SEVEN QUESTIONS TO EUROPEAN RYDER CUP CAPTAIN DARREN CLARKE
With the 2016 Ryder Cup less than seven days away we put seven questions to the European Team captain who is looking to lead Europe into uncharted waters – a record setting fourth European Team victory.
So Darren here we go!
Qn: How old were you when you first broke par?
Qn: Favourite Ryder Cup memory?
Ans: When Sam Torrance holed the putt to win the 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry
Qn: Which American ...
East Lake, Atlanta, GA …. TOUR Championship – Selection of possible FedEx Cup scenarios.
With Dustin Johnson tied for the lead, each of the remaining top 5 seeds must win the tournament in order to win the FedExCup.
No. 2 Patrick Reed (T20)
No. 3 Adam Scott (T14)
No. 4 Jason Day (W/D)
No. 5 Paul Casey (T7)
If Rory McIlroy wins the TOUR Championship and Dustin Johnson finishes T2 or worse, Rory will win the FedExCup. If Dustin Johnson finishes solo ...
East Lake, Atlanta, GA … An hour following Friday’s second round on the East Lake practice range, and under the watchful eye of long-time coach Michael Bannon, was enough to send Rory McIlroy soaring to within two shots of the lead heading the final round of the season-ending Tour Championship.
McIlroy blasted his way to an equal championship low of the week, a four under par 66, for a six under par tally and just two shots behind American Dustin Johnson.
Johnson still has one hand on ...
East Lake, Atlanta, GA … Patrick Reed is so fired up for a second Ryder Cup he’s been re-watching the fictional American Revolutionary War film – “The Patriot”.
And the Texan is so proud to be pulling on the Stars and Stripes he reckons there’ll be need to repeat his ‘Shhh!’ gesture at next week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
Reed is best remembered for his ‘Shhh’ actions starting at the seventh hole during his 2014 Gleneagles Singles match against Swede Henrik Stenson.
East Lake, Atlanta, GA … It is seven years since Korean Y E Yang became the first Asian-born winner of a Major Championship in coming from behind to deny Tiger Woods victory in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National and venue for the up-coming Ryder Cup.
Photos of Yang proudly holding his golf bag over his head have become part of Major Championship time capsule material.
In 2002, Rich ‘Beemer’ Beem also beat Woods to win the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy.
However Hazeltine that has hosted ...
East Lake, Atlanta, GA … Potential USA Ryder Cup star Justin Thomas has called for change after being penalised one stroke on day two of the Tour Championship and in a similar scenario to what happened to Dustin Johnson during the final round of this year’s US Open.
And much like Johnson, Thomas played the final seven holes at East Lake totally unaware that he tentatively had been assessed a one-stroke penalty.
There was the sight after his round of being met by the PGA Tour’s ...
East Lake, Atlanta, GA … Here is a good omen statistic for Players Championship front-runner Dustin Johnson.
In the 10 events he’s enjoyed the 36-hole lead the reigning US Open winner has won five of those tournaments.
Johnson holds a one-stroke lead at the halfway point at the season-ending event in search of his career-best fourth win of the 2015-16 season and his first FedExCup trophy.
‘DJ’, as he is now more-affectionately known, has finished 5th and T5 in his last ...