Wed, 20 May, 2020
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
The Open Championship has not been a happy hunting ground for Shane Lowry over the past two seasons but Pádraig Harrington believes the 30-year-old has the credentials to become Ireland’s fifth recipient of the Auld Claret Jug.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
The motto of Royal Troon Golf Club sums it all up rather nicely. The Latin which adorns the 138-year-old Ayrshire links’ crest reads: “Tam Arte Quam Marte”, which means “as much by skill as by strength”.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016
The wheels of progress turn very slowly at Portmarnock but if the sticky issue of women members is ever resolved, Shane Lowry will join Rory McIlroy at the top of the queue for the return of the Irish Open to what many consider to be Ireland’s blue riband links.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015
As one of the world’s leading golf coaches Butch Harmon has now helped guide four of his students towards a Claret Jug, but for the veteran American, of all the feats he has seen performed at the Majors, Phil Mickelson’s final-round dash to the most famous prize in golf beat the lot.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2013
The Open Championship may lack a prominent Irish contender, but there are a host of significant others at the top of the leaderboard heading into a testing second day at sun-baked Muirfield to suggest class will out yet again at this venerable links.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013