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.
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.
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.
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.
Harrington loses putting spark as Mickelson wins 41st title
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.