Russell Know wins 2016 Travelers in dramatic manner to reignite Ryder Cup dream

Clarke Facing Tartan Golf Backlash If He Doesn’t Pick Knox!

Darren Clarke is staring at a Tartan golf backlash if Russell Knox is not handed a Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ pick. Despite Belgium’s Thomas Pieters emerging as a candidate for one of Clarke’s three Hazeltine picks when he announces those at 12.30pm (UK time) tomorrow Knox reckons his recent PGA Tour win should count more than Pieters victory in rural Denmark. When Clarke confirms his picks Knox will still be in his Long Island hotel room bed after having hosted a corporate outing yesterday (MON) ...
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Darren Clarke Now Torn Between Four Players & Only Three Hazeltine Picks.

Just when you thought Darren Clarke’s job as European Ryder Cup captain looked easy and Thomas Pieters goes and wins the Made In Denmark event. Pieters historic victory, and becoming the first Belgium-born golfer to win three times on the European Tour, was too late for automatic Hazeltine team selection but could not have come at a more important time and with Clarke set to announce his three ‘wildcard’ picks on Tuesday at 12.30pm (UK time). Prior to the Made in Denmark many observers ...
Thomas Pieters wins 2016 Made In Denmark (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Thomas Pieters Tight-Lipped & ‘No Comment’ On Hazeltine ‘Wildcard’ Selection Chances.

Bethpage Park, NY … Historic-winning Belgium Thomas Pieters played the real diplomat declaring ‘No comment!” when asked if he thought he would earn a European Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ pick following his dramatic Made in Denmark success. Pieters became the first Belgium-born golfer ever to win three European Tour titles when he birdied the closing three holes and capture the Danish event with a final round 65 for a one shot victory. “It was really cool the way I finished ...
Russell Knox (back to camera) and Martin Laird at a Scottish Open promotion function.

Martin Laird Declares There’s No Argument Why Russell Knox Doesn’t Deserve Hazeltine Selection.

Fellow Scot Martin Laird muscled his way to within three shots of the lead on day three of the Barclays Championship and then threw his weight behind Russell Knox is not deserving of a Hazeltine ‘wildcard’ pick. Laird has known Knox for many years and before Knox began making an impact on the PGA Tour. The pair are also fellow Aberdeen Asset Management ambassadors. “Russell’s results this season has been impressive but then I am not surprised.  He and I have played numerous practice ...
Jordan Spieth virtually pointing the finger at European Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke saying it wold be ridiculous not to pick Russell Knox as a European 'wildcard' pick.  (Photot - USGA)

Spieth Sounds Largest Call Declaring ‘Ridiculous’ If Clarke Doesn’t Hand Knox Hazeltine ‘Wildcard’ Pick.

Double Major winning Jordan Spieth has come out stronger than most declaring it would be ‘ridiculous’ if Russell Knox is denied a European Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ pick. Spieth played alongside the Scot for the opening two rounds of this week’s lucrative Barclays Championship at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. While Knox had battled a mystery virus he picked-up off his wife’s niece, he dug deep to fight his way to the weekend rounds of the opening event on the FedEx Cup Play-Off ...
American Rickie Fowler birdies the last to take an important one shot lead into the final round of the Barclays.  (Photo - www.pgatour.com)

Rickie Fowler Eyes Double Barclays Bonus – Second Success This Year & Third Ryder Cup Cap.

A four foot biride at the last hole handed Rickie Fowler a one shot lead in a round of 68 on day three of the Barclays Championship. Fowler, 27 is looking not only to win for a second occasion this year but also secure one of three USA Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ picks when Captain Davis Love 111 announces the picks on Monday. Fowler captured the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship earlier this year in the UAE capital and now is in prime position to win his first PGA Tour title ...
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Martin Laird Warming To Ending Three-Year Winless Drought In Bethpage Park Heat.

Martin Laird is quietly-confident of banking the biggest pay cheque of his career after remaining well in contention on day three of the Barclays Championship on New York’s Long Island. The Scot grabbed four birdies in a two under par 69 for a six-under total in continuing hot and humid conditions on the Bethpage Black course. Laird is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour but has not tasted success in over three years since capturing the 2013 Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. And at 86th on ...