Avantha Masters

Harrington rues Bangkok double

Padraig Harrington in action in Bangkok on Thursday. Picture via Onesaia.asiaPadraig Harrington was left to lament a late double bogey as Japan’s Koumei Oda took a one-shot lead after the opening round of the $1 million Thailand Open in Bangkok.

McGinley poised to come in from the cold

Paul McGinley has captained two winning Vivendi Seve Trophy sides since his last individual win in the 2005 Volvo Masters. Picture by Eoin Clarke/ golffile.iePaul McGinley will attempt to scratch a seven-year itch and win again when he goes into the final round of the Avanatha Masters just two strokes behind leader Jbe Kruger of South Africa.

McGinley shows form in India

Paul McGinley, pictured in Qatar two weeks ago, is just five shots off the lead in India. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie Paul McGinley made his first cut for five months when he he added a 69 to his opening 70 in the Avantha Masters in New Delhi.

McGinley exits India as Cabrera Bello eyes Doral

Paul McGinley at last year’s Irish Open (Picture Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)Ireland’s Paul McGinley will miss his third cut from four starts this season when the weather delayed Avantha Masters reaches the halfway point in New Delhi later today.

The 42-year old Dubliner, who shot rounds of 76 and 75 at DLK Golf and Country Club, has struggled to find any kind of form since he underwent knee surgery for the sixth time in his career at the end of 2009.

Clarke and Lowry click with 66 in India

Darren Clarke believes he is close to getting back into the winner’s circle after a second round 66 sent him hurtling up the leaderboard in the weather-delayed Avantha Masters in New Delhi.

The Ulsterman birdied five of his last seven holes in a nine-birdie round to leap into a share of 12th place with Irish Open champion Shane Lowry, who also shot a six under par 66 at the DLF Golf and Country Club.