Clarke backs McIlroy at Augusta

Darren Clarke knows quite well that what it takes to become victorious in a major championship. The recently-minted European Ryder Cup leader thinks that Rory McIlroy has everything to take home a green jacket.

Recently, while speaking to BBC Radio, Clarke said that his match is ideally suited to Augusta, a high soft draw, and as they have all seen, he’s got every shot in the bag so there is no reason why he’s not going to win around there sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Clarke backs McIlroy at Augusta”

Mike Kerr to be new caddie for Adam Scott

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 “Mike Kerr to be new caddie for Adam Scott”

Furyk Not Happy With Gleneagles Ryder Cup Course

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.”

Luke Donald

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.