The Players

Rickie Fowler gives Irish Open a bonus boost with Sawgrass heroics

Ricky Fowler did the House of Waterford a huge favour by patting the crystal trophy after his incredible victory in The Players. He also gave the Irish Open another big publicity boost with just over a fortnight to go before he touches down at Royal County Down.

Rickie Fowler gives Irish Open a bonus boost with Sawgrass heroics

Show of strength from Rory as Spieth, Tiger and other Irish show weaknesses

Only Rory Mcilroy and Pádraig Harrington could break par on a mixed opening day for the Irish in The Players — the PGA Tpur's flagship  $10,000,00 event — at TPC Sawgrass.

Show of strength from Rory as Spieth, Tiger and other Irish show weaknesses

Scheduling reality kicks in for Harrington — tough phone calls ahead

On Monday Pádraig Harrington was on such a high following his Honda Classic comeback win that he insisted he'd honour his commitments and take up four sponsors invitations in a row before playing in the Masters. Now he's not so sure.

Scheduling reality kicks in for Harrington — tough phone calls ahead

Fed up with Top 10s, McIlroy primed for another Sawgrass tilt

Six Top-10s in eight starts would have most players doing cartwheels. But most players aren't Rory Mcllroy and while the Holywood native "celebrated" his 25th birthday with a closing 70 and a share of eighth place behind fairytale winner JB Holmes in the Wells Fargo Championship, he was in no mood to pop any champagne corks.

Fed up with Top 10s, McIlroy primed for another Sawgrass tilt

Harrington must win or miss Sawgrass

Pádraig Harrington must win this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow to avoid missing The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass for the first time since his debut in 2001.

Harrington must win or miss Sawgrass

Friday blues for Irish trio

Rory McIlroy was not pleased with his 72 but knows he’s still not out of contention for The PlayersRory McIlroy showed his growing maturity and patience but Pádraig Harrington could be forgiven for rapidly losing after barely scraping into the last two rounds of The Players at Sawgrass.

Harrington resuscitates at Sawgrass

Padraig Harrington had to rely heavily on his belly putter and driving to shoot 68 at Sawgrass’s Stadium CourseAs the golfing world licks its lips at the prospect of a genuine shootout between world No 1 Tiger Woods and heir apparent Rory McIlroy, Pádraig Harrington rose phoenix like from the ashes of last week’s Quail Hollow burnout to hole 102 feet of putts in an opening 68 in The Players at TPC Sawgrass.