Darren Clarke has revealed Jürgen Klopp will be among those he will approach for advice before the Ryder Cup battle with the United States at Hazeltine later this year.
Rickie Fowler’s surge towards the 2015 Players Championship title offered a scintillating storyline which will prove a regular source of reference. That this year’s version was dull in comparison owed everything to the skill and mental fortitude of one man.
The Irish golfer Christy O’Connor Sr, who has died aged 91, was sufficiently revered in his home country to be known simply as “Himself’.
Welcome to Rocky Horror Picture Show meets PGA Tour.
Rory McIlroy’s demeanour meant he didn’t need emphatic language to explain his Friday lunchtime emotion. He offered it anyway.
The angst Jordan Spieth suffered by virtue of closing his opening round at the Players Championship with a seven, the one number that may bring him out in a cold sweat, surely intensified with a glance towards one of the his playing partners. Jason Day, who has succeeded Spieth as the world No1, endorsed his status once more with a course record-equalling 63. Day had birdie putts at all 18 holes.
Jordan Spieth does not attempt to hide the scale of his post-Masters trauma.
The German will be the new player relations director for golf's European Tour.
The “chaos” Danny Willett has found himself surrounded by since winning the Masters is endorsed by the number of rounds he has played since being presented with the Green Jacket a month ago.
Early Monday morning in Augusta. On Washington Road, which runs out from downtown to the golf club, workmen are already packing away cones and pulling down signs. The police who spent the past week directing traffic are gone, so are the scalpers offering spare tickets and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have quit their quiet roadside vigil.
This may have to be quite a show. The Open will fittingly begin with Royal Troon’s adopted son, Colin Montgomerie, attempting to fade an iron shot from the 1st tee at 6.35am on Thursday. By the time the third major of the year reaches its conclusion on Sunday evening in Ayrshire, perhaps talk of Rio and golf’s turbulent marriage with the Olympics will be temporarily suspended. One can but hope.
La Fin. In France, the country where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won so many hearts as he played out the past few years of his career in his own inimitable style at Paris Saint-Germain, a yellow curtain fell.
Rickie Fowler has become the latest high-profile golfer to cast doubt on his participation in the Olympic Games. Fowler, speaking immediately after a missed cut at the US Open, cited security and the Zika virus as ongoing concerns.
It is difficult to deviate from the notion that Jordan Spieth has inflicted a fatal blow on golf’s alliance with the Olympic Games.
With three major championships in the bag, a 45th birthday to come next month and a subsequent date at Hazeltine as a Ryder Cup assistant captain, Padraig Harrington would be forgiven a pipe and slippers approach to life.
Royal Troon golf club, hosts of this year’s Open championship, has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members during a special general meeting.
Luke Donald, the former world No1, will contest next week’s Open Championship after Jaco van Zyl withdrew from Royal Troon in order to prepare for the Olympics.
Graeme McDowell and Castle Stuart have never been a match made in heaven.
Eighteen months ago in the clubhouse at Bay Hill, venue for the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the adopted winter home of this golfing icon, Rory McIlroy was approached. “Rory; if you need anything this week, you just let me know.”
For all that the Ryder Cup involves two sides, it is difficult to deviate from the notion that the narrative of this, the 41st playing of the event, focuses mainly on one.
The identity of the man looking to halt a Dustin Johnson procession to the FedEx Cup and $10m prize is more fascinating than the fact a battle has ensued in the first place. Rory McIlroy’s third round of 66 at the Tour Championship, combined with an unforeseen late stumble by Johnson, has set up a thrilling finale on the outskirts of Atlanta.