Harrington rides his luck as Rory struggles for putting patience

Harrington rides his luck as Rory struggles for putting patience

Pádraig Harrington admitted that he rode his luck as he posted an immaculate 68 to share seventh place after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at a benign Bay Hill.Pádraig Harrington admitted that he rode his luck but there was far more to it than that as he posted an immaculate 68 to share seventh place after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at a benign Bay Hill.

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Frustration for Rory, Shane and G-Mac as Johnson announces Masters credentials

Frustration for Rory, Shane and G-Mac as Johnson announces Masters credentials

The Las Vegas bookies have adjusted their Masters odds* and despite his own doubts, an impressive win for Dustin Johnson at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral and some flashes of brilliance from defending champion Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy remains the clear favourite for the green jacket.

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Q: "What was the distance on 8?" Rory: "The second shot or the throw?"

Q: "What was the distance on 8?" Rory: "The second shot or the throw?"

Despite what Nike might like us to believe — surely they learned their lesson with Tiger Woods — Rory McIlroy is not a perfect, infallible being, an icon or an example to small children everywhere. He's a 25-year old golfer who loses his rag now and again — on this occasion he tugged a three-iron shot into a lake and as the red mist of frustration descended, he fired the offending club after it into the murky deep on the Blue Monster's par-five eighth hole at Trump Doral.

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