Dunne Posts Lowest Score In Well Over Two Years At Canary Islands Championship

Affable Irisman Paul Dunne made a mockery of last week’s disappointing Tenerife Open efforts to produce his lowest European Tour score in two-and-a-half years on day one of the Canary Islands Championship at Tenerife. Dunne, 28, grabbed eight birdies in a six-under par 65 to share sixth place heading to the second round of the event on the Costa Adeje course. It placed the Greystones golfer just four shots behind Italian Francesco Laporta who signed for a nine-under par 63 to lead the field by ...

Ramsay & Hill Share Tartan Honours Opening Day Canary Islands Championship

Richie Ramsay and Calum Hill each tapped-in for closing hole birdies to share the leading Scottish honours with rounds of six-under par 65s for a share of sixth place on day one of the Canary Islands Championship at Tenerife. Ramsay, 37, didn’t drop a shot in an equal low in 29 rounds this season on the Costa Adeje resort course that is playing host to a Tour event for a second week running. Hill, 26, began with a hat-trick of birdies in six birdies and while dropping a shot on 11, he capped his ...

Symes Left Short-Changed Despite Taking Route 66 Day One Canary Islands Championship

Scotland’s Connor Syme walked-off feeling short-changed after a pair of early round eagles in an eventual five-under 66 on day one of the Canary Islands Championship at Tenerife. Syme had bogeyed his opening hole but quickly made amends in chipping-in from the back of the green at the par-5 11th, or the second hole of his round, ahead of holing a monster 40-footer for eagle at the par-5 13th on the Costa Adeje course. And it could have been two eagles and an ace in four holes as his tee shot ...

Ramsay May Need To Deviate From ‘The Straight & Narrow’ For Tenerife Success

Richie Ramsay may need to deviate from the ‘straight and narrow’ if he’s to win this week’s Canary Islands Championship in Tenerife. The event is the final in a three-event ‘Canary Islands Swing’ before the Tour heads next week to the UK for a first time in 2021 and the BetFred British Masters at The Belfry. Ramsay is among four Scots who remained on Tenerife after contesting last week’s Tenerife Open and with this week’s event again being staged for a second week running on the ...

McIlroy Jumps Aboard Wells Fargo Championship Re-Focussed On His Strengths

Rory McIlroy is returning to competition for a first time since last month’s Masters but lost amid talk of the Special Golf League and the Tour’s Player Impact Program is his superb record of success at Quail Hollow and venue for this week’s Wells Fargo Championship. Eleven years ago, McIlroy celebrated the first of now 18 PGA Tour victories and posting a new course record 62 on the final day to capture the then 2010 Quail Hollow Championship. Five years later, McIlroy stormed ...

PGA Commissioner Again Threatens ‘Suspension’ At Those Tempted By Breakaway Tour

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monihan again has treatened suspension to any PGA Tour member tempted to join a breakaway Super Golf League (SGL). Monihan was on hand to speak to the PGA Tour rank-and-file at a mandatory players meeting late on Tuesday afternoon (US time) ahead of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte in North Carolina. The meeting was called following an article in a London newspaper that the PGL has again been approaching some of the PGA Tour’s top players with ...

Simpson Joins Others Seeking Answers To The PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program

Webb Simpson was headed into a  mandatory PGA Tour ‘Players Meeting’ late Tuesday afternoon (US time) at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship hoping, and like each of his Tour colleagues, that PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and Players Advisory Chairman Rory McIlroy between them had answers to the continuing questions being asked of the Tour’s best. The questions, and clearly clouding pre-tournament interview, have been originating from the media covering golf in seeking answers to the ...