For something widely described as the worst-kept secret in golf, Pádraig Harrington’s eventual unveiling as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain surprised us in just how pleasant and important a reminder it was of what a special golf nation this is, and what a special sportsperson Harrington is.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
Rivalries are nothing new in sport. They are on every corner but few have the importance or the commercial impact of the three-day match play tournament which biennially pits the best players from both the US and Europe against each other: the Ryder Cup.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
Nick Faldo will miss the chance to see a Rory McIlroy duel with Jordan Spieth at this week’s Open but the man who tamed St Andrews 25 years ago also believes the current world number one has missed a serious opportunity to add to his major haul after his football injury.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
Rory McIlroy feels as prepared as he ever has going into an Open Championship but it will be how he readies himself mentally for Friday’s second round that will determine whether he lifts the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2014
While torrential rain stalled Graeme McDowell’s RBC Heritage Classic defence, his goal of making this year’s Ryder Cup team remains on track as he believes his best two chances of collecting another Major will come at he US and British Opens.
Sat, 19 Apr, 2014
Somebody call the shrink. Rory McIlroy pronounced himself “brain dead” on the golf course after a terrible opening round at the British Open yesterday and admitted he may need to turn to a sports psychologist to help him climb out of his current slump.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013