Posts tagged with: "Muirfield"

NEWS: Catriona Matthew Would Entertain Muirfield Membership View More
Catriona Matthew at the 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open. Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

NEWS: Catriona Matthew Would Entertain Muirfield Membership

Catriona Matthew, who has played as a visitor at Muirfield on sundry occasions, last year declared that she had no wish to play there again “until they drag themselves into the 21st century.” Yet today, this past Ricoh Women’s British Open champion admitted that she would be delighted to be…

QUICK TAKE: Muirfield Isn’t McIlroy’s Cup of Tea View More
Rory McIlroy doesn't feel warm and fuzzy about Muirfield, despite the members' vote to allow women. Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

QUICK TAKE: Muirfield Isn’t McIlroy’s Cup of Tea

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rory McIlroy is glad the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers finally saw fit to allow women members at grand old Muirfield. But McIlroy still wonders what took so long. And he made sure the world knows Muirfield will never be one of his favorite places. “Muirfield wouldn’t…

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

On the day after Rory McIlroy reportedly played 18 holes with President Trump, Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, was asked if he would do the same. He was not about to dismiss the idea. “With all the senior people in the world,” said Slumbers, “I think it’s…

Scotland Brings Back Fond Memories for Phil View More
Phil Mickelson tells the story of how his daughter surprised them in Scotland three years ago.

Scotland Brings Back Fond Memories for Phil

Three years ago in Scotland, Phil Mickelson won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and the Open Championship at Muirfield in successive weeks. Those victories are only part of what made the two-week family trip to Scotland so memorable. On the Sunday morning before Mickelson beat Branden Grace in a…

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The New Old Phil In Pursuit Of Career Slam

For so many years, the overriding question regarding Phil Mickelson was: What exactly should we make of him? Mickelson had so much: The smile, the personality, the imagination, the short game, the power and the bravado. His gift was flamboyant golf, the big swing and, occasionally, the big miss. There…