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Harrington Blog: Justin’s Rise, Ryder Cup Captaincy & Bunker Shots

In association with  Tadhg Harrington returns to discuss the main talking points in the golfing world. This week he discusses Justin Rose’s rise and how to improve bunker shots. _____ Rose’s Rise Justin Rose hosts the British Masters this week at Walton Heath, continuing a tradition of top British stars hosting the event at different venues over the past four years. …

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Harrington In Line For Ryder Cup Captaincy As Westwood Withdraws

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Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of the running to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, leaving Padraig Harrington as the overwhelming favourite. Westwood had previously expressed a desire to captain Europe at Whistling Straits in 2020, but told the Daily Telegraph he would “wait until Rome” hosts the biennial contest in 2022 to make his bid for the role. …

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Justin Thomas Rejects Patrick Reed’s Claim In Ryder Cup Row

Former world number one Justin Thomas gave his backing to Jim Furyk on Wednesday after the USA Ryder Cup captain was accused over his pairings in their heavy defeat to Europe. Thomas supported Furyk’s assertion that the pairings were decided well in advance, after Masters champion Patrick Reed said he was “blindsided” by being grouped with Tiger Woods rather than …

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Brooks Koepka Voted US PGA Tour Player Of The Year

Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year, having won a vote by tour players. The 28-year-old American captured the Jack Nicklaus Trophy after a historic 2017-18 campaign that saw him defend his US Open crown by winning at Shinnecock and then deny Tiger Woods a 15th …

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Harrington Blog: Debunking The Phenomenon Of ‘Voodoo Golf’

In association with In this week’s blog, Tadhg Harrington warns of the pitfalls of ‘YouTube’ and self-taught golf and gives his tips for avoiding them. _____ Let me tell you a story… Every Saturday, Bob the accountant, plays in his regular four-ball, at the local municipal. One particular Saturday, he notices that one of his playing partners, Jim, a qualified …

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Tyrrell Hatton Denied Dunhill Hat-Trick After Back Nine Collapse

Lucas Bjerregaard’s barnstorming final round at St Andrews on Sunday saw the Dane take advantage of a back-nine collapse from Tyrrell Hatton, who missed out on a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. England’s Hatton held a five-stroke lead after a run of four consecutive front-nine birdies, but fell apart on the back nine with four bogeys. Hatton, bidding …

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Ryder Cup Heroes Atop The Leaderboard At Dunhill Links

There’s no sign of a post-Ryder Cup hangover for some of Team Europe’s stars at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Tyrrell Hatton has won this prestigious event for the last two years running, but after the triumph at Le Golf National last week, he could be forgiven for taking it handy in Scotland. But the Englishman holds a one shot …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To This Weekend’s Sporting Action

Pundit Arena previews a massive weekend of sporting action with the latest instalment of The Weekend Forecast, in association with RNLI. What? Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour. When? Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October. Where? The competition is played on three different links courses, centred on the “home of golf”, St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Where can I …

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Brooks Koepka “Heartbroken” By Ryder Cup Incident

Triple major winner Brooks Koepka said Tuesday he was “heartbroken” that a Ryder Cup fan hit by his wayward tee shot had been blinded in one eye. Koepka posted a statement on Twitter saying he had been in contact with Corine Remande and her family and offered his “heartfelt sympathy”. Frenchwoman Remande, aged 49, said she was taking legal action …

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Ryder Cup Blog: Europe Played Like A Team, USA Simply Did Not

Tadhg Harrington reflects on the weekend’s Ryder Cup action as Team Europe defeated Team US 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 at Le Golf National, Paris. _____ That “enfant terrible” of the chess world, Bobby Fischer, put it best when he was quoted as saying, “I like the moment when I break a man’s ego.” Patrick Reed would find the irony …

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