Scotland’s Craig Lee and England’s David Horsey are part of a 6-way match for the lead after the 3rd round of Tshwane Open in South Africa. Craig carded a 4-under-par sixty six, the joint lowest round of the day, to set the clubhouse aim on 9 under par and searched on as none of the later beginners were able to overhaul him at the Pretoria Country Club.
David held the lead after 3 birdies as well as 1 bogey in his first twelve holes, but bogeyed the seventeenth to card a second consecutive sixty nine, while overnight topper Adrian Otaegui scrambled to a Seventy two.
Africa Open winner Trevor Fisher Junior, last week, recovered from 4 bogeys in his first 7 holes to register a sixty nine and was joined in the lead by fellow South Africans George Coetzee and Wallie Coetsee. Coetzee is a member of the club and he won his 1st junior contest here aged ten.
Adrian, who is a protege of ex Masters champ and Ryder Cup 2012 captain Jose Maria Olazabal, was 2 shots clear after a 2nd round of sixty two but dropped his 1st shot on the front 9 all week when he bogeyed the 3rd. (more…)
Bubba Watson is a professional golfer from the United States of America, who is currently a member of the US PGA Tour. Among the few golfers on Tour who are left-handed, he is a multiple time winner of major titles, having secured two major titles in his career, with both of those wins coming in the Masters Tournament, the first one in 2012 and the second in 2014.
2014 was the best year for the 36 year old as he reached a career high ranking of third in the Official Golf World Rankings on the back of his brilliant displays at the Masters Tournament.
Watson is among the longest drivers in the sport at the moment, having registered an average drive of 31502 yards (288.2 m) and he is capable of hitting the ball over a distance of a whopping 350 yards (320 m) generating speeds in the region of 194 mile per hour or 312 kilometres per hour. (more…)
Jim Furyk has always been a constant contender in the golf world as he has always stayed almost on top of the leader board in tours or other big golf events. The only disappointment is that he has won a tour in the past four years even though he has been so constant. He deserves to win. At many PGA Championships, WGC events and U.s Opens he has had a very probable chance at winning but he always misses a few shots on the Sunday. Now he has this reputation following him.
The title became apt for him when he lost his Sunday match against Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup of 2012. He lost as he missed a putt on the 18th green and that too from a very manageable length. This loss paved the way for the legendary comeback of Europe in Ryder Cup.
Although the year of 2014 is the most decorated year for Furyk it remains a question about how much we can expect from him. Even after knowing the fact that other than Rickie Fowler, he is probably the best player the team has today with his 4th rank in America, there is still a doubt lurking somewhere that there is surely something that will go wrong at the greens. Although Furyk understands what is needed to win the Cup, he lacks in the execution. America has lost seven matches out of nine in the Ryder cup because of his bad execution skills although he has the best understanding of the game and the Cup itself.
The horrifying record of Jim in Fourball is now a matter of apprehension for the U.S. With Furyk being teamed up with Patrick Reed, all the Americans can only be hopeful that this time in the underdog weekend he comes out victorious.
Matt Kuchar, an American professional golfer, currently plays in the PGA Tour and formerly played for the Nationwide Tour. He has seven PGA Tour wins to his name including the most prestigious The Players Championship in 2012 and The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2013.
Kuchar graduated from the Seminole High School in Sanford and later attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta where he was the two time first-team All American for the Yellow Jackets golf team. He became a professional in 2000 and got his first success on the PGA Tour at Honda Classic in 2002.
Kuchar lost his tour card in 2005 after briefly enjoying a slump period and going down 159th position on the money list. He played on The Nationwide Tour in 2006 and won the Henrico County Open. He later regained his tour card for two seasons in 2008 and 2009 by finishing 115th and 70th on the money list respectively.
Matt Kuchar won his 2nd PGA Tour tournament seven years after his first win at the Turning Stone Resort Championship. He made a cut into the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2010 and took the eighth and last merit position.
Kuchar won the Vardon Trophy and was awarded the Byron Nelson Award in 2010 for lowest scoring average and the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Award for leading the money list. His best performance in a major championship was at the Masters Tournament in 2012 where he finished tied third. His biggest tournament win was at The Players Championship in 2012 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Next year he won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February.
Matt Kuchar won his 7th tournament on the PGA Tour at the RBC Heritage in 2014. He has career high 5th rank in the World Rankings and has stayed inside the top 10 for more than 40weeks.