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
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.
Continue reading Two Toms on Tour score well in China
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
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
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