Rahm Creating Tour History At Fortinet Championship, Knox Seeks Good New Season Start & Power Puts His Feet Up

World No. 1 and double Dubai Duty Free Irish Open winner Jon Rahm will create PGA Tour history in teeing-up at this week’s 2021/22 season-opening Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. The event was first played in 2007 as the Fry’s Electronic Open and was renamed a year later at the Frys.com Open and with Fortinet, a cyber security firm with total assets of over $4B, signing on for six years as the new title sponsor. Rahm is in the field and competing a week prior to making his second straight ...

Cantlay Crowned PGA Tour ‘Player Of The Year’ & Now Focusses On First Pro Team Event On Home Soil

It’s been just over a decade since newly-honoured 2020/21 PGA Tour ‘Player of the Year’ Patrick Cantlay last played in a team event on home soil. Cantlay, 29, has added the ‘Player of the Year’ title to a season proper that culminated a fortnight ago in being crowned PGA Tour No. 1 in winning the FedEx Cup title chase. In being voted by his fellow PGA Tour colleagues, Cantlay wins the Jack Nicklaus award and in a season when he won three times with victories also at the Memorial and then ...

Garcia Warms To Harrington’s Captaincy & How Europe Can Feed Off The Silence

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia have not always seen eye-to-eye even though they boast between them 15 Ryder Cup appearances. In announcing his three ‘wildcard’ picks, Harrington singled out Garcia first proudly highlighting he’s won more Ryder Cup points than anyone, European or USA, who has competed in a Ryder Cup. And Garcia spoke in glowing terms of how he sees Harrington dealing with the captaincy of his 2021 European Team. “I think Pádraig brings a lot of good things to it”, ...

The Principal (Harrington) Sends For The Pupil (Lowry) But It’s Hugs All Round

It would never be a good thing in anyone’s life when a pupil gets called into the Principal’s Office. Such a call would likely lead to a suspension or a worse-case scenario of expulsion from the school, college or whatever. Shane Lowry remarked he got called into the Principal’s Office and instead of being handed bad news, the Principal Padraig Harrington found himself embracing the pupil or in this scenario his fellow Irishman and European Ryder Cup debutant. And for Harrington it was ...

The Postman Delivers A Simple Message To Europe’s Three Ryder Cup Rookies.

Ian ‘The Postman’ Poulter delivered a simple, straight forward message to Europe’s three rookies who will join nine  of their now team-mates heading next week to Wisconsin to defend the Ryder Cup. Poulter was handed one of three Padraig Harrington ‘wildcard’ picks that guaranteed the now 45-year-old Englishman a seventh Ryder Cup appearance. Poulter had made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004 under Bernhard Langer’s successful leadership and three years ago was just an important gog in Thomas ...

Harrington Getting Greyer By The Wentworth Round As Lowry Reveals No Game Of ‘Credit Card Roulette’.

Padraig Harrington is getting greyer and greyer by the Wentworth rounds while Shane Lowry reveals there’s been no all-Ireland evening meals this week,meaning no game of ‘Credit Card Roulette’,  as Harrington tosses-and-turns over the final make-up of his European Ryder Cup team. After two days of chopping-and-changing, Harrington is looking at the rookie duo of both Bernd Wiesberger and Shane Lowry qualifying and Lee Westwood being unceremoniously bumped-out of the nine. That’s ...

Scott Birdies The Last As He Set’s Himself Up For A First Victory On English Soil.

Aussie Adam Scott brilliantly birdied the last hole for a third day running at the BMW PGA Championship to boost his goal of a first win on English soil in his career. Scott’s third birdie in succession on the par-5 18th handed him a four-way share of third place and tied with American Billy Horschell (69), South African Christian Bezuidenhout (68) and Welshman Jamie Donaldson who eagled the last in a 69 and a day after the 2014 European Ryder Cup winning hero had bagged three eagles in round ...