Tag Archive | "Henrik Stenson"

Ryder Cup 2014

Applying the old sporting adage: ‘A good big man always beats a good little man’ to the European team’s 8th Ryder Cup triumph in the last 10 attempts sells short a highly talented and accomplished American team, who gave it their all in a bid to wrest back the Cup in Gleneagles in September. Tom [...]

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The McIlroy Legend Continues to Build at Valhalla

We’ve seen this before, but from only a precious few. Rory McIlroy’s PGA Championship victory at soggy Valhalla Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky extended his major championship total to four and his win streak from as many huge events — The Open Championship, WGC Bridgestone Championship and the PGA — to three. Along with it, [...]

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Martin Kaymer

German precision – Kaymer-style

  Martin Kaymer has climbed to the summit and slid back do wn again but a magical week at Pinehurst No. 2 has the German on the ascent again, running roughshod over the field to win the 2014 U.S. Open by eight strokes. The 29-year embraced the restored classic of American golf to set all-time [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, July 2014, NewsComments (0)

Henrik Stenson - Financial loses effect

The 2013 No. 1 Golfer in the World was . . ?

Predictably, Aussies consider Adam Scott the world No. 1 of 2013. Didn’t Scotty win the Sacred Masters for Down Under? And how about his 1-1-2 streak on his own Australasian Tour in November? Let me take this chauvinistic dream to pieces. First, the Masters is a mediocre event, because its field lacks too much depth, [...]

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Posted in 2014, February 2014, Golf Insight, NewsComments (0)

The OWGR

The OWGR (Part 2): how it distorts reality

OWGR (OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING): THE US PGA AND EUROPEAN TOURS ARE EQUALLY STRONG If there would be no difference in strength, the European Tour would have disappeared altogether, because every European pro would have queued up for membership of the US Tour. Most of them don’t even try, because they know full well how [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, January 2014, NewsComments (0)

Henrik Stenson

How the OWGR is misused (part 1)

World professional golf is played on different, separate and regional tours: in declining importance (read: prize money) the six leading tours US PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, South African Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and Australasian Tour. Other smaller tours are the Canadian Tour, OneAsia, Latinoamerica, Korean Tour and the 2nd divisions of the US Tour (Web.com) and the European Tour (Challenge Tour). The US Tour is by far the richest: to be accepted on the official tour agenda, an event must offer a minimum total purse of $ 6.5 million, of which $ 1 million goes to the winner.

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Posted in 2013, December 2013, NewsComments (0)

Woods and Garcia “shake” hands on the range, as heavy rain and soggy greens welcomes the 113th US Open at Merion Golf Club.

In the aftermath of the fried chicken fiasco, Woods and Garcia show the public that they want to put the past behind them and got on with their lives. In an act of sportsmanship, the handshake was captured on camera at the Merion driving range. Beneath their white golf caps a red mist steamed, and [...]

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