Pádraig Harrington has predicted that the Open Championship’s return to Irish shores this week is the first step of tournament organisers the R&A taking golf’s oldest major around the world, ideally with Portmarnock as the launchpad.
Donald Trump may become the 45th President of the United States but whether or not he becomes a distraction as his Trump National Doral course hosts the WGC Cadillac Championship this week, he’s unlikely to change the essence of the way he goes about his business.
Peter Cowen’s coaching academy near Sheffield has been broken into 25 times including seven break-ins this year alone, but fortunately tapes of Graeme McDowell’s golf swing in 2010 remain secure.
Who would have succeeded in a golfing rivalry between Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods is a debate that has stirred at a thousand clubhouse bars more than 15 years, but Graeme McDowell believes the game’s next giants will turn the hypothetical into reality.
Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley is already planning Ireland’s bid for Olympic golf glory in Rio in 2016, and says he will travel to Brazil at least twice in 2015 to scout the course that the likes of Rory McIlroy will confront.