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Ramblings from a Grumpy Old Golfer

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So Rory McIlroy laps the field last week at the Wells Fargo jets off with his buddies to England and misses the cut at the BMW PGA. It’s no big deal like many would try to make it. Rory will miss some cuts, most golfers not named Tiger Woods (in his prime) miss cuts. The kid could use the weekend off, after all he hoisting the Irish Open at Royal County Down. “I’d love to have played the weekend but… Continue Reading

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Jimenez Cards Another Ace, Sets Euro Tour Record

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The Coolest Guy in Golf has done it again.  Miguel Angel Jimenez or Keegan’s Sparring Partner as some may call him, is in the history books again for making his 10th hole in one on the European Tour. The popular Spaniard aced the par three second hole during the third round of the BMW PGA Championship. It’s his third ace of the season and his second in back to back tournaments. It’s just another reason he’s the coolest guy in… Continue Reading

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A Super Sunday for Golf

by Jeff Skinner There’s no other way to say it. What a Sunday in golf! Golf fans were treated to a Sunday like few others as tournament after tournament came down to the wire with exciting finishes by popular players. It was still early in the day here in the states when the boys of the European Tour made their way around a soggy Wentworth Club for their premier event the BMW PGA Championship. It looked like a great story… Continue Reading

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Rory McIlroy Splits with Caroline Wozniacki

by Jeff Skinner Five months after proposing Rory McIlroy announced today that he and his girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki have ended their relationship. The 25 year old McIlroy then went into his press conference for the BMW PGA Championship and spoke about the break up which came just days after the two had mailed out their wedding invitations. McIlroy looked worn and emotionally spent as he talked about how difficult and painful this has been. “I’m not going to lie, it’s… Continue Reading

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Ernie Els Wins the BMW International Open

by Jeff Skinner They say “life begins at 40” and for Ernie Els his forties have been pretty good.  Els carded his 28th career European Tour win today at the BMW International Open in Munich.  He led from wire to wire and continues his fine form this season. He had a T4 last week at the U.S. Open, a T6 at the BMW PGA Championship, and a T13 at The Masters. The 43 year old, Hall of Fame Member is… Continue Reading

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Huge Win for Young Matteo Manassero

From European Tour.com Italy’s Matteo Manassero became the youngest ever winner of the BMW PGA Championship as he claimed his fourth European Tour title at the age of 20 on the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off. Manassero, Scotland’s Marc Warren and 2010 champion Simon Khan went into extra holes after finishing tied on 10 under par at Wentworth Club, with Khan setting the clubhouse target after a closing 66 that no one could overtake. “I feel unbelievable, really emotional,”… Continue Reading

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Donald Wins Scottish Open, Looks to Open Championship Next

by Jeff Skinner To earn the world the number one ranking is an amazing feat and to win as world number one is even better.  Luke Donald played marvelous golf in shooting a final round 63 to win The Scottish Open by four strokes. Playing a soggy Castle Stuart course, Donald had four consecutive birdies on the front (3 thru 6) and followed that with four more birdies on the back to win for the third time this season. Donald… Continue Reading

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Donald Defeats Westwood in Playoff

by Jeff Skinner Luke Donald was able to hold off a charging Lee Westwood and won the showdown for number one at The BMW PGA Championship.  Tied after 72 holes, Donald birdied the first playoff hole and dethroned Westwood as number one in The Official World Golf Rankings.  It is the first time Donald has claimed the top spot in the world as he is playing the best golf of his career.  Donald had said earlier in the week that… Continue Reading

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Teenage Wonders: Jordan Speith & Matteo Manessero

by Jeff Skinner The folks down at the HP Byron Nelson Championship should just give Jordan Spieth a lifetime pass or a new computer or some music downloads or something, anything to show their appreciation to the kid.  For the second year in a row this teenager has given this tournament plenty of buzz.  The high school senior makes the cut for the second year in a row and is only five shots off the lead.  Ryan Palmer and Sergio… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots from the Rough

by Jeff Skinner Excuse me for beating a dead horse but what Suzann Pettersen did during the final round of the Sybase Match Play was wrong then and it is wrong now.  She spent the entire round walking off the green long before Cristie Kerr had putted out.  I am not the only one that thinks so.  Annika Sorenstam said the same thing on Morning Drive yesterday.  She said whether it was calculated or not it was wrong and rude. … Continue Reading

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