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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.
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The last major championship of the golf gets underway. For some it is last major titles while for some of the US players the tour can be a direct entry to the Ryder cup team. As the Ryder cup team for US has been announced there is a spot for some players yet to be achieved and this tour will help the captain Watson to decide on the player those who will make it to the team representing US in the famous Ryder cup. Phil Mickelson is among the names those who are looking for the top 9 spots to qualify for the Ryder cup team. The US team captain Watson in a press conference announced that on September 2nd the he will be announcing 3 wild card names for his Ryder’s team. Players taking part in the PGA will have a greater say and thus only the trophy s not up for grabs for Mickelson.
He currently is well placed in the championship and a good next week will see him gain some good spots in the table and it can mean a direct entry to the Ryder cup. The biggest thing to note is that the Ryder cup point gets doubled during the PGA week. This brings in even a better opportunity for Mickelson as for every $1000 earned he will be gaining 2 points for the Ryder cup and it will increase his chances of making it to the team. After 36 holes he is on a tie for the 7th spot in the tour. A good next week will not only give Mickelson a chance to represent his team but it will give Watson a chance to use well his options of selecting the last 3 players for the Ryder cup tournament easily and freely.
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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.