Harrington Takes A Travelers Day One Route 66 For Second Year Running.

TPC River Highlands, CT … For a second year running Padraig Harrington took to Route 66 on day one of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Harrington didn’t drop a shot with two birdies on each half for his four-under par tally and head to well-deserved lunch sharing sixth place early on in the $US 7m event. It was Harrington’s lowest PGA Tour starting score since a similar 66 in the event a year ago. It left the three-Major winner trailed four shots behind fellow Open Champion, Zach ...

Ogilvy’s Special Tribute To Peter Thomson – From A Fellow Victoria GC Member To Australia’s Greatest Golfer.

Bernie McGuire, TPC River Highlands, CT. Geoff Ogilvy grew-up and honed his U.S. Open winning game at the same golf club in Melbourne that Peter Thomson was a member. The Victoria Club is one of the courses that make-up Melbourne’s famed ‘Sandbelt’ and for a youngster born in 1977 his boyhood hero was the dashing blond-haired Greg Norman. As Ogilvy grew older and in the mid to late 1990s when he was becoming one of Austrlia’s more-talented amateurs his heroes changed and it ...

McIlroy In A Cromwell Comfort Zone After Shinnecock Hills Mental Test.

Cromwell, CT … Rory McIlroy’s reckons he’s found a Connecticut comfort zone at this Travelers Championship after the mental test he faced during last week’s U.S. Open. McIlroy tees-up in the $US 7m event as the bookies joint favourite and this despite a third straight U.S. Open flop. Though the now World No. 7 has good cause to embrace the ‘feel good’ factor on a course, around a 3-hour driven north of Shinnecock Hills, after having signed-off with a sizzling final  ...

The Physical Therapist Who Helped Deliver Brooks Koepka A Second Straight US Open Trophy

Shinnecock Hills, NY … Among those persons now double U.S. Open winning Brooks Koepka singled out for praise soon after his Shinnecock Hills victory was the person clearly responsible in getting Koepka back to the pinnacle of Major Championship golf. Earlier this year, and indeed in his very first tournament of 2018, Koepka suffered a wrist injury in contesting the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. When Koepka posted an opening score of 78 it was only those close to the Florida golfer who ...

Brooks Koepka Becomes First Golfer In 29-Years To Capture Back-To-Back U.S. Open

Shinnecock Hills, NY … Brooks Koepka has become the first golfer in 29-years to capture back-to-back US Open titles. Koepka, and despite a closing hole bogey, set-up his second straight victory in the U.S. Open with three birdies in his opening five holes to post a final round 68 and win by a shot with a one-over par tally. Koepka, 28, also becomes just the seventh player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens, was 7 over early in his second round Friday, drifting out of contention. But a spirited ...

Fowler Fully Supports Mickelson As Controversy In Hitting Moving Ball Continues.

Shinnecock Hills, NY … Rickie Fowler was Phil Mickelson’s partner during the third round of the U.S.Open when Mickelson bizarrely ran after is ball on the 13th green before proceeding to hit his ball back in the direction of the cup when it was still in motion. Mickleson was assessed a two-shot penalty under the Rules of Golf for hitting a ball while moving. Much has been said about the actions of the five-time Major winner and with many calling for Mickelson to have been disqualified ...

Shinnecock Stars Bite Their Tongue In Slamming USGA Over Pins Placements.

Shinnecock Hills, NY … Just three of 67 players on day three of the U.S. Open managed  to break par at windswept Shinnecock Hills. But while many observers were critical of the USGA over the pin placements on day three, and in particular the pin on the 15th, the stars of this year’s second Major on New York’s Long Island were reluctant to slam the USGA, as organisers of the 100th U.S. Open, over the placement of the pins for the third round. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson went into ...