Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tiger Woods Comeback Number...?

So Tiger Woods has announced that he is coming back to play in a tournament for the first time since he stepped down and headed off for treatment on his injured knee 11 weeks ago. The big question is, was that long enough to fully recover from the ligament problems and also to get in enough practice for his game to be back on track? Tiger will play in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio next week, a tournament that he has won 7 times.

The other big question is - who will be Tiger Woods caddie at the event? He has not yet announced and permanent replacement for Steve Williams who he sacked recently and it is thought he could have a temporary replacement until he decides on a permanent one.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tiger Woods Caddie is Sacked

So Tiger Woods thinks it is time for a change and has let go of/sacked/parted company with (whatever you want to call it) his caddie Steve Williams. Williams had been Tiger Woods caddie for 12 years and had been with him for 13 of his 14 major victories. From Tiger's side all seemed amicable and he wished his former caddie well but from Williams side it looked like a different story - it seems that Steve Williams was shocked with this news and not completely happy.

However, Williams has walked straight into his next job as he will now be permanent caddie for Adam Scott, the upcoming Australian golfer who he has recently caddied for in the US Open and the Open. As Williams is from New Zealand and Scott Australian, this could be a good set up for them both.

So who is next to be Tiger Woods caddie? We'll just have to wait and see!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Darren Clarke wins the Open!

So with a great show of ball striking particularly over the last 2 days of the tournament, Darren Clarke became one of the most popular winners of the Open in recent years. In fact he was the first British winner this century since Paul Lawrie won in 1999.

The weekend bought tough conditions for golf with intermittent torrential rain and some dry spells. The players braved the weather and after day 3 Clarke was already in the lead. it was close on day 4 when Phil Mickleson hit a great front 9 to put himself level with Clarke and in contention. However, at the moment that Mickleson missed an 18 inch tap in and Clarke bunny-hopped his ball over the bunker and on to the green, the game turned and Clarke was in charge until the end. Dustin Johnson out in a spirited attack to secure joint 2nd with Mickleson and there was no doubt that the Guinness would be flowing for Clarke until the early hours!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Open Starts Tomorrow

So the Open at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent starts tomorrow and the pressure is rising on Rory McIlroy to get a 2nd Major title. However, no-one has won a 2nd major in a row after winning their first one, since before the war, so past history says the chances are slim! Waiting in the wings for their first major titles are Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, the golf world number 1 and 2, who are both currently on good form. The Open has not been won by an Englishman since Nick Faldo won it in 1992.

Weather reports look a bit bleak with rain predicted over the weekend and possible high winds on Sunday so the course could be quite unpredictable. Which could set the scene for a fascinating battle!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tiger Woods Out of the Open

So yesterday Tiger Woods announced that he was not fit enough to take part in the Open next week. He said that he will not take part in any more tournaments until he is fully fit which may be some time by the sounds of things. he still thinks that his best years are ahead of him but as the years creep by and he slides down the rankings I have to ask if he will ever get back to the top of the tree? There are plenty of hot young golfers waiting in the wings to take his crown as well as the current top golfers Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ryder Cup Volunteers Wanted

So if you want to be a Ryder Cup volunteer for 2012 at Medinah Country Club, then the volunteer registration will begin on 11 July 2011 at 8am. There are a few jobs that you can do as a Ryder Cup volunteer including being a marshal around the golf course, ensuring that the players have a quiet and troublefree round of golf and the spectators are kept informed and kept quiet!

All Ryder Cup Volunteer assignments are made on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get to the website early to secure your spot.

If you haven't yet registered for Ryder Cup volunteer information then you can do so here.