MD Headlines: Rory McIlroy Shares Lead in Dubia
Rory McIlroy shares lead at the DP World Tour Championship after the first round. Adam Scott struggles at the Australian Masters. Matthew Fitzpatrick earns European Tour Card. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Earning the European Tour Card
The Morning Drive crew discuss the pressure that the players face when trying to earn their European Tour cards through the qualifiers. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
McIlroy (74) trails Ilonen by 10 at Irish Open
Thursday round 1 highlights from the Irish Open where Mikko Ilonen shot a 7-under 64 to set a new Deerpark course record.
Fitzpatrick 'pleased and disappointed' in Round 1
Matthew Fitzpatrick talks about his U.S. Open debut and first round 71.
Fitzpatrick (71) in the mix at RBC Heritage
Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick shot an even-par 71 Friday amid difficult conditions at Harbour Town and will make the cut at the RBC Heritage.
Video: Am Fitzpatrick holding own with Rose, Phil
Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick is not intimidated by his marquee grouping in Round 1 of the U.S. Open.
Fitzpatrick caps off Open with 69, low amateur
Matt Fitzpatrick completed his amateur career in style, shooting a 1-under 69 Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Matt'a boy! Fitzpatrick confident as he turns pro
Matthew Fitzpatrick talks about his future as he becomes a professional after the U.S. Open.it is pretty pleasing. I think playing with the some of the biggest names I play, Phil and Justin, practice round with Rory, playing with Louie on the last day and yeah, it's been, it's been great and just really enjoyed my week really. Whats the greatest thing you've learned whats the greatest thing you will take away from this week. I'm not too sure its hard to tell straight away i think ill have to look at my stats for the week and see what I've done well and ill draw conclusions from that really yeah I was pleased with that nice rate to finish. What kind of advice he would give you for
Fitzpatrick (+4) only amateur to make the cut
2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick speaks to the media after a second-round 73 at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.I mean a national open you played with Phil, you have a defending champ , how would you describe that? Yeah, no it was fantastic. The crowd was brilliant with Phil and they are really supportive of
Louis O goes low with final-round 67
Louis Oosthuizen talks about his Round 4 performance and the future of his playing partner Matthew Fitzpatrick.Yesterday I was awful off the tee and you can't play this golf course out the rough. Yeah, I mean I felt pretty confident coming into this week that I play nicely Thursday and Friday. Just Saturday I didn't hit any fairways you know. I probably two fairways I think and that's. You can't you can't play this golf course from the rough and today,. Been a lot a lot easier than yesterday. And definitely set up for, to see some birdies. What'd you make of the young chap playing with you today? brilliant, good player. Hit a few beautiful shots, nice temperament, so he's gonna have a great a great professional career . Give him any advice at all? No, just. Well, the way he's playing you don't really wanna give him any advice. Buta go in trying to catch Martin. possible? Anything's possible on this golf course . Yeah, no, it's all gonna depend on him. You know, how he, how he starts, how he plays. But, you know, five
McIlroy's Irish eyes not smiling on Day 1
Rory McIlroy struggles to 3-over 74 on Thursday at the Irish Open. While Mikko Ilonen goes low with a 7-under 64, setting a new Deerpark course record during the early session of golf at Fota Island.three bogies as well in a round of 72, one over par. Darren Clark has yet to win his national open. He very, came very close here in 2001 when he was a runner up. Beautiful chip. At the third. Got it back to level par, but he bogeyed the sixth and the eighth coming home and a round of 72 to finish it at one over. Padraig Harrington hit one of the best bunker shots of the day on the par three, seventh. Brilliant execution, very nearly going in. He
Feinstein: Mickelson is 'under the microscope'
Todd Lewis chats with John Feinstein about how Phil Mickelson is dealing with the pressure to win a U.S. Open and also the pressure facing amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick playing in the same group with Mickelson and Justin Rose.the type of microscope that we have not seen in golf since Tiger Woods was trying to complete the Tiger Slam at the Masters in 2001. Its amazing. We are now into June, well into June, and that's how many top tens Phil Mickelson has had. Usually he wins before the Masters. A couple of times. Phil Mickelson going off really on Thursday morning. Playing alongside the reigning U.S. Open champion named Justin Rose and there you see the young amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick who left Northwestern a, he's a U.S. amateur champion. And here he is alongside two of the biggest guns in the game. Yeah. How do you think he's gonna handle himself? Well, we'll learn a lot about him tomorrow morning, that's for sure. Phil Mickelson at least will be better rested playing his first round this year than last year at Merion, where he flew all night from his daughter's graduation, but here's a 19 year old kid. As you said, he just dropped out of Northwestern. He's going to turn pro next week. After this U.S. Open and he's going out there with a guy who 99% of the people are paying attention to and the defending champion just by the way and it's going to be one of those situations where it's gonna be difficult for him 'cuz the minute Phil and or Justin Rose hit a shot or make a putt and finish a hole people are gonna be running for position. And he's gonna really