November 25th, 2013 by admin
It had been more than an hour since Australian golfer Adam Scott had taken the Australian PGA title and had been presented with his trophy when the media found American Rickie Fowler still standing along the championship greens and signing autographs for the fans.
Fowler, who finished as the runner up to Scott in the Australian PGA at Pines, looked far from bitter at having lost the title to the weather. Fowler, at one point, was in a superior position to challenge Scott but the inclement weather, which forced the officials to stop the play for some time, halted the momentum he had built up and enabled Scott to build on his one stroke lead as he ran out the winner with four shots.
However, the youngster who had been hailed as the new Tiger Woods when he first burst onto the scene was happy that he was able to share the space with Scott. Rickie Fowler stated that it was obvious that he was not going to win the title but it was still a pleasure, being able to stand alongside Adam Scott and seeing him win the title in front of his home fans. He also hailed the support they had received throughout the weekend and mentioned that it had been the highlight of the event for him.
The rookie American also mentioned that it had been a great event, the fans had thronged to the course in their numbers and although most of them had come to see Scott, he was still happy that they cheered for him along the way.
Rickie Fowler stated that he immensely enjoyed his time at Gold Coast and he was looking forward to coming back very soon and would love to come back next year for the event if he is invited.
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September 25th, 2013 by admin
Jim Furyk kept his fifty nine behind with a round which was ten shots higher in BMW Championship. An opportunity to win was all that mattered that made Saturday a huge success. Jim recovered from a slow beginning with 3 birdies in a 5 hole stretch across the turn. A 3 putt bogey from thirty feet on the par five 18th pushed him to settle for a two under sixty nine and a 1 shot lead over German golfer Steve Stricker.
Jim Furyk told that the target was to go out and shoot a good number, give him a spot to win this golf event. It could have been better out there. He dropped that shot at 18 he was disappointed for that. Probably, it was one of the easier holes of the day. But he got himself in good spot, so rather than dwell on the final hole, he would probably tend to want to think about tomorrow and what he have to do to try to win a golf event.
It was a different ending from Friday, when Jim Furyk shoot a wedge to three feet for birdie on the final hole (number nine) for a twelve under fifty nine, becoming just the 6th golf player in the history of the PGA Tour to score the magic number of the game.
None anticipated another round such as that from Jim, even though Matt Kuchar had a sixty one early in the day when conditions were favorable – with fast greens, firm fairways and increasing wind. 3 other golfers who had fifty nine in an earlier round came after with anything better than 68, but Jim did quite enough to offer himself a scope to end 3 years without a win.
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Former two time major champion and the current world number three Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation at this year’s Australian Open to be held at the Royal Sydney Golf Club between the 28th of November and 1st of December later this year, along with Australian golfer Adam Scott, according to a statement released by the organizers of the event.
This will, in all probability, be the last big tournament for the Northern Irishman this season and will mark his return to the tournament for the first time since 2007 when he played at the event when it was held in Melbourne, finishing tied for 15th. He last played at the Royal Sydney Golf Club when he was still an amateur, playing at the event in 2006 when he finished tied at 59th position back in 2006.
According to a statement released by Rory McIlroy, it has been quite a long time since he last participated in the Australian Open at Sydney when he was there as a 17 year old amateur golfer and then played at the event the following year in 2007 after just turning professional.
He mentioned that he had loved playing in Sydney and mentioned that he was very much looking forward to returning to the Royal Sydney Golf Club and renew his acquaintance with the course once again.
McIlroy has had a torrid season this time around having not won a single title throughout the year and not even finishing close to the leader at the end of an event and many have blamed the change of equipment that Rory McIlroy made this season and with fan favorite and world number four Adam Scott playing alongside him at the event, winning the title at the Australian Open will prove to be a lot difficult too.
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Jason Dufner is a professional golfer from the United States of America who currently plays on the US PGA Tour, where he has earned two titles till date. Born in Cleveland region of Ohio, Dufner and his family moved to Washington when he was 11 years old and then again to Fort Lauderdale in Florida when he was 14. It was in Fort Lauderdale where he first took up golf during his stint in school as a sophomore as well as in his junior and senior years.
At the famous Auburn University, Dufner was a walk on and went on to win three titles in his collegiate career and was also an honorable mention as an All American back in 1997. He went on to graduate from the University in 2010 with an honors degree in Economics. Having turned professional in 2001, Jason Dufner went on to join the Nationwide Tour, which is considered by many as the developmental territory of the US PGA Tour. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, going on to win two titles – the BUY.COM Nationwide Tour in 2001 as well as the LaSalle Bank Open in his last season of the Nationwide Tour in 2006.
During his early career in the US PGA Tour, he struggled to hold his place down on the Tour. He played on the US PGA Tour in 2004 but he had to return to the Nationwide Tour again for the 2005 season before returning to the US PGA Tour in 2007.
Jason Dufner has won two titles on the US PGA Tour, both of which have come in 2012. He won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the HP Byron Nelson Championship and finished runner up to Keegan Bradley in the 2011 PGA Championship.