Given he has still yet to don the green jacket that seemed as tailor-made for him as the Augusta course itself, the eve of another US Masters invariably prompts the memory of Rory McIlroy’s implosion there eight years ago.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016
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
WHEN Pádraig Harrington admitted after missing his fifth cut of the year at Killarney yesterday that “change is required”, the key men in his backroom team such as coach Bob Torrance, caddie Ronan Flood and sports psychologist Bob Rotella might have felt they had good cause to worry.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2011
NO MATTER how many times you have competed in events of the size and status of the British Open Championship, one has to be continually impressed by the scale of the infrastructure supporting the event and the attention to detail, not least in the media centre.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
SPORTS psychologist Bob Rotella may have straightened Darren Clarke’s head out this week at Royal St George’s, but he is going to have his hands full with Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington for the next while following a couple of brain-mangling rounds at the British Open yesterday.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
PADRAIG HARRINGTON may have turned a corner with his game of late but with one day left before the Masters gets under way at Augusta National, he has played down suggestions he is ready to add to his three-major haul with immediate effect.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
PADRAIG Harrington spent the last few weeks enjoying a break from the professional tour. During a relaxing few days in Co Limerick, where he helped launch the JP McManus Invitational pro-am, he discussed several aspects of his life, times and game with golf correspondent Charlie Mulqueen.
Tue, 27 Apr, 2010