Lowry’s Extra Ryder Cup Motivation Seeing The Irish Flag Permanently Flying High At Whistling Straits.

If Shane Lowry needed any additional Ryder Cup motivation this week it would be the sight of the Irish flag proudly flying in the centre of a three-flag feature formation at Whistling Straits. Usually, the sight of the Ireland flag anywhere overseas is among a row of other countries’ flags but not when you arrive at the Wisconsin venue that plays host this week to the Ryder Cup as the Irish flag takes centre stage sandwiched between the Stars and Stripes and the Wisconsin State flag (see photograph) ...

Broberg Bravely Holds His Nerve To Savour Dutch Open Victory Delight

Sweden’s Kris Broberg battled his nerves long enough to hold it together over the final round before bursting into tears of joy in ending a near six-year winless drought to capture the Dutch Open at Cromvoirt. Broberg, 35, went into the final round leading by eight shots after first sharing a new Bernardus course record with a second round 64 but then lowered that by three shots with a 61 on day three. After a first hole birdie on day four, Broberg found himself nine clear and it seemed the ...

Broberg Joins Elite Tour Club Of Three With Record-Equalling 54-Hole Low At Dutch Open.

Sweden’s Kris Broberg may not have become only the second golfer to break 60 on the European Tour but he did join a very elite club of now just three players to shoot 23-under par for three rounds at the 101st hosting of the Dutch Open on the Bernardus course in Cromvoirt. Broberg, 35, was lying at 11-under par for his third round after holing a 22-footer for birdie at the par-3 17th and then headed to the par-5 last needing to hole his third shot for an eagle ‘3’ to join England’s ...

Javier Ballesteros To Tee-Up In 20th Anniversary Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Javier Ballesteros and the son of golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has been afforded an invitation to tee-up in next fortnight’s 20th anniversary of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Javier, who turned 31 last month, will join a very impressive line-up of golfers including European Ryder Cup Padraig Harrington and three of his team-mates who this coming week will be striving to retain the Ryder Cup. Also, a dozen former Dunhill winners will tee-up on the three host courses – ...

Garcia Warms To Harrington’s Captaincy & How Europe Can Feed Off The Silence

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia have not always seen eye-to-eye even though they boast between them 15 Ryder Cup appearances. In announcing his three ‘wildcard’ picks, Harrington singled out Garcia first proudly highlighting he’s won more Ryder Cup points than anyone, European or USA, who has competed in a Ryder Cup. And Garcia spoke in glowing terms of how he sees Harrington dealing with the captaincy of his 2021 European Team. “I think Pádraig brings a lot of good things to it”, ...

Slumbers: Royal Portrush Now Cemented As One Of 10 Courses On The Open Rota

It had been a 68-year wait from 1951 to 2019 for golf’s oldest major to return to Royal Portrush hosted the Open Championship now we have official confirmation the Northern Ireland links gem is on the Open rota and in 2025 will host the 153th Open The news, and revealed by www.golfbytourmiss.com five days ago was confirmed this morning a press conference hosted by the R & A at the Royal Portrush club. Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R and A, confirmed the news saying: “I’ve often ...

Bjorn Leads Tributes To Hojgaard Twins Creating A World First In Pro Golf

Thomas Bjorn has led the tributes to the 21-year-old Hojgaard twins Rasmus and Nicolai after they created a world first in professional golf in winning back-to-back on the European Tour. A week after Rasmus birdied the last to capture the Omega European Masters in Switzerland and brother Nicolai did the same on the final green to win the 78th DS Automobiles Italian Open on the Marco Simone course in Rome. Nicolai’s birdie at the last in a round of 71 saw him finish at 13-under par and a shot ...