McIlroy Draws On Pride But There’s No Disguising A Horror Bethpage Starting Second Round.

Rory McIlroy’s dented pride helped in birding four of his closing six holes but there was no disguising his horrors on the second day of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy painfully celebrated the second day of his first major as a 30-year old with two contrasting nine holes in a sad score of a one-over par 71 for a three-over par tally. The four-time Major winner efforts to bridge a nine-shot deficit on defending champ, Brooks Koepka began with McIlroy ...

Spieth Emerges From The Golfing Darkness At Bethpage Black

It has been far too long since the name ‘Jordan Spieth’ appeared so high-up on the leader board in a Major Championship. The three-time Major winning Spieth looks to have finally emerged from a downturn in his game to produce rounds of 69 and 66 to be the early clubhouse leader on day two of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park. Speith went out in the year’s second Major, and the one Major he needs to win to become the sixth member of golf’s ‘Grand Slam Club’, ...

Horror McIlroy Start To Bethpage Park PGA Second Round.

Rory McIlroy’s efforts to bridge a nine-shot deficit on defending champ, Brooks Koepka was off to a horror start when he posted a first hole double-bogey ‘6’ and a second hole bogey ‘5’ to commence his second round at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy, and starting his round from the 502-yard par-4 10th tee, sent his drive well right into knee-high rough from where his second shot veered way left into similar knee-high rough. There was plent deliberation ...

McDowell Doesn’t Need A Royal Portrush Gorilla On His Back

Graeme McDowell more than welcomes the ‘hope you make it into The Open’ comments but then the Portrush native is fully aware what he needs to do to qualify for golf’s oldest major. McDowell got one ‘gorilla’ off his back earlier this year in securing PGA Tour full membership to end of 2021 with victory in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in March. Ahead for the G Mac is a goal of locking-in a tee-time In July at the 148th Open Championship. There is still a number of ...

McIlroy’s Bethpage Park Anguish In Waiting 18 Holes For A First & Only Birdie.

Rory McIlroy’s first round in his 30s was much as painful as his last scoring effort as a 29-year old on day one of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park on New York’s Long Island. McIlroy went without a birdie till the very last hole in posting a disappointing two-over par 72  leaving him trailing a massive nine shots behind defending PGA champ, Brooks Koepka who smashed the course record with a bogey-free 63. New Zealand’s Danny Lee also showed there is a very low score ...

G Mac Takes A Liking To US Open-Like Bethpage Park PGA Set-Up

Graeme McDowell found a US Open-like course set-up much to his liking in posting a level par 70 on the opening day of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Park. McDowell was in the clubhouse with three birdies and an equal number of bogeys minutes before defending champ, Brooks Koepka made a mockery of the Black Course ‘warning sign’ in storming to a four-shot lead with a seven-under par 63. Koepka, and with Portrush caddy, Ricky Elliott continuing to call the shots, became the first player on the ...

Bethpage Takes Big Bite Out Of Tiger’s Return

Tiger Woods returned to competition for a first time since capturing a 15th Major at Augusta National only to stumble his way to a two-over par 72 on the opening day of the PGA Championship. The Black course at Bethpage Park greeted Woods when he posted a double-bogey ‘6’ and while Woods eagled his 13th to get back to one-under, he then dropped three shots over his closing five holes. Nine years ago, Woods had produced an opening 67 on a same par-70 layout and was never headed in capturing ...