It appears that Adam Scott has chosen this week to launch his annual fortnight-long hot streak. The Aussie, who began his round on the tenth, blazed his way to the first tee in 32 shots before adding an eagle to an already impressive card. At six-under through ten holes, he holds a two-shot lead over in-form oldsters Steve Stricker and Thomas Bjorn. (continue reading…)
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Continuing a spectacular run of form that has seen the 22-year-old fail to collect a top-five finish in only one of the seven European Tour events he’s entered since last season’s USPGA Championship, world number two Rory McIlroy fired a flawless seven-under-par 65 this morning to claim a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. (continue reading…)
Though he collected no fewer than three second-place finishes over the course of 2011, it was the first outing of Thorbjørn Olesen’s sophomore season on the European Tour that brought him to public prominence. After leading an elite field at the halfway stage of the Abu Dhabi Championship, he faltered slightly over the closing rounds to finish the tournament in eighth place. (continue reading…)
In his early years as a member of the European Tour, Robert Rock developed a reputation – contrary to his best efforts, of course – as a player who could be relied upon to wilt in the face of the game’s sterner challenges. A naturally gifted ball-striker with a golf swing every bit as traditonal as his tousled side-parting, the Staffordshire native excelled at delivering an end product severely at odds with his promise. (continue reading…)
For nearly a year I’ve been telling Steph to go talk to Alex Noren, but noooo, all I keep hearing back is “Nobody knows anything about Alex Noren.”
But you should. Everyone should know about Alex Noren. (continue reading…)
What a rollercoaster of a day! Which has set up for what should be a thrilling finish tomorrow. Darren Clarke leads by one shot over Dustin Johnson, who last played in the final group at the ’10 PGA Championship — the infamous bunker-not-a-bunker incident. (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods lost to Thomas Bjorn in 19 holes during the first round of the Match Play Championship. Tiger, who was down to the Great Dane for most of the day, extended the match by draining a 10-footer for birdie on No. 18. After pushing it in the desert on the first extra hole, Tiger had some trouble getting out of the brush, giving the advantage to Bjorn, who knocked his approach over the green. Tiger’s putt for bogey never had a chance and he conceded the match to Bjorn.
When Roger Maltbie asked Tiger where he was in his “process,” Tiger replied candidly, “Pissed, that’s where I am right now. I had the momentum and I blew.”
Big Dane Thomas Bjorn managed to run out the winner on the final day of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters in Doha. His final round of 69 was enough for a fourteen-under total and a four-shot victory. Comfortable though the final margin might have been, the scorecard only tells half the story. (continue reading…)
Saturday is Moving Day, but Thomas Bjorn left it quite late to really start motoring at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters. Four birdies in the last five holes proved just enough for the big Dane to pull one ahead of overnight leader Marcus Brier. He’ll enter the final round with a one-shot lead and the prospect of securing his biggest victory in nearly five years (even longer if you don’t think the Irish Open’s up to much).
Friday at the Qatar Commercialbank Masters was an altogether calmer day than the one that preceded it. Where Thursday had been all about four-club winds and oscillating balls, Friday was a race for many to regain touch with the leaders, those sturdy souls who’d hung around the par mark while all around them plummeted down the leaderboard.