McDowell To Head To US Open Pleased To Part Of The Pebble Beach Lore

Despite being battered and bruised by Bethpage Park, Graeme McDowell returns in a month Pebble Beach for the 2019 US Open buoyed by his four-round showing in the PGA Championship. McDowell ended his first Major of the year with four birdies but also a similar number of bogeys for a final day 70 and top-40 finish on the ultra-tough Bethpage Park course on New York’s Long Island. ‘G Mac’ had birdied three of his opening five holes before the Black course jumped-up to bite him on the inward half. “My ...

McIlroy Sounds His Bathpage Park Pride Posting PGA Last Day 69.

Rory McIlroy had good reason to sound his pride in finally managing to break par on the last day of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park. McIlroy grabbed three birdies and one less bogey in a one-under par 69 for a then clubhouse share 13th place at one-over par on the brutal Black course on New York’s Long Island. It is McIlroy’s best PGA finish in five years since capturing his last of four Majors with victory in the same event in 2014 at Valhalla in Kentucky. McIlroy continued to show his ...

Koepka Ready To Upstge Woods, Jack, Arnie, Ben & Walter With Repeat PGA Triumph.

Should Brooks Koepka capture this year’s PGA Championship the American will achieve something that neither Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan or Walter Hagen managed in their own illusrtrious careers. If Koepka does win on the Black Course at Bethpage Park he would not only capture a second straight PGA Championship but it means the 29-year old would have won back-to-back US Open titles (2017-18), as well. Tiger won back-to-back PGA titles in 2006 and 2007 and while he also ...

Fowler Finds Neither Tiger Or Koepka Intimidating – It’s More About Respect.

Rickie Fowler heads into the final round of the PGA Championship now looking to next month’s US Open for a hopeful breakthrough maiden Major Championship. Fowler with earlier scores of a pair of 69s added a third round 71 to be at one-under par after three days on the Black Course at Bethpage Park. The American’s third day was a mix of two birdies and three bogeys. This week’s PGA is Fowler’s 38th apperance in a Major with his best finishes being back-to-back T2nds in the ...

McIlroy Finally Gets Into The Red On The Black Course At Bethpage Park

Rory McIlroy finally got himself into the red on the famed Black Course at Bethpage Park after a third round 69 at the PGA Championship on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy was in the clubhouse nearly 90-minutes before tearaway leader Brooks Koepka had made his way to the first tee on day three of the PGA Championship. McIlroy’s 69 was his lowest score of the three rounds in the year’s second Major that got him back to two-over in total. Unlike the horror start to this second round, McIlroy got ...

Spieth Emerges From The Golfing Darkness At Bethpage Black

It has been far too long since the name ‘Jordan Spieth’ appeared so high-up on the leader board in a Major Championship. The three-time Major winning Spieth looks to have finally emerged from a downturn in his game to produce rounds of 69 and 66 to be the early clubhouse leader on day two of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park. Speith went out in the year’s second Major, and the one Major he needs to win to become the sixth member of golf’s ‘Grand Slam Club’, ...

Bethpage Takes Big Bite Out Of Tiger’s Return

Tiger Woods returned to competition for a first time since capturing a 15th Major at Augusta National only to stumble his way to a two-over par 72 on the opening day of the PGA Championship. The Black course at Bethpage Park greeted Woods when he posted a double-bogey ‘6’ and while Woods eagled his 13th to get back to one-under, he then dropped three shots over his closing five holes. Nine years ago, Woods had produced an opening 67 on a same par-70 layout and was never headed in capturing ...