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The Sand Trap
Volume Three Hundred Ninety-Seven
It was not the best week in golf for many who have devoted their professional careers to the game.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Lee Westwood is in danger of missing out on the Ryder Cup
Cheer up, Gerard! Pique doesn't look too impressed as Barcelona arrive at FA's A 105million St George's Park for pre-season training Saints go marching into Arsenal: First Walcott, then The Ox and now A 12m Chambers... but Wenger plans to turn the right-back into the new Tony Adams Di Maria set to join PSG from Real Madrid for A 63m even though ... (more)
Senior Open 2014: Does Bernhard Langer's Royal Porthcawl...
Bernhard Langer's record-breaking victory in the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl has resulted in suggestions that he should be one of Paul McGinley's wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this year.
McGinley pulls out of U.S. PGA with shoulder injury
European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week's U.S. PGA Championship with a shoulder injury, the Irishman said on Monday.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Final farewell to golf legend Bob Torrance
THE giants of the golfing world turned out in force to bid an emotional farewell to coaching legend Bob Torrance.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Senior Open 2014: Tom Watson embraces special challenge of Royal...
Eight Major victories including five Opens, 39 PGA Tour titles, a 10-time Ryder Cup winner and victorious USA captain at the Belfry in 1993 - Tom Watson has seemingly achieved just about everything a true golfing legend can.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
PGA announces field for next month's Championship at Valhalla
The PGA of America has released the field for next month's PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club , and the list includes many of golf's biggest names.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Sky Sports to launch Ryder Cup channel
Broadcaster Sky Sports has announced plans to screen two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the biggest event in the sport on Sky Sports 4. The channel goes live as 'Sky Sports Ryder Cup' at 6am on Thursday, September 18 and will show over 330 hours of golf across 14 days, including 36 hours of live coverage.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Open: Stephen Gallacher subdued but positive
HE NEITHER looked nor spoke like a man who'd just recorded his best finish in a major.
Rory McIlroy returns to his real true love - winning
Rory McIlroy celebrates as he holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Charles Sale: Darren Clarke campaign to be named Ryder Cup captain built on charm
Darren Clarke is making a concerted bid to be named the next European Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 contest in America at the Hazeltine National in Minnesota.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Bar raised for Scotland's Open flag fliers
MARC Warren and Stephen Gallacher, tied for 12th and 19th place respectively ahead of the final round of The Open this afternoon, each have an excellent chance of earning substantial pay cheques with decent finishes.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Father of ex-Ryder Cup skipper Sam...
Europe Ryder Cup player Padraig Harrington is watched by coach Bob Torrance during a practice session at Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales on September 28, 2010 - by Glyn Kirk Torrance was best known for his work with two-time British Open champion Padraig Harrington, who he inspired to both his Claret Jugs in 2007 and 2008.
Coach Bob Torrance passes at age 82, son says
Justin Rose will enter this week's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool as the third-ranked golfer in the world after his victory Sunday at the Scottish Open.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Martin Kaymer relishing his trip 'home' as German prepares to live...
Kaymer arrives at Hoylake in brilliant form having won the Players' Championship in May and the US Open a month later at Pinehurst Martin Kaymer does not conform to stereotypes.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
McGinley: No issue with McIlroy and McDowell
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley insists he has 'complete trust' in both Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.
Poulter keeps his focus
Ian Poulter insists he won't be relying on a captain's pick to make Europe's team for the Ryder Cup as he heads into this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Doors swinging at last-chance saloon for Lawrie
You've got to keep in the captain's good books so it was perhaps a blessing that Paul Lawrie didn't dole out the "spanking" he had jokingly threatened to give Paul McGinley during a challenge match between the pair at the former Open champion's own golf centre on the outskirts of Aberdeen yesterday.
Rory McIlroy: 'Lads trip' to Ibiza restored a smile to my face
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland said he felt flat after playing six out of eight weeks Rory McIlroy would not have been the first young man who has recently broken up to run off with mates for a week in Ibiza.
The Daily Record
Video: Paul McGinley urges fans to join in Tartan Tuesday fun at Ryder Cup
EUROPE captain McGinley says it is important to honour the host nation at the Ryder Cup and he reckons a blast of tartan at Tuesday's practice will do just that.