It seems to be a great time for Adam Scott- In spite of being idle throughout last week of June, the Aussie golf hero has still been able to retain his numero uno status in the latest Golf World ranking.
The 33-year-old champion golfer is more than one point ahead Swedish player Henrik stenson who sits in the 2nd position now. The 2nd status is quite a feat for the Swedish golfer which he earned through his second place in European Tour Germany hosted BMW International Open.
Scott is the reigning the world golf with 9.16 points & Stenson has got 8.12 points.
The 3rd place in the golf World Ranking has gone to Bubba Watson. The 2-time Masters’ Champ has received 7.16 points. It is the American golfer Matt Kuchar who is in the 4th position, though he could not win the Quicken Loans National championship- the very event which contributes to his foundation. Kuchar has got 6.92 points.
Much to the dismay of Tiger Woods’ fans the former #1 has been pushed to the 5th position. Woods’ had been absent from professional golf for some months given his critical back surgery and is about to make a comeback with British open 2014 championship. Woods has got 6.71 points.
The 6th place in the World ranking is occupied by another Aussie golfer Jason Day who is followed by Irish star Rory Mcllroy in 7th & English player Justin Rose in the 8th. While Day has received 6.60 points, Rory is quite close with 6.60 and so is Justin with 6.54 points. Rose transcended to the 8th position from his earlier 10th post his remarkable win at Quicken Loans National championship.
The 9th & 10th positions are covered by Sergio Garcia & Jordan Spieth.
Rickie Fowler showcased an astounding comeback from the pressure zone at the Farmers Insurance Open last Friday. Last Thursday at the South Course had gone quite tough for him as he had to struggle in the opening-round 77 on the South Course at Torrey Pines.
His performance must have been almost a blink-and-miss because alongside, Tiger Woods finished among the top players of the leader-board. Rickie put in continuous seven birdies and went close to the 65 consolidated by Woods on the North Course at the same event. After putting up such a great performance Rickie Fowler seemed to be having high hopes that he was back in his own rhythm after the pressure-filled Thursday. When asked, this is what he said, “I felt a lot better out there today.”
From his Friday’s performance, anyone could observe the improvement in his playing particularly the puts and in other portions of the games as well. Although Rickie Fowler hit five greens in regulation (14), the number of putts went less by four in Friday if compared with Thursday. His second round required 26 putts to reach a completion.
Alongside Fowler’s group, Nick Watney too gave an impressive performance by shooting a 4-under 68. Hence Friday, the whole of North Course witnessed a wonderful group effort to achieve the 18 under par. Fowler said that he was very happy with his group’s performance and also added that this was necessary. He added. “We had a good time out there.”
Tiger Woods is back in action and Rickie Fowler thinks that this is going to act as a boost for him after the dashing shots and putts at the Torrey Pines showcased by tiger Woods although he is still behind nine shots.
After a long year, and more importantly just a month away from the beginning of another season, golfer Steve Stricker has posed a question which appeared out of place for a player who has more than US$ 25 million in PGA Tour earnings in the last 6 years. Recently he asked ‘what if’ he goes to Kapalua to defend his title and does not play again for the rest of the season.
Next month, Steve Stricker will turn forty six and it seems that he intends to move into semi retirement. When Steve leaves Kapalua course, he will not come back again till the Match Play Championship at the end of February. Continue reading →
Steve Stricker, a twelve PGA Tour winner, is quite used to beginning the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions that happens at Kapalua Plantation Course. Stricker is the defending champion. He along with his family is ready to go to Maui in few days.
With a change in opening date for 2013 tour schedule date – 6 tournaments will happen before Kapalua’s turn on the calendar; January’s tournament in Maui will be the very last time as the opener. Steve told that it would be a bit different.
On Tuesday, Steve told that he really have no idea what to expect. All are entering into a period when they would start the 2014 season in 2013. Kapalua event would come after 6 tournaments during fall that counts towards the season.
Steve and his family will be on Maui with big smiles. He told that they were very excited to come and start the season. He added that it is really great when people come to Hawaii and start the season. His wife and kids have been speaking about this tour and amounting the days when they would reach here. He added that the impression of being the last opener will not be the same.
The American pro stated that the event will be interesting. It seems that this year they would have a great field. He is now kind of waiting and seeing how everything would play out and how everything would affect everyone’s schedule.
All would agree that Jason Dufner, the American golfer, is quite a relaxed man. This is something that everyone has heard from golf commentators and golf writers. But Jason Dufner generally comes at the golf course with sweet golf swing and his monotone attitude.
Few days ago, Jason knocked his 3rd shot on the par-four 14th and went against Keegan Bradley at Chevron World Challenge World Challenge that was presented by Northwestern Mutual. Keegan Bradley treated Jason Dufner as if he is a USGA official. Jason finished his day with a one-over 73; 4 shots back of Keegan Bradley, who trailed Nick Watney by 2.
Recently, the NCAA and Golf Channel jointly a declared that in 2014, Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be back with Men’s Golf Championship event to take place in Hutchinson’s Prairie Dunes Country Club. Few days ago, this announcement was made by the NCAA Executive Vice President of Championships Mark Lewis and Golf Channel President Mike McCarley. Golf Channel, which is one of the fastest growing networks in the United States, will present NCAA golf championships to its worldwide audiences via its media platforms.
NCAA Executive Vice President of Championships and Alliances Mark Lewis told that this event is a result of a collaborative attempt among a whole lot of individuals over a long period, along with the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Committees. He added that they are very excited for their men’s and women’s golf student athletes to receive additional exposure. Golf fans would also be able to see why these championships are very special.
It was a bright afternoon at the Alfred Dunhill Links. Paul Casey was about to hit his shot. Suddenly a dog came, took the ball, and simply ran off with it!
Well! It’s an incident that you do not get to hear every day. With a golf championship going on at Kingsbams in Scotland, it is awfully abstract to think that a dog could take away a ball from the ground. Casey was preparing for a eagle putt from 20-foot distance at the par five 12th hole when this happened.
Paul Casey and his partner, Australian Olympic Swimming wonder Michael Phelps were simply spellbound to see this happening. They were laughing in astonishment as they had never seen such thing taking place on a golf course, with a championship match going on.
Then Casey bought a brand new golf ball to get away with the game and soon after one of them from the crowd came up with the ball which was taken away by the dog. The rules administrator of the European Tour came along to see both the balls and then allowed Casey to go on with the old ball after positioning it on the same spot from where it had been taken.
Paul Casey was simply amazes to see the incident as he said later that it was the weirdest thing that could happen on the golf course. He also reported that he was just about to hit the eagle putt from 20 foot distance at the 12th hole, which was his third, and suddenly a dog appeared and took away the ball. He left the putt short and was tapped in for a birdie.
Casey already had a disastrous season in 2012 and he now ranks 118 in the world. He survived a number of injuries this year. And now with this dog-attack, it seems that the luck factor is really not working for him.