Molinari not flashy except the players he beats

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the midst of such great theater, Molinari made his biggest move by not going anywhere at all. He opened with 13 pars, including the 12th and 13th holes as Woods lost the lead with a double bogey and a bogey.Molinari took the lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th. He made one more birdie on the final hole by hitting driving that narrowly avoided a pot bunker, leaving him a lob wedge to 5 feet for a birdie that secured his place in history as Italy’s first major champion.“That putt on the last, I’ll never forget,” he said.Molinari closed with a 69, significant for two reasons. He was the only player from the final two groups to break par, and he didn’t make a bogey over the last 37 holes.“He’s been playing unbelievable golf. He’s been working his butt off,” Spieth said. “I see him in the gym all the time, going through his routine, grinding on the range, doing his own stuff. It truly is hard work that paid off for Francesco. I’m certainly happy for him. I’ve watched this through the PGA Tour this year day in and day out, seeing him work as hard as anyone else.”Solid off the tee, suspect at times on the green, Molinari first showed his potential in a World Golf Championship in Shanghai in 2010 when Lee Westwood made his debut at No. 1 in the world. Westwood beat everyone else by nine shots in the HSBC Champions and lost by one to Molinari.That was the second win of his career for Molinari, and remained his biggest win against a strong field until he arrived at Carnoustie.Molinari, whose older brother Edoardo won the 2005 U.S. Amateur and played with him in the 2010 Ryder Cup, comes from a country known more for soccer and skiing than golf. They had their chance at glory two decades ago. Molinari was 12 and watching on TV when Costantino Rocca rolled in that putt across the Valley of Sin on the 18th at St. Andrews to force a playoff with John Daly in the 1995 British Open.Daly wound up winning the four-hole playoff. Rocca was paired in the final round with Woods two years later at the 1997 Masters, but that wasn’t much of a contest.Now, Italy has the champion golfer of the year. Carnoustie tempered some of that confidence.Reputed to be the toughest links in golf, especially in the 20 mph gusts that finally arrived Sunday, Molinari stopped playing the Dunhill Links Championship because that one stop on the three-course rotation ate him up.“I got beaten up around here a few times already in the past,” Molinari said. “I didn’t particularly enjoy that feeling.”And yet there he was in the final round, with major champions in front of him and behind him and the biggest one of them all — Woods next to him in a final round so wild that seven players had a share of the lead at various times, and six players were tied on the back nine.McIlroy and former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose made a charge. Woods and Spieth were among five contenders to make double bogeys.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The last round already was big news in Italy,” Molinari said. “Obviously, to achieve something like this is on another level. Hopefully, there were a lot of young kids watching on TV today, like I was watching Costantino in ’95 coming so close. Hopefully, they will get as inspired as I was at the time, watching him vie for the claret jug.”The victory was the seventh of his career, and it moved him to No. 6 in the world, right in front of McIlroy and Spieth.He’s in good company.“He’s always been a great player,” McIlroy said. “With how he’s played this year, there’s just maybe a little more belief. I played with him the final day at Wentworth and he didn’t miss a shot. So there’s going to be a lot of European guys vying for his partnership in foursomes at the Ryder Cup.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “If someone was expecting a charge, they probably weren’t expecting it from me,” he said. “But it’s been the same the whole of my career.”His name etched into the silver claret jug should help with that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Now that’s flashy.And it wasn’t an accident. The 35-year-old Italian was the hottest player in golf in the two months leading up to the British Open with two victories and two runner-up finishes. All he did at the BMW PGA Championship was go head-to-head with McIlroy in the final round and beat him by two. A month later, he shot 62 in the final round to win the Quicken Loans National, with Woods as the tournament host — he tied for fourth that day — presenting him the trophy. LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Big 3rd quarter run propels Batangas past winless AMA MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — There is nothing flashy about Francesco Molinari except for the players he keeps beating.He was a forgotten figure when he teed off in the final round of the British Open, mainly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, and because of the star power around him. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead. Rory McIlroy was one shot behind Molinari.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Psychiatric patient steals car

first_img– 5 other similar matters pending in courtA 26-year-old patient of the National Psychiatric Hospital was on Wednesday taken before MagistrateRaymond SamarooAnnette Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with stealing a car, his sixth offence of this nature.Raymond Samaroo, of Lot 20 Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on April 11, at Georgetown, he stole one Toyota Carina 212 motorcar property of the Virtual Complainant (VC), Lavern Grenaola.Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis told the court that on the day in question, the accused stole the car and drove it until it ran out of gas and abandoned it at that point. She objected to bail citing the defendants previous five such offences. Bail was refused and the matter was adjourned to May 3.Just last month, on March 17, at Kitty, Samaroo stole a Toyota Premio motor car valued $1.7 million and $15,000 cash, property of Fareeda Hamid.He has also been previously charged for four offences similar in nature. On June 27, 2015, while on Sheriff Street, Georgetown, he stole a motor car bearing registration number PHH 5935 valued $5 million from Rishi Lall. He again stole the same car on June 28 from the vicinity of the Kitty Police Station on Alexander Street, Kitty. Initially, when Samaroo hijacked the car, the VC’s girlfriend was still seated inside and had to jump out of the moving vehicle to avoid abduction.Then, on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 35 Garnett Street, Campbellville, he stole one Honda CRV motor car valued $5 million, one Samsung cellular phone valued $25,000 and $30,000 cash; a total value of $5,055,000, property of Rhonda Joaquin. On that occasion, the owner was parked in front of her yard and was about to exit the vehicle when the defendant rushed into the vehicle, forcing her to exit, and drove off.He subsequently drove through two Police road blocks, nearly injuring two officers in the process. He also has several other matters before the courts. Previously, an order was made for the accused to be mentally evaluated so as to ascertain whether or not he is fit for trial. This was done, and it was revealed that he was capable of being tried.last_img read more

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Taylor Curling Club to host two bonspiels over the next two weekends

first_imgIn the Fly Away Bonspiel, one person of the opposite sex must skip or play third. Those interested in the bonspiel are asked to call the Taylor Curling Club at 250-789-3734.In the Two by Two Bonspiel, each team must have two adult curlers, and two junior curlers. Teams interested in taking part should contact Wendy Kimmie at 250-789-9089.- Advertisement –last_img

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Aerospace pioneer, Walk of Honor star Riedenauer dies

first_imgPALMDALE – Robert Riedenauer, an inductee into Lancaster’s Aerospace Walk of Honor and the only pilot to fly the U-2, SR-71 and the F-117 aircraft, died Monday from cancer. He was 70. Riedenauer had a lifelong association with aviation, including serving as a combat pilot and a test pilot. Most recently, he was a member of Palmdale’s Aviation and Aerospace Commission. “He was a truly an aviation hero,” Mayor Jim Ledford said Tuesday. “He’d been involved in so much of the history of aerospace.” City officials had been aware of Riedenauer’s illness and had honored him at the City Council’s March 5 meeting. Riedenauer conducted performance and handling quality tests of the FB-111A, prototype development of the Pre-SCANA F-111 and various programs in the U-2. Riedenauer then flew developmental flight tests of the SR-71 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale and later retired from the Air Force as chief of SR-71 flight test. At Lockheed Skunk Works, he was an engineering test pilot and later director of operations. He helped design, develop and test classified programs and served as one of Lockheed’s principal test pilots during the initial flight tests of the F-117A Stealth Fighter. Riedenauer flew the first production flight of the F-117. Riedenauer was nearly killed when the first production F-117 crashed during a flight test on April 20, 1982, an accident cause by wiring problems. The wreckage of that aircraft was later incorporated into a F-117 model mounted at the Lockheed Martin’s Palmdale plant. Riedenauer retired from Lockheed Martin in 1993 and served three years as the executive director of the Flight Test Historical Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich aerospace history of Edwards Air Force Base. In 2002, Riedenauer was honored by the city of Lancaster when he was among that year’s inductees into the Aerospace Walk of Honor. He was also appointed that year to the city’s aviation commission. He was elected chairman of that board in 2004 but recently resigned the top post because of health problems. Riedenauer is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Jeff Koontz of Palmdale and Scott Riedenauer of Bellflower; daughters, Cheryl Clayton of Palmdale and Kimberly Sweazy of Florida; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. james.skeen@dailynews.com (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Riedenauer was to have been honored today by the city with the naming of an F-104 aircraft after him at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Air Force Plant 42. The city plans to hold a ceremony to honor Riedenauer at a later date. “He was a fine Air Force officer and a gentleman of the finest kind,” said Joe Davies, one of Riedenauer’s colleagues on the aviation commission. “He was a stellar leader. He did a terrific job for the city with the aerospace committee as chairman.” Born in Fresno, Riedenauer earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University in 1967. Riedenauer flew 120 combat missions in the F-105 in Southeast Asia in 1968 and was honored with the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with eleven oak leaf clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal. He graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1969. last_img read more

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Exclusive – Former Chelsea hitman backs Diego Costa to fire Blues to title glory

first_imgChris Sutton believes Diego Costa could smash Chelsea to the title this season.The £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid has made a blistering start to his Blues career, scoring seven goals in his first five Premier League games.Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Sutton claimed the powerful hitman has transformed Jose Mourinho’s side, and backed him to keep firing.“He can sniff goals out and he is a smasher,” said the ex-Chelsea striker.“He certainly knows where the back of the net is. You get the feeling that, even if he doesn’t have a great game, he has always got a goal in him.“He is a finisher and he is such a good addition to Chelsea. I think he will be the difference for them winning the title or not.”last_img

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Santa’s Elves take a break to do mannequin challenge!

first_imgSanta’s Elves, currently stationed at the Santa Express at Oakfield Park in Raphoe, took a break from making toys in the lead up to Christmas to do the Mannequin Challenge! The Santa Express will be running daily from the 1st to 21st December, from 3.30pm till late. You can hop on board and get a trip through Oakfield woods to see the man himself! The Mannequin Challenge has become a viral sensation where people stay as still as possible as the camera pans the room – even Barrack Obama has taken part in his own White House edition!Santa’s Elves take a break to do mannequin challenge! was last modified: November 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasElvesmannequin challengeSANTAsanta expresslast_img read more

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GOLF NOTES: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE

first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance Ballyliffin G.C.-Old Links 3/12/2011Par 71 s.s.s.711st Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C. 74 2ND Nett Ciaran Patton (18) Strabane G.C. 753rd Nett Michael Kelly (9) Strabane G.C. 774th Nett Joe Blake (9) Letterkenny G.C. 78 B.O.T.5TH Nett Davy McLaughlin (16) Portsalon G.C. 78 6th Nett Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C. 80 B.O.T.1ST Gross John Callan (5) Ballycastle G.C. 812ND Gross Sean Young (Scr) Foyle G. C. 843rd Gross John McBride (Scr) Portsalon G.C.854TH Gross Freddie Patterson (6) Strabane G. C. 85 5th Gross Sean Quigg (2) City of Derry 86 B.O.T.6TH Gross Noel Callan (Scr) Faughan Valley G.C. 86There were two two’s S.Devlin and M.Nelis netting them.The final competition of 2011 will be long remembered by the 57 competitors who took part and all credit to the 23 who managed to return completed cards. There was no question but this was the worst weather conditions and also the worst scoring in the Alliance. The previous occasion that the scoring was so bad was on 10th January 1996 .The Glashedy course was being played for the first time by the Alliance. The present Captain of Ballyliffin G.C. Colm McCarroll suggested that we play off the very back markers .This was agreed to and the Nett was won by Gerry Coyle of North West Golf Club with a 73 .The Gross went to Colms Brother Frank, a former international who played ten times for Ireland in 68/69.His Gross score was 80. In fairness to-days competition was on the more benign Old Links course and was played off the middle, the, white tees so those that played to-day now have the bragging rights as having played in the worst scoring conditions ever in the 43 years history of the Alliance.It is a tribute to the Course that it stood up well to the gales of 7 and 8 strength that blew across it from the sea and indeed at times it was difficult to decide on the 14th green if one was putting through hail stones or the foam that was been blown off the sea. That the course was playable at all is a great credit to all connected with Ballyliffin Golf Club.There were many double, treble and quadruple bogies on cards that saw their way into the prize list with the front nine the most difficult for all except for this year’s Alliance Captain Noel Callan who was just three over for 38 but into the wind on the back nine ballooned to 12 over on it .In fact the winner of the gross his Brother John was 8 over for the front nine but just 2 over on the home nine. The runner up the very popular teaching professional in Foyle Golf Club Sean Young was 6 over after nine and 7 over on the back ,a model of consistency.In the nett current leader of the Nett golfer of the year Odran McGettigan continued to show his class with another fine round .His good finish of 3 over for the last 4 holes following a triple bogey at the 14th saw him finish just ahead of Club mate Ciaran Patton who dropped 5 strokes over the last 4 holes.The Golfer of the year positions with 6 of the 9 counting competitions completed is as followsNett sectionOdran McGettigan of Strabane G.C. is leading the way on 33 ,John Callan .Ballycastle G.C. on 26 Michael O’Donnell on 20 Eddie McHugh on 18 both of Letterkenny G.C. .Gross sectionEnda Kennedy of Rosapenna G.C. is on 45,Sean Quigg of City of Derry has moved into second on 31,Michael McGeady of McCambridge ,Duffy is on 28 John Callan Ballycastle G.C. on 26 followed by his brother Noel this year’s Captain on 18.gEADYThe Alliance good wishes go to Michael McGeady who is in action until the 5th December at the second stage Qualifying for a European Tour card .He is among 300 hopefuls and is lying 24th in La Manga following up on his first days 75 with a great 68. Kind words to his man on the bag Kevin Quigg. We are all cheering for you.The festive best to alliance members .The Alliance now takes a short break and resumes on 4th February 2012 in Portsalon G.C.GOLF NOTES: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE was last modified: December 3rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:North Western Golfing Alliancelast_img read more

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AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINAL, STACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’

first_imgTEENAGER Stacey McGarvey had thought her luck had run out in 2012.The Milford girl – a student in Limerick – went to Dublin on All-Ireland Sunday hoping to see Donegal take on Mayo in the final.But not only did the 18-year-old miss the match because she couldn’t get a ticket…..she even managed to have her Donegal jersey stolen. Today she is celebrating however after winning a framed picture of the Donegal squad, signed by each player and management team including Jim McGuinness.Stacey entered our Donegal Daily competition in conjunction with the County Board and the Christeph Gallery in Letterkenny.Just 200 of the prints were made and signed – and finished with a gold seal.Said Stacey: “I was over the moon when I was told I had won. “Things certainly didn’t work out for me when it came to the All-Ireland. I couldn’t get a ticket but decided to go up to Dublin anyway and I had the best couple of days craic.“I’d been to all the other games but unfortunately I didn’t get to see the final. And later on someone stole my Donegal jersey, so it was some weekend.“Winning this limited edition print certainly made up for it.”  AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINAL, STACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’ was last modified: December 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AFTER MISSING ALL-IRELAND FINALSTACEY GETS HER HANDS ON ‘BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER’last_img read more

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FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS 5 GLENREE UNITED RESERVES 2

first_imgDowntown Cup Group CDeele Harps 5 Glenree United Reserves 2Deele entertained a spirited Glenree side in the Saturday Cup at The Athletic Track. The home side started brightly and wasted a couple of chances before Gary Wilson-Mc Girr’s opener on 5 minutes. Aidy Gallagher wriggled free on the left to cross deep for Wilson-Mc Girr to sweep home at the back post. Glenree came close to equalising 2 minutes later when Damien Nelis headed wide. Deele’s Shane Gallagher then created a chance for himself but fired over when well placed. In the 23rd minute a short corner found Paul Lynch who crossed deep for Gavin Gallagher to head down into the path of his brother Shane Gallagher who tapped home on the line. Glenree pulled a goal back in the 41st minute when Damien Nelis lobbed Christy Roulstone in the Deele goal. On the stroke of half time Paul Lynch picked the ball up 25 yards from goal and on his weaker right foot unleashed a powerful drive to restore Deele’s 2 goal advantage. Deele were quickest out of the blocks in the 2nd half and Shane Gallagher pounced on a defensive mix up to race through on goal and cooly he slotted home the 4th Deele goal. In the 56th minute Glenree were awarded a penalty and Karl Mc Elhinney slotted home from the spot. The game was finally put to bed when Aidy Gallagher scored the goal of the day , a sweet volley from the edge of the box following another knock down from the impressive Gavin Gallagher. The was still time for Jamie Ayton to have a shot blocked and at the other end Damien Nelis fired wide at the death. Team Performances. Referee: Ed Moore  FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS 5 GLENREE UNITED RESERVES 2 was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS 5 GLENREE UNITED RESERVES 2last_img read more

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DDTV: WATCH RESIDENTS OF RURAL DONEGAL PARISH CALL FOR A YES VOTE!

first_imgDDTV: Donegal has traditionally voted NO in previous referendums but residents in the sleepy village of Cloughaneely/Derryveagh are calling for you to say YES tomorrow.In this superbly made video even some of the village’s youngest residents who won’t be able to cast a vote are urging the people of Donegal to say YES. It’s a short video, but it’s both a fun and powerful video which delivers the message of the YES side in this rural part of Donegal.The video was made by Pól Penrose and here’s a link to another he made with other residents from Cloughaneely/Derryveagh.Simply click play on the videos above to watch and enjoy! 🙂 DDTV: WATCH RESIDENTS OF RURAL DONEGAL PARISH CALL FOR A YES VOTE! was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVdonegalEqualityFeaturesnewsruralvideoYESlast_img read more

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