Thursday September 24, 2020

‘Women’s golf wasn’t on TV so we looked up to the Williams sisters’

Leona Maguire had no Irish female golfing role model growing up – but that will not be the case for the next generation

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

9th September, 2020
Leona Maguire, Ireland’s top female golfer, has her first major since the pandemic started this week. Photo: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Few Irish sportspeople felt the screeching halt brought by the Covid-19 pandemic as much as Leona Maguire did. The longest reigning amateur world No 1 of all time, Ireland’s top female golfer had just secured her first top-five finish as a professional on the LPGA Tour when the season stopped.

“It was a bit crazy. I was getting some good momentum. We were supposed to go to China, that obviously got cancelled. I flew...

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