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Augusta National’s 5th Hole DJ & Rory Proofed For 2019 Masters.

You could call it ‘DJ & Rory Proofing’ with the big-hitting likes of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy to now find a new-look par-4 fifth hole at this week’s Masters. It has been 30-years since this hole had been touched and while confirmed earlier year when the Masters released their 2019 media guide, those like Johnson and McIlroy now arriving at Augusta National will get a first look at the new-look 5th hole ready to challenge the 2019 Masters invitees. The championship ...

His Masters Voice – Rory McIlroy In His Own Words – The Masters From 2009 To 2018

This year marks 11-years since Rory McIlroy’s first visit to Augusta National to tee-up in the Masters. It’s also ‘Take-5’ in McIlroy’s quest to win the one Major he so desires to join the most-exclusive club in all of golf. Over the past decade we’ve applauded, we’ve been left in awe but we have also too often shared McIlroy’s Masters pain. And ahead of McIlroy taking yet another drive down Magnolia Lane, let’s look back on those 10-years in the words of McIlroy himself starting ...

McDowell Has Plenty Of Support Urging Him Onto Augusta National

Graeme McDowell has no shortage of support in striving to qualify for next week’s Masters McDowell is contesting this week’s Valero Texas Open and the one last qualifying event for the year’s first Major starting April 11th at Augusta National. And after ending a four-year victory drought last Sunday, McDowell continued his good form in posting an opening score of a superb three-under par 69. G Mac did not grab a first birdie to the ninth and went to two-under par with a six-footer at the ...

Open Championship Allows Players To Wear Shorts.

Organisers of golf’s oldest Major have now allowed competitors to wear shorts. The R & A, as organisers of the Open  Championship, have now joined the PGA Championship, the European Tour, the Asian Tour and more-recently the PGA Tour in approving the wearing of shorts during the practice rounds. However, as it common among those who have approved shorts the rule will not apply during the four competition rounds. It’s a change in golf but I don’t see why not. People play golf in shorts ...

McDowell Ends 4-Year Plus Victory Drought With Stunning Corales Puntacana Success.

Graeme McDowell brilliantly ended a more four-year winless drought in capturing the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic. McDowell came from one shot behind with two holes to play to post a closing three-under par 69 and despite what was a tap-in bogey at the last he won by a stroke with an 18-under par tally in very hot conditions on the Caribbean Island. The win is McDowell’s fourth PGA Tour triumph and a 15th win worldwide but of more importance a first since ...

Lowry Hangs On To Earn A Fourth Masters Invitation.

The anxious, nail-biting wait is over with confirmation Shane Lowry is heading to next week’s Masters. A week ago, Lowry was in Austin, Texas ranked No. 48th in the world and needing to be inside the top-50 as at the close of all competition today (Sunday, March 31st) to be assured of receiving an invitation to tee-up at Augusta National. The Irishman lost his opening match in the WGC – Dell Technologies Match-Play but then breathed life into staying inside the cut with a brilliant ...

Jack Gallacher Pockets Belated 18th Birthday Euro 40,000 Windfall For Dad’s Hero Indian Open Success.

Jack Gallacher, and the recently-turned 18-year old caddying son to Steve Gallacher, is celebrating what should be around a Euro 40,000 windfall after his father’s Hero Indian Open success. Gallacher ended a five-year victory drought with a remarkable one shot victory in New Delhi. The 44-year old Scot looked out of any contention in taking a quadruple bogey ‘8’ at the par-4 seventh hole before sensationally regrouped to birdie three of his closing four holes in a round of 71 and ...