The JP McManus Invitational is starting today, and the star threesome is JP McManus, Tiger Woods and none other than Fine Gael head-honcho Phil Hogan TD.
According to the Indo, two successive Finance Ministers (McCreevy and Cowen) have been relegated to the graveyard slots of the 8am shotgun start, whereas Hogan is up there in the limelight.
Given McManus' usual love-bombing of FF, this story is eye-catching to say the least.
Is McManus changing alliegance?
As a man with an eye for a good punt, does he think the smart money is on FG and his new pal Phil "Reggie Kray" Hogan ?