This year proved to be lucky for Luke as Luke Donald was called in to replace Jaco van Zyl who withdrew from the Open Championships.
Luke obtained the number one title in the world of golf in 2011 when the tournament had been held in May. His chance to qualify in the Opens this year came about in the Scottish Open. Being an Englishman and 38 years of age, he had been kept as a reserve to participate in the Open. As Van Zyl chose to rest before he competes in the Rio Olympics Luke got his chance.
Rafael Campos became the very first golf player from Puerto Rico to lead a PGA Tour tourney for thirty-seven years thanks to an opening sixty-four in Puerto Rico Open – place where Luke Donald lies 5 shots off the pace.
Rafael carded 8 birdies in an unflawed round at the Coco Beach to lead by 1 from Unites States’ George McNeill, along with Alex Cejka part of a 4 strong group another shot back. The last time when a Puerto Rico golfer led a PGA Tour tourney was the Tallahassee Open in 1979, when Chi Chi Rodriguez was tied for fifty-four hole lead before winning his 8th and final title.
Jason Day, the defending champ and number six, has attracted Americans Charley Hoffman, Zach Johnson and South African golfer Branden Grace for round robin stage of World Golf Championships Match Play at the Harding Park.
Justin Rose has reportedly emerged victorious at 2015 Zurich Classic. This win marked the 7th PGA tour triumph of his career.
Rose shot bogey-free six-under-par sixty six in the last round of the championship that led to a tournament-record twenty two-under total of two hundred and sixty six that made him 1 clear of Cameron Tringale (America)- who was in need of an eagle to force play-off yet could just manage 1 birdie at par-five eighteenth.
Angel Cabrera was ranked seventy nine in the world coming into the Masters 2009.
He incredibly won that year in a playoff over Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. It was Masters Perry, ranked in Top 10 at the time, must have won. He guided by 2 with 2 to play and a whole gallery willing him home. He just could not get it done. He bogeyed the final 2 holes as well as opened the door for Angel in a playoff.
While most golfers on the European Tour are enjoying the sun in Abu Dhabi ahead of their tee off for the year, former world number one Luke Donald is in another bright and sunny spot in Honolulu as he readies himself to tee off at the Sony Open, targeting a return back to the top.
Sergio Garcia is extremely disappointed with Luke Donald’s absence in Euro Ryder cup this year. He has been public about his disappointment about not having Luke as his partner in the championship.
Sergio has won maximum matches with Luke in comparison to any of the Ryder Cup mates. They’re 5-1 while paired together in the fourballs & foursomes.
Paul McGinley’s decision to leave out Luke for the 2014 Ryder has raised questions from many quarters give Donald’s recent fantastic form. The Euro Ryder Cup skipper’s decision has undoubtedly hurt Donald as well.
PGA Tour star Steve Stricker’s older brother Scott Stricker passed away on 4th October at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Scott was born on 16th April 1963 in Edgerton and attended Edgerton High School and graduated in the Class of 1981.
Scott was a member of the Central Lutheran Church in Edgerton and worked at Nelson Young Lumber Company in Edgerton for many years. He lived at Cambridge and died at the age of 51.
This season’s Ryder Cup finale can very well be between Phil Mickelson and Rory Mcllroy, the odds being in Mickelson’s favor.
Injuries seem elevated this season in the golf course and apparently professional German golfer, Martin Kaymer is no exception.
Kaymer displayed great finesse during the Players Championship as well s the U.S. Open, offered viewers and fans, an assorted platter of straight winning streak however this success was not to last long when he started showing signs of errors at tournaments after. A close acquaintance of Kaymer has revealed of his shoulder injury that exhibited nagging pain and mistakes that made supporters disheartened.