Graeme McDowell has upgraded last week’s indifferent Masters effort from an ‘F’ to a ‘C mins’ ahead of his RBC Heritage Classic defence on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
McDowell crashed out of the year’s first Major with scores of 72 and 78 to miss the Augusta halfway cut five out of seven Masters showings.
He went onto Twitter ranking his effort an ‘F’ but now with the excitement of returning to the venue of his first regular PGA Tour win a years ago, the current World No. ...
Tom Watson’s determination to win back the Ryder Cup continues to intensify with the USA Captain declaring Europe’s recent domination to be like an indelible tattoo stamped on their rivals.
With just under six months to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Watson is again getting a closer look at some of his likely team members in contesting this week’s RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head in South Carolina.
Organisers of the $US 5.8m event have grouped Watson with 2012 USA Team captain, Davis Love 111 ...
Of the top nine players currently lying on the USA Ryder Cups standings there is surprisingly one who has played in competition on this year’s host Gleneagles course.
Jordan Spieth was just 17 years of age when he represented the USA in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course.
Now three years on the Dallas-born Spieth looks set to make his Ryder Cup debut in Tom Watson’s USA side after jumping 10 places to fourth overall on the USA standing despite his continuing disappointment ...
In a first for some time Scotland has three players competing in this week’s RBC Heritage Classic with European Tour based Stephen Gallacher accepting an invitation to join the PGA Tour based duo of newly-married Russell Knox and Martin Laird.
Knox is now sporting a gleaming silver wedding ring on his left hand but finding it a little uncomfortable getting used to compared to having a golf club in his hand.
“It’s great been married and a long overdue as we have been together for a long ...
Graeme McDowell needs little reminder of his first regular PGA Tour victory a year ago here on Hilton Head Island.
Not only does McDowell’s picture appear on PGA Tour promotional material but there’s a painting of the Northern Irishman featuring on posters, ticket information brochures and draw sheets.
There is also a parking place especially set aside for McDowell.
However probably the best reminder is his name now permanent reminder featuring among 44 other RBC Heritage Classic champions.
Graeme McDowell says his defence of this week’s RBC Heritage Classic defence will bring down the first third of his season as he then targets the remaining two thirds of his 2014 season.
A year ago, McDowell became the first Irish-born winner of the event and in also claiming his first regular PGA Tour win here on Hilton Head Island.
He arrived on Saturday afternoon from Augusta where he missed the Masters halfway cut for a fifth occasion in seven appearances.
And after the ‘scare’ ...
Lee Westwood is determined to capitalise on his strong Masters showing heading into this week’s Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
Westwood secured a best finish all season in sharing seventh place at Augusta National that also has boosting his standing on the European Ryder Cup points table.
In fact, it was Westwood’s fifth consecutive top-15 effort in the year’s first Major after heading into last Sunday’s final round just three shots from the lead, but with the Brit battling to shoot ...