Webb Simpson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who is currently a part of the US PGA Tour and is the winner of the 2012 US Open. Simpson had a very glittering amateur career and was a part of the United States’ victorious Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams back in 2007. After he finished high school, Simpson was given the Arnold Palmer Scholarship to study at the Wake Forest University.
If Phil Mickelson is the most well known golfer in terms of his left handed style, then surely Bubba Watson comes a close second in terms of popularity.
The American is a one-time major champion, having won the US Masters title at the Augusta National back in 2012. Apart from Mickelson and Watson, there are hardly any other left handed golfers on the US PGA Tour and that makes him one of the most followed golfers at this moment, behind the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
World number one Rory McIlroy has admitted that he has no qualms and is quite happy about his game as he heads into World Golf Championship Match Play Championship.
The Northern Irishman was quick to put the blame on his poor swing as he bowed out prematurely from the Abu Dhabi Championship in January, but the 23 year old, who has been widely criticized for switching from Titleist to Nike in a lucrative deal that will see him pocket millions of dollars, has arrived in the desert state Arizona with a driver that is slightly heavier as well as new putter.
German golfer Martin Kaymer, who holed the popular putt to cap off Miracle at Medinah, is all set to leave Europe and compete on USPGA Tour in 2013 season. In early 2011, the twenty seven year old player reached the number one position for a short span of time. He ended the 2012 season in a strong way as he won the Nedbank Challenge event in South Africa after a difficult season.
On Sunday, German golf player Martin Kaymer told that his fellow countryman golfer Bernhard Langer played an important role in his Nedbank Golf Challenge win at Gary Player Country Club. Martin’s 2 – shot win at the Sun City was his very first wince the Shanghai’s HSBC Champions that took place in the year 2011. Early that year, he was ranked as World No. 1 golfer and he told that he was attempting to reignite his golf career that saw him sink to thirty second in the world rating of professional golfers.
Dustin Johnson is having a perfect time! He has been given the wildcard to enter the US Ryder Cup Team by Davis Love, the skipper. Johnson, who made his Ryder Cup debut in 2010 at Wales, finished among the top four in both of the opening FedEx Cup events and he also registered a victory in June. Having seen this kind of performances no skipper would like to leave this player behind. Love is no exception.
It was almost four years back when Paul Casey and Ian Poulter opted to stay back in the United States of America for the playoffs of the FedEx Cup instead of going to Scotland and take part in the final qualifying event to make the team for the Ryder Cup.
Having missed the cut at the second playoff event at the FedEx Cup, Poulter made the media his scapegoat and lashed out at them for creating a distraction for him.
The RBC Canadian Open is scheduled for tee off on Thursday, the 26th of July and with the addition of South African legend Ernie Els, the playing field just got stronger and more difficult for the ones who are not so experienced.
The Canadian Open, the third oldest golf tournament in the world after The Open Championship and the US Open, had lost some of its sheen in recent months but with a playing field that boasts plenty of former winners of Majors and title hopefuls, the hype surrounding the tournament is at an all time high.
World number one Luke Donald was feeling confident going into the star studded Memorial tournament in Ohio based at the Muirfield village golf club.
Donald says he is still on a high from his BMW PGA championship victory and hopes to continue his momentum into this tournament to leave himself well placed going into the months US Open which he is looking to improve on his career best of tied thirteenth.
English golfer Tom Lewis finished the first round of the Volvo China Open in the danger zone, having shot a 76, which has left him struggling to make the cut.
The 21 year old Englishman faced tough challenges from the very beginning and there was no surprise when he ended the first round where he had at the Binhai lake Golf Club in the city of Tianjin in China.