Phil Kenyon

Putting the key to Hoey's quest for stardom

Michael Hoey basks in his moment of glory. Picture by Stuart Adams/www.golffile.iePutting coach Phil Kenyon might not have been amused by our recent Darren Clarke anecdote regarding the Dungannon man’s deep mistrust of his ability to putt as the Open loomed at Sandwich.

Clarke made a mockery of his own assertion that “I still can’t f***ing” putt by winning the Claret Jug with an impressive display on the greens when it really counted.

And Kenyon can take a bow again following Michael Hoey’s sensational two stroke victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Old Course on Sunday.