JP McManus to call time on charity Pro-Am?
Tax exile and millionaire philantrophist JP McManus has decided not to go ahead with his charity Invitational Pro-Am next year, according to sources quoted by the Limerick Leader.
Team win for Harrington at Pebble Beach
The Dubliner closed with a two under 70 to finish tied for seventh on 10 under, seven strokes behind impressive winner Phil Mickelson, whose stunning 64 gave him his 40th PGA Tour title by two shots from overnight leader Charlie Wi (72) on 17 under.
Harrington self-destructs at Spyglass Hill
Harrington finds timely form at Pebble Beach
Timing is everything and Padraig Harrington will be hoping that the best is yet to come after he rediscovered his putting touch and fired a superb six under 66 to move into contention for what could prove to be a crucial victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Harrington finds some form
Padraig Harrington bounced back from his missed cut in last week’s Northern Trust Open when he carded a three under par 69 in the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill.
According to the PGA Tour statistics for the round, the world No 10 hit 50 percent of the greens in regulation, which does not suggest that he solved the technical problem that dogged him at Riviera.
Tiger Woods vanishes ... from press release
Tiger Woods must be considered a doubtful starter for next year's JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am and the Open at St Andrews.
Organisers of the 36-hole charity event announced yesterday that Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and Robert Allenby have agreed to join the growing constellation of stars who will tee it up at Adare Manor from July 5-6 next year.
But just two weeks after heralding Woods as one of the leading attractions alongside Irish stars Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy, there was no mention whatsoever of the world's most sought after man in the latest news release.
Tiger Woods still coming to JP McManus Pro-Am
The world No 1 is still set to touch down at Adare Manor in Limerick from July 5-6 despite being surrounded by a storm of controversy since his Florida car accident 12 days ago.
A spokesperson for the two-day charity pro-am said: "As far as we know, Tiger is still coming. We've heard nothing to the contrary."
JP McManus donated €10.7m to charity in 2008
Mega-rich businessman JP McManus donated more than €10m to charity in 2008 according to The Irish Times.
Accounts filed to the Companies Registration Office show that the JP McManus Charitable Foundation Limited, which has been in existence since 2000, donated a total of €10,728,275 to charities last year.....The two largest allocations of funds through his foundation last year were to the All-Ireland Scholarship Fund (€6.3 million) and the Paddy Harrington golf scholarships (€2 million), which was set up in memory of Irish golfer Padraig Harrington’s father.
Irish PGA in doubt for 2010
Competitive links golf practice has been crucial to Harrington’s back to back Open victories over the past two years but the future of Ireland’s oldest professional event is hanging by a thread due to a clash of dates with next year’s JP McManus Invitational at Adare Manor.