Tiger weighed in for the first time on two significant stories – the proposed Premier Golf League that threatens to take stars away from the established PGA and European tours and the recently released yardage report from the R&A and the USGA.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
The last thing Shane Lowry needs is to be a hostage to fortune — but while the new Open Champion insists he would retire happy with a single major win on his resumé, a steely ambition for further success lurks not far beneath the surface.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
I was introduced to golf when I was five years old. Over the following years, I played many sports but golf was always something I returned to. And starting young, while not essential — Pádraig Harrington was 16 when he picked up a club — is the key to unlocking talent as well as a child’s lifelong passion for the game.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Americans Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson were playing a practice round at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor Resort when Mickelson proposed a dream scenario: “Can you imagine what a phenomenal Ryder Cup venue Bethpage Black would be?” he said.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
As Rory McIlroy climbed the hill to the 18th tee at Bethpage Black, he turned to caddie Harry Diamond and said, "I can't remember the last time I played a round of golf without a birdie. I was like, I better birdie this last hole."
Fri, 17 May, 2019
So many golfers have tried to take on Bethpage Black and been overwhelmed that in the early 1980s the park placed a famous sign behind the first tee that reads: “Warning: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.”
Wed, 15 May, 2019
A High Court application seeking to jail professional golfer Kevin Beirth for alleged contempt of court has been resolved after he gave an undertaking not to hold himself out as having any association with the Professional Golfers Association.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
Shane Lowry can't catch a break. It's been a bit of a struggle for the Irishman this year, but just as his game looked to be heating up he had to cool off as play at the 100th PGA Championship was suspended due to inclement weather.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
At the end of December, the Irish Examiner produced a review of ninecourses (The Front 9) and their 2017 experiences. Nowlooks at the back nine – and how nine clubs see 2018 unfolding for them.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018
Eighteen months ago, Quail Hollow club president Johnny Harris phoned PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and Kerry Haigh, chief championships officer, and invited them to visit to discuss a few changes he had in mind for the course in advance of hosting the 99th PGA Championship this week.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
The PGA Championship is the final major of the year. Those 10 words will be bouncing around Rory McIlroy’s head in stereo. It has not been the year Rory expected but you have to play the ball as it lies, and despite a disappointing 2017, there is now cause for optimism.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
Chloe Ryan, 23, from Limerick’s South Circular Road, won the Irish, Ulster, and Munster girls’ golf titles in her teens and first played for Munster Ladies when she was just 15. She plays off a +3.5 handicap for Castletroy Golf Club and Ireland. This week, she is playing in the Irish Women’s Close Championships in Mullingar GC.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Golf clubs throughout Cork city and county are gearing up for Enable Ireland’s ‘Longest Drive’ and ‘Nearest the Pin’ charity competitions which will see men and women of all levels of expertise take part in a two-pronged competition at participating golf clubs throughout April.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017