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Comfort zone reserved for the elite few

Brooks Koepka. Picture: PGA of America Finding that magical place where winning majors feels like another day at the office is the eternal quest for the game's best players.Rory McIlroy is battling to rediscover that Midas touch. So too is Jordan Spieth and while the Texan shot a four-under 66 to move into the early clubhouse lead on five-under-par in the US PGA at Bethpage Black,...
Tags: US, America, Sport, Canada, Pga, PGA of America, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jordan, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Daniel Berger, Majors, Rbc

Koepka produces fireworks as Rory's putter freezes at Bethpage

Brooks Koepka hits his tee shot on the second during the first round of the 101st PGA Championship held at Bethpage Black Golf Course on May 16, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America) Brooks Koepka flexed his muscles and opened with a course record 63 to leave Rory McIlroy spluttering his exhaust fumes in his US PGA defence at Bethpage Black.Seekin...
Tags: England, US, Sport, Ireland, PGA of America, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, Brooks Koepka, Padraig Harrington, Molinari, Woods, Majors, Don, Rory

Lowry backs Rory's Olympic choice

Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Neil Manchip during The Open. Picture: Golffile Shane Lowry got “a lot of stick” for skipping Rio but he has total respect for the agonising Rory McIlroy has had to go through before committing to playing for Team Ireland at next year's Olympic Games in Japan.The pair have become close again in recent years and while both will be going for gold in Tok...
Tags: Japan, Florida, US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Shane Lowry, Olympic Games, Padraig Harrington, Lowry

Faldo's "Black" forecast for Tiger and Rory

FARMINGDALE, NY - May 14: 2012 and 2014 PGA Champion, Rory McIlroy speaks during a press conference for the 101st PGA Championship held at Bethpage Black Golf Course on May 14, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Hailey Garrett/PGA of America) Nick Faldo took a well-worn piece of paper out of his pocket and read his top tips for the US PGA."Moli, Rose, Dustin and Brooks are t...
Tags: US, Atlanta, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tiger, Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Padraig Harrington, Black, Woods, Majors

County Sligo the perfect host for Flogas Irish Amateur Open

County Sligo Golf Club The Walker Cup might be four months away, but it will be at the back of the players’ minds as they tee it up at the Rosses Point home of the great Cecil Ewing in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open today.County Sligo Golf Club will host Irish golf's blue riband for only the second time since Joe Carr triumphed there in 1950 — a fitting honour for a club celebratin...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Power, West, Ireland, Liverpool, Golf, Wake Forest, Padraig Harrington, Great Britain, Carr, John Murphy, Sean, Ewing, Dundalk

Padraig Harrington gets wish as captain's picks for 2020 European Ryder Cup team go from four to three

It's the biggest change as Europe announces its selection criteria for the 2020 Ryder Cup, but Harrington has a good reason why the decrease makes sense
Tags: Europe, News, Padraig Harrington, Harrington

Ryder Cup 2020: Padraig Harrington to cut wildcard picks from four to three

European captain Padraig Harrington will choose three wildcards instead of four when his team defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights next year.
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Harrington reduces Ryder Cup picks to three

European Ryder Cup captain, Pádraig Harrington. Picture: Getty Images The European Tour today confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship - the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai - and conclude at the same event in September 2020.The Tour’s Tournament Committee met on Tuesday night, where they rat...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Ryder Cup, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Wisconsin, Bmw, Padraig Harrington, Wentworth, Harrington, Whistling Straits, Tournament Committee, Straits Course

Europe captain Harrington opts for three Ryder Cup wild card picks

European captain Padraig Harrington will choose three wild cards instead of four when his team defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights next year.
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Ryder Cup 2020: Padraig Harrington to cut wild card picks from four to three

European captain Padraig Harrington will choose three wild cards instead of four when his team defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights next year.
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Back in the game in the wake of Tiger's miracle

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods amazed the golfing world again when he won his fifth Masters title and 15th major just two years after undergoing spinal fusion surgery.It will go down as one of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of sport, but it has also left medical professionals to tell the millions who suffer varying degrees of back pain that they are not Tiger Woods.Weekend ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Pga Tour, Tiger, Padraig Harrington, Amateur golf, Ashley Poynton, Mater Private Hospital

Power makes a move as late stumble hampers McIlroy

Rory McIlroy was left to rue late mistakes as Seamus Power roared into contention for the $7.7 million Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.The West Waterford man (32) needs to finish solo second to guarantee his major championship debut in the US PGA at Bethpage, and he was just six shots behind clubhouse leader Jason Dufner on five-under after a second round 68.A bogey at his final hole left him tied for sixth with Pat...
Tags: China, Germany, US, Spain, Sport, Power, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Finland, Castle, Padraig Harrington, Northamptonshire

Round up - "Lowry has the confidence I wish I had"

Paul McGinley at Lahinch for this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open media day. Picture: Kenneth O’Halloran Paul McGinley believes Shane Lowry's Jekyll and Hyde form could help the Offaly man become a Ryder Cup star.The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host — who spoke about initially feeling "despondent" when Rory McIlroy ruled out an appearance at Lahinch — admits that Lowry has the sa...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Netherlands, Ian Poulter, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Henrik Stenson, Paul Mcginley, Pga Tour, European Tour, New Orleans, Island, Derry, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington

Dubai Duty Free enjoys Irish Open homecoming at Lahinch

The anticipation is building as the latest instalment of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open looms ever closer, with the picturesque Lahinch Golf Course in Co. Clare playing host to some of the greatest names in world golf from July 4-7Dubai Duty Free took over as the title sponsor of the high-profile golf tournament in 2015 with Rory McIlroy assuming the role of tournament host via his charity, the Rory Foundation. This year, Ry...
Tags: UK, US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Dubai, Roger Federer, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Uae, Seve Ballesteros, Abu Dhabi HSBC

Top 10s for Lowry and Power as CT Pan clinches dream win

CT Pan was on the range when he learned Shane Lowry had failed to make eagle at the 18th to force a playoff. Chinese Taipei’s CT Pan clinched a dream victory in the RBC Heritage as a disappointed Shane Lowry made an effort to draw positives from his tie for third and Seamus Power took a big step towards retaining his PGA Tour card with a top-10 finish.Just a shot behind world numb...
Tags: Florida, US, Sport, Power, Ian Poulter, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Henrik Stenson, Pga Tour, New Orleans, Dustin Johnson, Johnson, Shane Lowry, Taipei, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington

Knox to defend Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title

Russell Knox wins the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Picture: Getty Images Russell Knox has confirmed he will return to defend the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open title at Lahinch from July 4-7.The Scot won dramatic fashion at Ballyliffin in 2018, holing a 45-foot birdie putt to force a play-off before sinking an almost identical one on the first extra hole to clinch a maiden Rolex S...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Wgc, Northern Ireland, Dubai, New Zealand, Knox, Danny Willett, Padraig Harrington, Inverness, Lahinch

Lowry seeks a "trigger" and a way to live with the burden of great expectations

Shane Lowry sinks to his knees in disbelief as his five iron to the 11th trickles over the green. Shane Lowry believes it's time to push on and put his Masters quest behind him and set about rediscovering his early season form. The problem is balancing his own expectations with the sky high expectations of everyone else.Languishing near the bottom of the leaderboard after opening...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Hilton, New Orleans, Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, Padraig Harrington, Zurich, Clara, Adam Scott, Lowry, Majors

Athlone revives De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup

Relaunching the De Lacy Staunton Scratch Cup, set for this coming Sunday, were (left-right) Ray Fagan (Vice Captain, Athlone GC), former winner Paddy Egan, sponsor Michael Moore, and Bryan O'Looney (Captain, Athlone GC). Pádraig Harrington was a scratch cup specialist during his amateur career and one of his final acts in the amateur game was to defend the De Lacy Staunton Scratch...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Padraig Harrington, Michael Moore, Bryan, Athlone, Amateur golf, Mullingar, Athlone Golf Club, De Lacy, Ray Fagan, Paddy Egan, Castlerea, Maurice De Lacy Staunton, Rupert De Lacy Staunton

McDowell and Harrington ride on as Spieth shows up in Texas; Sharvin seeking pay-day in Jordan

Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell is six strokes behind leader Si Woo Kim as he chases back to back wins and a Masters place in the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.The Portrush star (39) made an eagle and three birdies in a three-under 69 to share 15th place on six-under as Jordan Spieth showed some promising Masters form.The Texan holed out for a late eagle two to grab an earl...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Sport, Golf, Pga Tour, Rickie Fowler, Jordan, Kim, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Ladies European Tour, Spieth, McDowell, Harrington, Challenge Tour, Cormac Sharvin

'Tiger Woods is not the player he was, back Rory McIlroy for the Masters', says Padraig Harrington

A “B” will not do it for Tiger Woods anymore, but if you want to make a few quid then Rory McIlroy must be backed to don a historic green jacket in the next two years. Of course, it will be Woods who will command the spotlight more than any other as Tiger returns to his natural habitat to try once more to resume the major trail and as ever with this one-man blockbuster there is a fresh twist in his tale. Last year, it felt surreal that the world of golf was even talking about the potential of Wo...
Tags: News, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Padraig Harrington, Augusta

Power and McDowell start well in Texas; Hickey tops at Europro Q-School

Seamus Power Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell got off to a fast starts in their bid for a Masters spot when they opened with three-under 69’s in the Valero Texas Open.Like Pádraig Harrington, who was tied for 74th after an opening 72, they must win to secure the last invitation for Augusta National next week and they were well-placed, tied for 17th just three shots behind Si Woo K...
Tags: England, Texas, Sport, Power, Netherlands, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Pga Tour, Northern Ireland, Kim, Padraig Harrington, Ladies European Tour, Raymond, Ayla, McDowell, Hickey

Teaching pro George Gankas is prepping two young longballers for golf glory

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — George Gankas is wearing a “Born To Bogey” cap. He is standing beside his lunchtime booth at Brett’s Deli, just down the street from his teaching station at Westlake Golf Course. He is showing how to swing faster if you can rotate your body correctly and fully. Yoga is not required. Sitting there is Ken Katz, who represents, among others, Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants. “I used to hit it 310 (yards) at Riviera,” Katz said. “Then I was down to 250. I went back to George ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, New York Giants, Padraig Harrington, Riviera, Tampa, Adam Scott, Osu, Phoenix, George, Simi Valley, Brett, Oklahoma State, Katz

Oosthuizen confirmed for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Lahinch Golf Club in Co Clare Louis Oosthuizen has announced that he will play the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the first time since 2009, with the former Open Champion earmarking Lahinch Golf Club as the perfect place to hone his links skills ahead of the final Major of the 2019 season in Northern Ireland two weeks later.The South African joins 2018 Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwo...
Tags: America, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Lee Westwood, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Northern Ireland, Dubai, West Coast, Shane Lowry, Danny Willett, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, PAUL, St Andrews

Casey makes his case for Augusta; Meadow 40th in Phoenix

Only Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson have won more world ranking points than Paul Casey (above) this year. Paul Casey threw down the Masters gauntlet to Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson when he retained the Valspar Championship with a dogged performance in Tampa.The English Ryder Cup star (41), who has five top-10 finishes in 12 appearances at Augusta National, chiselled out a one-...
Tags: South Korea, Spain, Sport, United States, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Johnson, Shane Lowry, Madrid, Padraig Harrington, KO, Tampa

Hend edges out Elvira in Maybank Championship playoff

Scott Hend with the Maybank Championship trophy. Picture: Getty Images Pádraig Harrington finished a creditable tied 30th in his return from injury as Australia's Scott Hend claimed his third European Tour title with a dramatic playoff win over Spain's Nacho Elvira in the weather-affected Maybank Championship.Back in action for the first time since last November after breaking a b...
Tags: Usa, England, Australia, Germany, Spain, Sport, Thailand, Golf, Kuala Lumpur, European Tour, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Murray, Elvira, Lee, Tony

Irish Open 2019: Former tournament winner Padraig Harrington to play at Lahinch

Europe's next Ryder Cup captain and three-time major winner Padraig Harrington will play in this year's Irish Open at Lahinch in July
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Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club to host Irish PGA Championship

Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club The superbly appointed Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club will host the 109th Irish PGA Championship from August 19-22.Tournament week will begin with a Pro-Am on August 19th followed by the three-day 54-hole Irish PGA Championship. A cut will be made after 36 holes with the leading competitors battling it out over the final 18 on August 22nd.PGA in Irel...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Padraig Harrington, Gfc, Mark Byrne, Wexford, PGA Irish Region, Yvonne Cassidy, Jeff Howes, Richard Kilpatrick, Galway Bay Resort, Simon Thornton Tulfarris Golf Resort, Banbridge Golf Club, Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club

Law and Boutier win Vic Open titles as Moynihan makes history

David Law and Celine Boutier triumphed at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Picture: Getty Images Scotland's David Law clinched a life-changing win in the innovative ISPS Handa Vic Open as Ireland's Gavin Moynihan etched his name in European Tour history.Michael Hoey closed with a 69 to tie for 17th with Paul Dunne, who posted a one-over 73 at 13th Beach Golf Club near Melbourne to leave t...
Tags: England, Law, Scotland, Alabama, Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Belgium, Wade Ormsby, Melbourne, Padraig Harrington, University Of Alabama, Moynihan, Maguire, Duke University

Harrington urges Lowry to have "self-confidence"; hails Dunne's "X-factor" 

Padraig Harrington talks about the golf swing with PGA coach Brendan McDaid at the opening of Spawell Golf Academy in Templeogue this week Pádraig Harrington’s wrist injury will keep him out of action for at least another fortnight but he has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Rory McIlroy’s Masters build-up or Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne as potential Ryder Cup rookies.Having...
Tags: England, Sport, Pga, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Bubba Watson, Dubai, Wisconsin, Dustin Johnson, Belfast, Honda, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi

Harrington on Li Haotong’s “harsh” penalty: “Somebody had to take the hit for everybody else”

Pádraig Harrington opened the newly renovated Spawell Golf Academy, which is now under the management of his longtime friend, Peter Lawrie Pádraig Harrington thought the two-stroke penalty handed to China's Li Haotong in Sunday's Dubai Desert Classic was "borderline" and "very harsh" but felt that somebody had "to take the hit" as officials work to make players aware of the slew o...
Tags: China, Sport, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Dublin, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Peter Lawrie, Bryson DeChambeau, Harrington, Li Haotong, Haotong Li, Rules of Golf, Haotong, Spawell Golf Academy