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.
Lee Westwood wasn’t on holiday for long before his season started all over again, this time in Bangkok for the Thailand Golf Championship, at the Amata Spring Club.
This inaugural event was sanctioned by the Asian Tour which makes the tournament an important (and rich) one.
Westwood arrived early at the event, and flew in from Dubai. He attended a charity auction in order to raise money for the Thailand Flood Relief, helping to raise more than sixty thousand pounds to help all the innocent victims of the disastrous floods.
US Masters champion Graeme McDowell has defended himself in the press after being accused of helping his manager to poach fellow Irishman Rory McIlroy.
McIlroy recently switched agencies from Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler’s ISM stable (which also looks after Lee Westwood) to Dublin-based Horizon. It was widely believed that best-friend McDowell may have had something to do with it, perhaps encouraging Rory to sign for Horizon too, but McDowell has played down these reports.
“I’ve heard I’m supposed to have enticed Rory, well I purposely took a back seat in it all,” McDowell said.
Rory McIlroy will become the next Tiger Woods if he carries on with the same pace in the golf. McIlroy went above and beyond his potential by shooting extremely low. Sixteen under par to be exact, a 72-hole record at the U.S. Open. The PGA tour’s version of Justin Bieber couldn’t have had a more dominating first major victory.
The World Golf Tour has been recently reviewed and been given a positive rating by many. You start by painlessly setting up your account, for free, and picking your own avatar to represent you on the courses. You’re then put into the game on your own in a tutorial of sorts, which you can opt out of any any point, where you learn how to putt and in turn put the lessons to practice. By your 18th hole you’ve already learned the gist of what to do, and all that’s left is to fine-tune it.
Louis Oosthuizen added another Open to his list of victories when he won the Africa Open after a three-man playoff at the East London Golf Club on Sunday – that tuition at golf lessons stockport is really paying off!
Oosthuizen birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat England’s Chris Wood and Spain’s Manuel Quiros to the title, which is his third on the European Tour and signalled a welcome return to top form after he struggled with an injury towards the end of 2010.
The 2011 European Tour schedule will feature 50 golf tournaments, two more than this year, on 29 courses, with new events in Bahrain, Malaysia and the Italian island of Sicily.
The 2011 tour starts next month in South Africa and ends with the Dubai World Championship next December.
The European Tour said in a statement that from 2012 the schedule will be contained within the calendar year, starting in January and ending in December. The 2010 tour ends on Sunday.
Lee Westwood just can’t get enough of one-upping Tiger Woods. First, the Englishman overtook the former No. 1 for the top spot in the world golf rankings, and then he schooled Woods on how to use Twitter.
Tiger’s Twitter flop. @TigerWoods made a huge splash last week when he tried to use Twitter as a prop in his media blitz to repair his reputation and promptly proved his online game was not up to par. Meanwhile, the guy who unceremoniously dumped Woods from his perch atop the golf world, @WestwoodLee, showed Tiger the line with his first-ever Twitter post on Wednesday.
What are those things on Oliver Wilson’s feet? They are Vibram FiveFingers golf shoes, but they sure look like gloves for the feet.
Speaking to Wimbledon Tickets magazine, Patricia Hannigan wrote that the shoes give “each toe … its own individual pocket. The resulting look is slightly reptilian … with a cartoonish quality.” But Patricia calls them “more whimsical than horrible.”
Wilson wore the “glove shoes” during the Dubai World Championship, and even he said, as quoted by the UK Press Association, “They look horrific.”