MacIntyre Breaks Out In Huge Smile & Small Scottish Jig Muscling His Way To Four Rounds In Maiden Masters

Robert MacIntyre broke out in a huge smile and produced a little Scottish jig on the last green in brilliantly muscling his way into the closing two rounds of a maiden Masters. MacIntyre clearly could not contain his excitement and was congratulated by his proud parents Dougie and Carol as he headed the scorer’s hut with a two-under par 70 to get back to level par at Augusta National. He said: “I’m delighted as my putting has been really good as that was the key today was that I only missed ...

McIlroy Promises To Autograph Packet Of Frozen Peas After Errant Augusta Shot Hits His Father

Rory McIlroy joked that he would autograph a packet of frozen peas after accidentally hitting his father on the leg on day one of the 85th Masters. Gerry McIlroy was following his four-time major winning son when McIlroy hit him on the back of his leg at the seventh hole at Augusta National. McIlroy was playing ‘army golf’ down the seventh first hitting trees left of the fairway and then with his second heading right forcing him to immediately call: ‘Fore, right”. A number of spectators hearing ...

McIlroy: Encouraged By Last Four Holes After Highest Augusta Opener

Rory McIlroy put on a brave face to say he’s ‘encouraged’ by his last four holes despite producing a highest Augusta National opening score with a 76 on day one of the 85th Masters. In the bigger 18-hole picture McIlroy presented a portrait of despair managing just two birdies and slumping 11 shots behind England’s Justin Rose, who after being two-over par after seven holes, sensationally played the closing 11 holes in nine-under par for an eventual seven-under par 65. Rose heads to ...

Gary Player Appointed Golf Saudi Ambassador

 Nine-time Major Champion, Gary Player, has joined Golf Saudi as its latest and most influential ambassador to date. One of the most decorated golfers of all time, Mr. Player will work with Golf Saudi to help implement a shared vision for golf and its future development within the Kingdom. The news was announced shortly before Gary Player took up his traditional role as the Honorary Starter of the Masters alongside Jack Nicklaus and Lee Elder, with their tee shots officially due to open the tournament ...

Masters Chairman: Rules Out Augusta-Only Golf Ball But Not Measures To Protect The Course Integrity

While Masters Chairman Fred Ridley dispelled any talk of an Augusta tournament golf ball the club will not rule out measures to help protect the integrity of Augusta National. And those measures could include looking to ‘other options’ if not happy with decisions of golf’s two ruling authorities – the R & A and USGA. Ridley, who indicated he’s now been a member at the famed Georgia club for 20-years, delivered the now ‘State of the Masters’ address an hour before ...

Sandy Lyle Suprised To Be Setting New Masters Appearance Record

Super Scot Sandy Lyle was clearly taken by surprise when informed he’s set a Masters record for the number of consecutive Augusta National appearances. Lyle will tee-up tomorrow (THUR) in a 37th consecutive Masters and having contested every Masters since 1985. Lyle made his Masters debut as a then 22-year-old in 1980 and then returned to tee-up in 1981 and 1985 before the start of now 37 unbroken appearances and 40 overall. Of course, he became the first Brit to win a Masters green jacket with ...

McIlroy: How An Inspection Of Woods’ Trophy Cabitnet Could Re-Ignite Rory’s Stalled Career.

A courtesy visit to a recovering Tiger Woods’ residence has given Rory McIlroy a whole new perspective on winning more majors. Not only was it McIlroy’s intent in visiting Woods to help keep Woods’ spirits high following February’s near fatal car accident but it was an inspection of Woods’ trophy cabinet that totally lifted McIlroy’s efforts to restart his own stalled career. So much so, all McIlroy could think about on the short drive back to his own Bear’s Club residence ...