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Irish sports fans know more about Ghana that they think and if Paul McGinley has his way, golf will soon be inextricably linked with the west African country best known for producing gold, oil, footballer Michael Essien and boxer Azumah Nelson.
They might not get to play together at any stage but Graeme McDowell insists his partnership with Shane Lowry comes before individual honours in the $8m ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne.
Both showed positive signs of improvement but Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington still finished 10 shots behind Gonzalo Fernandez Castaño in the BMW Masters and remain outside the Top 60 who will qualify for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Rory McIlroy might be looking “ominous” from tee to green but the world No 6 was furious to close with a double bogey in the BMW Masters.
Rory McIlroy believes he’s getting away from being a fair weather golfer and close to becoming a wind player who can do battle with the best.
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley won’t leave Shanghai with a boost to his Race to Dubai tally. Any prize money he wins in the BMW Masters will go straight into his bank account but won’t, as a sponsor’s invitee, count in the order of merit. He will, however, leave China knowing that whatever collateral damage Rory McIlroy’s acrimonious split from Horizon Sports Management caused to his relationship with Ryder Cup partner Graeme McDowell, it hasn’t made a hole below the waterline. No doubt, he’s pleased now that he made the decision to travel rather than take a much needed week off.