Prior to this season the 28-year-old from the OC (Orange County) was blessed with being rated one of America’s finest prospects, but also cursed with a reputation for being one of the PGA Tour’s biggest under-achievers (he had just one win to show for all his promise). But late in 2009 he fell in love with a Texan cheerleader and he credits love with helping him claim two wins in 2010. The first victory was good (the Phoenix Open in February) but the second has the potential to take his career up a notch because it came against an elite field in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Mahan made his Ryder Cup debut in the American victory of 2008 and he was impressive. Not only was he unbeaten but captain Paul Azinger played him at every possible opportunity as he racked up two wins and three halves. Two solid President’s Cup appearances (in 2007 and 2009) makes him used to the rigours of team golf so initially, at least, he looks sure to be deemed one of America’s safest, and strongest, performers.
|5th Sep||Deutsche Bank Championship||33|
|29th Aug||The Barclays||31|
|15th Aug||PGA Championship||39|
|26th Sep||Tour Championship||15|
|12th Sep||BMW Championship||37|
Tiger Woods to partner son Charlie in next month’s PNC Championship
Woods has not played since the Open Championship in July.
I want to fulfil my dreams – Adam Scott in no mood to lower expectations
Scott is seeking a third Australian PGA Championship title this week in his native Queensland.
Nicolas Colsaerts named a vice-captain for Europe’s Ryder Cup team
The Belgian joins Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari on Luke Donald’s staff.
Ireland’s Ancient East: Golf attractions alongside stunning beauty of Kildare
Ireland has a rich mix of tourist attractions across its varied and beautiful terrain.
Rory McIlroy crowned top golfer in Europe despite Jon Rahm claiming Dubai title
The Spaniard’s two-shot victory over England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Sweden’s Alex Noren was his third in six years at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Leona Maguire shoots day’s best to tie Lydia Ko in chasing LPGA’s largest prize
Maguire is chasing her second title while Ko is close to claiming her second straight LPGA Tour player of the year.
Rory McIlroy edges ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in race to be European number one
McIlroy’s third round of 65 at the DP World Tour Championship put him back ahead of his rival in the rankings.
Lydia Ko firms lead for biggest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old turned a one-shot lead into a five-shot edge as she chased down the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.
Matt Fitzpatrick leading race to become European number one
Rory McIlroy gave the Yorkshireman something to think about with a late blitz.
Lydia Ko in the lead for largest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old finished seven-under 65 in her bid to win the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.