Brandt Snedeker's putter the difference at East Lake — It doesn't matter how hot driver faces get from here on out, leading the field in putting for the week will always give you the best chance to take home the big cheque on Sunday afternoon. Case in point: Brandt Snedker, who was the hottest putter in the game coming into the Tour Championship. He once again proved that having the best flatstick at East Lake is the way to go if you have aspirations of winning the final event of the FedExCup. Snedeker led the field in strokes gained putting (1.676) for the week and finished inside the top-3Read More »from Five things we learned from the Tour Championship
Medinah CCMedinah Country Club, set out in a vast, sprawling piece of land in a Chicago suburb, is one of the strangest yet most fantastic venues in the world of golf. The men who created this unique club were inspired in equal measure by the mystical and the magnificent, and that seems to have rubbed off on the golf championships which have taken place here.
We look at the top five things that have made Medinah so magical over the years.
What's in a name?
Almost every golf club in the world is named after one of three things: the course location, some striking feature of the local environment or -Read More »from The madcap magic of Medinah
- Eurosport | Bunker Mentality – Sat, Sep 22, 2012 12:15 BST
The Americans have turned to another sort of little white ball this week to help promote team bonding before they begin the task of wresting the famous trophy back from the Europeans at the stately Medinah Country Club.
"We've got unbelievably fast thoroughbreds here and if you don't ever let them out in the pasture to kick their heels up and eat some grass and keep them in the stall and make them runRead More »from Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods unbeatable – at ping pong
- Eurosport | Bunker Mentality – Wed, Sep 12, 2012 15:47 BST
Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal's selection of Ryder Cup rookie Nicolas Colsaerts over stalwart Padraig Harrington for the September event at Medinah has been given the thumbs-up by golfers in the UK.
Harrington has appeared in six editions of the biennial contest against the United States, whereas Colsaerts will become the first Belgian to feature in it in Illinois.
A survey by HowDidiDo, Europe's largest golfing community, showed that only a quarter of golfers disagreed that the in-form Colsaerts was more deserving of a spot than three-times Major winner Harrington.
More than 2,300Read More »from UK golfers back Colsaerts over Harrington for Ryder Cup
At the top: Rory McIlroy has a stranglehold on the FedExCup following his second straight playoff win. With 3,232 points separating him from Tiger Woods, it's going to take an off week from McIlroy and a big week from someone else to usurp the 23-year-old. Tiger Woods moved from third to second with a T-4. Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker round out the top 5 going into the final event.
On the way up: Even though Lee Westwood came up a couple shotsRead More »from Who made the FedExCup grade?
Mallorca is no stranger to tourists with over 6 million visitors from around the world visiting the Balearic Island every year attracted by over 300 days of sunshine a year.
It is an all-year destination and an island with a diverse choice of over 20 golf courses including two that are ranked not only in the top 20 in Spain but regularly in the top 100 in Europe.
Indeed one of your first sights of Mallorca is likely to be Son Gual, as the final flight path on the approach to Palma International airport passesRead More »from The pearls of Mallorca
Rory McIlroy is playing on an entirely different level — With all due respect to the other 29 players in the FedExCup, there's really only one guy who deserves the $10 million and that's Rory McIlroy. Now, that doesn't mean we're going to see him on Sunday at the Tour Championship hoisting a shiny trophy over his head, but through three events, there's no question he's been the best golfer in the play-offs by a landslide. If you're trying to pinpoint the reason why he's playing on a different level than his peers, look no further than his putts per round average. He averaged just under 26Read More »from Five things we learned from the BMW Championship
- Eurosport | Bunker Mentality – Mon, Sep 10, 2012 14:51 BST
One week after the 23-year-old held on to win the Deutsche Bank Championship for his third win of the season, he backed it up with another stellar performance to pick up his second straight win and third in his last four events at the BMW Championship with a 5-under 67 to win by two shots.
No doubt about it, McIlroy's in a zone that only a select few golfers have found in their career - and the scary thing is this appears to just be the start of a magical run for the best player in golf.
How good is McIlroy playing at the moment? He's a collectiveRead More »from Win solidifies McIlroy’s claim to be best player in world
- Eurosport | Bunker Mentality – Fri, Sep 7, 2012 05:41 BST
It won't take a lot for the US Ryder Cup team to get fired up for the biennial matches at Medinah. With a home-course advantage and the 2010 Ryder Cup likely still in the back of their minds, there's no question captain Davis Love III and his entire team will be motivated to wrest the Cup away from the European squad.
But just in case motivation becomes an issue at any point during the week, Love has someone on standby who's more than willing to ignite the squad with a fiery speech. That "someone" would be one Michael Jeffrey Jordan - winner of six NBA Championships with the Bulls, andRead More »from Michael Jordan to serve as advisor for US Ryder Cup team
Tiger Woods's comeback bid at the Deutsche Bank Championship came up short on Monday. But don't feel too bad for the 14-time Major winner.
With the $544,000 he earned from finishing solo third, Woods became the first player in US PGA Tour history to eclipse the $100 million mark in career earnings.
That, friends, is what we call "crazy money." Even with the increase in purses over the years - thanks to Woods's popularity - there's a good chance we'll never see another golfer get anywhere close to that number in the future, due in large part to the quality of today's tournament fields.
"Well,Read More »from Tiger Woods tops $100 million mark
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