“To think, Portrush has a population of 7,000 and now boasts three of golf’s most prestigious trophies, as well as Graeme McDowell’s US Open of 2010. Stephanie Meadow, the 20 year-old who is attached to Royal Portrush, beat Spain’s Rocio Sanchez Lobato, 4 and 3, in the final at Carnoustie.”
The third outstanding Portrush performer was Alan Dunbar who last week won the (British) Amateur Championship.
James Corrigan adds to the chorus of people singing the praises of Royal Portrush and provided the startling news of the success rate of the people from this wee place.
New Zealanders are rightly proud of how their wee nation performs remarkably well in a variety of global sports but three “prestigious trophies” and a population of only 7,000 does take some beating.
James also mentions Anthony Wall’s caravan-dwelling during his stay-over at Royal Portrush for the Irish Open.
His accommodations were mentioned during the telecast of the AT&T at the “Congo” – I’ve just learned that the Congressional had to be abbreviated to “Congo” because Twitting can’t accommodate a long word like Congressional.
My first thought upon hearing the news of the caravan was, “Geez times must be tough for Tony.” But not so. “It's a posh caravan,“ said Wall. “It’s got running water and gas and a TV.”
James writes, “The Englishman shot a fine 67 in conditions which Rory McIlroy termed “the hardest I have ever seen at this course” to move one behind the Welshman Jamie Donaldson and one ahead of Padraig Harrington…And then Wall went back to his van to watch Andy Murray play at Wimbledon. What is a player who has won more than £6m doing staying in a two-bedroom static costing £300 for the week?”
Anthony Wall is not a well-known name and I could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps he was going through a rough patch and needed to cut down on his expenses. However had a done my homework I’d have learned that his tour earnings to date are $8,364,451. And so it will be some time, hopefully not at all, when he’ll have to resort to living in a trailer park
Here’s the link to James
Thought of the Day
“It's a posh caravan," said Wall. "It’s got running water and gas and a TV."
Wow, just think about all the hot chicks they will be bringing back to that!” – Bath24 commenting on James’ article.
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