Sunday, December 11, 2011

Luke Donald Makes History

Luke Donald today secured his place in history by taking the number one spot for earnings on both sides of the pond. No-one has previously had the top level of earnings in both the US and the European Tour so this is truly a first. Added on to this he is number one in the world so things couldn't be going any better for him golf-wise.

His personal life has had a couple of highs and lows recently with the birth of his second daughter coming shortly after the death of his father.

Donald just needed to finish higher than 10th at the Dubai World Championship to secure the top earnings spot for the European tour and the only player that could beat him was Rory McIlroy - who needed to win - but he was struggling with illness over the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tiger Woods Comeback?

So is it possible that the Tiger Woods comeback that we have all been waiting for, might actually now happen? With his first win for over 2 years, Tiger won the Chevron World Challenge by 1 shot from Zach Johnson. I would imagine that at times Tiger had wondered himself if this win would ever come, after a massive comeback sparked from not only his knee injury but also the psychological damage caused by the sex scandal and his divorce.
It seems that most of the other players are happy that Tiger is back in the game - after all it brings more attention, media coverage and even sponsorship to golf which consequently will likely mean higher levels of prize money and gate receipts etc which is all good for golf.