Amid the Rory overload, here's Brooks Koepka watching him at Augusta
Rory McIlroy's pre-Masters build up has been carefully choreographed and apart from the BBC Sport Online scooping BBC NI by breaking the McIlroy interview embargo for the second year running, there's been some fascinating stuff to read and watch.
Shane OK in Farmers but wayward Padraig KO
Shane Lowry equalled is career low round on US soil to move into contention in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. But it was a day to forget for Padraig Harrington, who was in the top-five after an early chip-in for eagle before his long game woes led to a rash of dropped shots and he crashed to a 79 on the tough South Course to miss the cut by five strokes.
Positives for Irish despite lost weekend
American Brooks Koepka won €25,600 as he romped to his second Challenge Tour title with a seven-shot victory in the Montecchia Golf Open presented by POLAROID.
But Rathmore’s Alan Dunbar can also be pretty pleased with his first tour cheque for the modest sum of €544 given the way he battled to make the cut in the weather-delayed second round on Saturday morning.