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If you look at the different activities that are taking place in the world of golf, Peter Uihlein is on his way home this season who had come to hone his skills and to participate in a PGA Tour as he gained entry here for the first time.
Being an amateur star from America, he travelled to Europe and gained his PGA Tour card in his first attempt as well as won the title in Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship as well as the first event that was held during Web.com Tour Finals.
He ranks 89 among the world rankings and that is impressive, making him the highest ranked among the players in his field in the state of Columbus where he belongs. Uihlein took six years to obtain the PGA Tour card which is longer than what it took for his friend, Brooks Koepka to achieve. Uihlein admits that the path he took was unconventional, but he would do it again if required. (more…)
On the day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open championship, both the Lee Westwood and the golfer Paul Dunne bruised the flagstick on the eighth hole having the arrow-straight approaches.
At Portstewart the two golfers had nearly 140 yards to the pin on the tricky par-four. The position of Westwood was in the fairway’s middle and the drive of Dunne on the right leaked into the rough’s first cut.
Westwood started first and made a pure short-iron shot which seem to pitch in the hole actually, only to bounce back and roll out nearly 10 feet away to make a favorable condition for Westwood to go for a birdie.
Then came the turn of Dunne, he shot the ball towards the target which also hit the flagstick and bounced just short of the pin. However, the ball of Dunne came to rest just within the couple of feet from the hole. (more…)
Martin Kaymer was at the RBC Heritage though this year’s participation in this event was not very successful for him. He attempted to get a trick shot, but it did not go through.
As a result, his ball bounced off the grandstand and landed in the bunker. This happened when he was playing the ninth hole in the third round. The international golfer from Germany was hoping to score some points with a trick shot at the RBC Heritage but it ended up being on the green side of the bunker.
The former number one golfer got stuck behind some trees as his trick shot was foiled. However, he did get imaginative when he got stuck behind the trees. He did not try to punch the ball out and get it back on the fairway. He attempted to get a bank shot down in front of the gallery of viewers, but things did not go as per his plan. (more…)
The final round of The Open had seen some stand out displays, especially one from Henrik Stenson, who went on to fire home a record-equaling display, thus prevailing over Phil Mickelson.
Stenson, who has lost his overnight lead with an opening bogey, had gone on to post 10 birdies in a ding dong battle.His eight-under 63, however, was the lowest round ever posted in a major.
He came off with a maiden major title and three shot victory after scoring four birdies over the final five holes, in a contest which Jack Nicklaus had described as being better than the infamous “Duel in the Sun” which he had played in 1977.
Several months later, Mickelson claimed victory in another contest filled with birdies as he went on to defeat Sergio Garcia at Hazeltine in a contest for the greatest ever Ryder Cup singles clash.
The duo exchanged 19 gains between them and under par, they were a combined 18. However, Garcia’s blemish free card was not enough to see Europe earn a full point. (more…)
Despite being ranked 12th Paul Casey was not chosen for 2016 Ryder Cup. Reason for not choosing him was, Casey didn’t have membership of the European tour.
Former number one player Rory Mcilroy suggested European tour to change their selection criteria as he was hurt because of absence of player in Ryder Cup.
Mcilroy said “Paul Casey is the 12th number golfer in the world and he is not allowed to come in Ryder Cup just because is not having a membership of the European tour is really wrong.” He Said “European tour should change their selection criteria for next edition.”
According to Mcilroy “Casey is a strong player and he would have been the hottest player of the season if played. Moreover, the team would be benefitted by having talent like Casey.” (more…)