Australian golfer and world number three Adam Scott has announced Zimbabwean Mike Kerr as his caddie on a full time basis.
Kerr was the caddy for Scott last November when the two time major winner played at the Australian Open, finishing in fifth position as well as in December when he finished with a tied second place at the Australian PGA Championship.
Following that, Scott had offered Kerr the job on a full time basis and the Zimbabwean has gladly accepted the offer.
Scott released a statement following the appointment of Kerr which said that he is absolutely delighted that Kerr has agreed to be his caddie and he is confident that he will become a very valuable member of his team in 2015 and beyond as well. Continue reading →
Jim Furyk has expressed great disappointment with Gleneagles Ryder Cup course. The veteran American golfer took one glance at the course & smelled rat immediately. As per the star golfer Europe have engineered the condition deliberately to create an alien environ to catch the Americans while Ryder Cup commences this year.
“I am tad surprised by this set-up. I did not expect to find 8” rough out on the field & overly long as well as overly thick at places”, stated Furyk.
“Being a man who hits ball comparatively accurately whist I am playing good, it does not actually make me mad or anything, yet it has got kind of different feel. Usually, they allow us to get slightly more wild and aggressive in set-up for the match play & you find recoveries. You aren’t going to find ample recovery shots on the course here. It would be extremely fortunate if one gets ball on green from say 160/170/180 yards. You are about to get a very fortunate lie”, he continued.
“In the low-lying regions around the greens, there must be some good fertilizer. I am little surprised with the field condition but not exactly sure whether it favors this side or others. It is just the course & we would go and play it.”
Paul McGinley, Europe’s captain has declined any claim regarding using any special influence in presenting the Centenary PGA Course.
“I would prefer to think that I am playing it just straight back when centers round course set-up”, noted McGinley.
“Honestly speaking, the rough here is comparatively thicker in comparison to the ideal- however, that was not a very calculated decision”, McGinley added in.
“We needed to have rough up yet I feel it’s the growing season that has prolonged & thickened it up a bit more.”
A former world number one, Luke Donald is one of the most decorated golfers of the modern era with the Englishman becoming one of the very few players from his country to become the world number one and stay on top for over a year.
Having turned professional in 2001, Donald was allowed to make his debut in the US PGA Tour almost immediately courtesy of a sponsor exemption at the Reno – Tahoe Open. Although he missed the cut on his debut event, Donald managed to earn invitations into six more events during which, he made the cut in three. He quickly earned his Tour card after going through the qualifying school where he finished at T-23.
Donald made his debut as a member of the US PGA Tour at the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2002 and went on to win his first ever title as a professional with victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, and with his success in the year, Luke Donald became only the 11th rookie in history to earn over a million dollars in prize money in his first season as a professional.
Donald is one of the most decorated players in golf at the moment, and he reached the zenith of his career in 2011 when he won the money list of the US PGA Tour and also secured the Race to Dubai of the European Tour, becoming the first player in the history of golf to secure the money prize list in both the major tours.
Luke Donald became the top ranked golfer in the world in May 2011, spending a cumulative total of 56 weeks at the top before being displaced permanently by Rory McIlroy and since then, Donald has dropped off somewhat, missing a place in the Ryder Cup squad of 2014.
Great news for Mi Hur fans- the smart young golfer for South Korea has again impressed with a fantastic triumph at the recently concluded LPGA Classic.
Hur won with the tournament-record of total 21-under.
The 24 year old South Korean was able to maintain her final-day lead while she was enroute to tournament-record of 21-under 267. She birdied 4 of the last 8 holes, beating Stacy Lewis by 4 strokes for the 2nd LPGA Tour triumph. Each shot six-under 66. Continue reading →
The Ryder cup this year is closing in on as it will be played in the month of September. This is one of the biggest tours for the golfers of US and Europe. Recently golfer’s team who will be representing US was released and Tom Watson was designated as the captain of that team. Currently top 6 players were named and 3 spots are still up for grab for the Ryder cup. The captain of the team announced that the last 3 names will be declared on 2nd September. This will be just after the current ongoing PGA tour.
This is a big opportunity for some of the US players taking part in the US team for Ryder’s team. Phil Mickelson is one of the best known players for the place in the team. Currently in the championship he is a player to look out as he is looking good tied at the 7th spot at the 36th hole in the game. He has a great chance in the game and a week’s good performance will surely make him the favourites for winning the title. The good news for Mickelson is that during the PGA week the Ryder cup points are doubled and hence it will give him a better chance of making it to the top 9 players from US. Looking at the current form he is looking that he has saved the best of his form for the last part of the year which will bring him much awaited glory. On performing better in the upcoming week he will not only make his work simple but even he will be helping his captain in taking the liberty of making his decision of selecting the last 3 players for the Ryder cup. Tiger Woods is also one of the favourites for the Ryder’s cup.