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.

Phil Mickelson Begin Greenbrier Renovation

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.

Casey’s Preference Is Country First

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.

Paul Casey, Daniel Berger withdraw from Dell Match Play

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.

Paul Casey Hopeful About Playing At Ryder Cup 2015

Paul Casey is hopeful to play at the upcoming Ryder Cup this year and he is quite desperate in his current mission.

However, he has not earned the qualifying points to take part in the prestigious championship & he has faint possibilities to rejoin European Tour timely that further lessens his chances to qualify.

Just the Tour members are allowed to play at Ryder Cup & Paul has already given up his membership 4 months back as he wanted to concentrate on PGA Tour with the bid to secure a berth with world top 50.

This move has forced the erstwhile # 3 to lose out on play-off in Northern Trust Open & he finished joint 3rd at Honda Classic that pushed his rank to 44.

However, even in case he rejoins European Tour prior to 1sr May deadline for the needed Ryder Cup eligibility, he would have to struggle to take part in 13 events necessary for membership. Ryder Cup would start at August this year.

“It was kind of straightforward while I was one among top ten playing both the tours”, stated Casey prior to his 1st appearance in Masters since 2012.