Round up: McIlroy struggles; Selfridge contending; Hoey eight back
Rory McIlroy got up and down nicely from sand for birdie at the 18th to ease his fears of not making the cut but the world No 1 may not be able to stop Jason Day or even Jordan Spieth from taking his world No 1 crown in Boston on Monday.
Wildcard race hots up in Turin and Boston
Rory McIlroy was no more than afterthought for a change as European and American Ryder Cup wildcard hopefuls shuffled themselves in the deck on Friday with Stephen Gallacher emerging as the clear ace for Paul McGinley.Rory McIlroy was no more than afterthought for a change as European and American Ryder Cup wildcard hopefuls shuffled themselves in the deck on Friday with Stephen Gallacher emerging as the clear ace for Paul McGinley.
McIlroy frustrated by "stupid little mistakes"
McDowell sees some light at last
Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell are on the outside looking in as the $10m FedEx Cup race hots up in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.
That’s because they are outside the top-70 in the FedEx Cup standings who progress to the third playoff event in Chicago next week.
Par-fives costly for Harrington
Padraig Harrington broke par for the eighth successive round when he opened with a two under 69 in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.
It was a move in the right direction in his bid to keep his FedEx Cup campaign on the road as he moved into the top 70 who will progress to the third play-off event in Chicago next week.
G-Mac won't defend Tiger title
Graeme McDowell has enough on his plate trying to survive another week in the FedEx Cup play-offs without thinking about the end of November.
Nevertheless, if he could get hold of Tiger Woods he’d tell him directly that he won’t be defending the Chervon World Challenge title he stole from under the host’s nose at Sherwood Country Club last year.
Wasting Padraig Harrington's time as he turns 40
Padraig Harrington celebrates his 40th birthday today which means he was born on the same day as the infamous Roman Emperor Caligula, violinist Itzhak Perlman, singer-songwriter Van Morrison and actors Richard Gere and James Coburn.
There’s not a lot of common ground there unless your a psychopathic, musical prodigy with a Belfast accent, a big nose and enough teeth to bite the head off a titanium driver.