FedEx St Jude Classic

Round up: Palmer Cup for USA; FedEx St Jude for Gomez; Power rising

The United States defeated Europe 18-12  to reclaim the Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms where Gary Hurley rounded off his second appearance in the event with a singles win. 

Round up: Palmer Cup for USA; FedEx St Jude for Gomez; Power rising

G-Mac flees from Memphis blues: "I feel I've turned the corner"

Graeme McDowell might be struggling for motivation in the wake of his new-found fatherhood but he need only look at the world rankings and the looming US Open if he’s searching for a reason to play well in the FedEx St Jude Classic this week.

G-Mac flees from Memphis blues: "I feel I've turned the corner"

Agony for McGinley; Padraig and St Jude; Lowry's wedge; and Rickie

Paul McGinley was forced to withdraw from the Irish Open with back spasms and admitted: ”It’s one of my biggest disappointments in my whole career. Even pulling out of a Major wouldn’t have hurt as much as this.”

Agony for McGinley; Padraig and St Jude; Lowry's wedge; and Rickie

Tour round-up: Harrington on the ball; Thornton too

Pádraig Harrington — pictured doing his bit to raise awareness for the campaign against testicular cancer — bounced back from two early bogeys and some disconcerting putting to open with a solid two under 68 in the weather-interrupted FedEx St jude Classic in Memphis.

Tour round-up: Harrington on the ball; Thornton too

Harrington ready to grind at Merion

Padraig Harrington holed a 43 footer on the 17th en route to a final round 71 and a share of 10th in Memphis. He might have had a tough day from tee to green but Padraig Harrington declared his 10th place finish in the FedEx St Jude Classic a success ahead of this week’s US Open “grind” at Merion.

Harrington finds old putting magic in Memphis

Padraig Harrington holed almost everything he looked at on Saturday in Memphis. Rookie Shawn Stefani will have Padraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson waiting eagerly for him to slip up after the multiple major winners shot third rounds 65s to move into the mix in the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis.

Rory gets Tiger as Harrington is reunited with Sergio

Padraig Harrington lines ip a putt at TPC Southwind in Memphis on Friday. As Rory McIroy was drawn with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott for the first two rounds of the US Open, Padraig Harrington came off the course at TPC Southwind to learn he’ll be spending at least two days at Merion next week with old enemy Sergio Garcia.

Tentative Harrington lurking in Memphis

Pádraig Harrington got his US Open build up off to a positive start in the FexEx St Jude Classic in Memphis. Pádraig Harrington confessed that he was caught out by the speed of the greens as he opened with an otherwise solid one under 69 in the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis.

Harrington seeks major form in Memphis and Inverness

Pádraig Harrington in action at Castle Stuart. Picture by Getty ImagesPádraig Harrington might be battling to find some form - he’s 28 over for his last 12 rounds - but he’s got his major build up organised with appearances set up before the US Open and The Open.

McIlroy draws positives from Memphis heartbreak

Rory McIlroy drops his club in disgust after hooking into the water at the 18th at TPC Southwind.Rory McIlroy insisted on drawing positives from his unscheduled stop-off in Memphis for the FedEx St Jude Classic. He claimed he will head to the US Open with high hopes but it’s more likely that contending and “failing” at TPC Southwind will stand to him, not at The Olympic Club this week, but on another pressure laden afternoon in the near future.

McIlroy and Harrington raise US Open doubts

Rory McIlroy raises his putter in salute as he birdies the 18th in the third round of the FedEx St Jude Classic. Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington will go into the final round of the FedEx St Jude Classic with clear options of victory yet both produced error-strewn third round performances at a blustery TPC Southwind that did little to inspire confidence in their chances at next week’s US Open.

Talking a good game in Memphis

Padraig Harrington splashes out from an awkward lie in Memphis yesterday.Listening to top players is almost as fascinating as watching them. Just make sure you have your antenna well-extended and your between-the-lines spectacles well-polished when trying to decipher the pronouncements of the pros.

McIlroy in search of lost time

Rory McIlroy is hoping to regain some lost momentum in Memphis as he builds up to his US Open defence in San Francisco next week. Rory McIlroy believes he’s made progress in his search for his game after a three-day reconnaissance trip to San Francisco to see next week’s US Open venue.

The world No 2 tees it up with Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell at the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis with his sights set on a confidence boosting performance ahead of his title defence at the feared Olympic Club.

Praying to St Jude in the River City

Rory McIlroy will have Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington for company in the first two rounds of the FedEx St Jude Classic in MemphisRory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell have been grouped together for the first two rounds of the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis this week. But despite the somewhat unpredictable form of the three Irish major winners this season, I doubt they will be making any special petitions to St Jude himself, the patron saint of of desperate cases and lost causes. And why should they.