Westwood in the U.S. Open made an enthusiastic and encouraging start in his bid to follow the steps of victory of Garcia’s Masters with his own breakthrough.
Westwood went into early contention at Erin Hills with his 3-under-par. He was four shots behind from Rickie Fowler and among the morning wave tied for sixth.
“In the U.S. Open, It is a good start. I hit the ball really well and not just that, but I hit it close a few times and also put it well. This is good; a good start like this in any event gives the motivation and makes the player ready to face different challenges. It is good for the opponent as well, as they got to know about the capabilities of the player.”
Westwood hit all but two greens in regulation and all but two fairways Thursday. Presently, he a double bogey and five birdies and on his first nine. (more…)
Phil Mickelson is 46 years of age, definitely finds it a grueling task keeping up at the ongoing tournaments that he participates in.
He still seems willing to put in the extra effort and hard work required to keep his chances open for the Masters. Of course, after Jack, he would not be the first player to achieve it. Mickelson has had some notable moments on the course such as sending his caddie to tend to a flagstick. This was for a wedge shot of 61 yards.
Leaving such quirky moments aside, the vintage moment for him came on Friday when he was playing the second round. This was the 81st Masters when his second shot was for the 13th hole to be shot at par 5. He realized that his chances would improve if Jim got the stick removed. (more…)
It’s quite unheard of for a golf tournament to become one of the major events in December.
However, the only reason why this has been made possible is because of the return of Tiger Woods to competitive action.
Woods had been out of action for about 15 months, but his recent return to the game has made interest in the game, especially the Hero World Challenge soar.
No one could achieve that feat, not Jordan Spieth, who is also competing in the Hero World Challenge, or Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy. He has been able to capture the imagination of both golf and non-golf fans as well.
Since the August of 2015, Woods had been out of action, due to a number of back operations that threatened to put an end to his great career.
What everyone now looks forward to, is to see if Woods who has so far racked up 14 majors will make a brilliant return, or if that Woods is gone forever. (more…)
Phil Mickelson is busy these days looking at the damage of Greenbrier golf course.
He has taken the responsibility of renovating this golf course. Mickelson recently visited the site with his team and closely monitored the course. The course got damaged due to flood incident.
Mickelson spent two days in examining the place with his team that will design this place along with greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice. Greenbrier course is the part of the resort.
Speaking about the renovation work with Phil Mickelson said “Intension behind close monitor of place is to understand the true architect of place. The course will be designed keeping the facts in mind” Speaking about Seth Raynor’s work, he further added “I like the work done by Seth Raynor. I am a big fan of him. In the renovation process, the actual design of the course will remain almost same. However, some changes will be done keeping the future generation in mind. The course has been the place of many world class events and in the memories of many golfers. Renovation of course will not only bring back the greenbrier course back into form but also it will help people of nearby area to come back from devastating flood” he added. (more…)
Paul Casey has said that he would love to play for his country Great Britain at every opportunity that comes his way than taking part in other major golfing events.
Casey had huge hopes of playing for the Great Britain side at the Rio Olympics that is hosting the golf as a sports discipline after more than 100 years. Casey has lost out to the likes of Justin Rise and Danny Willett, who made the cut to the Great Britain’s team for the Olympics.
Paul Casey is not deterred by the fact that he did not get a chance to show his mettle for Great Britain at the Olympics. He said that he will always give preference to playing for the country first than in any other cash rich tournaments. He had earlier said that he would forgo playing for Europe in the Ryder Cup team to get a chance to play in the GB Olympics team. (more…)
Paul Casey crayfished from the Dell Match Play early in his game on Friday with Jason Day as for illness.
This decision drives Day into Saturday’s elimination round of sixteen and gives him tough rest after he hurt his back late in his first match on Wednesday.
Paul had won the 1st two holes against Day and he was still two up after 4. But Day won the next 2, and Paul was not able to carry on and withdrew. Casey had lost his 1st game to Thongchai Jaidee on Wednesday and battled back late to connect Graeme McDowell on Thursday.
Casey was runner-up in the event in the year 2009 and in 2010. He lost to Rory in the quarterfinals in 2015. Daniel Berger, on Friday, withdrew before his final round because of a left wrist wound endured on the eighteenth hole the earlier day.