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Different people have different definition of paradise. Well, for golfer Martin Kaymer, it is the eighteen holes of Augusta, where he walks out for the 1st round of the Masters.
For Martin there has been some problem in paradise. The ex world number one missed his 1st four cuts at Augusta and even though he relished his best finish in Masters previous year, still he was just 31st and thirteen shots off Bubba Watson, the winner.
Tiger Woods might have been out of the field given his constant injuries but his peers are still confident about him. One of them is golf champ Phil Mickelson who remarked that he won’t be surprised to the former # 1 contending at the upcoming Masters.
This year, Tiger has just played 47 holes and came up with his worst of scores ever – 82 round in Phoenix Open.
However, post multiple social low-rounds in Medallist Club (Florida) & a couple of practice rounds in Augusta National 2015, the 4-time Masters champ has confirmed his availability in the first Major in 2015.
Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer from the United States of America, who is currently a part of the US PGA Tour. He is a five time major winner, having won three Masters titles, and one Open Championship and PGA Championship each during his long career which has seen him win 42 titles, which puts him at ninth in the list of all time PGA Tour winners.
The entire golf world was shocked as the young golf icon Rory McIlroy lost out to Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton at the BBC Sports Personality of 2014 award last Sunday.
Rory’s Northern Irish fans, golf seniors and connoisseurs of the game were hoping hard for the Irish hero to win the coveted trophy since he was declared as the finalist for the prestigious award with Lewis Hamilton.
The F1 racing hero won his 2nd F1 title in November at UAE whilst Rory was the 1st golfer from UK to triumph at back-to-back golf majors as he claimed PGA US title this year.
Faldo, the Europe’s highest ever Ryder Cup point scorer and a former captain has been talking against Garcia. He has described Garcia to be of no use during the loss in 2008. He had also laid accusations against him saying that he did not carry a very good attitude.
The Cordoba, as Argentina born golf professional Angel Cabrera is popularly called, withdrew his participation from the PGA championship on the second day of the tournament.
“Cabrera bid an early goodbye to the last Major of the season”, said a PGA championship official that is taking place in Kentucky, United States at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
While the Valhalla golf course has been a little harsh on the Northern Irishman, Graeme McDowell, he has had good luck from his endorsement company the Team RBC, where he won the online charity challenge for the children’s hospital in Ireland.
On his native ground Germany he finished with 73 in the round of 71. But he completed 12 shots while in the lead of halfway. Danny Willett joined him in the halfway. In fact Rafael Cabrera of Spain and Pablo Larrazabal together with Emiliano Grillo of Argentina were below 12.
Rickie Fowler is an ace professional golfer of American nationality who plays on the PGA Tour. He had held a number one position for 36 consecutive weeks in 2007 and 2008. He turned professional to play in the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour. In 2009 he signed a deal with Titleist, which was followed by a deal with Rolex. At the Waste Management Phoenix Open he finished second during the February of 2010.
Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson kept saying that he was keen to return to the Shell Houston Open scheduled for next week and Steve Timms, the tournament director stated that his conversations with the golfer gave him that same impression.
But until a player commits to play in an event officially, there remains some doubt. Moreover, with the new regulations of the PGA Tour allowing players to withdraw from the tournament till the Friday before an event is set to tee off, things tend to get really nervous for the organizers.