Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were all qualified but each declined to take part
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Thursday 11 August 2011
The joke doing the rounds here is that Atlanta Athletic Club members use the par-three 15th for the nearest the pin competition and the longest drive competition.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Tiger Woods has heard quite enough bitterness from his former caddie, Steve Williams. Yesterday Team Tiger struck back, vehemently denying the Kiwi's claims that Woods lied when telling the press he had sacked Williams "face to face".
Sunday 07 August 2011
World No 1 finds putting touch in day's-best 64 to lie three behind Scott
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Welshman Jamie Donaldson will play his first major in America next week despite falling out of the world's top 100.
Sunday 17 July 2011
The expensively equipped European Tour physiotherapy truck looking after players at The Open offers massages for aching backs but could do nothing to help the bruised egos that have trudged off Royal St George's in the past three days.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Monday 11 July 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
First Colin Montgomerie blanks Sir Alex Ferguson then one of the pacesetters reveals how much he likes wearing skirts. If it was not for Lee Westwood once again turning in a performance befitting the very best in the world then reality would have been a complete stranger on the Castle Stuart links.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
Tiger Woods may not be at the US Open, but his caddie is. In a move which inevitably lead to speculation concerning his future with the former world No 1, Steve Williams has agreed to work with Adam Scott at Congressional this week.
Friday 03 June 2011
Graeme McDowell is not accustomed to coming second in a Ryder Cup showdown here, scene of his winning-point heroics eight months ago. But on his return to the Twenty Ten course he calls "my adopted home" yesterday, the Ulsterman was forced to bow to his Europe team-mate Peter Hanson.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Luke Donald begins his competitive life as the world No 1 today at the Memorial with the predictable question marks greeting his ascent. But in the unlikely event this unflappable Englishman was looking for a backer to state his case he couldn't have chosen any better than Jack Nicklaus.
Saturday 28 May 2011
It was less like the West Course and more like West Side Story here yesterday as it all kicked off over the corruption, or otherwise, of a loved one. For the second year running, the BMW PGA Championship was overshadowed by a rumpus as Ian Poulter risked the wrath of Ernie Els when slating the redesigned layout.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
It was an emotional day here at the famous Surrey course yesterday as some of the game's biggest names gathered to play in a pro-am to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
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