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Lowry ‘Soaring’ Stateside As Moynihan Overcomes ‘Horrific’ Covid-19 Test In Strong Austrian Start

Open champ Shane Lowry was soaring Stateside with a Workday Charity Open penultimate hole eagle while Gavin Moynihan celebrated a return to European Tour competition with a gutsy bogey-free display at the Austrian Open. Lowry was enduring a roller-coaster opening 12 holes of three birdies and just as many bogeys before he birdied his 15th and brilliantly holed a three-footer for an eagle ‘3’ at his 17th in a three-under par 69 on the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, Ohio. The effort handed ...

Warren Forced To Carry His Own Bag After Caddy Ruled Out & Shoots Austrian Open 66.

In a bizarre COVID-19 related scenario and Scot Marc Warren had to carry own his own golf bag on route to a round of six-under par 66 to be sharing second place on the opening day of the Austrian Open. Warren’s long-time caddy, Ken Herring was delayed in receiving the results of a mandatory pandemic test and with no other caddies available, the triple Tour winning Warren was left to carry his own clubs. The 39-year old Warren, who capped his round with a 15th hole eagle, said: “That’s about ...

Woods Ending 5-Month Absence Teeing-Up In ‘Jack’s Event’

Tiger Woods is ending a five-month competition absence to tee-up in next week’s Jack Nicklaus hosted Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Woods is a former five-time past winner of the Memorial and will be competing for a first occasion in official competiton since hosting February’s Genesis Invitational in suburban L.A. Woods did tee-up on May 24th in the Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity at his ‘home’ Medallist Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Woods went onto his 6.5m ...

Sandy Lyle Backs Move To Reschedule Ryder Cup – ‘Not My Cup Of Tea Playing Without Spectators’

Five-time Ryder Cup star Sandy Lyle has backed the decision to postpone this year’s Ryder Cup to 2021 declaring ‘it would not be my cup of tea to play without spectators’. The PGA of America and European Tour, as joint organisers of the Ryder Cup, confirmed the view of most including World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, to put back the 43rd staging of the Ryder Cup to September 2021. Lyle, and a member of the back-to-back victorious 1985 and 1987 European sides, said a first European success in ...

Rahm Backing DeChambeau In Singling Out CBS & NBC On-Course ‘Reaction’ Footage.

Top-ranked Spaniard Jon Rahm is backing Bryson DeChambeau in singling out the practice of US-based TV networks CBS and NBC Sports in seeking ‘reaction’ footage during the course of PGA Tour events. The ‘practice’ of on-course TV cameramen focussing on the Tour’s leading golfers long after they have played a shot came to a head during last week’s coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. DeChambeau was early into his third round when after a poor shot ...

Stricker To Use 12-Month Ryder Cup Rescheduling To Review USA Team Selections

USA Ryder Cup captain, Steve Stricker indicated he will use the 12-month rescheduling of the Ryder Cup to 2021 to review his team selections. In what was initially a jaw-dropping move, Stricker had chosen to go with six automatic selections and six ‘wildcard’ picks for his team that he had been set to take to Whistling Straits in 89 days time. Stricker may very well decide to stick with his ‘six and six’ selection however with the 2020 Ryder Cup now to take place from 24th ...

Scottish Golfers Last In & Now First Out In European Tour Return

It will be a day over four months since Scotland’s David Drysdale was denied victory in a play-off for the March 8th closing Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The Qatar event was the last to be staged on the European Tour since all competition was stopped as the world dealt with the Coronavirus pandemic. And to herald the return to competition in the Thursday July 9th restart to the Tour it will be 29-year old Scot Chris Robb to hit off first in the Austrian Open on the Diamond Resort course ...