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Graeme McDowell with his manager Colm Morrissey (purple top) after withdrawing from the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo -  James Haddock/SKY Sports)

McDowell’s Ankle Gets Green Lights All The Way To Augusta.

Graeme McDowell has been given the green light all-clear to take his place in next fortnight’s Masters field. McDowell was forced to withdraw after just nine holes of this week’s Valero Texas Open after straining tendons in his lower left ankle while practicing ahead of Wednesday’s Pro-Am on the TPC San Antonio course. In fact, McDowell was in so much pain a doctor was called onto the course on Wednesday and on the 10th tee injected a pain-killer into the ankle of the former US ...
Tiger Woods wins the first of his 79 PGA Tour wins with victory at the 1996 Las Vegas International and the first time he moved inside the top-100 on the World Rankings.

Tiger Woods To Drop Outside World’s Top-100 First Time In Over 18 Years.

Tiger Woods will drop outside the top-100 on the World Rankings for the very first time in more than 18 years and since capturing the first of his 79 PGA Tour wins.   Woods is currently ranked 96th in the world and with a World Ranking official predicting the 14-time Major winner will drop to 102nd when the rankings are adjusted tomorrow night (Sun).   Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open, and his worst round as a professional, that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world ...
Whylie E Coyote - Spurs mascot stirring up the local San Antonio crowd.

San Antonio Spurs Too Good For Dallas Mavericks – Photos From AT & T Stadium.

It was a fabulous night out to the AT & T Stadium here in San Antonio to watch the San Antonio Spurs tackle the Dallas Mavericks. However the Mavericks were no match for the Spurs and despite getting to within four points of the 2014 NBL champions the Spurs produced a comfortable 94 to 76 point victory. Highlights outside of the NBL match was the antics of the Spurs mascot, Whylie E Coyote, a french fry throwing contest (see photograph below), a match your face to the glasses and moustache and ...
Shane Lowry makes the cut in 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Shane Lowry Relieved To Be Playing All Four Valero Texas Open Rounds.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was very relieved to have made the cut and be assured of playing all four rounds of this year’s Valero Texas Open. After missing the cut in last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida Lowry has bounced back and fought his way through the tough windy first round here in San Antonio to add a second straight round of 74 for a four over par tally on the TPC San Antonio course. And the Carton House pro could look back to holing a great six footer for par at ...
Marc Warren sporting Aberdeen Assert Management sponsor on his shirt for a first time this week keeps his Masters dream alive with two rounds of 74.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Marc Warren Fighting A 5,000 Mile Maiden Masters Invitation Battle Front.

Marc Warren is fighting a 5,000 mile maiden Masters invitation battle front heading to the weekend rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Not only is Warren fighting those also competing in the famed Alamo City but he’s keeping an eye on events in far off Agadir in Morocco and venue for the Hassan 11 Trophy. Warren needs to finish top-18 in his first his first PGA Tour event but then there is still as many as four colleagues competing in Morocco who could go past him on the World Rankings. The current ...
Graeme McDowell back at home in Lake Nona with his injured left ankle.  (Photo - Graeme McDowell)

McDowell Now In Doubt For Masters Ruling Out Shell Houston Open.

Graeme McDowell is now in real doubt for the Masters after ruling out contesting next week’s Shell Houston Open.   McDowell indicated he would add the Houston event to his schedule as much needed Masters practice after withdrawing through injury after nine holes of this week’s Valero Texas Open.   But in returning to his Orlando residence on Thursday advice from his doctor is that McDowell would be better resting his injured left ankle after tearing tendons while on the TPC San Antonio ...
Alex Levy's wedge - tribute to fellow French sports stars. (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Alex Levy’s Emotional Tribute To Fellow French Sports Stars.

France’s Alex Levy will pay tribute to three of his compatriots killed in a helicopter crash earlier this month at the Trophee Hassan II. Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and sailor Florence Arthaud were among ten people to lose their lives when two helicopters collided in Argentina a fortnight ago. And, in order to respect their memory, two-time European Tour winner has had their names inscribed on his sand wedge. “On my sand wedge I have the names of ...