At first, I thought I arrived in a Surf town, if you want to learn surfing in Ireland this is the place to go Lahinch, then I found out every other shop is a pub and never saw so many drinkers in one street… When it came to the golf course, he did not want you to walk the first 11 holes as every footstep was an adventure to hurt your ankles > Unfortunate Justin Walters is now walking with crutch… Still the view from hole 8 is breath taking and worth the trip.
At the press conference, our host Paul McGinley predicted the winning score would be around -10 he was right for the last 7 holes (see chart below)…. To summarize: Lahinch Irish open started the show with a “Momentum” 63 from Padraig Harrington, "saved' Robert Rock season with a putt for 59 on Saturday and a check of 263.586 Euro on Sunday. At last the Golf delivered the winner it was hoping for...John Rham Superstar.
- Padraig quotes after openning round of 63: "Momentum was on my side but it was a nice casual 63. doesn't always work like that. I've worked a lot harder to shoot 73 at times."
- Robert quotes after saturday round of 60: "It was a "fun" day. I played rubbish so far this year, so just delighted to play better. 60 is a great score. Its my best score so far."
We as CaddiePlayerTeam Richard Sterne made the cut battling with wonder bunker shots…. Glad to move up on the weekend to finish T34.
Lahinch posted only two par5s > 12th and 18th with a drivable par4 13th made the last 7 holes the scoring holes