Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, the Irish duo, had been on hand to bring their game to a strong finish, thus extending the lead of Great Danes in the World Cup.

Soren Kjeldsen and ThorbjornOlesen went on to extend their lead on day three to four shots in Melbourne, thus putting Denmark right on course for a first ISPS Handa World Cup of title.

Friday had seen the pair fire a brilliant 60 in the fourballs. They had been 10 shots worse than this current performance in the round-three foursomes but were still able to get to 14 under and hold a commanding advantage over the United States.

The low round of the day was equaled by Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker who came off with a 69 containing two bogeys and five birdies. On Sunday, they head out into the final group seeking a 25th title for their country. (more…)

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Steve Stricker For Open Championship

Steve Stricker is all set to play in the Open Championship. And he has very good reasons to go for it.

Steve met reporters at Royal Troon. And this was one of the most popular questions. He didn’t mince words. He gave a direct answer.

Why is he there? What is he doing there? The 49 year old golfer had to give an explanation since he hasn’t competed in the Open Championship since 2012. That year is significant because he announced his retirement in the same year. He said wanted to spend more time with his wife and 2 daughters. Well, as it happens with most the competition junkies, he couldn’t keep away for too long. That’s what happened.

At the 18th green at Royal Troon, he played practice games with players like Marc Warren, Thomas Pieters and Phil Mickelson. After the games, he said that he wants to play few more majors. He made it clear that he’s not done with playing yet. And apparently, he’s itching to get back to it. (more…)

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