Angel Cabrera

Irish Open trivia - Who is the caddie in the bow tie?

Who caddied for John O’Leary in the Irish Open in 1982? The bow tie is no longer popular with the caddies for some reason. There’s nothing like a trip down memory lane to whet your appetite for the Irish Open.

Murphy just three behind in Córdoba

Historic Córdoba Golf Club in Argentina, where Angel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero learnt the game. Mark Murphy produced one of the rounds of the day to leave Angel Cabrera chasing and set up a chance of victory in the Abierto OSDE del Centro on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

Murphy hits the birdie trail

Mark Murphy was a happy man after his second round in Córdoba. Pic via http://instagram.com/markjmurphMark Murphy overcame a tough start, high winds and difficult pin positions to move into the top 30 in the Abierto OSDE del Centro on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in Argentina.

Murf, the Duck and a Renault Megane

Waterville pro Mark Murphy enjoys a cramped ride on his arrival in Argentina. “Holy shit this country is amazing!!!! We are in a Renault Megane, 3 travel bags 3 golf bags & 3 clothes bags & 3 Gypsies heading to hotel” Via http://instagram.com/markjmurph/Angel “PatoCabrera might not have won his third major title at Augusta National on Sunday but he still got a hero’s welcome on his return to his native Córdoba for the PGA Tour Latinoamérica’s Abierto OSDE del Centro.

Ireland's golfing 2012 in quotes - Part II

Graeme McDowell was bitterly disappointed to finish second in the US OpenThe Masters and the US Open ended in disappointment for Ireland’s top players but the spring and early summer still brought its share of highlights, culminating in a sellout Irish Open at Royal Portrush.

Painful Masters meltdown for McIlroy

Photo: Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy suffered a nightmare Masters meltdown as stablemate Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four holes to clinch a thrilling two-shot win at Augusta.

Fisher avoids the lead-filled glove

Ross Fisher reminded everyone why he might be England’s brightest major championship prospect when he clinched the Volvo World Match Play title with an impressive 4 and 3 victory over American Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim.

Ross Fisher and his Irish manager Conor Ridge, embrace on the 15th at Finca CortesinNot only did he lift the €750,000 top prize to move to fourth in the Race to Dubai, he also lifted huge weight off his shoulders with a victory that could prove to be a major stepping stone in every sense.

McIlroy gored by raging bull Cabrera

It’s safe to say that Rory McIlroy has never walked across a Spanish bullring. But there was certainly blood in the sand on the Costa del Sol yesterday as he was gored by five holes by Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

The Masters champion started in typically skittish form but El Pato became El Toro as the day wore on and the Argentinian combined some impressive power-hitting with the putting skills of an Augusta National winner to cruise to an emphatic victory that leaves the Ulsterman struggling to survive.