Virginia Water, Surrey … It was not the birthday present Russell Knox’s wife was expecting after Scotland’s top-ranked player posted a shock 75 on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship.
Knox struggled on a first journey around the famed ‘Burma Road’ West Course managing just two birdies but also posting three bogeys and a hurtful ninth hole double in a round of a three over par 75.
It left Knox trailing 10 shots behind the leading duo of big-hitting Aussie Scott Hend, in-form ...
Virginia Water, Surrey … Graeme McDowell expressed a new fondness for the famed ‘Burma Road’ course in shooting his lowest opening round since 2005 on day one of the BMSW PGA Championship.
McDowell had moved to four under par through 14 holes but dropped the only shot of his round at the 15th.
It left the former US Open winner just four shots from the leading trio of Aussie Scott Hend, Korean and 2009 PGA Champion Y E Yang and in-form Dutchman Joost Luiten.
“I am happy to break ...
Virginia Water, Surrey … Shane Lowry’s insists he’s no longer ‘scared’ of seeing his name on top of the leader board as was the scenario on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship.
Lowry was out among the early groups seeing his name on the board at four under par before setting for a three under par tally in ideal scoring conditions at Wentworth.
Also at three under is fellow Irishman Graeme McDowell and producing his first sub-70 start around the ‘Burma Road’ since 2005.
Wentworth, Surrey … For a first time in 26 years the Australian flag flies high sharing the lead in the European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship.
Queenslander Scott Hend, wearing a pair of eye-catching lime green coloured trousers, seized eight birdies and had just one bogey in a storming seven under par 65 in ideal conditions on day one on the famed ‘Burma Road’ West Course at Wentworth in Surrey.
Hend, 43 was later joined by former PGA Champion, Y E Yang and then very in-form ...
Virginia Water, Surrey … In-form Joost Luiten cut a swath through the field shooting a storming seven under par 65 that included nine birdies and remarkably 11 one-putts to muscle his way to a share of the lead on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Luiten joined big-hitting Aussie Scott Hend and 2009 PGA Champion Y E Yang of South Korea in front of the field in ideal scoring conditions at Tour HQ.
Masters champion Danny Willett returned to home soil and quickly stamped ...
Russell Knox reckons he always wanted to be a superstar and he will go a long way to achieving European Tour history in capturing this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Scotland’s top-ranked golfer features in a grandstand high snap of the current WGC – HSBC Champions winner at the back at the 18th hole grandstand at Tour HQ.
Knox, unlike many of his European-born PGA Tour colleagues such as Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia, has elected to tee-up looking ...
Newly-married Shane Lowry has joined expected Ireland team-mate Rory McIlroy expressing doubt in travelling to Rio for the Summer Olympics.
Lowry shares McIlroy’s fears of contracting the lethal Zika virus, and a fear shared also by Graeme McDowell who is currently first reserve in the Ireland team.
Lowry is due soon to have general innoculation ‘shots’ but after learning of McIlroy’s concern earlier this week it’s a subject that Lowry and his new wife, Wendy have discussed.
“I do ...