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.

Martin Kaymer himself was at the numero uno spot for a little while this year. He displayed one of his best final rounds in Shanghai, draining a birdie on nine of the total twelve last holes at the famous Sheshan Club recording a round of sixty three. This brilliant performance was enough for him to overtake Freddie Jacobson of Sweden who has been leading the tournament for a long time. Martin Kaymer then finished with a brilliant twenty under par for a total of four rounds.

Rory Mcilroy made a brilliant birdie in the final hole of the match to overtake Lee Westwood from England in the World Rankings. Rory Mcilroy is now currently placed second in the rankings. He is still some points behind Luke Donald who is now holding the numero uno spot.

Donald has won a brilliant four times in total this year and hence his position at the top is secure for the time being which means that Rory Mcilroy will have to go the extra mile to get to the top of the rankings. Rory Mcilroy has been playing some top class golf this season and has not finished even once outside the top ten in any of the championships since the prestigious US PGA Tour.

The quality of his golf deserves the number one position.
Martin Kaymer too is a serious contender of the spot after a brilliant display of golf at Shanghai. It remains to be seen if it is Rory Mcilroy or Martin Kaymer who eventually removes Donald from the top spot.


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.

The staff report says that while reviewing the various suggestions it is very much clear that a single solution will not satisfy the interests of the general taxpayer or of all patrons.

Saanich golf course, owned by the municipality, has been losing money for several years and in 2009 Saanich hired the services of Trustar Gold Inc which would have provided a 5 year plan to ensure financial sustainability of the golf course.

In spite of Saanich putting dozens of recommendations, the club and the restaurant continued to lose money. Last month the municipality called for restructuring the restaurant which is expected to lose more than $ 500,000 in 2012 if changes are not made.

A public meeting on the issue saw crowd overflowing and today’s meeting too are expected to draw the same amount of people.

One of the options being put forward by on of the more extreme groups is to put whatever petty cash they can on local golfer Hunter Mahan in the Masters golf betting online, and hope that he comes good. We’re not convinced its an idea the council will go for!?