Shinnecock Hills has been Irishman Sean Quinlivan's office since January 1. Photo: Keyur Khamar, PGA Tour via Getty Images
Six Irishmen have won majors, but according to Sean Quinlivan you can now add a seventh to an exclusive list that features Fred Daly, Pádraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Shane Lowry. That’s because Quinlivan considers his appointment as just the fourth head professional in the history of Shinnecock Hills as his personal major victory.
Shinnecock is an institution in American golf – the oldest incorporated golf club in America (1891) and one of five founding members of the USGA. Set on sandy terrain in Southampton on Long Island, New York, it stands alongside Augusta National, Pine Valley, Merion and Cypress Point as one of America’s great golf places.
Quinlivan's journey to Shinnecock Hills began with a caddying job at Ballybunion. Photo: Courtesy Sean Quinlivan
Co Kerry-born Quinlivan has been its head pro since January 1, completing a journey that began with caddying ...
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