Monday, July 5, 2010

Tiger Meets the Celtic Tigers


Tiger Woods is in Ireland to play in the J. P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am two day event in Adare as he prepares for next week's British Open. By the time he gets back to the states he may no longer hold the number one ranking in the world.

His rival Phil Mickelson, who is the second ranked player in the world at the moment, is participating at the PGA-ranked Scottish Open this weekend.

In an event that takes place every five years, celebrities, Pro Golfers, and Irish Business leaders participate in the event to raise millions for various Irish charities.

Irish singing group Westlife and Ireland's top golfer Padraig Harrington join this year's celebrity golfers which include actors Michael Douglas, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Aidan Quinn, Kyle MacLachlan and Peter Gallagher; English Premier League football coaches Harry Redknapp and Martin O'Neill. Other Irish celebrities include Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.


Like Woods, Harrington's skipping the Scottish Open but plans to head straight to St. Andrews by Friday for at least two weekend practice runs.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

It's delightful to see you posting again! I hope the last couple months have been treating you kindly.

Rachel said...

I dig your blog so I'd like to pass The Versatile Blogger Award along to you. Cheers!

raleighrugger said...

I agree with Rachel, I am beyond delighted to see you back to posting in your blog once again. Your snippets of life, love and music have brightened my life and have brought meaning beyond words to someone IN my life. Thanks, mate, from a Yank who is lucky to have the blood of the Irish in his veins ....

raleighrugger said...

I agree with Rachel ... I am so delighted to see you back posting again, Steve! I'm a huge fan of your blog and I find great peace in your postings. As a Yank who is lucky enough to have the blood of the Irish in his veins ... cheers!

AmericanBrit said...

We miss you, bro. Hope all is well. Best to you!

rugbysex said...

i miss you! i hope you have had a pleasant summer. hurry back to us.
cheers!

Anonymous said...

We really miss you! Hope all is well for you and Gareth!!

Pedders said...

hey mate, missing your posts.
hope everything is going well with you.
cheers

Ireland said...

Hello, like the blog, hope you keep it up. It is great to see celebrities give their time for charity through golf. Harrington is a fantastic ambassador to the country.