Swafford Fights Off Bee Sting To Lead Corales Championship By Two.

The Irish duo of Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power find themselves with the weekend off with each missing the cut as tournament leader Hudson Swafford was stung by a bee on day two of the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic. McDowell and Power went into the second round each posted rounds of two-under par 70s and with the pair also posting 73s to miss the three-under par cut by two shots. McDowell teed-up as defending champion and the Northern Irishman will be bitterly disappointed ...

Ferguson Muscles His Way Into Contention At A Bleak Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Glaswegian Ewen Ferguson muscled his way to near the top of the board grabbing four birdies over his closing six holes in a 67 on day two of a weather affected Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Ferguson, 24 had moved to four-under and into a then share of second but only to drop a shot at the last in very cold and windy conditions on the Galgorm course near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. England’s Aaron Rai, who shared the first-round lead, was in the clubhouse very late in the day still leading by a ...

McGinley Forced To Defend McIlroy Criticism .. ‘My Job At SKY Is Not To Be A Cheerleader For Rory’

SKY Sports golfing analyst Paul McGinley has found himself having to defend his on-air comments concerning the downturn in fellow Irishman Rory McIlroy’s form post the lifting of the COVID-19 golfing lockdown. To many, McGinley’s addition to SKY’s golf commentary team has been like an overdue huge breath of fresh air in watching, and often into the early hours of the morning, coverage of the PGA Tour and the US majors. But it seems there’s those out there also are all too quick to take ...

Gallacher Heads Tartan Dozen At Irish Open Thanks To A Season Low Opener

Stephen Gallacher sent one of a dozen Tartan flags this week high up the board with a 67 on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballymena. Gallacher, 45 capped his round early with five birdies in seven holes on route to a three-under par tally and a share of fifth on the tough Galgorm Castle course. South African Dean Burmester was out in the first group of the day racing to seven-under par after 12 holes only to double his 16th in a five-under par 65. Burmester, 31 is out to make ...

Syme Hoping Winged Foot High Could Land Him A Scottish Open Start

Scotland’s affable Connor Syme birdied his first and last holes and with three bogeys in between for a respectable one-over par 71 on the day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle in Northern Ireland. And the young Scot walked from the course still on a high after teeing-up last week in a first major on U.S. soil. “It was a great experience and very much a longer and tougher version of Valderrama and tougher greens summed-up Winged Foot,” said Syme. “It was great to ...

McDowell Opens Corales Championship Defence With A 70

Defending champ Graeme McDowell opened-up his defence of the Corales Pontacana Championship with a two-under par 70 in the Dominican Republic. McDowell, who skipped hosting this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open so as to continue a career wish in defending his victory titles, grabbed three birdies and dropped just one shot on the stunning Corales Golf Club course laid out on the shores of the Caribbean. Highlight of ‘G Mac’s’ round in the sauna-like conditions was back-to-back birdies at ...

Harrington Insists ‘Bryson Proofing’ Courses ‘Is Going Down The Wrong Road’.

European Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington insists there should be no ‘Bryson Proofing’ of golf courses in wake of Bryson DeChambeau’s overpowering of last week’s U.S. Open host venue at Winged Foot. DeChambeau’s maiden major championship triumph came on the back of three months of clearing breaking ‘new barriers’ in his return to golf post the COVID-19 lockdown. However, his six-shot Long Island success also has the golf world divided and with the rescheduled Masters now ...