Harrington in resurrection: "I played well today"
Bjorn steps up
Paul McGinley fans will be appalled but Thomas Bjorn must be regarded as a likely candidate to skipper Europe when the Ryder Cup is played at Gleneagles in 2014.
Judging by the blistering 62 he shot to win the Omega European Masters and jump to the top of the 2012 Ryder Cup qualifying table, the 40-year old Dane is playing well enough to make the 2014 team as a player. After all, his four shot triumph over Martin Kaymer was his second win in a row and his third of the year.
McIlroy assaults the summit
Today is an important day for Rory McIlroy in his bid to become the world’s best golfer.
In what promises to be a fascinating duel in the final round of the Omega European Masters, the world No 6 and reiging US Open champion can move to third in the rankings if he comes from two strokes behind Welshman Jamie Donaldson to win just his fourth tournament as a professional.
McIlroy looking good on the greens
Rory McIlroy opened with an impressive, six under par 65 in the Omega European Masters at Crans.
But while he hit 15 greens in regulation, the really impressive aspect of his first round since his US PGA disappointment was how confortable he now looks on the greens.
Rory begins wheelbarrrow run
Rory McIlroy won’t be paying homage to the late Seve Ballesteros by teeing it up for Paul McGinley’s Great Britain and Ireland side in the Vivendi Seve Trophy later this month.
“Unfortunatley not,” he said in Switzerland, where he headlines the €2 million Omega European Masters with stablemates Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood and world No 5 Martin Kaymer. “I have got a few sponsor commitments and I have got such a busy end to the year.
Clarke begins arduous climb in the Alps
Darren Clarke wants to scale the heights as a player again by becoming king of the mountains in the Swiss Alps this week. The Ulsterman joins fellow Ryder Cup vice-captain Paul McGinley in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre bidding to edge closer to the all important top-15 in the Race to Dubai standings.