Waterford rookie Kevin Phelan was just two shots behind clubhouse leader Simon Dyson when play was suspended in the Tshwane Open in South Africa.Read More
Damien McGrane has played in two Open Championships but he could be on course to make his third appearance at Royal Liverpool in July after opening with a five under 66 in the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington in South Africa.Read More
Paul McGinley got another close up view of a potential Ryder Cup team member as he watched Rafa Cabrera-Bello put on a putting clinic to race into the halfway lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.Read More
"Well that was just ........ I'll let you insert the missing word."
That was Shane Lowry's tweet after opening the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with 76 that began with an eagle three and ended with a birdie.
The rest, especially the homeward nine of 41 blows, was clearly forgettable for the Clara man, who hasn't played four satisfying rounds in the same event since he was third in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews last September. Even then, the final round left him feeling gutted as what could have been a huge win slipped through his fingers.Read More
When a season begins with an Irishman becoming the first golfer from these shores to be named as Ryder Cup captain, only a major win can trump news of that magnitude. It didn’t happen in the grand slam events for Ireland’s usual suspects which means that 2013 will go down as the year, with respect to Graeme McDowell’s three worldwide wins and mid-season victories for Michael Hoey and Simon Thornton, that Paul McGinley finally broke the mould.Read More