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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C


This week
4th June 2023 - 10th June 2023
# Analysis
There was the Saudis or nothing. So the Saudis it will be for Rory McIlroy
There was tension in the air as Rory McIlroy arrived today at Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 10th June 2023
# PGA Tour
Rory McIlroy bounces back with 68 to move into contention in Ohio
There was some disappointment for Shane Lowry and Séamus Power at the Memorial Tournament.
# PGA Tour
Rory McIlroy bounces back with 68 to move into contention in Ohio
There was some disappointment for Shane Lowry and Séamus Power at the Memorial Tournament.
Last month
May 2023
# the great split
PGA executive fans the flames of LIV dispute ahead of year's second major
Seth Waugh says LIV golfers have ‘disappeared from the landscape.’
This year
Impressive Harrington hits final round of 66 to finish three shots off victory
Ernie Ells finished with a one-shot win at the Hoag Classic.
Last year
# Looking Forward
McIlroy confident about finding solutions after 'ugly year' for men's professional golf
The Saudi-backed LIV has caused turmoil in the sport since its June debut.
# PGA Tour
Top-ranked Scheffler voted PGA Tour Player of the Year ahead of McIlroy and Smith
The 26-year-old American won with 89% of the vote.
# bmw pga
Shane Lowry: 'There are certain guys I just can't stand them being here'
Lowry hit out at ‘disruptive’ LIV rebels at the BMW PGA Championship.
Zalatoris withdraws from Tour Championship but no call-up for Lowry as replacement
Zalatoris suffered a back injury hitting a tee shot last weekend.
# as it stands
Im, Wu share PGA lead at weather-hit Wyndham Championship
Meanwhile, after just making the cut on Friday, Ireland’s Shane Lowry is currently tied for 66th on one-under.
# action
Mickelson and Poulter among 11 LIV players to file antitrust lawsuit against PGA
Bryson DeChambeau, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Jason Kokrak and Peter Uihlein are also involved in the group.
# Detroit Golf Club
Finau, Pendrith share PGA Tour lead in Detroit
The leading duo were four shots clear of their nearest rival, Cameron Young.
# Chasing The Dollar
Donald Trump urges golfers to 'take the money' and sign with LIV series
The former US President says players should not hesitate to abandon the PGA Tour.
# Investigation
PGA Tour probed over LIV Golf actions - reports
US Justice Department officials are investigating, according to the Wall Street Journal.
# Fall-out
DP World Tour bans and fines LIV Golf rebels
“Every action anyone takes in life comes with a consequence,” said Chief Executive Keith Pelley.
# Not Ok
McIlroy slams players defecting to LIV series in 'duplicitous' fashion
Brooks Koepka and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer have both opted into the new Saudi-backed series.
# Sorry
Mickelson expresses sympathy to families of 9/11 victims after LIV criticism, as US Open looms
Meanwhile, the pairings for the tournament have been announced with Mickelson in a group alongside Shane Lowry.
Phil Mickelson requests release from PGA Tour to play in first Saudi-backed event
Mickelson is also registered for the US PGA Championship.
Mixed final round for Lowry as Australia's Smith claims Players Championship
Meanwhile, Séamus Power and Rory McIlroy both finished on three-under for the tournament.
# tough break
Shane Lowry: 'That was as bad a break as I've ever got'
The 34-year old finished second at the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.
# Fallout
Greg Norman accuses PGA Tour of ‘bullying’ players
The former world number one has written an open letter to PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.
# In Contention
'I'm excited' - McIlroy two shots off the lead and closing in on third Dubai Desert Classic
Pádraig Harrington is in a tie for 11th heading into the final day, while Shane Lowry is four shots further back.
Power closes in on Masters invitation with impressive final round as record shattered in Hawaii
The Waterford native has moved to a career high-63rd in the world rankings after his display at the PGA Tournament of Champions.
All time
# Ireland's Eye
Power breaks into world's top 100 ranking for first time after strong finish in Las Vegas
Meanwhile, Ireland’s John Murphy finished in a tie for 24th place at the Spanish Open.
# Wrap
Closing birdie lifts Schenk into PGA lead in Las Vegas, Power the best of the Irish
The American seized a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round.
# Top Of The Tree
Kisner edges out six-man playoff to capture Wyndham Championship
Meanwhile, Séamus Power finished on three-under for the tournament.
# Charles Schwab
Kokrak holds off Spieth to capture PGA Colonial crown
The 36-year-old American beat the home-region hero to become the season’s third multiple winner.
# Double act
Mickelson and Brady team up for charity golf match
The pair will face off against Bryson DeChambeau and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in July.
# PGa Championship
Conners stars at Kiawah Island, first-round misery for McIlroy and Harrington four off lead
Brooks Koepka is in a tie for second with Keegan Bradley, Viktor Hovland and Aaron Wise.
# struggling
McIlroy title defence off to rough start after quadruple bogey at Players Championship
The four-time major winner is 14 shots off the pace.
# Inconvenient
PGA play resumes at Riviera after high winds, safety issues
World number one Dustin Johnson was on the fringe at the first, looking at 16 feet for eagle, when proceedings came to a halt.
# Round 1
McIlroy recovers after shaky start while American duo lead in Phoenix
Mark Hubbard and Matthew NeSmith are the joint-leaders at the Phoenix Open.
# off course
PGA Championship to be moved away from Donald Trump-owned course
It is the second time in six years the PGA has moved an event away from a course owned by Donald Trump.
Lowry shoots 68 to move up to eighth at the Houston Open
Offaly man is five shots off the lead with Padraig Harrington tied in 24th and Graeme McDowell placed 34th after day 3 of the tournament.
# that's a wrap
Gay wins playoff to end PGA drought with Bermuda victory, Harrington cards final day 69
‘This is absolutely insane,’ Gay said. ‘I’ve been playing awful since Covid.’
# Midway Point
Lowry misses out with second-round 73 on PGA Tour while Power also fails to make cut
USA’s Sam Burns holds a two-shot lead heading into the third round.
# Golf
McIlroy loses ground, Tiger dances with the cut as Finau shares lead at Memorial
Woods looks set to sneak into the weekend if the cut settles at +3.
# PGA Tour
Thomas leads the field for final round of Workday
The American holds a two-shot lead in Ohio, but inclement weather is expected.
# stateside affairs
Shane Lowry in the hunt as three Covid-positive players tee off together at PGA event
Graham McDowell tees off this evening at the Workday Charity Open.
# Break Time
Rory McIlroy taking couple of weeks off in bid to eliminate ‘dumb mistakes’
The world number one finished joint 11th after a final-round 67 at the Travelers Championship.