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.
It is a sad day for golf when Tiger Woods is relegated to serving as an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup. Cart driver? Asking players if they like mayo or mustard on their sandwich? Say it ain’t so, Tiger. Say it ain’t so.
Eighteen months ago, Quail Hollow club president Johnny Harris phoned PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and Kerry Haigh, chief championships officer, and invited them to visit to discuss a few changes he had in mind for the course in advance of hosting the 99th PGA Championship this week.