Warren Battles Driving Rain To Muscle His Way To Share Austrian Open Lead

Marc Warren superbly battled driving rain to be just a round shy of ending a six-year winless and becoming a rare ‘no caddy’ Tour winner in sharing the lead at the Austrian Open near Vienna. Warren, 39 added a third round two-under par 70 and share the lead with little-known German Nicola Von Dellingshausen (70) at 11-under par in the very wet and difficult conditions on the Diamond Resort course. The rain was so heavy play had to be halted to allow greens staff to clear away water. Fellow Scot ...

McDowell ‘Wildest Dream Come True’ To Lead Europe In Centenary Ryder Cup On Irish Soil

It has been 23 years and 11 Ryder Cups since a European Captain last captained a Ryder Cup on his own country’s soil and that was legendary Seve Ballesteros in 1997 at Valderrama on the Costa del Sol. And since Europe came on board in 1979 as the rival to the U.S. there have been only three other European captains to have had the honour of walking out on true ‘home’ ground as a captain. Graeme McDowell, and now that Adare Manor is to host the 100th anniversary 2027 Ryder Cup, ...

The Mechanic Looking To Tighten The Bolts On Extending His ‘Oldest Tour Winner’ Record.

Spain’s evergreen Miguel Angel Jimenez, and the oldest player in the Austrian Open field at age 56 years and six months, leads the way to the weekend by two shots with scores of 68 and 65 for an 11-under par on the Diamond Resort course near Vienna. The golfer affectionately known as ‘The Mechanic’ already holds the record as the oldest Tour winner being aged 50 years, 133 days old when he won the 2014 Open de Espana and adding to efforts in landing a 34th pro career victory is Jimenez’s ...

Warren Stays Atop Austrian Open As Scott Now Seek To End Six-Year Winless Run.

Marc Warren continues to carry his own clubs as the Scot looks to end a six-year winless drought in the Austrian Open near Vienna. Warren, 39 grabbed four birdies in a second round five-under 67 to into a share of fourth place at nine-under par in the joint European and Challenge Tour event. The Glaswegian,  and among a good few players without caddies under a special COVID-19 Tour ruling, heads to the weekend rounds in his first competitive event in some five months sharing fourth place with ...

COVID-19 Trio Struggle In Workday Charity Opener.

Fears the trio of Dylan Frittelli, Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney may unwittingly spread the Coronavirus over the four days of the Workday Charity Open have been somewhat eased as all three struggled on day one at Muirfield Village. ‘The COVID-19 Trio’ as they cheekily being referred are among six players who have tested positive in the five weeks since the PGA Tour resumed its schedule after a three-month shutdown brought on by the worldwide pandemic. They went through mandatory self-isolation ...

Lowry Reveals Harrington Texted Him To Say 2020 Ryder Cup Was Postponed.

Shane Lowry revealed he’s been kept in constant contact with Ryder Cup matters by European Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington that also included getting a text message from his fellow Irishman just moments before it became official the 2020 Ryder Cup was being rescheduled to 2021. No doubt, Harrington also texted every other European in contention to qualify for his team but it does speak highly of the strong relationship between the Open Championship winning duo. Hereunder, and as appearing ...

Dutch Ace Luiten Appropriately Leads The Way In Austria

It would seem appropriate top Dutsch golfer Joost Luiten, and the highest world ranked player in the field, should be leading the way after day one in a return to European Tour competition at the Austrian Open. Luiten also began his quest for a second Austrian Open title with a seven under par 65 for a stroke lead on the Diamond Country Club and located some 35 miles from Vienna. Both the 2020 Race to Dubai and 2020 Road to Mallorca were suspended on March 8 due the global coronavirus pandemic, with ...