he looks to become only the third Australian in 66-years to capture the European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship. Scott superbly birdied his closing two holes for a second day running in signing for a three-under par 69 for a 10-under-par tally to be lying fourth heading to the weekend rounds on the West Course at Wentworth. Thailand’s Kiradech Aphirbarnrat, who has shared the lead on day one, ...

McDowell Insisting Too Many ‘Question Marks’, Too Many ‘Variables’ Hanging Over Ryder Cup Selection

Graeme McDowell would seem to be questioning the qualifying process given so many ‘question marks’ and too many ‘variables’ are hanging over the final make-up of the European Ryder Cup Team. McDowell returned from a two-month injury absence to post a second round 69 and book himself a tee-time for the closing two rounds of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. ‘G Mac’ is one of four Padraig Harrington vice-captains but with just two rounds remaining of qualifying he’s like ...

Scott Muscles His Way To Third On The Burma Road Course

Adam Scott showed his enormous fondness for European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship in muscling his way to third place on day one at Wentworth. It had been 15-years since Scott teed-up in leafy Surrey and he found the famed ‘Burma Road’ course again to his liking with eight birdies in a seven-under par. If left the champion Australian just a shot behind the leading duo of Thailand’s Kiradech Aphribarnrat and South African Christian Bezuidenhout who posted eight-under par 64s. Aphribarnrat ...