Englishman Lee Westwood had always known that Ulsterman Darren Clarke, with whom he was part of the second most successful pairing in the history of the Ryder Cup, would one day go on to skipper Team Europe.
But now that he has been handed the role, Westwood is wondering how he will handle the change of having to call his friend ‘gaffer’ instead of ‘partner’, as he has done for so many years.
Lee Westwood is a professional golfer from England who is a member of both the European Tour and the US PGA Tour and is one of the most well known and respected golfers of his time.
The Englishman is a very consistent player and he is one of a very few golfers who has won tournaments across every major continent, having won numerous titles on both the major Tours. He has earned three Player of the Year gongs in his career, two of which came in 1998 and 2000 with the third coming in 2009.
The last time that the Americans had won Ryder cup was in 2008 and Europeans have won seven out of the nine times the event has been held. The guys like Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia consider most of the important event as road games.
What would be the scene if Americans too took part regularly. If they participated in most of the events such as go Argentina to compete against Angel Cabrera or to Spain to fight against Miguel Angel Jimenez or Japan to go against Hideki Matsuyama. Obviously it would not be nice.
American golfer Dustin Johnson has told his future father in law Wayne Gretzky that his hiatus from golf will be the making of him and it will make him a better and more responsible person altogether, and by extension, a better and more professional golfer as well, according to Gretzky.
Gretzky was speaking to a Canadian radio channel recently where he made the comments regarding his future son in law who has had a troubled couple of years due on to on and off field problems.
Before the PGA Championship began, Adam Scott had made it clear that he wanted to make sure that he performs well in the tournament so that he can give tough competition to Rory Mcilroy who is at the moment the Number 1 Masters Champion.
However, Scott had also asserted the fact that Mcilroy surely deserved the number 1 position since Mcilroy had won three major tournaments. While on the other hand, he had just won one major event. Therefore he really wanted to play well in the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods has recently taken the wise decision of not being a part of the upcoming Ryder Cup because he wants to make sure that he recovers completely before he can participate in any of the future major golfing tournaments.
He had undergone a back surgery in the month of March this year and ever since he returned to the golf course his performance has not been impressive. Therefore people should not be surprised about the fact that he is taking a break from the Ryder Cup 2014.
Simpson has found his rhythm at the opportune time. A native of the Raleigh, making his home in Charlotte who made his way to St. Jude Classic in Memphis who was bogged to third in the last week is going to be beneficial at Pinehurst.
Martin Kaymer for the last few weeks has indulged in a media break. Post the start of the golfing season, which went quite off beat to as planned- with his best finish in 2014 on PGA Tour and a split 33 position in the Accenture Match Play, Kaymer announced that he is not up for any sort of media interviews before Master starts.
Taking a look at his past performances, a highly focused preparation is more than essential. Since 2008, Kaymer has continuously missed Masters 4 times, and his best result during the Augusta National last year was split 35 position.