Luke Donald hosted a British master event this year and witnessed attendance of 1, 10,000 and this has revived the hope in Duke that an event like this will bring back the charm of golf in England once again.
The euphoria of golf in England has decreased tremendously these days. Even the organizers are not showing interest in holding event in place.
There are just two tours scheduled in place for the entire year. However, after watching the turnout of audience at a British master event, Luke Donald is hopeful that this type of events will regenerate people’s interest in the game.
Donald said “It is nice that this event is in Rota, events like this will only ring back golf charm in England. This is a successful event and it is not like this has happened only this year. Last year too, the tournament was big one has witnessed same number of crowed.” (more…)
If you have witnessed the PGA Championship you would have seen how Jimmy Walker walked off with the trophy last weekend. Indeed, the win was a surprise one for Jimmy. He led in the three rounds in the beginning of the championship finals. The finale on Sunday proved to be a thrilling one. It was held at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. Jimmy however, does not have inadequate accolades to his credit. For instance, he has won the PGA Tour six times. This win was a first time major win for him. He is definitely emerging as an undisputed leader with this achievement.
Jimmy, who is 37 years of age, shot a score of 67 in the closing round. It included shots of three birdies in the back nine as well. The tournament was finished with a score of 14 under par. It was a stroke ahead of what Jason Day had previously achieved who had also been a defending champion in the event. There were complicated weather conditions due to which Day and Walker played the last two rounds on Sunday. Fans got a taste of golf in the old style where fatigue and endurance always had to be accounted for.
On Sunday, Walker shot 68 which were the score for the third round. Day carded a score of 67 with the third and fourth round scores. Henrik Stenson, who was winner of Open Championship ended up with a score of 67 after the three rounds, but he lost the final opportunity when the 15th hole was a double bogey. Daniel Summerhays claimed the third place in the championship. Branden Grace, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka got the fourth place. Walker was able to hold off Day’s surges which were a gruelling challenge, but eventually he was successful.
Luke Donald would be reportedly playing at Irish Open 2015. He and US Open champ Martin Kaymer are two latest top names to fill the Irish Open roster that is about to start come May.
Apart from Kaymer, Luke would be joined by Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els & world # 1 Rory McIlroy in Royal County Down ground.
Rory’s charitable foundation would be hosting this event & the golf champ has coaxed some of the best golf stars to fight for the trophy. The Irish Open is dated to start on 28th of May and would conclude on 31st of the month. The notable participants of the event are Lee Westwood from America and Patrick Reed from America.
Besides, the field would include the major winners such as Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell & Padraig Harrington. This year will mark the twenty fourth Irish Open for Clarke who has triumphed at a Major & a couple of WGC titles across his spectacular honor-laden career. However, Irish Open seems to have evaded him & he is all charged to change the statistic.
The Irish Open prize fund this year will feature a 25% increase in comparison to what it was last year. (more…)