The first Match Play event of the season took place last week at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco with the world’s top 64 players competing for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play title.
It seems even if the Brits had played out of their skin this week, a certain Northern Irishman, in the shape of Rory Mcilroy would have still found a way to beat them. Continue reading What would we give for Mcilroy to be playing for Britain!
Justin Rose birdies the 72nd hole at the Zurich Classic last weekend to beat American Cameron Tringale at TPC Louisiana.
Rose has kicked on from his Masters performance where he lost out to Jordan Spieth, he has finally got his win after his poor form at the start of the season.
Continue reading Rose and Westwood earn victories on tour
In a record breaking week at the Masters, it was hard to look past Jordan Spieth but up the top with the young American, 3 Englishmen finished in the top six.
The obvious one being Justin Rose who put in a valiant performance on all four days, challenging the leader Spieth at all times. Paul Casey had very good and steady tournament and Ian Poulter finished tied sixth with Casey, after a flawless 10-under par weekend.
Continue reading Englishmen find form around Augusta at the Masters
With the Masters in 2 weeks time, players get their first big chance to leap up the world rankings pushing further for spots at the Olympics next summer. However, players who have had a decent season so far may not get their chance to prove themselves on the big stage at Augusta.
Continue reading Certain Brits need a really good week
In a week that produced the 18th different winner through 21 tournaments this season on the PGA Tour,a British player is yet to win, not looking a promising season for Great Britain.
The PGA Tour took place through the Arnold Palmer Invitational, at Bay Hill Club & Lodge this week and it was another disappointing week for the British following.
Continue reading It seems the Brits can’t mix with the big boys at the top
Britain’s best hope Justin Rose is slipping down the world rankings, now in tenth positon, having missed the cut at the Valspar Championship he has now missed three of the last four cuts, he has not troubled the top of any of the leaderboards all season.
In a year he will be looking to win a major again, after such a strong season last time out, this is not ideal preparation for the masters which is just three weeks away now, a tournament in which he can really move up the world rankings and cement his place at Rio next year for Team GB.
Continue reading Brits still misfiring in run-up to Masters
In the first World Golf Championship of the year, Britain’s players did not fill us with hope for when they are put against the rest of the world in next year’s Olympic games.
With each of the world’s top 50 players in action at the Cadillac Championship, the best British players were tied 12th in Lee Westwood and, Race to Dubai leader, Danny Willett, which does not bode well for Rio next summer.
Continue reading Brits fail to challenge the top players in Miami
In the European tour this week, Matt Ford went into the last day two shots behind the leader, leading the way for the British players at East London GC, South Africa.
Ford makes it three Englishmen in three weeks to be in the last group on the last day.
He could not have expected what happened on the last day thought, with South African Trevor Fisher Jnr hitting at round of eight-under-par under pressure from the rest of the field, which hosted a whole number of Brits this week.
Continue reading An Englishman in contention again in South Africa
In a weather-disrupted weekend at the Honda Classic Ian Poulter held a three-shot lead going in to his last round, but sinking his ball in to the water no less than five times during his final round cost him in his title challenge.
Alongside Poulter, 4 other Brits finished in the top seven. Paul Casey kicked on from his second place finish last week to finish tied for third this week with Poulter and Scotsman Russell Knox on five-under a shot behind the winner Padraig Harrington. Casey shared the overnight lead with his fellow country man going into the fifth day, shooting a front nine score of four-under before close of play Sunday. unfortunately he could not replicate that form on the Monday, with a back-nine score of plus-one.
Continue reading Poulter sinks his round on the last day
In a week that proved tough for British golfers in Delhi and California; Paul Casey came within touching distance of the trophy at Riviera.
The PGA Tour was played out at Riviera Country Club in California this week, the field consisted of only three British golfers, Casey was alongside Luke Donald and Brian Davis neither of which made it to the weekend. Casey carried the hopes of British golfers on his shoulders through the weekend.
Continue reading Casey falls short at the final hurdle