Category: Europe Postings

QUICK TAKE: Rose Playing Catch-Up After Precious Little Prep View More
Justin Rose (Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Rose Playing Catch-Up After Precious Little Prep

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea after all. When Justin Rose was overheard to berate himself, “You’re throwing shots away. You’re throwing shots away,” as he walked off the eighth tee at Bellerive Country Club, he spoke nothing but the truth. The tall Englishman was…

QUICK TAKE: Deafening Silence Fails To Throw Poulter Off His Game View More
Ian Poulter opened with a 3-under 67 at the PGA Championship, (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Deafening Silence Fails To Throw Poulter Off His Game

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | So now we know what keeps Ian Poulter awake at night. And it is not what you might have thought. It is not the missed fairway on the fourth at Bellerive that led to his second bogey of the day in his 67 in the first…

QUICK TAKE: Year’s Fourth Major Is Stuffed With Subplots View More
Jordan Spieth (left) and Billy Horschel opted for shorts during Monday's steamy practice round, while Brandt Snedeker stuck with pants. (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Year’s Fourth Major Is Stuffed With Subplots

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | The fourth day of a major championship can be the most exciting. See the Open at Carnoustie last month for proof. The last act of a play often brings the denouement. See any number of thrillers, whodunnits, three-act plays for proof. So what does this suggest…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula View More
Rory McIlroy during Wednesday's practice round at the 2018 PGA Championship. (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | Over the past 23 months, Rory McIlroy has won one golf tournament. He won brilliantly at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, shooting 64 on Sunday at Bay Hill, turning the early spring air electric with his finish. It was vintage McIlroy, spectacular and seemingly easy…

QUICK TAKE: Rose Takes Advantage Of Making The Open Weekend View More
England's Justin Rose (Andrew Yates, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Rose Takes Advantage Of Making The Open Weekend

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Late Friday evening, the trunk was open and the engine running on Justin Rose’s getaway car from this Open Championship at Carnoustie. Among the pretournament favorites, Rose had spent two days playing scratchy, uncertain golf and was on the wrong side of the cutline as he leaned…

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood In The Major Mix Again View More
Tommy Fleetwood (Andrew Yates, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood In The Major Mix Again

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – A colleague from overseas asked recently how Americans would take to seeing Englishman Tommy Fleetwood win the Open Championship or any major, for that matter. The way they take to ice cream, cheeseburgers and free t-shirts. What’s not to like about Fleetwood? He’s got the hair, the…