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

@emmetjryan
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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