The Mechanic Looking To Tighten The Bolts On Extending His ‘Oldest Tour Winner’ Record.

Spain’s evergreen Miguel Angel Jimenez, and the oldest player in the Austrian Open field at age 56 years and six months, leads the way to the weekend by two shots with scores of 68 and 65 for an 11-under par on the Diamond Resort course near Vienna. The golfer affectionately known as ‘The Mechanic’ already holds the record as the oldest Tour winner being aged 50 years, 133 days old when he won the 2014 Open de Espana and adding to efforts in landing a 34th pro career victory is Jimenez’s ...

COVID-19 Trio Struggle In Workday Charity Opener.

Fears the trio of Dylan Frittelli, Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney may unwittingly spread the Coronavirus over the four days of the Workday Charity Open have been somewhat eased as all three struggled on day one at Muirfield Village. ‘The COVID-19 Trio’ as they cheekily being referred are among six players who have tested positive in the five weeks since the PGA Tour resumed its schedule after a three-month shutdown brought on by the worldwide pandemic. They went through mandatory self-isolation ...

Lowry Reveals Harrington Texted Him To Say 2020 Ryder Cup Was Postponed.

Shane Lowry revealed he’s been kept in constant contact with Ryder Cup matters by European Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington that also included getting a text message from his fellow Irishman just moments before it became official the 2020 Ryder Cup was being rescheduled to 2021. No doubt, Harrington also texted every other European in contention to qualify for his team but it does speak highly of the strong relationship between the Open Championship winning duo. Hereunder, and as appearing ...

Dutch Ace Luiten Appropriately Leads The Way In Austria

It would seem appropriate top Dutsch golfer Joost Luiten, and the highest world ranked player in the field, should be leading the way after day one in a return to European Tour competition at the Austrian Open. Luiten also began his quest for a second Austrian Open title with a seven under par 65 for a stroke lead on the Diamond Country Club and located some 35 miles from Vienna. Both the 2020 Race to Dubai and 2020 Road to Mallorca were suspended on March 8 due the global coronavirus pandemic, with ...

Woods Ending 5-Month Absence Teeing-Up In ‘Jack’s Event’

Tiger Woods is ending a five-month competition absence to tee-up in next week’s Jack Nicklaus hosted Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Woods is a former five-time past winner of the Memorial and will be competing for a first occasion in official competiton since hosting February’s Genesis Invitational in suburban L.A. Woods did tee-up on May 24th in the Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity at his ‘home’ Medallist Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Woods went onto his 6.5m ...

Rahm Backing DeChambeau In Singling Out CBS & NBC On-Course ‘Reaction’ Footage.

Top-ranked Spaniard Jon Rahm is backing Bryson DeChambeau in singling out the practice of US-based TV networks CBS and NBC Sports in seeking ‘reaction’ footage during the course of PGA Tour events. The ‘practice’ of on-course TV cameramen focussing on the Tour’s leading golfers long after they have played a shot came to a head during last week’s coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. DeChambeau was early into his third round when after a poor shot ...

Stricker To Use 12-Month Ryder Cup Rescheduling To Review USA Team Selections

USA Ryder Cup captain, Steve Stricker indicated he will use the 12-month rescheduling of the Ryder Cup to 2021 to review his team selections. In what was initially a jaw-dropping move, Stricker had chosen to go with six automatic selections and six ‘wildcard’ picks for his team that he had been set to take to Whistling Straits in 89 days time. Stricker may very well decide to stick with his ‘six and six’ selection however with the 2020 Ryder Cup now to take place from 24th ...