Born in Dublin and raised on Irish junior golf, he just finished his senior year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last month, he finished fifth in the N.C.A.A. Division I championship. His caddie this week is Alan Murray, who was also his coach at U.A.B.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham golfer, who qualified for The Open for the second year in a row, even shared the lead after he birdied the first two holes to get off to a flying start in just the second group of the day and his status as an early joint leader.
Chair of the school's department of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology James Meador-Woodruff said in a statement studies have shown an increased risk of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide among LGBT people.
In Birmingham, debate has swirled about a 110-year-old monument to Confederate veterans that stands in Linn Park. At a June city council meeting, activist Frank Matthews had demanded that city leaders remove the obelisk.
According to this research, conducted on mice, the administration of a drug that prevents loss of myelin - the insulating sheath around nerve fibres that allows signals to be transmitted - increases the mobility of the mice after an injury.