American professional Golfer Jason Dufner and his famous wife Amanda Dufner, have finally reached a divorce settlement.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dufner is a part of the PGA Tour where he is a three-time winner. He won his major championship title in 2013 at the PGA Championship in August with a two-stroke victory at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.
Former world number one Lee Westwood has decided to ditch swing coach Sean Foley with immediate effect. Foley, who also works as the swing coach with the likes of Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan as well as Tiger Woods to name a few, worked with the Englishman for just a few months before getting the axe.
Speaking to an American media outlet about the split with Foley, Westwood stated that he decided to sever ties with him because he felt that the two of them were going in different direction altogether.
Great news for Westwood fans- The 40-year old esteemed English golfer has vowed to bounce back in 2014 after a dry 2013 season.
Amazing his fans throughout 2011 & 2012 with major wins at Nedback Challenge and Thai Golf Championship, Lee Westwood is going to end the 2013 season with no win unfortunately.
Golf player Chris Wood has aimed a shot at the top names who have not participated in the Seve Trophy. Just 3 members from previous year’s Ryder Cup squad will tee up in matchplay battle between Continental Europe and Great Britain and Ireland in Paris.
Top 6 qualifiers in GB&I squad – Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell and Spain’s Sergio Garcia have decided not to take part in the event.
Two time major champion and former world number one Rory McIlroy will tee of alongside Australian golfer Adam Scott, the winner of the Masters Championship at this year’s Australian Open which tees off in Sydney, according to the organizers of the event.
US Masters winner Adam Scott has always been a jovial person and knows his limitations on and off the field. So, when the assembled media at The Barclays asked the Australian whose season he would rather have – his own or the one Tiger Woods has had, his answer proved to be extremely interesting.
The first ever Australian to win the US Masters stated very confidently that he would rather have his own year but went on to add that as far as Tiger Woods is concerned, he might want the year he has had considering the fact that major number 15 has been proving extremely difficult for him.
Due to the fact that a tournament can last up to, and over, four days, with leaders changing usually at in incredible rate the game of golf can have fans hooked for extremely long periods of time. The topsy turvy nature of the sport also attracts plenty of sports betting fans who, especially since the advent of internet gambling, can make bets all the way through a tournament. This includes betting during that tense last round when the pre-tournament favourite three is looking a lot shakier than it had during the previous two days.
English golfer Lee Westwood has made an attempt to play down the spat between world number one Tiger Woods and Spanish golfing ace Sergio Garcia as he heads into the BMW Championship at Wentworth. The Englishman has returned to play in England for the first time in nine months since shifting base to the United States of America to play in the USPGA Tour on a regular basis and during a recent press appearance; he seemed more interested in talking about his much improved short game.
However, the Englishman was constantly pushed for comments regarding the statement made by the Spanish Garcia about the fact that he would have Tiger over for dinner every night for fried chicken during the US Open which tees off next month. The Spaniard has since apologized for his comments, adding there were no racial undertones in his comments and according to Lee Westwood; Woods wouldn’t be bothered by the comments either way.
Speaking at a packed press conference, the Englishman stated that he doesn’t believe that Woods would be bothered, adding that it is just an awkward situation for both of them where it is quite obvious that they just don’t get along all too well. He went on to add that it is definitely not his business and further commented that fortunately, he gets along with both the golfers all too well.
Garcia will one of the key attractions in the tournament where all twelve of Europe’s victorious golfers will be taking part. The tournament is one of the rare highlights of the European Tour and although the USPGA Tour draws more players with money, Lee Westwood believes that that the tournament should build itself and draw big name players from across the Atlantic to enhance the reputation of the prestigious English tournament.
Lee Westwood is well determined about this year’s Augusta National because this is perhaps going to be his last Major now that he has reached 40. Lee Westwood has been born as an Englishman but he is now in Florida.
18 months ago, he was ranked 22 in the world golf rankings. He also had 39 wins all along the world tours that he had been. The reason why he left his country to come to live in Florida is perhaps because of certain changes in his team which he could not have coped up with that is the release of Coach Pete Cowan and caddie Billy foster.
But when asked Lee Westwood said that he been thinking of moving for quite some time. He was irritated with the bitter cold weather in England because the winters kept him from working hard for tournaments and his practice sessions, as per his feeling, were being hampered. His kids are not that grown up as yet and so he felt it as the right time to move to Florida. Now that he has made a move, he has set up a good practice sessions that would help him to reduce the rust in his skills. This is what Lee Westwood said about his moving, “It seemed like the right time. I played on the PGA Tour a lot last season and really enjoyed it and fancied a new challenge with the family. The prospect of being somewhere warm was appealing and the kids were a good age to move. I can’t see how the move won’t help.”
But the fact that everyone around is saying that he has turned and it is last time for him to get a Major is not bothering him at all. He just loves to be a part of the game and that is what he is concerned with.
For Lee Westwood, the English golfer, the Honda Classic is an event for whom the weekend’s tournament will feel just like home.
Just like Northern Ireland’s world number one Rory McIlroy, American Tiger Woods and South African Ernie Els and a few others, the Englishman will not have to travel very far to get some rest after finishing the afternoon round on Friday. The 39 year old was the man who ended Tiger Woods’s long reign as the world number one when he became the top ranked golfer in the world back in 2010.
And just a few weeks back, Westwood spent a staggering $ 5.875 million to buy a spanking new 10,000 square foot villa at Palm Beach Gardens, just a few minutes’ walk from the Old Palm Golf Club. The deal came to the view of the public from public records and the deal for the one acre property on the Tillinghast Circle that boasts of five bedrooms on the 14th fairway of the Old Palm was signed by Lee Westwood on the 15th of last month. The records also show that the English golfer took out a mortgage of $ 4.2 million.
Westwood, along with his wife Laurae and their two children moved into the property just a couple of days back, although the furnishing of the new villa hasn’t been completed in its entirety. He had already stated that he was not comfortable with not being able to work on his game back home where the weather is very unpredictable and it always rains.
As a result, Lee Westwood decided to splash out on the spanking new property which according to the golfer, provides a healthy environment for his kids as well along with providing him with the perfect conditions to work on his game on the course.