Latest Golf News (Week 2 July 2018)

Latest News on Golf

Woods surges up 11 spots in American rankings

Despite having finished 10 shots behind winner of Quicken Loans International, Francesco Molinari, Tiger Woods’ latest T-4 finish showed his second best performance of this season. This also happens to be third of Woods’ top five performances of this campaign. This showing, which was also Tiger’s final tune-up for the Open Championship, has increased his chances to play in France this fall. The most recent update of Ryder Cup standings has reported the 42-year-old has gone up 11 spots to attain the position of No. 28 in the American charts, which makes it Tiger’s first time in cracking the top 30 this year. The eight golfers with highest points after the PGA Championship will be qualifying automatically to play for the team. Three of the remaining slots, all of which are to be picked by Jim Furyk, will be declared following the Dell Technologies Championship while the final pick will be announced after the BMW Championship. While Woods last appeared in the U.S team at the Presidents Cup in 2013, fans are hopeful that he would play well enough to join the team, which is also expected to consist of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed. The Ryders Cup is scheduled to begin on 28th of September at Le Golf National.

 

Bubba Watson confident about latest Greenbrier challenge

With three PGA Tour wins to his credits, Bubba Watson is being considered one of the strongest contenders at the Greenbrier Classic that is to take place this week at West Virginia. The world no. 12 has lately been seen to lack consistency this season. Other than his recent wins, Watson has had only two finished within top 10, a tie for the fifth position at the Masters and another tie for ninth at the Mexico Championship, World Golf Championships. On a happier note, his victory nine days ago at the Travelers Championship made him the first golfer to win thrice on the PGA Tour this season. The 39-year-old is very optimistic about his performance at Greenbrier, where he will tee off in the opening round alongside Patton Kizzire and Ted Potter Jr. Watson was reported saying that his expectation is always trying to win and he hopes to make some putts and maintain the momentum like the way he did at Travelers.

 

Woods and Mickelson planning a $10 million one-on-one match

According to latest reports, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are planning to take in a one-on-one, 18 hole exhibition match. The match, which apparently has $10 million at stake, was supposed to be played on July 3rd, but could not be finalised. Most likely to take place at a Las Vegas golf course, the match is expected to be broadcast on major networks and involve many corporate entities. Both Phil and Tiger have agreed to wear microphones during the match.