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!
Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Lewis both finished in season best positions, at the Shenzhen International at Genzon GC.
Fleetwood, who may feel a good round has come too late for him, finished in third place shooting 12-under, a shot behind the two leaders who were split by a playoff hole.
Lewis, who has not featured much this season, finished a shot behind his name-sake in fourth position sharing it with fellow Briton David Howell and five other players all on 11-under par.
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I may be picking at straws here but in a disappointing weekend for the British golfers, David Horsey seemed keen to keep the theme of the week going putting himself at the top of the leaderboard after the first day in Pretoria.
His second day was not so strong, but he and fellow Brit Craig Lee, were in a six-way tie for the lead going into Sunday on nine-under. Neither could push on further on the last day, with Lee shooting level-par and Horsey carding a round of plus-three with five bogeys and a double bogey.
Continue reading British golfers will be glad to be out of South Africa
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
Andy Sullivan made it two out of two wins in Johannesburg this season as he hit a final round of 66 on Sunday in the Joburg Open at The Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.
Sullivan’s previous win came in January at the South African Open Championship.
The field was host to a strong set of British players, with over 20 British players starting the tournament on Thursday. Continue reading Johannesburg a happy hunting ground for Sullivan