In terms of characteristics, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy are absolutely poles apart.
However, if anyone is perfectly positioned to explain the pressures that come with winning the Masters title to the Ulsterman, it is the world number two, who has won the fabled jug twice in his career.
The left hander succeeded in securing the title twice in three years between 2012 and 2013, but it is the one that he didn’t win, the one in 2013 which was secured by Adam Scott that taught him the most the most important lessons about handling pressure situations that arises out of winning a major at the legendary Augusta National.
World number one Rory McIlroy has been granted a huge relief after the High Court refused the applications filed by his former management team Horizon Sports Management Ltd. Asking for orders so that his mobile phone can be inspected.
Similar applications had been made by two more management teams with which the golfer had signed an agreement with to represent him, Canovan Management Services and Gurteen Ltd.
The order, passed by Justice Raymond Fullam refuses to pass orders for the inspection of his telephone bills as well as the inspection of the mobile phone of Donal Casey, a consultant who would go on to become the CEO of Rory McIlroy Inc. and the golfer’s personal assistant Sean O’Flaherty.
While the American team saw Phil Mickelson drawing sparks because of his ill comments on Ryder Cup USA Captain, the European squad witnessed a completely different picture.
World’s #1 golfer Rory Mcllroy was seen in huge praise of his captain and even hailed him as “fantastic” as he went on to command Ryder Cup for Europe.
According to Rory it’s the detailed attention of the Irishman (Paul McGinley) that has assisted to secure the 8th win for Europe in ten Ryder Cups.
“Paul has been the best wonderful captain ever”, remarked Rory.
“I feel that I am speaking on part of all 12 golfers in the team – he was just fantastic.”
Graeme McDowell believes European Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley made the right call by not pairing him up with compatriot Rory McIlroy.
There was a lot of talk before the event that the two compatriots would not be paired up together for the first time in three Ryder Cups and in the end Paul McGinley decided that it would be better to break up the pairing.
And McDowell believes this was the right call as the two of them did not have a record that was overwhelmingly brilliant over the past two editions of the event and at best, the two of them could have played a couple of foursomes. He also hailed the decision making of McGinley throughout the event and considers the win for Team Europe as a testimony to his skills as a skipper.
In his early career, Jason Dufner struggled to hold down a place on the PGA Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 2004 and the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Dufner won two events during his time on the Nationwide Tour, the BUY.COM Wichita Open in 2001 and the LaSalle Bank Open in 2006.
In 2009, Dufner finished in the top-10 on six occasions, including a third place finish at the RBC Canadian Open, and a runner up place at the Deutsche Bank Championship, part of the FedEx Cup playoffs. As a result Dufner went on to finish the year 11th in the FedEx Cup standings and 33rd on the year’s money list.
Two discs of the bulging neck are what are seen on Jason Duffner. He did not learn and get to know about the diagnosis and he announced his participation in a charity donation at the Bridgestone Invitational at WGC.
His play of erratic nature being questioned from time has found an explanation which is the injury. This season’s PGA Tour revealed the nature of his neck injury. A steroid injection had been injected on his neck while preparing for the Country Club at Firestone. The cause of the injury is not explained and discussed in detail. The inflammation will be cleared up with the relieve of injection.
It is not just Tiger Wood s who is dealing with injury being a former champion of PGA. The approach of a player for the tournament becomes difficult when he is battling from an injury. Duffner was diagnosed recently with neck bulging with two disks which is continuing from April.
It is a known fact then that why he is not being able to weigh it down on the expectations in 2014. Probably, this year is not going to be a crowning glory for him. His first title of the major at the Championship of PGA in 2013 will give him enough energy to defend the title at this week in the Golf Club, Louisville. It is not the injury which will let him down most probably.
Rickie Fowler created news this Sunday, sporting a golf cap featuring PUMA on it, and also in a puma branded T shirt. Quite fresh in his career, Fowler finished at his very best in a major tournament, at a tie for the 2nd spot at this year’s US Open. He was also holding in his hand a Red Bull can, which is another brand he endorses.
Fowler turned a pro back in 2009 and Fowler as a product has definitely outperformed what Fowler is as a performer. Since 2009 he has only bagged a single PGA tour win, and his huge fan base started dressing up in his signature color, which is orange.
It is quite simple to be blinded by his fascinating tangerine dream; however, his popularity is partly because of the deft marketing.
When just being a 19 year old Adrian Otaegui earned all the privileges of playing the European tour in 2012, he stunned the entire golf world because he was the one of the youngest players to do so. Otaegui, the winner of the 2010 British Boys Champion, is one of the youngest Spaniard who won an European Tour card.
Golf legend Jose Maria Ozalbal in his comment on Otaegui has recently said, “I know Adrian very well, and I have given tips and trained him on quite a few occasions. He is a very talented golfer and is young. He has the zest to learn too. He is mentally very tough and can show a decent performance in the short game as well, but at the same time he has to work hard in his game as there is the need to hit hard in the modern playing of golf.”