This year, Jordan Spieth seems to be finding his stride.
This year, Jordan Spieth seems to be finding his stride.
The Czech Masters was won by Haydn Porteous, who won it with a difference of two shots from his opponent Lee Slattery. However Porteous probably missed out on making it to the first six tournaments this season.
As per the final leader board position of Czech Masters event, Haydn led the way above players like Lee Slattery, T Lewis and P Widegren and others. Being a South African pro player, Haydn was able to secure his second title on the European Tour, which was a victory he secured with two strokes. The Czech Masters took place at the Albatross Golf Resort, which is in Prague.
The 23 year old player, who is currently at 389 positions as per world rankings, began playing on the final day behind Lee Slattery, but he soon took over the lead from the 39 year old opponent. Slattery had won the last two European Tours when he last participated in 2015. Lee Westwood had held the number one world ranking previously and is now ranked 59th overall.
For long, one of the top debates in golf is if anyone can break the record of Jack Nicklaus.
Tiger Woods was the one man that came close and as at 2009 he was on point. However, the personal scandals and his fitness struggles have made such a task almost impossible.
Woods is still on No. 14 in major championships while Nicklaus’ stands firm at 18 with no major challenger in sight. At 41 years, Woods seem to be done as his struggles keep limiting him. His ardent supporters remain hopeful after each comeback news but the story remains unchanged.
In three years, Woods has undergone four back surgeries as he fights back spasms. The player’s swing coach for six years Hank Haney says the player is done and dusted as regards winning more major championships. (more…)
There were certain participants in the Masters 2017 who simply made it around the tournament and would probably be bidding farewell to it.
This was his 23rd Masters in his international playing career and probably his last appearance. He won the 2012 British Open after which he had been in his five year exemption period. Unless he wins a PGA Tour or any major tournament, this 47 year old player will probably not quality for the Masters again. Els realized his performance, low levels as well. (more…)
Recently, Adam Scott had gone through a game, producing another round of 68, which saw him move to eight-under, just four shots ahead of Andrew Dodt who at his own pace, finished with a 67, and could be under at the turn at 1t 12.
The World No. 7 is supposedly set for games on Saturday and Sunday that could be seen as a battle of attrition, while the temperatures across Queensland’s south-east continues to soar.
Scott believes that he had played well and sees it as his best game since a few weeks back.
“I played really well today, the best I’ve played in a couple of weeks. It was a good day to do it because it wasn’t that easy. Hitting most of the greens made it fairly stress-free,” Scott was quoted as saying.
“I played with the best putter in the world, maybe, in Greg Chalmers, and he didn’t make them either. (more…)
The 58 of Jim Furyk has been coming under the attention among golf fans and enthusiasts.
Even at late forties, he has a backswing that is admirable and he fittingly showcased a 58 when he played the final round of the Travelers Championship that was held on Sunday.
It was certainly the first 58 that were made in the history of the PGA Tour. He has thus proved that age does not need to matter if you have the dedication and the talent that it takes to be unique on the course. Today, most golfers are able to drive balls across 300 yards or more. (more…)
This year has seen four champions emerge from the major tournaments in golf.
It all started this year. Henrik Stenson of Sweden was found to have won the British Open which was held in July. Walker gave his opinion when he was asked as to why there have been different winners of the major tournaments this year. (more…)
The best golf players would assemble in Augusta, Georgia, next week, for the Masters Tournament, which is arguably the crown jewel of the four majors of golf.
Spieth told that he came close in his very first attempt in the year 2014. And after that last year, got off to just a great start. They were able to hold it together. It was really incredible. There, you are playing the golf course. And this year’s going to be very tricky as last year, they were 18 under. And the hardest thing to do in repeating — or attempting to repeat — a victory is to not look at the year before and think that this is only going to be like that.
Harding Park would stand as the very testing venue for WGC’s new play format but there is already surety about one winner here- the spectators.
The WGC has planned to dump the usual single-elimination March Madness format this time to make place for World Cup-style display. The Cadillac WGC Match Play 2015 would guarantee the golf enthusiasts at least 3 days to enjoy Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other favorite golfers in action in this great 64-player field.
However, the real downer here is that this tournament is some one-&-done deal for bay Area & Harding Park. The event would shift to Austin for coming 3-4 years under a new sponsorship. But them, how this event is going to be received would lead the way for possible return.
According to experts, the maximum chances are that this event would be received really well. Apart from any major tournament, Harding Park would house a field that is as grand as is possible in golf. Apart from Woods & Mickelson, almost every start golfer would be present at the tournament to vie for the 1.57 mn USD worth top prize.
Woods could not pass the test of eligibility while Phil has withdrawn himself citing personal reasons. (more…)
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