Tom Lewis is one of those wonder boys who made it real quick into the professional golf course. From Welwyn Garden City which is in Hertfordshire in England he qualified for the 2011 Open Championship within just a matter of two years. He began his winning spree from the Boys Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s in 2009.
Jim Furyk is an inspirational golfer when there are high handicappers. Jim’s unconventional swing comes across with fans throughout the country – he does not have the classic swing like Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, but something more akin to what you’d see at your local golf club on a Saturday morning.
Ernie Els, the 2012 Open champ, has confirmed that he will play at the Volvo Golf Champions that will take place at the Durban Country Club. The event will start from 10th January and will go on till 13th January.
Now Earnie heads a tough South African challenge for the ‘tournament of champions’ of the European Tour, including the defending champ Branden Grace, 2 – time US Open champ Retief Goosen as well as 2010 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen.
Expert Ben Coley said that American golf pro Dustin Johnson is good enough to take on Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the year 2013. Searching for a winner in the money list on both sides of the Atlantic, one really needs to look for a golfer who is capable of playing good on top events across the world.
Undoubtedly, it is Jim Furyk who can be termed as one of the culprits in US’ Ryder Cup defeat. While answering in an interview he frankly stated that this year hadn’t been a good one for him as he lost in US Open, Bridgestone and now the Ryder Cup.
Dustin Johnson is successful to achieve his goal. While playing at TPC Boston, he told that his main goal was to impress the American Ryder Cup team skipper Davis Love so that he could get the opportunity to be a part of the Ryder Cup team. Though Johnson wasn’t able to win the Deutsche Bank Championship, but his performance there took him into Love’s account. The reward came soon when Davis Love announced the name of the four wildcard entries to the US Ryder Cup team and that included Johnson’s name.
Vijay Singh, a Fijian professional golfer was one of the greatest golf players in the world in the era of late 90’s till 2000. He had his best season in 2003-2004 where he created history and broke records at an age of 40.
He is nicknamed as “The Big Fijian”. At an early stage of his professional career, he was alleged of altering his scorecard so as to make a cut at an Asian Tour championship and thus was suspended. This was a period where he had to face lot of troubles but gained experience by playing smaller leagues.
Spaniard Sergio Garcia and American Dustin Johnson took a break from the rigors of professional golf and were hitting purple golf balls from the makeshift greens near the river Thames in London. And both the golfers are extremely excited at golf making its comeback to the Olympic Games after more than a 100 year absence from The Greatest Show on Earth.
Paul Casey’s withdrawal from this week’s US Open has seen teenage prodigy, Andy Zhang, handed the opportunity to play in his maiden Major at just 14-years old.
Casey’s shoulder injury has forced the Englishman to accept defeat in his battle to be fit in time for the season’s second Major, opening the door for the Chinese-born Florida-based Zhang.
Twenty seven year old Dustin Johnson has returned to the golf course for the first time in over two and half months to take part in the memorial tournament which is being defended by fellow American Steve Stricker.
The American admitted to be so out of his routine that he actually forgot to pack much of his essentials for the tournament, most notably all his trouser belts were left at home.