Graeme McDowell has had a brilliant year so far and the memories of winning the Ryder Cup will not fade away easily. The Northern Irishman won the Ryder Cup for Europe.

The year 2010 was brilliant for the golfer as he two putted the eighteenth hole at the Pebble Beach and became the first British player to have won the prestigious US open in forty years. He reversed the outcome of the War at Kiawah Island some nineteen years ago after he won the match on the seventeenth hole.

Graeme McDowell’s decisive minute came on the four 16th, where he earned a birdie with a marvellous fifteen feet long putt that he drained very calmly before the eyes of millions. Graeme McDowell held off a major championship in the final day which includes Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els this year.

Graeme McDowell has now joined the prestigious club of players who have won the very prestigious Ryder Cup for Europe. This elitist club includes Sam Torrance who won the cup in the year 1985, Jose Maria Canizares in the year 1989, Seve Ballesteros in the year 1987, Mongomerie in the year 1997 and 2006, Philip Walton in the year 1995, Paul McGinley in the year 2002 and Henrik Stenson in the year 2006.

Graeme McDowell said that if you cannot handle the celebrations then to not score the goal after the 17th green was charged by Montgomerie, his supporters and team mates. He was then spotted standing on the balcony of the clubhouse with Angel Jimenez.

Jimenez was drinking directly from a bottle of Rioja while he smoked Cuban cigars while Graeme McDowell just stood beside him, with a big smile on his face. That smile said it all about then man. It looks to be seen if Graeme McDowell can continue his brilliant form in the current season.


This year, golfer Phil Michelson has had an odd time as he prepares for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Generally he is one of those few two or three familiar faces at this championship, but this year Phil is out on Incognito Drive as former world number one Tiger Woods’ come back takes up the entire spotlight.

No pre-event interview sessions, and a low-profile on the course – this is surely not the way to treat a player who likes this event, someone who takes part every year, someone who won this event three times, someone who won more money at the AT&T compared to anyone in the history.

In fact, Phil made his professional debut in 1992 at the Pebble Beach at the US Open. Therefore it is a kind of anniversary for him – two decades since Phil began to a name for himself on these courses and talking about round numbers, Phil is one shy from his fortieth professional triumph.

So where exactly is Mickelson and where is his game. Well, the question does not seem too good. Whenever Phil tees it up, he must be fancied for a chance. Well, maybe something better than a chance.

At present, he may be 41, but Phil Mickelson is not ready for the honorary tee at Augusta yet. Last year, Phil ended 9th at the AT&T.

Mickelson had a stormy beginning in 2012 season. In the Humana Challenge, his opening championship, he ended tied for 49th. He missed the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open, his hometown event at Torrey Pines. Last week, he was slightly better in the Waste Management Open where he finished tied for 26th.

While speaking to a magazine, Phil told that he just need to have a better focus and that was his only explanation – he was happy with his golf clubs and his swing.

Fans are expecting that Mickelson will find his true spot in the Pebble limelight. Well no matter what path he travels, one simply cannot forget him.

Johnson withdraws from Humana Challenge

A few days ago, golfer Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Humana Challenge because of a back pain.

Dustin withdrew after playing the first 9 holes at the La Quinta Country Club. That week, the no 8 ranked golfer was the highest ranked player in the Palm Springs. Dustin hit an even-par seventy-two on Palmer Course.

In November, he had an arthroscopic operation in his right knee. He told that his lower back is very painful and stiff. The golfer also did not take part in the PGA Tour’s first 2 events in Hawaii.

Golf manufacturer Taylor-Made Golf certainly knows how to build the hoopla for their brand new products. After banking on a number of commercials with golfers like Dustin Johnson unveiling the brand new Rocket-Ballz 3-wood over three-hundred yards and after that introducing the new R11S and Rocket-Ballz line, with a mid-night launch, on Friday, Taylor-Made took things forward by sending staffers Pat Perez and Johnson Wagner to a nearby golf store to spend $ 10000 in cash for testing out the brand new line. Well, it’s really sounds nice to me.

Golf players were told to try the new Rocket-Ballz 3-wood and they were paid $ 10 per yard and upto $100. For each yard, they benefit with the new club above their present 3-wood.

There is no need to tell that people reached there to grab some free cash and give a shot to one of the most talked about thing in the field of golf.

It is time to give Taylor-Made credit for coming up with this kind of crazy idea – though in truth they probably get their inspiration from Tony Valentine – Wilson Golf’s marketing guru.

Some may question the requirement to perpetually build up things with innumerable gimmicks; it is quite clear from the buzz around the clubs that the twists are working properly.