Golf in the desert in this scorching summer
The summer heat has started to pile up as July turns to August, and it may seem playing golf in the desert might be tedious. With the excessive heat and humidity, many think that golf in the desert might just be out of the question. This is not the case as even in this summer heat the Coachella Valley has two big tournaments planned before closing the course. The first tournament is the first stage of the LPGA and Symetra Tour qualifying school. This four-day tournament is scheduled for this month in this sweltering heat. This LPGA tournament was held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage at the same time last year. The Mission Hills is also the home of the ANA inspiration, and this course will host the Stage 2 with almost 90 aspiring golfers. The second tournament of the summer is the Southern California Professional Championship. The tournament will be held in September at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club.This championship will also be the gateway of many golfers for the 2018 PGA Championships. Though it will still be scorched up in September, the chance to grab a position the PGA will lure many golfers in these championships. Check out our Golf betting tips here.
McIlory and Fitzgerald part ways
Rory McIlory has parted ways from his long time cabbie, J.P. Fitzgerald. The former world number one is expected to declare the news official within a few days. This is a shock to many as the cabbie had been with Rory for nine years and foresaw four titles. Few weeks before Rory was reported saying how J.P. Fitzgerald made him a better golfer and helped him when things did not work out. Things went wrong two days later when a mixed club let the champion to score a double bogey. This fault pretty much ended his chances of winning. However, there have been many times when McIlory had defended his long time cabbie in the media. It will surely be interesting to see what McIlory has to say in the official announcement.
McIlory outside the golf course
It turns out Rory McIlory sometimes does get tired of hitting the white ball around. After a pretty much dismal week at the Royal Birkdale, the former number one is quite happy to enjoy himself in other sports. It turns out; McIlory is a huge fan of his fellow countryman Connor McGregor. McGregor is preparing for one of the biggest fights in sporting history with Floyd Mayweather Jr. McIlory is a huge fan of the Irish fighter, and he firmly believes McGregor will defeat the undefeated Mayweather. Also one of his favourite teams is Manchester United. It turns out that the star golfer does enjoy a variety of other fields.