Darren Clarke overhauled Chris Wood’s four-shot overnight lead this afternoon to claim the Iberdrola Open in Mallorca. Wood, hoping to capitalise on his immense promise and claim his maiden professional victory, was put under some early pressure by Clarke and never regained his momentum, eventually slumping to a six-over 76. (continue reading…)
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Chris Wood is twenty-three years of age and already has two top-five finishes in major championships. For a few frenetic minutes during the final round of the 2009 Open Championship, it even looked like the Claret Jug could find itself in his grasp by tournament’s end. His willowy six-foot, five-inch frame was, for the second Open in a row, defying the principles of aerodynamics, leaving him with a string of birdie opportunities where others, Harrington aside, were struggling to make pars. (continue reading…)
It’s easy to forget that Lee Westwood entered the 72nd hole of last year’s British Open trailing Tom Watson by one stroke. Westwood’s drive detoured into a fairway bunker, and the best he could do was sky his approach to the front of the green.
Thinking he needed to hole his birdie putt from 45 feet to catch Watson, Westwood ran it 6 feet by and missed the comebacker for his third bogey in the final four holes. Westwood missed a playoff by one stroke after Watson’s putt for par also drifted wide.