Disqualification. In a word, that’s what should have happened to Phil Mickelson on Saturday, following one of the most bizarre moments in the history of professional golf. Lefty will be remembered for his five Majors, his six runner-up spots in the US Open, and his incredible short game, but his antics on Saturday at Shinnecock have tarnished his legacy.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018
Patrick Harrington, the 14-year-old son of three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington, says he doesn’t get asked about his famous father too much, but when he does, the first question usually is an inquiry about his handicap.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
If the media drives sport and most of the money generated comes from TV broadcasting rights then it’s hardly surprising that professional sport worldwide has always been a star-driven enterprise dominated by the world’s greatest athletes.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
Since the Rubberbandits introduced the nation to the thoughts of Jean Baudrillard the other night the level of debate has surely risen a few notches, particularly when it comes to our awareness of what is and isn’t real. Or maybe we’ve just been conditioned to think that way (see what I mean?). For instance, forget whether anyone can hear a tree falling in an empty forest: if an Irish team doesn’t win on Irish television has it really claimed victory?
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
Thu, 07 Apr, 2016
Somewhere along the rocky rode he has travelled in recent years — maybe after back surgery pushed him to the sidelines, or maybe when his ‘glutes’ didn’t activate in San Diego; it’s so hard to keep track of his ailments, comebacks, and soap opera episodes — Tiger Woods let it be known that “Father Time was undefeated”.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Sergio Garcia was not the only player at Chambers Bay to question the quality of the putting surfaces at this week’s US Open but having taken to his Twitter account to air a much-shared view, the Spaniard the Americans love to heckle inevitably drew the most flak.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904 and the International Golf Federation (IGF) has proposed a 72-hole stroke play tournament for the men’s and women’s events.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015