We Miss Rickie Fowler & His Victory Champagne

.. Albany, The Bahamas  The appearance of a carton of beer in the fridge of the Hero World Challenge media centre reminded me of Richie Fowler. Let me explain. American Kevin Kisner celebrated just a second PGA Tour ace in his career in holing out, using a 6-iron at the par-3 12th hole on day three of the Hero World Challenge. There was no brand new Hero motor-bike nor the keys to a luxury Albany apartment but just the honour on the next tee, on route to Kisner posting a 77 and slump to a share ...

The Continued Mellowing Of Tiger Woods … Jon Rahm Adds His Chapter.

.… Albany, The Bahamas  It is an old expression, and it was an expression I recall double English-born World 500cc motor-bike champion Barry Sheene once used and that is ‘the people you pass on the way up, you ​​pass on the way back down’. It’s an expression one c​​ould use in all walks of life and Sheene drew on the phrase in describing a rival, who clearly was intent of caring little about those around him and focussed solely on riding his way to a championship title. Of course, ...

Golfer Initiates Court Action After Being Denied New Vehicle For Ace

Most golfers will be aware that if there’s a spanking new vehicle parked on the tee at a par-3 at any golf course then it’s usually the prize for a hole-in-one. On this theme we have witnessed professional golfers being handed the keys to a brand-new motor for acing the hole where the vehicle is the clearly promoted as the prize. However, there was the scenario at Wentworth two years ago when David Howell aced the par-3 14th during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship and expecting to ...

Santos Sizzles Day Two Soudal Open, Exactly A Decade In Winning On Tour

It is a decade today – May 13th, 2012 – since the very affable Portuguese golfer Ricardo Santos brilliantly won on home soil in capturing the Madiera Islands Open. Santos was in sizzling form posting a closing round 63 to win by four shots on the course located very high-up, and dramatically overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was the then 29-year-old’s maiden and still first DP World Tour victory.  There were emotional scenes with his wife, Rita and then very young three-year-old ...

Rickie Fowler – We Miss The Generous Victory Gesture Of A Dozen Bottles Of Bubbly

It is almost unheard of that when a top-ranked golfer wins a golf tournament he goes out of his way to arrange for a dozen bottles of bubbly to be delivered to the press room. This has been the practice each time Rickie Fowler has won either on the PGA Tour or the now DP World Tour, and with Fowler, and through his manager, organizing either champers or ice-cold beers for the attending media at each of his five PGA Tour wins or his pair of DP World Tour victories. There was champagne all around when ...

Hilton Head – A Relaxing Tour Stop But Don’t Get Caught Speeding Getting There

For most, it’s a welcome relief travelling the 130 odd miles southeast from the stress of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia to Hilton Head in South Carolina for this week’s more relaxed RBC Heritage. The most direct driving route is along South Carolina highway SC 125 and then turn right onto SC 321 before emerging south onto the I-95, and a short time later taking the turn-off to Hilton Head. Driving the two South Carolina roads is kind of like a time warp. You drive through very sleepy ...

Woods Ends Anniversary of His Maiden Masters Victory Still A Winner

  Tiger Woods is a winner! No, Woods didn’t win the 2022 Masters nor did he contend, but the sight of Woods some 14 months after his near fatal car crash walking all four days at golf’s revered ‘Cathedral in the Pines’ was the stuff of champions. Woods had come back from extended lay-offs and most due to back surgery but this week, and from the longest period away from the game of his 26-year-pro career, was totally different. Prior to this past week, it had been 508 says since Woods last ...