Saturday Sep 13
Wattel closing in on first European Tour title
France's Romain Wattel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on Sunday as he seeks his first European Tour title. Wattel, mentioned as a potential future Ryder Cup player by European captain Paul McGinley last week, carded seven birdies and one bogey in a third round of 64 to finish 14 under par at Kennemer Golf Club.
Woosnam surprised by McGinley's five-deputy move
Former world number one Ian Woosnam is bemused by European Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley's decision to opt for five vice-captains instead of the usual four and believes it could betray a sign of weakness. McGinley raised a few eyebrows last week when he drafted in 2012 captain Jose Maria Olazabal, Padraig Harrington and Miguel Angel Jimenez to join Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his deputies for the biennial team event at Gleneagles from Sept.
Luiten and McLeary lead KLM Open in Netherlands
Defending champion Joost Luiten and Scotland's Jamie McLeary lead the KLM Open after round one was suspended due to bad light. Luiten carded four birdies, an eagle and just one bogey in his 65, while McLeary joined the Dutchman on five under with a birdie on the 16th just before play was stopped.
Harrington wary of US team spirit
Dates: 26-28 September. Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, highlights on BBC Two and live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website each day via desktop, mobile, tablet and app.
The Irish World Newspaper
Padraig Harrington named as Ryder Cup vice-captain
Spaniards Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez are joined by Dublin Padraig Harrington, who has appeared in the competition six times.
The Sand Trap
Nicest guy on tour?
Padraig Harrington is one who comes to mind. always smiling, acknowledges fans. Had a brief chat with him at Bay Hill and he was very pleasant.
TODAY - Independent.ie
Van Morrison , Belfast -born singer-songwriter, is 69. Richard Gere , actor, is 65. Clive Lloyd , ex-West Indies cricket captain, is 70. Chris Tucker , actor, is 43. Ian Harte , former Ireland footballer, is 37. Colm O'Rourke, Sunday Independent columnist and former Meath footballer, is 57. Victoria Jackson, cosmetics entrepreneur, is 59. Padraig ... (more)
The New Zealand Herald
McIlroy wants strong finish to a great year
The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn't even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake.