He had been here before. As recently as 2016 in fact, when he held a four-shot lead going into the final round of the US Open at Oakmont, but this was different, or so he claimed. Older, more mature and now the married father of a two-year-old daughter, life had indeed moved on outside the ropes but what about his golf game?
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
A day of golfing perfection from Shane Lowry took the Irishman to the verge of Open Championship victory at Royal Portrush but the 32-year-old is steeling himself for the most challenging day of his career tomorrow.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
It will not be in the nature of the tournament host to have slept easily last night on the eve of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open but his efforts to make this €6.2m European Tour event a success have already earned Paul McGinley the right to relax just a little.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Tiger Woods did something he’d never done in 68 previous times playing the par-3 17th hole at The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. He rinsed not one, but two balls in golf’s most infamous water hazard and made a quadruple-bogey seven to tumble down the leaderboard in the second round of The Players Championship.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
European number one Tommy Fleetwood may hold the course record at Carnoustie but he is under no illusions that the 63 he shot at last October’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was on a very different set-up to the challenge being posed at this week’s 147th Open.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
One day after competitors in the 118th U.S. Open moaned that the setup of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club had crossed the line from tough to unfair, the U.S. Golf Association watered all the greens Saturday night and Sunday morning and reduced green speeds.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
Britain's Tommy Fleetwood knew his level of fame had outgrown his hometown of Southport when he was recognised in Altrincham market recently but he insists the spotlight will not affect him at Royal Birkdale.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Mobile phones were all the buzz in the days leading up to this week’s Irish Open but the only sounds puncturing the quiet of the tenth tee early yesterday as a trio of Irish players got their rounds under way was the birdsong from beyond the surrounding dunes.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017