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Stenson Soon Heading To Rome For A First Ryder Cup ‘Site’ Visit, As Johnson Passes His Italy Geography Test.

This week may be the PGA Championship but it’s customary also each year for the PGA of America to extend an invitation to the rival captains to visit the media centre for an update on the Ryder Cup. It’s only been a few months since the PGA of America announced Zach Johnson as their defending USA Team captain while it was later than normal, indeed on March 15th, the European Tour announced Henrik Stenson as the first Swedish-born player to lead a European Team. Stenon’s appointment ...

Lowry Comparing His Good Pre-PGA Form To Heading Into 2019 Open

It speaks well that Shane Lowry likens his strong form leading into this week’s PGA Championship as pretty much the same as his form three years ago heading into the 2019 Open Championship. Lowry’s record in the four individual men’s Majors reads impressive with a win at The Open, a second at the US Open, a third last month at The Masters and a share of fourth a year ago at the PGA Championship. The Irishman also has enjoyed three other top-10s at the game’s highest level, and two ...

Woods Declares: “I’ve Climbed My Golfing Everest. It Can Only Get Better & Flatter”

Tiger Woods looks and sounds every bit confident declaring he’s climbed his golfing Everest, as he returns to competition this week for just a second tournament this season, and also 15-years on from his 2007 PGA Championship triumph at this week’s host Southern Hills course in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His win was a 13th of 15 major championship triumphs in Woods remarkable career and successfully defending the Rodman Wanamaker trophy for the first time in his career, winning as he did by three ...

McIlroy: Sad, Disappointing & Mickelson Should Be In Tulsa Celebrating His PGA Success

Rory McIlroy’s remarks of ‘sad, disappointing and it should be a celebration’ summed-up the mood of most that embattled Phil Mickelson has chosen to continue his golfing exile by not defending this week’s PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mickelson is just the third player in this year’s 104th anniversary of the championship not defending one of the largest trophies in golf, and that’s the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy. Ben Hogan was the first in 1949 and Tiger Woods the second in 2008, ...

Power Arrives In Tulsa Buoyed Heading Into Second Straight Major

Seamus Power arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma buoyed ahead of a second straight career major at this week’s PGA Championship at the Southern Hills course. Unlike the famed Gene Pitney song that put Tulsa on the world’s musical map, it was an easy one-hour charter flight early evening Sunday night from Dallas in the Lone Star State and straight north to the second-largest city in the Sooner State. Power finished T17th at 18-under in the AT & T Byron Nelson Classic, posting four rounds in the 70s.  ...

Now We’re All ‘Less Than 24 Hours From Tulsa’.

I can remember the occasion clearly, and it took place 21-years-ago at Southern Hills GC and then venue for the 2001 US Open. We were in the media centre, escaping the sweltering June temperatures and just standing around chatting amongst ourselves when the conversation turned to the ’60s hit song made famous by Gene Pitney. It just seems, and even this week, you mention Tulsa and someone mentions Pitney’s hit tune – 24 Hours from Tulsa.  It was a song that launched Pitney’s ...

Power Now 24-Hours From Tulsa & A Maiden PGA Championship Tee Time

Seamus Power is now just 24-hours from Tulsa and a first appearance later this week in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. There’ll be no driving home, no welcoming light or small hotel for the night, just a short charter flight directly north later this Sunday night (US time) for the season’ second major. It will also be Power’s second straight career major and helping lift his aspirations heading to the final round of the AT & T Byron Nelson, was the sight of the Irishman thrilled ...