This week, golfer Phil Mickelson would not be in seen playing in San Francisco. Phil Mickelson, the 5 time major champion, has taken off his name of this week’s World Golf Championships-Match Play event, showing unspecified personal reasons.
5 years after the infamous extramarital scandal that ripped him of grace and respect in recent years, Tiger Woods is reportedly foraying into next chapter of his career, with the goal of second billion dollars.
Fed Ex Cup leader Jimmy Walker (world number 27), British golfer Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson (world number 5), Webb Simpson (21) and Matt Kuchar (world number 11) are all set to compete in the upcoming Shell Houston Open. Event organizer Steve Timms revealed the latest roster of the esteemed tournament and the high profile line up is guaranteed to bring big bucks for the club and the organizers.
The recent Atlantic storm might have damaged Royal Porthcawl course severely but it could not dampen the spirits of the club. The club is determined to recover as fast as possible to ready the course for Wales’ 1st Senior Open scheduled for coming July.
Miguel Jimenez has expressed his earnest desire to contend in the event as the Spaniard is bidding for 2014 Europe Ryder Cup squad. Michael Newland, the secretary is expecting to come up with a perfect course, fit enough to host the prestigious golf event.
Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell is convinced that Australian golfer Adam Scott has the freshness, the drive and a streak of selfishness that it takes to win the second major title.
McDowell, a hugely popular golfer on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour and he spoke about his love for the Royal Melbourne Golf Club and added how he is looking forward to dueling with Scott at the World Cup of golf when one of the most fabled team events in the sport hits the course between the 21st and 24th of November.
Before Irish golf player Rory McIlroy struggled with the anticipations that come when you are the top ranked golfer, there was German golf player Martin Kaymer. The 28 year old golfer from Germany snatched the number one ranking from Tiger Woods earlier in February 2011 and he kept the spot for 8 weeks till he was overshadowed by Lee Westwood. His golf career has been quite bumpy since that time, but now he has an opportunity to make the 3rd leg of FedEx Cup playoffs in his very first full season on PGA Tour.
English golfer Lee Westwood took to the popular social networking site Twitter with a series of outbursts, rounding on trolls that took him on and rubbished him for his very poor performance in the final rounds of the US PGA Championship at the Oak Hill last weekend. But the Englishman has now issued an apology for his behavior.
There has been a lot of talk about the performances of former world number one Rory McIlroy after he switched from Titleist equipments to those supplied by Nike Golf, a move that has drawn the ire of many golfers considering the multi million pound deal that the young Northern Irishman signed and now, Paul Casey has come to the aid of the world number two stating that he is not using equipments that are inferior and has backed him to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
Horse racing is still the most popular form of sports betting in the world and last year almost £12 billion was wagered on the sport. Although the bookmakers had a reasonable season, there were many very happy punters too. This is the time of year when we move from the National Hunt season to the Flat Racing Season, and there are plenty of events to look forward to; you don’t have to be upper class or a chav to visit Royal Ascot, though of course it helps.
Former world number one Rory McIlroy and his Northern Ireland compatriot Graeme McDowell have denied there is any kind of rift between them, amid reports that have emerged over the last couple of weeks that that the two have fallen out with each other with the youngster also walking out of Horizon Sports Management in order to form his own management group. Speaking on the issue, McIlroy stated that there has been a lot of talk on the issue but mentioned that it is not something that he can make any comment on.