Luke Donald

16 Nov
10 Oct

Mcdowell Praises Rory Mcllory

The present world number one Rory Mcllory has bagged his second major at the Kiawah Island by defeating Ian Poulter by eight shots.

Just after the win, Mcllory was congratulated by his fellow Northern Irishman Graeme Mcdowell. He assumes that Mcllory is going to the next role model of the kids. Though he is not sure whether Mcllory can take the place of Tiger Woods or not, but Mcdowell is certain about Mcllory’s success.

Mcdowell goes on saying that Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods but soon Rory Mcllory will steal the spotlight. He has a great attitude which he carries better than anybody. The charm that he possesses is wonderful to look at. And his strong character would lead him to the top. This is Mcdowell’s observation.

When asked whether Mcllory can be the next Tiger Woods Mcdowell seemed a little diplomatic. He told that it’s not easy to differentiate between Mcllory and Woods. In his opinion if Woods is considered as the superstar of a lifetime then Mcllory can be a superstar of a decade! But Graeme Mcdowell never doubts the talent of Mcllory.

Mcdowell thinks that Rory Mcllory will do more wonders in coming years. He is only 23 years old and has a life ahead of him. If he can keep his brain calm and goes on doing whatever he is doing right now the world is most likely to see the birth of a new golf youngstar. While mentioning about Mcllory, Graeme Mcdowell said that his records speak for him. He won the US Open last year with a record score and since then he’s been extraordinary.

The success of Mcllory seems to have made a world-wide fan following for him. And his fellow countryman and most likely, his partner of the upcoming Ryder Cup, Graeme Mcdowell is the latest addition to his fan base!

24 Aug

McIlroy will Return to Defend Shanghai Masters

The organizers of the Shanghai Masters golf tournament have confirmed in a statement that world number one and two time Major winner Rory McIlroy will return to the event to defend his title later in the year. The $ 7 million event was added to the schedule of the European Tour this year after the exploits of McIlroy last year, when he won the title from a field that consisted of 21 players.

And this year’s edition of the event will be the richest event in the history of the European Tour and will be held between the 25th and 28th of October. The stage will be the same as last year at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in shanghai, China. And the organizers are already excited after getting the confirmation that the world number one Rory McIlroy will indeed be returning to defend his title. (more…)

21 May

Stricker sees His Cut Streak Snapped

The day that will be remembered as one during which Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na and Zach Johnson raced up to the top of the leader board of the US PGA Players Championship, will also be remembered as the one in which the consecutive cut streak of Steve Stricker came to an end. The resident of Madison, originally from Edgerton was on a run of 49 straight cuts in all the events that he had participated in, which is, easily the longest streak of consecutive cuts by an player currently active on the PGA Tour but on the 11th of May, 2012 he followed his four over 7f in the first round with a 74, meaning that it will be the first time that he will miss the cut having done so the last time at the PGA Championship in 2009.

Gary Woodland made 22 consecutive cuts, Webb Simpson had 18, Hunter Mahan had 16, and Matt Kuchar took up the mantle with 17 cuts made, on a day that saw some of the top guns of the PGA tour struggle on the course. Rory McIlroy became the first world number one since Greg Norman almost 16 years back in 1996 to miss the cut at the Players Championship as well.

But all day, the talk was about the snapping of the longest cut streak of Steve Stricker and the man himself, was visibly unhappy at the fact that he missed out on the cut, having done so well in all the events that he participated in previously.

But if there is one golfer who will not let this little setback get to his head and move on easily, it is Steve Stricker, who is already making preparations for the upcoming events that he will be participating in after his early exit from the TPC Sawgrass.

4 Apr

KUCHAR SET FOR HUMANA

Matt Kuchar is quite confident about the fact that he will make the year 2012 quite a success. The start of the year with the PGA Tour is definitely going to be one of the tournaments he will be looking forward to. There has been quite a change in his schedule of events as well as he plans to follow a new routine and set up for bringing about success to his ventures. He is usually a regular visitor to the tournament at Hawaii but this year it is going to be different. Matt Kuchar has decided to start off his tournament championship at Humana Challenge and then move on to Hawaii.

Humana has even changed its format this year with the introduction of four rounds rather than that of the five rounds which used to be followed till now. Apart from that, Matt Kuchar has had an excellent track record when it comes to playing for the Humana Challenge. He has been quite excited and hopes that he can manage to bring about a lot of changes in his game play and skills and expertise.

Apart from the format of the Humana Challenge, the other reasons given as a justification for opting to take part in the Humana before any other event was the fact that he enjoyed playing on the course which the Humana Challenge is involved in. Matt Kuchar did have quite a good number of chances last year to have actually come out victorious, but it all ended up in silly blunders due to which he is really determined and adamant that he will bring about a change this year to his style of playing and actually make up for all the mistakes he made prior to this in the last year