There’s often a tendency in golf for people—many of them media members—to overreact to comments made by the game’s stars. Part of the reason for that is that sport’s biggest names rarely say anything interesting.
Scott Gregory introduced himself to golf fans around the world at this year’s U.S. Open with a disastrous first-round 92 at Shinnecock Hills. But if you thought that was the last you’d hear of the young Englishman, then think again.
With three wins in 2018 to burst from journeyman touring professional to a player desperately unlucky not to earn one of Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder Cup picks for Paris, Matt Wallace has every right to own lofty expectations.
There were none of the fireworks the game hoped for in the Ryder Cup singles match that wasn’t in Paris but the quality of the golf Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced in Dubai on Friday was a nice consolation prize.
Rory McIlroy has hit back at critics of his decision to commit to only two European Tour events outside of the majors and World Golf Championship events next year, a move that could ultimately cost him a probable Ryder Cup captaincy.
The frontman of “Moliwood” remains just that after the first lap of the Race to Dubai decider’s two-man dogfight but a late speed wobble means Francesco Molinari’s advantage over pal Tommy Fleetwood is far from comfortable.