Tim Finchem

McIlroy: "It’s not as if I’m hitting it sideways"

Rory McIlroy recognises that he is going through a period of adjustment with his equipment. As for the anchoring ban, he doesn’t want to know anything about bifurcation. Tim Finchem can forget about counting on Rory McIlroy’s support if the PGA Tour decides to go to war with golf’s governing bodies over plans to outlaw the anchored putting stroke.

Kuchar holds of charging Mahan in Tucson

Matt Kuchar with the WGC-Accenture Match Play trophy. Picture: Fran Caffrey / www.golffile.ieMatt Kuchar survived a dramatic back nine fightback by Hunter Mahan to beat his former Ryder Cup team mate 2 and 1 and claim the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at a bitterly cold Dove Mountain last night.

McIlroy targets Major consistency

Rory McIlroy was voted 2012 PGA TOUR Player of the Year by his peers.Rory McIlroy wants to win more majors in 2013 but admits that simply contending in all four would be a step in the right direction as he bids to follow up on the sensational season that saw him officially announced as the PGA Tour Player of the Year yesterday.

McDowell looking for FedEx Cup fillip

Graeme McDowell can turn his season around with a good run in the FedEx Cup. Picture by Fran Caffrrey/www.golffile.ieTwelve months ago Graeme McDowell tossed a quote around in his head again and again.

He was still going over it in his mind at the Honda Classic in March, scene of his most recent top-10 finish in strokeplay event.

“I remember reading Michael Campbell’s quote when he said that no one actually ever tells you how to get back down from the peak of Everest when you have climbed to the summit,” McDowell said when asked how he’d deal with being a major winner.

“A lot of people die on the way back down. I remember that kind of hitting home.”

"Fifth Major? The Players is about 9th or 10th" - Chubby Chandler

Agent Andrew “Chubby” Chandler has defended the decision by world No 1 Lee Westwood and No 7 Rory McIlroy to skip The Players Championship at Sawgrass.

Speaking to CNN’s Shane O’Donoghue ahead of this week’s Avantha Masters in New Delhi, the founder of the International Sports Management (ISM) stable believes the $9.5m event, which will be played from May 12-15, is not the “fifth Major” but only the ninth or tenth most important tournament in professional golf for his players.

Easy ride for Garcia sowed seeds for Tiger's spit spat

Tiger Woods in Dubai. Credit: Golffile.ieAs Tiger Woods prepared to make his comeback from his off-course problems at the Masters 12 months ago, Padraig Harrington was sounded out by an English Sunday tabloid on spitting, cursing and club throwing on the golf course.

Not being party to the interview, I don’t know if he was asked about Woods in particular but the headline in the British Sunday People read - ‘You Disgust Me, Tiger.’

"I've no vendetta against PGA Tour" - McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has joined Lee Westwood and snubbed the $9.5 million Players Championship at Sawgrass.

The world No 7 broke the news that he was skipping the self-styled Fifth Major during a Twitter exchange with the English world No 1. And he immediately felt the need to confirm that he does not have a vendetta against the PGA Tour or Commissioner Tim Finchem.