Thursday 21 September 2017

Paul Kimmage

Dermot Gilleece with Joe Carr's Green green jacket in Sutton golf club. Photo: David Conachy.

Paul Kimmage: 'Nobody can comprehend what it's like' - Ireland's players and caddies tell Masters inside story 

Two letters. On February 1, 1967, a lawyer called Robert Tyre Jones Junior from Atlanta, Georgia, sent a typewritten letter to a businessman in Dublin called Joseph Benedict Carr. Mr Tyre Jones Junior - or Bobby, as he was known - was the best amateur golfer in history and the founder member of Augusta National Golf Club. Mr Carr - better known as JB - was a three-time winner of the British...

Rory McIlroy will not represent Ireland in the Olympics

Paul Kimmage: Why it's never easy to tell it like it is 

For years he was aimless, a lost soul in life, always searching through the emptiness yet never finding the right path. How could he move forward when all signs kept pointing to his past? So, a few years ago, Alexi Grewal rounded up a scrapbook from his victory at the 1984 Olympic Games road race, and the rest of the memorabilia from his cycling career, and threw them in the trash. “I lived through that once and I needed to move on,” Grewal said. “It was a weight.” — Scott Reid, The Orange County Register, August 2009