Waste Management Phoenix Open

Lowry revvs up Yanks in Phoenix: "Hopefully I get to do that in September again”

Shane Lowry might have missed a great chance to win in the US again with a poor 18 holes in the middle of his Waste Management Phoenix Open weekend. But the two he made in front of 20,00 U-S-A screaming American fans at the signature 16th proved to be the moment of the week for the strapping Clara lad.

Lowry revvs up Yanks in Phoenix: "Hopefully I get to do that in September again”

Lowry blooms in the desert

Shane Lowry had mixed feelings after firing a six under 65 to grab an early share of the lead on his debut in the frost-delayed Waste Management Phoenix Open but if he had to choose one overriding feeling, happiness probably outweighed any feelings of frustration.

Lowry blooms in the desert

Green planet — Irish golf taking on the world

Irish golf  might be struggling somewhat to ease  players onto the main tours, but when we have the world No 2 heading a five-strong posse in Dubai, a multiple major champion and a WGC winner accompanying a stellar rookie in the US, a Walker Cup winner making his pro debut in Australia and a pair of ambitious Munster men doing their thing from Myanmar to Colombia, it’s clearly not all that bad.

Green planet — Irish golf taking on the world

Dunne begins PGA Tour odyssey — earns $125,000 on PGA Tour debut, awarded Phoenix exemption

Paul Dunne birdied the 18th in the Farmers Insurance Open to miss out on a Top 10 finish and an automatic start in this week’s Waste Management Open. He need not have worried — the organisers of the huge party that doubles as the sellout event at TPC Scottsdale in Phoenix immediately handed him a Sponsor Exemption and another chance to edge towards the Holy Grail of PGA Tour membership.

Dunne begins PGA Tour odyssey — earns $125,000 on PGA Tour debut, awarded Phoenix exemption

Can Padraig end six and a half year PGA Tour drought?

It seems like only yesterday that Pádraig Harrington was fist pumping like a wild-eyed madman on the 18th green at Oakland Hills. Denying Sergio Garcia yet another major down the stretch. in the 2008 US PGA remains the most recent of Harrington's five PGA Tour wins but following his victory in the Asian Tour's BANK BRI Indonesia Open in his final start of 2014, hopes are high that Harrington can return to winning ways.

Can Padraig end six and a half year PGA Tour drought?

PGA Tour bans Harrington punts in Phoenix; windows safe

Call it health and safety gone mad or what you will but that the PGA Tour has banned players such as Padraig Harrington from throwing (or kicking) things into the crowd on the 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open sound like overkill.

PGA Tour bans Harrington punts in Phoenix; windows safe

Lawrie bounces back; Harrington heading for Phoenix (chimp too)

European Tour — Peter Lawrie jumped right back on the horse at Leopard Creek in his first start since losing his European Tour card just three weeks ago.

Lawrie bounces back; Harrington heading for Phoenix (chimp too)

As McIlroy and McGrane bloom, Lawrie and Harrington dry up in the desert

Damien McGrane fired a six under par 66 to trail a "sublime" Rory McIlroy by three shots after the opening round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

As McIlroy and McGrane bloom, Lawrie and Harrington dry up in the desert

Harrington loses putting spark as Mickelson wins 41st title

Padraig Harrington didn’t have his best day on the greens in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Picture via instagram.com/cjmac25 Colton McKay ©™The good news is that Padraig Harrington finished joint ninth behind Phil Mickelson on his debut in the Waste Management Phoenix Open and rose five places to 47th in the world.

The bad news is that he was third overnight and had another of those disconcerting Sunday putting rounds.

Harrington alive and kicking

Pádraig Harrington launches an American football into the crowd on the 16th on Saturday.Pádraig Harrigton gatecrashed “The Phil Mickelson Show” for a few hours on Saturday night, firing an eagle and seven birdies in an eight under 63 in front of crowds estimated at 179,000-plus to secure a place in the final group in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Harrington stalls as Mickelson dazzles then blows up

Phil Mickelson hits a 194-yard approach to four feet to set up an eagle three at the 15th in the second round in Phoenix. He would hand both shots back at the last.Pádraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson have a lot in common. Often spectacular, always popular and blessed with short games skills that are the envy of world golf, they are also capable of snatching disaster from the jaws of victory.