Victor Dubuisson’s return to compete in France for a first time since last year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles has been greeted by yet another sorry bizarre example of childish behaviour.
Dubuisson refused to attend any pre-French Open press conference in front of the French media and instead hosted 22 local school children being present in the official interview room at the National course on the outskirts of Versailles.
However a number of full-time French golf journalists did line the room but ...
Irishman Paul McGinley arrived in France for this week’s Alstrom Open de France having played just nine holes with his son, Killian since missing the cut in the Irish Open.
The French event is also only McGinley’s third this season after teeing-up earlier this year in the Maybank Malaysian Open.
And while McGinley’s delighted to competing in the French capital he knows he will find the 2018 Ryder Cup host venue a tough assignment.
“I haven’t played well here since they moved a lot ...
Graeme McDowell heads into the defence of his double French Open title looking to turn around an indifferent season in the first of six events he will contest in the next seven weeks.
McDowell made the decision to commence his 2015 season in Dubai and his ninth place finish behind World No. 1 Rory McIroy remains easily his brightest result in 14 events this year.
In fact, the current World No. 48 has struggled to generate any momentum as evident in missing the halfway cut in his past three events ...
It was a four-and-a-half drive for Martin Kaymer as he returns to one of his favourite courses at Le Golf National and host venue this week for the Alstom Open de France.
Having finished seventh here as a rookie in 2007 – only the second top ten finish on The European Tour of Kaymer’s career – the 30 year old’s record since reads 79-1-6-4-70-13-12.
Victory in 2009 came in a play-off against Lee Westwood, and Kaymer feels that the 2018 Ryder Cup host course represents one of the outstanding ...
Double U.S. Open winner and double European No. 1 Retief Goosen was the only story after qualifying for the 144th Open Championship at the Woburn course in England.
Having missed The Open last year for a first time since making his debut in 1996 the South African has qualified for golf’s oldest Major after birding the first extra hole.
Irishman Paul Dunne topped the qualifiers and for a second year running to join four other amateurs now in the field for the St Andrews Open.
The 22-year-old ...
Double Masters winning Bubba Watson birdied the second extra hole to deny England’s Paul Casey in a playoff Sunday at the Travelers Championship.
The victory is the eighth of Watson’s career and second at TPC River Highlands — he won there in 2010, also in a playoff.
The win also is Watson’s second this season and moves him to third in the FedExCup standings.
“I proved to myself in ’10 that I could win under pressure in the playoff; I proved to myself that I could mess up ...
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will add another first to his illustrious playing career by travelling to Communist Russia later this year.
Clarke indicated he is very likely to be present in Moscow to tee-up in the September 3rd starting M2M Russian Open being played on the Skolkovo course on the south-western outskirts of the Russian capital.
The European Team Captain will join fellow Ulsterman, and former tournament winner, Michael Hoey in what will be the commencement in Russia of the ...