Golfer Steve Stricker gave himself perhaps the best gift possible on his 45th birthday - a win against South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club to progress to the second round of the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship on the 23rd of February, 2012.
Stricker managed to secure victory with the help of a 20 foot birdie on par 4, thus, securing a one-up victory.
After unmemorable performances in Abu Dhabi Lee Westwood, the third ranked golfer and 4th ranked Martin Kaymer are looking forward to get their new season back on track with some solid performances at the Qatar Masters event.
They have taken one of the most intriguing courses on the European Tour's desert swing to do it. The Doha Golf Club is quite popular for its windy conditions and this season it is going to be the same. According to forecasts, wind may reach up to twenty miles per hour.
World No. 1 ranked golfer Luke Donald has stated that slow play is killing the game after watching few players playing at a slow pace in Hyundai Tournament of Champions' final round. Slow play is the biggest concern in golf at the moment. Each week, players competing for purses and they take care of each shot during a round since a wrong shot may make the difference in their check.
Each year, national golf publication releases a list mentioning slow play offenders on tour. The shame of being marked as a slowpoke has not stopped few players as they still take over a minute to hit a shot.
Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been appointed to manage Payne Stewart Golf Club in Branson, Mo.
Designed by course architect Chuck Smith and PGA professional Bobby Clampett, Payne Stewart Golf Club is a tribute to a golf legend and beloved Missouri native – the late Payne Stewart. Each hole on the golf course is accompanied by a unique story from Stewart’s life and career to celebrate what mattered to him the most – golf, family, good times and great friends.
This week, Tiger Woods may have hit rock bottom. During the second round of the Cadillac Championship, Tiger snapped a duck hook on the second hole that went only about 100 yards. Then, on the 14th hole, Tiger skied his drive barely to the fairway.