Seve Trophy

Sky focus on Smyth - vice-captain in waiting

Pauyl McGinley and Des SmythPaul McGinley looks worried alongside Vice Captain, Des Smyth, on the 16th fairway during Practice Day1 of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club Saturday 19th September 2006.(Photo Eoin Clarke/Newsfile)If there was any doubt that Des Smyth will be one of Paul McGinley’s assistants at next year’s Ryder Cup, Sky Sports dispelled any doubts on Saturday by featuring an ample interview with the Drogheda man on its website.

Lowry and Harrington pipped for Seve Trophy?

Missing the Italian Open with ‘flu denied Shane Lowry the chance to qualify automatically for the Seve Trophy. He now looks likely to miss out. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieShane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington look set to miss out on places in Sam Torrance’s Great Britain and Ireland side to face Jose Maria Olazabal’s Continental Europe in France next week.