Those who witnessed it will hardly forget the sight of 22-year old, James Sugrue adding his name to a list of illustrious winners at the Amateur Championship in Portmarnock.
The proud Mallow man carried home hopes into the 36-hole final and didn’t disappoint, overcoming Scotland’s Euan Walker by one hole at the famous links.
Having now got the job done, the Corkonian had to clear his calendar for July to take in The Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but where that week went as planned, at least logistically speaking, further invites for the Amateur Champion to The Masters at Augusta and the US Open have very much been put on hold because of Covid-19.
In our latest podcast, Peter Finnan caught up with James to talk about that famous week at Portmarnock, his relief that the Masters is postponed and not cancelled and his trademark Jimmy that he’ll be taking all the way to the big leagues, though not quite as soon as we all expected.
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