Cheers mate getting a lot of attention now in the run up plan to do updates each night if I can when there
New course amongst Mangroves in Amman. £6 A pint so fair.
Hated the course. Didn’t suit my eye at all, greens were VERY grainy so very two paced. However I did come in a credible 6th out of 45 so onwards and upwards.
A reminder golf here is different
Out of bounds, or a free drop with every shot?
SOS you’ll like this par 3 over the mangroves 146 yards into wind. Took 2 clubs extra suffer it into middle of mangroves. Mate says you can walk Down the Middle so I did splurged it 60 yards out the mud 2 feet from the pin. Par.
Out the mud, to two feet?
From scowl to grinning ear to ear, in the flight of a ball
Just don’t think you’ll repeat it.
interesting Leaderboard from Denmark.
Westwood has been posting tons of pictures of the work he has been doing but it is a surprise to see him doing so well.
Don’t think it will affect the Captain’s Picks on Wednesday though
Why I like following Eddie on Twitter
So we have our 8 automatic qualifiers who will be in France (barring injury)
Attention now shifts to the US where Jim Furyk picks 3 of his Captains picks on Tuesday night.
Pretty sure they will be Tiger, Bryson and hmmmm. Probably Leftie leaving Finau & Kisner to fight it out over the last Fed Ex Cup & Tour Championship events.
Then on Wednesday it is over to Thomas.
Despite being in stunning form and picking up another win, I do not think Matt Wallace will make the team. It already has 5 rookies and that is just too many to cope with that level of pressure imho.
I still think it will be Casey & Poulter.
The debate will then be does he pick Sergio or Rafa. I just think Rafa has the better form he is tied 12th at TPC Boston at the moment. Sergio is more steady eddie - think it is 55-45 Rafa at the moment form wise. He needs to finish 63rd or higher in Boston to make the Top 70 to advance to the next round of the Fed Ex Cup - barring a disaster that should happen easily enough.
Then who to pick. Matt Fitzpatrick put in a great effort in the last round in Denmark but his putting let him down.
Henrik is currently 55th in the Fed Ex Cup points list so is nailed on to advance to next week… While he hasn’t had a great season he is still 21st in the World and playing better thaan Sergio. His season has been hampered by some niggling injuries BUT providing he is fit I see him getting in ahead of Matt, simply because Thomas is going to need old heads to play with the nippers.
So my picks would be
Poulter; Casey; Rafa and Henrik.
A Monday finish in the States at TPC Boston - Bank Holiday weekend. Don’t understand why the European Tour doesn’t try that sort of trick occassionally.
Golf watchers will get this unlikely coincidence from the Omega Swiss Masters…
No play today. Justin will have to win it on Monday and become World no.1.
Seeing the state of the course & forecast he may already have won it…
Golf Digest helps free illustrator wrongly jailed for murder
Here’s one for you Phil. Golf embarrassing the establishment. Who’d of thought it possible.
Oliver Fisher has just shot the first round of 59 on the European Tour in the Portugese Open.
I did it a couple of years ago at Southampton Muni, but apparently you are supposed to do 18 holes not 9.
Just saw that. Nice lad but inconsistent. Maybe he will kick on now.
Doing family stuff before heading over the Channel.
Tiger looked in form last night
Tiger’s on the prowl, while Justin shows how to blow $10mil
That 18th hole from Mr Rose was superbly crafted, Nothing like $10m of pressure.