Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2012 PGA Tickets on Sale Sunday

The last few tickets for the 2012 PGA Championship will be on sale from Sunday. They are likely to be sold out quickly as the ticket numbers have been reduced by 30% to enhance the viewing experience. Sign up for tickets here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TV Coverage at the Bridgestone Invitational

I for one was somewhat disappointed in the coverage by the US TV media of the Bridgestone International Golf Tournament. In case they hadn't realised, there are other golfers apart from Tiger Woods. OK so we all want to see a few shots of how he is doing on his latest comeback, but to blatantly ignore golfers who are shooting up the leaderboard is just plain annoying, if not ridiculous.

With Tiger shooting an OK but not exceptional first couple of rounds, all focus was on him, the two Australians at the top of the leaderboard (Adam Scott and Jason Day) and a few others in the field. However, making a great run was Luke Donald, the world's number 1 (who'd have thought it watching the coverage?) to at one point, 3rd place. I think we may have seen him for a couple of seconds as he finished his round on the 18th but that was about it.

Hopefully this blatant favouritism which only goes to compound the myth that is Tiger, will stop on the final day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bahrain Dropped from 2012 European Tour

Bahrain has temporarily been dropped from the schedule of events for the 2012 European tour golf due to the continued political uncertainty in the kingdom. The event, which was won last year by Paul Casey, was due to be played in January as part of the 'Desert Swing' events which also include Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Although the venue will remain on the books as a possible for later years, it will be passed over this year.