Norman Urges Adam Scott to Bury the Ghost

Veteran golfer Greg Norman has urged Aussie golfer Adam Scott to get over the heartache suffered at the British Championship recently and build some momentum with a PGA Tour win.

The Great White Shark of golf had a long chat with his protégé on Sunday, the 22nd of July after watching the 32 year old blow a 5 shot lead to lose the famous Claret Jug to veteran Ernie Els by a single stroke.

Mixed fortune for Kaymer, Zanotti

Australia's Fabrizio Zanotti and Marcus Fraser shared their lead at BMW International Open after respective 64s, when home hero Martin Kaymer ended the 1st round 7 shots off the tempo.

Marcus Fraser’s all-round play was really impressive: fifteen greens were detected in the regulation, twelve of fourteen fairways were struck and only twenty-five swings were required as he hit 8 birdies - including 4 on the run.

Fabrizio Zanotti was less coherent compared his co-leader, blending seven birdies along with 2 eagles, one bogey as well as a double bogey.

Scott in Contention

He might not have started out in the unofficial fifth Major of golf, the US PGA Players Championship knowing that he would be in contention for the title but as things stand at the end of round two, Adam Scott finds himself at tied fifth in the overall standings of the event and looking quite good.

Having scratched out a score of two under par 70 to take his score to six under for the tournament, Scott is just two shots behind the leading bunch of Zach Johnson at 66, Kevin Na at 69 and matt Kuchar at 68, who are all sitting on the top with a score of eight under par.

MICKELSON LEAVES IT LATE

On Thursday, golfer Phil Mickelson began the day quite early and ended late at the Augusta Masters and he fought gamely to hold his hopes alive for a 4th green jacket.

The forty-one year old American fan favourite was on hand – dressed in his Masters green jacket – to see golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player set the white ball rolling as honorary beginners after the sunrise. After that, he did little practice, had a bath and returned to tee-off in the final grouping of the day.

SCOTT FURIOUS AFTER LOSS

Australian golfer Adam Scott is furious with himself for throwing away the lead at the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships in the weekend after being in the lead for almost the better part of the tournament, slamming his performance in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the PGA Tour calendar as unacceptable.

When Scott came to tee off at the famous TPC Blue Monster, he was still within the top five and by the 16th hole; he still had enough reasons to be happy in spite of throwing away several good scoring chances.

FURYK JOINS PLAYERS COMMITEE

The Player Advisory Committee is a reputed body and golfers selected to represent it have a lot of weight and importance.

Jim Furyk has just been added to the 16 man team and it is quite an achievement for the golfer to share the position with some of the legends of the golfing circuit.

The Committee is mainly concerned with the making of policies and deals for the PGA tour and managing the events of the PGA championship. Jim will basically be taking the chair of Zach Johnson and will represent the Committee as its Chairman.

KAYMER IN GOOD FORM

Martin Kaymer won against Rory Mcilroy in Shanghai at the HSBC Champions Tournament by a three shot victory. Rory Mcilroy climbed up to the second spot in the World Rankings despite his loss. Many have been predicting his rise to the number spot in the world rankings but it may not be as easy as many have made out to be.

THE FUTURE OF SAANICH

In a bid to discuss the prospect of the troubled Saanich golf course a second public meeting is expected to take place tonight.

The staff of Saanich are of the view that the council should increase the fees at Cedar Hill Golf course to reduce the deficit. It is expected that hundreds of residents will attend the public meeting.

It is to be noted that in the last meeting it was discussed as to how to deal with the $300,000 deficit. It drew more than 300 people. Tonight's meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the gym at Colquitz Middle School at 505 Dumeresq Street.

Furyk expecting successful return in 2012

Golfer Jim Furyk, who has a successful 2010 season, struggled early in the last season and now the golfer is gearing up for the 2012 season in a different way – by taking time off from the game. He will not be taking part in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions as he did not win in last season. He is using this off time for improving his game and preparing for the 2012 season.

KIM JOINS HUMANA CHALLENGE

A three time winner on the PGA Tour, Anthony Kim will participate in the Humana Challenge starting in a couple of days in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Kim joins a challenge which includes stars like Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and Bill Hass among others. It is to be noted that Kim has not featured in desert's PGA tour event since 2008 where he finished third behind D J Trahan and Justin Leonard.