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.
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.
Rory McIlroy hopes a new driver will help him rekindle some of his old glory on Earth and turn a “B minus“ year into something slightly more palatable with a third victory in the DP World Tour Championship this week.
Following this year’s Ryder Cup, Padraig Harrington was tabbed as the strong favourite to helm Team Europe for the 2020 event in Whistling Straits. Considering Harrington’s lone competition now dropped out, the three-time major winner should be a shoe-in.