Lawrie continues solid start to 2015
Three things were abundantly clear after the opening round of the Hero Indian Open at Delhi Golf Club: Peter Lawrie's revival appears to be here to stay; the European Tour is a multinational phenomenon like no other and Miguel Angel Jiménez remains as exciting and entertaining a player as ever, even without the Ryder Cup captaincy.
Miguel's Ryder Cup stance: "If I’m elected, I’ll be captain and if not, I’ll be trying to make the team anyway"
What woud you get if you crossed Michael Hoey and Damien McGrane with Miguel Angel Jiménez, the halfway leader in the True Thailand Classic and one of the alternatives to Darren Clarke if you've got a vote for the Ryder Cup captaincy at Wentwort next Wednesday.
McGinley on Miguel Ángel Jiménez: "His English is perfect, it's just like a thick Kerry accent”
Paul McGinley flees from the idea that he was the perfect captain or that he has turned the Ryder Cup into a poisoned chalice for his successor.
Whoever gets the nod early next year — Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren Clarke appear to be the clear front runners for the job at Hazeltine in 2016 providing Thomas Bjorn and Pádraig Harrington don't change their mind about playing again — it will be impossible for any of them to replicate the McGinley formula.
Gallacher puts a gun to McGinley's head
First the big news — Graeme McDowell and his wife Kristin have named their first child Vale Esme. Discovering the names of Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon but if McDowell's comments on Stephen Gallacher's sprint for the line carry any weight, the Scot will be one of them.
Jaidee downs McDowell as Asia clinch EurAsia Cup tie
Thongchai Jaidee avenged last year's Volvo World Match Play defeat when he beat Graeme McDowell in the singles to help Asia clinch a 10-10 draw in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur.
Smyth gets dual role
Paul McGinley surprised few when he named Des Smyth and Sam Torrance as the first of his Ryder Cup vice-captains. But it's Miguel Angel Jiménez who will be the first to enjoy Smyth's experience when the Drogheda legend serves as his vice-captain for the inaugural EurAsia Cup from March 27-29.
McDowell set for EurAsia Cup in March
Graeme McDowell, the first of four automatic qualifiers, will be among the biggest names starring for Team Europe at the inaugural EurAsia Cup, writes the European Tour.
After being unveiled as European Captain at a press conference in Hong Kong, Miguel Angel Jiménez announced the first four automatic qualifiers for his ten-man team to face Thongchai Jaidee’s Asian Team at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur from March 27-29, 2014.