‘I’ll be honest. I was taken aback at first. Forty-plus year olds do not play for GB&I in the Walker Cup anymore, but then I thought: Why shouldn’t they?’
On several levels, last weekend was one of the best in a long time for Irish professional golf. Long may the good times continue
The European Club’s reputation preceded it but on a relatively benign day, it still broke the spirit of many a fine player, and almost killed my Dad
‘In golf, it’s always the next shot that matters. In Ryder Cup terms, it’s who will be the next captains that matters now because it’s a stone-cold certainty that neither Stricker nor Harrington will be involved in Rome in 2023’
‘I thought I knew what hate felt like when Cantona made the net ripple against my beloved Liverpool. Then Leonard stole my youth with a 50-footer on 17’
Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay, long-time caddie to Phil Mickelson and more recently a roving on-course, golf analyst for NBC TV, has made some interesting observations about this week’s Ryder Cup
“Theirs is a tale of the underdog finally breaking into the winners’ circle just when they thought it would never happen”
After ending a five-year winless drought with victory at the Northern Trust, the sky’s now the limit for the big-hitting, warm-hearted Tony Finau, though hopefully not next week at Whistling Straits!
It was Mark Twain who said, the longest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Well the longest summer I ever spent was wearing a mask in this pesky pro shop. Winter can’t come quick enough!
‘I’m all for clean, healthy debate, don’t get me wrong, but I draw the line at unfounded allegations of nepotism, hyperbolic headlines and anti-Irish sentiment – not that I didn’t expect it’
The world went soft long ago, but “Brooksie” making the banned list goes beyond the pale. They used to call me Copper Balls Craven in the school yard but I’ve lived to tell the tale. I even laughed writing about it…
‘Do I think DeChambeau is being bullied for being different? No way. Don’t forget it’s DeChambeau who goes out of his way to tell us just how different he is. Bryson is being picked on for being Bryson’
After much debate about golf’s place in The Olympics, it seems the Tokyo Games have convinced many that the sport truly belongs, but that doesn’t mean the product can’t be improved
The story of a golf journalist who turned off his screen to escape social media only to come back and write about it so he could post on social media and be a slave to his screen
Professional sport is littered with stories that are hard to tell and even harder to hear but surely this one is more a cry for help – hopefully someone can step in and give Grayson Murray the assistance he needs