Cavalry charge as Madeira reduced to 36 holes — Phelan, Maybin, Lawrie and Thornton all have a chance
There's good news and bad news from Madeira. The good news is that Kevin Phelan, Gareth Maybin, Peter Lawrie and even Simon Thornton are in with a chance of winning the weather-cursed Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
Hoey happy being Hoey: “I used watch Graeme or Luke Donald winning events and feel jealous. But I am over that now"
Michael Hoey admits that he’s over his jealousy of superstars Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald.
The Ulster star, 32, grabbed just his second tour win in the Madeira Islands Open on Sunday and confessed he’s ready to do his own thing from now on.
Hoey tastes sweet victory in Madeira
Who else but Michael Hoey could use words like crazy, weird, ugly, strange and lucky to describe a brilliantly resilient two-shot victory in the Madeira Islands Open?
The quixotic and wildly talented, 32-year old Ulsterman has always been Irish golf’s mystery man. But following his second European Tour win and his fifth as a professional, you get the impression that he is finally about to live up to his massive potential.
Hoey aggressively chasing second tour title in Madeira
Michael Hoey plans to be aggressive when he goes into final round of the Madeira Islands Open tied for the lead with England’s Jamie Elson.
Bidding for his second European Tour title, just over two years after his maiden win in the Estoril Open de Portugal, 32-year old Hoey fired six birdies in a five under par 67 to share top spot on nine under par.
Thornton on-song in Portugal
In the midst of all the Tiger-led frenzy surrounding this year’s Masters you could be forgiven for thinking that there is only one golf tournament being played this week. Away from the media glare of Augusta however is this week’s rather low-key European Tour event, the Maderia Islands Open – BPI Portugal, where Simon Thornton is leading the Irish charge after day one.