Written on June 17th, 2013 by Jonno James Golf Comments
- Tony Jacklin: Justin Rose Can Win More Majors
By Jonno James: After seeing Justin Rose win his first major championship last night to become first British player to win a US Open for thirteen years, previous winner Tony Jacklin believes Justin Rose can go on to claim multiple majors.
Justin Rose emulated Tony Jacklin’s success from 1970 yesterday at Merion to become the first English winner since Nick Faldo in 1996, Rose has jumped up the rankings to world number eight after his US Open win.
Jacklin, a former two major championships himself won The Open in 1969 and the US Open the following year believes the courage shown from Justin Rose on the final day pushed him over the line and he has tipped Rose to win future majors.
“It’s all about confidence and I’ve no reason to believe he couldn’t win four or five majors,” said Jacklin.
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Written on June 13th, 2013 by Richard Smith Golf Comments
Rory Mcillroy won the 2011 US Open
By Richard Smith: The US Open gets underway at Merion Golf Club on Thursday and once again, it promises to be a thrilling few days of golf action. The weather in Pennsylvania has been causing havoc for the practice rounds so far this week, which is sure to have an effect on the course come the weekend.
The soft conditions should ensure that we see plenty of birdies from the best players in the world with a strong army from Europe in particular hoping to take advantage of that. There have only been two European winners of the US Open since 1970 which is a worry stat but here’s the case for a third come Sunday evening.
Those two previous winners were of course Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell who are both from Northern Ireland and won the tournament in successive years in 2010 and 2011. It is fair to say that both are once again are well fancied to win the tournament for a second time and they could prove to be the leading contenders from Europe at Merion.
McIlroy is the current world number two and always a danger, while McDowell is bang in form having won the RBC Heritage a couple of weeks ago and making three other top ten finishes on the PGA Tour in 2013 ensuring that the 22/1 on offer about both of them winning could well prove to be tempting. Read more »
Written on February 25th, 2013 by Staff Golf Comments
PGA Players To Watch In 2013
By Adam Robinson: If Rory McIlroy’s outstanding start and end to the 2012 PGA season ensured he finished the year as the best golfer in the world; it was the Ryder Cup that perhaps produced the greatest drama.
With the US leading by 10-4 at one point on the second day, Europe were all but beaten; until Ian Poulter birdied the last five holes to give himself and Rory McIlroy an unlikely 1-up win over Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
With a four-point deficit going into the final day, the Europeans sealed a remarkable comeback with Martin Kaymer’s five-foot putt on the 18th to defeat Steve Stricker and take the score to 14–13, allowing Europe to retain the cup with one match still in progress.
The 2013 season promises to be equally enthralling, with many questioning whether Rory McIlroy has the mental strength to cope with the pressure now that he is the number one golfer in the world.
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Written on November 11th, 2012 by Staff Golf Comments
Nick Faldo: Tiger Woods Won’t Dominate Again
By Scott Hicks: Sir Nick Faldo believes that Tiger Woods much publicised private life have ruined his chances of becoming the best golfer in history, Woods had been tipped to beat Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major championship wins. Although Tiger’s career got off to a flying start which saw him win 14 majors by 2008, things had changed for the worst since revelations about his private life emerged almost three years ago and Tiger Woods has since struggled to find his previous form.
Woods took a four-month break from golf after admitting cheating on his wife, and he has struggled to impress after returning to action, since the sex scandal came to light the former world no 1 has failed to add to his 14 majors.
When Faldo was asked about Woods’ chances of winning 18 majors or more, Faldo told Sportsweek programme: “I think it’s slim. “I would lean towards ‘no’.
“It has been four years since he last won at the US Open.”
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