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.
To all these comments Garcia thought everyone had been joking. He thought that he was hearing everything wrong and it was very disheartening to hear all of it. He said that the reason Faldo had been saying things might be because he did not value or feel European enough. He thought that was the only reason possible. He has not said anything further on the grounds that he did not want to bend down to the level that Faldo went and so things remain unsaid.
However, with all the fir team mate Greame Mcdowell has been more than happy o get involved and play his part. He has been keen on giving his point of view and making a comment. He has taking instances from the 2008 game where the pairing was Garcia and Westwood. They were the best Ryder Cup pairings but still they had lost the game. On this basis he feels that the comment made by Faldo that he was useless is fairly correct as he did not play well.
There have been a lot of support as well that has come for Garcia after the statements have been made. Fellow mate McIlroy stood by his side and told that he was not useless. He also replied back sarcastically that he too loved Faldo. Garcia and McIlroy did not look very good in the morning. They lost to Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. Europe was on charge soon with Garcia and McIlroy when they made the last three holes. They secured their half.
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.
“I am unwell, my performance and play both have been affected” said Cabrera when asked about his early departure from the tournament. The Cordoba indeed had a bad run which ended on Thursday when he finished a depressing 154th. However, in the thirteen holes played, he did manage to squeeze in three bogeys, double bogeys and seven pairs.
The Cordoba was a strong contender for the championship. He won the Greenbrier Classic in early July, this year thereby snapping a title that stood for five long years on the PGA tour. “They say ‘Morning shows the Day, I had a first day that was very bad. I was crippled and there hardly were left any chances where I could find ground and make a cut,” said Cabrera who had played appreciably well till the beginning of the tournament.
Cabrera’s luck has not been very favorable lately as he failed to achieve good results this season in Major tournaments. The British Open saw him at his best at the 19th place while he did not make a cut in the US Open and the Masters. This PGA championship had him withdraw before it could end.
Sources revealed that the Cordoba has sustained a shoulder injury, but that did not deter the brave man from making an appearance at the PGA. “I respect the man for the respect he has for the game,” an official said when Cabrera signed up for the tournament with his injury.
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.
McDowell reached the turn in 33, but it was here that he could be knocked out from the tournament. He had fired two balls right into a water hazard and on the 13th, he committed a quadruple bogey. This was unfortunate and bizarre in so many contexts as the Irishman had not dropped even a single shot anywhere else during the third round of the tournament. After the end of the third round, he stood at the 71st position and left him at one over 54.
“The morning was beautiful, I was playing beautifully. It was the turn which proved to be a wrecker, all wreckers: card, tournament, weekend, everything. I made a quadruple bogey, an elementary one. Maybe there was mud on the first ball, however I lost my focus during the second ball and everything became a disaster; my shot was terrible. My lower back is not in a very good shape. I really do not think the Valhalla course to be something I can compete on. Of the 74 players who made the cut, I stand at 71,” said McDowell.
However, not all is bad news. Team RBC Golfer Graeme McDowell won the inaugural charity challenge #RBCGolf4Kids where he scored a whopping $127,000 instead of a trophy and without having made a single drive or putt. The entire sum will be given away as a donation to the Our Lady Children’s Hospital Crumlin in Dublin at the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation sector. The CEO of the CMRF, Joe Quinsey thanked Graeme and his numerous fans behind #RBCMcDowell for the handsome donation that will be used to purchase pumps for pain relief and monitors to regulate vital cardiac signs.
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.
Hi second round included a double bogey and three bogeys. He is aiming to be the first to conquer majors consecutively after Padraig Harrington who scored in 2008. He is going with that aim at Royal Liverpool in Open Championship. At Pinehurst from the beginning to the end he has tasted victory. A second title of the major and U.S Open for the first time read his record. He dominated Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler, the two Americans with 8 shots. He led by 5 shots overnight and scored 69 with overall 9 under par.
In five years he has become the fourth European and first from the Continent of Europe to have won in five years. He emulates his compatriot Bernhard Langer and hopes that he has made him proud and also Germany proud. He scored two round of peerless in 65 to equal the record of the mark of 36-hole and also got himself a lead in the halfway of the U.S Open. But in the weekend he grew more firm to win the tournament and seventh man.
He has joined the ranks of high ranked players. He likes coming to play to courses that have its own history. The Players Championship was also won by him in May. It was a great performance on his side. So his start has been sensational so far. His style of attacking remains the same he has not altered his style at any cost in spite of playing sensibly.
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.
This was followed by his third PGA Tour runner-up finish at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Although he entered the final round in the lead, he finished right behind Justin Rose for the second spot on the tournament. During September 2010 he was picked for the Ryder Cup team in U.S. this made him the youngest member ever to play at the Ryder Cup. The very same year, his endeavours and performances won him the Rookie of the Year award over Rory McIlroy.
At the beginning of the season in 2011 Rickie Fowler tied at the 54-hole, but a double bogey wrecked his opportunity to bag his first PGA Tour win. During the month of October, the very same year he won his first Asia Tour win at the Kolon Korea open closely followed by Rory McIlroy. The same year he was ranked 32 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
2012 was a particularly lucky year for the budding star as he won the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina at the very beginning of the season. Rickie Fowler thus bagged his first PGA tour win by defeating Rory McIlroy gloriously at the 18th hole. The same year he filmed a commercial for the Crowne Plaza Hotels that also featured golf commentator Ian Baker Finch. He has been seen in many campaigns and commercials since.
Mark Taylor and Wallaby Matt Burke will be taking part in a charity golf tournament in Australia. Forty-five thousand dollars was raised on the day with 144 people braving the weather and having a hit for a good cause.
Test cricketer Peter Taylor, Wallaby Tim Gavin and Davis Cup winner John Fitzgerald also helped raise funds for the Moree car bash entrant “2400”, with the winners taking home prizes of upto £50 worth of free golf bets, kindlt donated by the free bets now website
The “2400” car will be taking part in the Variety Bash from August 6-17.
The annual bash is a fundraiser for Variety, the children’s charity, during the Variety Bash.
Many have claimed the recently held Charity Golf Day to be a huge success. The winning fourball was Jonathan Mountford, Mark Duggan, Julian Powell and Chris Allen-Jones.
Second place was taken by Ian Williams, Kristian Stott, Lance Turner and Stuart Mico. Stott also produced the longest drive on the day.
Jonathan Wictome won the nearest-the-pin prize.
Rachel Jones, from St Richard’s Hospice, said, “It was a wonderful day, helped by a challenging yet beautiful course.”
There was also a raffle for a set of Ping golf clubs – over £1200 was raised, and the prize was re-drawn after Gregory Sidebottom won but donated them back to the club. Many thanks to all involved.
The Golden Stave charity golf day has been confirmed to begin off in March. The event has raised approximately $800,000 in the past, just part of the $12 million that the Golden Stave has raised since its first charity lunch in 1979.
According to organisers, the Golf Day will get a facelift next year with lots of novelty holes and many surprises planned for the day.
Players can enroll for $220 each. Companies can sponsor a hole for $2200, which includes sign-up for four players and the opportunity for signage.