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
Brookline and Medinah loomed large in the minds of 2018 captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk on Saturday night as they considered the 10-6 lead Europe hold over the United States going into Sunday’s singles session at Le Golf National.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2018
Judging by the comments of rival captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during their joint press conference at Le Golf National yesterday, the knockout punch Tiger Woods delivered to Rory McIlroy in Sunday’s Tour Championship must never have happened.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2018
Rory McIlroy is nothing if not bold. He’s a Manchester United fan who hopes Liverpool win the Champions League final on Saturday, admits he enjoyed his round of golf with Donald Trump, and he’s back at Wentworth, where he has missed the cut four times in his previous eight outings at the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event.
Thu, 24 May, 2018
Pádraig Harrington accepted a European Ryder Cup vice-captaincy for a third time and thanked his friend and skipper Thomas Bjorn for keeping him involved in the biennial duel with the United States 19 years after his playing debut.
Wed, 23 May, 2018
Paul Dunne may be starting his 2018 campaign on Thomas Bjorn’s European team at this weekend’s EurAsia Cup in Malaysia but the Irish star will not be fooled that he has one foot in the door for this year’s Ryder Cup.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
With another US victory in the Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cup is officially on the clock. September 28, Day One of the competition next year, can’t come soon enough. But in the meantime, Team Europe’s captain Thomas Bjorn should be afraid. He should be very afraid. Just ask International Team captain Nick Price.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
Pádraig Harrington insists that temperamental Thomas Bjorn will not be a liability as Ryder Cup captain and conceded that his own captaincy ambitions will have to be reviewed if he’s not to miss the boat in 2020 or 2022.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016