Ireland-Born Trio Of Open Champions Head BMW PGA Field

The Open Championship and Ireland-born winning trio of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington head the strong list of stars to tee-up in next week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The European Tour released the full field for the fourth Rolex Series event of the season late today (Friday). The presence of of McIlroy, Lowry and Harrington in the field will be a first occasion since Lowry brilliantly captured the 148th Open Championship the Irish trio will tee-up in the same event. And ...

McIlroy Upstages Koepka To Be Named 2019 PGA Tour ‘Player Of The Year’

In a big surprise Rory McIlroy has upstaged fellow four-time Major winner and current World No.1 Brooks Koepka to be named – 2019 PGA Tour Player of the Year. McIlroy was given the vote by his fellow Tour colleagues for a third time in his career (2012, 2014, 2019) to be honoured with the Jack Nicklaus medal Sungjae Im was voted 2019 PGA Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’ and will receive the Arnold Palmer Award, renamed in 2019 as a tribute to its namesake’s influence on countless young ...

History Repeat As McIlroy Lets Slip Swiss Success Losing-Out Five-Man European Masters Play-Off.

Rory McIlroy jetted home to Florida agonising again in letting slip a first Alpine victory after losing out in a five-man play-off for the Omega European Masters title. It was very much a case of history repeating itself as McIlroy stood over a five-footer for birdie at the first extra play-off but with the World No. 2 horribly not even hitting the hole to hand success to Swede Sebastian Soderberg. Eleven years ago, it was a Frenchman Jean-Francois Luquin who denied McIlroy in walking off with the ...

McIlroy Tumbles From Alpine Summit With Sloppy Swiss Third Day Finish

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy tumbled off the Alpine summit with a sloppy bogey, bogey finish on day three of the Omega European Masters. A tired-looking McIlroy was tied for the lead with two holes to play but proceeded to drop two shots in an eventual round of a disappointing one-under par 69 and drop to a share of fifth place at 11-under par on the Crans-sur-Sierre course. Argentina’s Anders Romero superbly fought back from a fifth hole double and to be three-over for his round to then play his ...

McIlroy Climbs To A Shot From Alpine Summit With Equal Swiss Career Best Of 63

Rory McIlroy brilliantly muscled his way to just a shot from the summit after an Omega European Masters matching best of 63 on day two of the Swiss event. McIlroy was very much in a class of his own and bringing a record Crans-sur-Sierre crowd to their feet in moving to 11-under and just a shot off the lead. Malaysia’s Gavin Green, a former Asian Tour No. 1 and of Portuguese, Irish and Chinese descent, heads the field in signing a 64 to lead by a shot. McIlroy is among five players at 10-under ...

McIlroy’s Lofty Stature Struggles To Adjust To Swiss Alpine Course

Despite his lofty stature Rory McIlroy struggled at altitude in posting a ‘no frills’ 67 on the opening day of the Omega European Masters at Crans-Montana. McIlroy’s return to the Alpine course in eight years was a mix of six birdies but also half as many bogeys. The effort left the World No. 2 trailing four shots behind the leading duo of Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Austrian Matthias Schwab who signed for seven-under par 63s. Lorenzo-Vera, 34 was one-over through six holes and completed ...

McIlroy Returns To Swiss Alps Seeking One That Got Away

Eleven years on and Rory McIlroy has returned to the Omega European Masters high in the Swiss Alps looking for the one that got away. It was 2008 and McIlroy was competing on the Crans-sur-Sierre course for a first occasion, and the memories that week of lettting slip a first pro victory remain as fresh at the Alpine air. Bernie was present that day when the then World No. 172nd ranked Northern Irishman, and that’s 170 places lowly than his current ranking having moved up a place from No. 3 in ...