The Masters – The Final Round

Moving day did not disappoint any golfing fans. The strong play of Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler moved these players into contention for the green jacket. The media coverage of these players overshadowed the play of Lee Westwood, Charles Schwartzel, Brendt Snedeker and Jason Day; but such is the life of players too far back to be considered a threat. With dramatics ever-present at The Masters, no lead is safe; one mistake can cost you the lead and a chance at the big prize. Continue reading

The 2016 Ryder Cup – Wrap Up

Congratulations to Team USA for winning the 2016 Ryder Cup. It was their first win since 2008 and they finally executed as advertised.

I am not sure if you watched the 12 singles matches, well I sure did. I missed most of the two previous days, but Sunday was my day to fully immerse in all things Ryder Cup. As I watched the emotions rise and fall like the tide at the Bay of Funday, I was struck by the intensity exhibited by every player. Continue reading

The US Open – What is Going On?

As the US Open unfolds, many pundits are scratching their heads wondering where all the superstars are! The are definitely not at the top of the leader board except for Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia. These stars are household names in golf with others some the others like Shane Lowery, Jim Furyk and Bubba Watson just a few strokes back.

The second round was delayed for darkness, however the top players in the world have some work to do just to make the cut! Are we really surprised at the current leaderboard…..really? Continue reading

2014 Ryder Cup – Day 3 Predictions

As I wait for the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches to start I thought it would be fun to predict today’s winners. My decision is based on how well the individuals have played to date, who they are playing against and the order they are playing.

From the outset, it is obvious that the European team’s line-up, they are trying to win early. However, it will not be until Sergio Garcia sinks his put on the 18th hole do the Europeans get to celebrate! So here it goes:

Tee times for Day 3 Ryder Cup

  •  Jordan Spieth               2 and 1
  • Henrick Stenson           1 up
  • Rickie Fowler                3 and 2
  • Justin Rose                    2 and 1
  • Phil Mickelson              1 up
  • Martin Kaymer             3 and 2
  • Matt Kuchar                  2 and 1
  • Sergio Garcia                 1 up
  • Ian Poulter                     1 up
  • Keegan Bradley             1 up
  • Jimmy Walker               2 and 1
  • Victor Dubuisson         4 and 3

Final Score Europe 16 – US 12.

What do you think?

I am a grateful golfer! Let the games begin.