Darren Clarke isn’t planning to rock the Ryder Cup boat. The Northern Irishman will stick to a so-far successful script in the hopes of leading Europe to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Ryder Cup victory.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has taken the next step toward equality by naming 14 women as members to the previously all-male club, including Laura Davies and Annika Sorenstam among seven honorary members.
Call him “untouchable,” “class,” “brilliant” or any other superlative of the sort. They all apply to Rory McIlroy after his Dubai Desert Classic victory, and perhaps spell bad news for the rest of golf.
Rory McIlroy, playing the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, birdied his first hole of the 2015 season on the way to a 5-under 67. But it was the late-round magic that really turned heads.
Could the appointment of two women as non-executive directors to the European Tour board herald a radical shake-up of the world’s second-best professional tour? That will be the speculation that greets the appointment of Jutta af Rosenborg and Sophie Goldschmidt.