The site of the Chicago PGA Tour event is set to change after this week when the BMW Championship ends. It has been three beautiful years at Conway Farms.
The short tenure at Conway Farms differs from the previous sites used for the championship.
Butler National Oak Brook hosted the then Western Open from 1974 until when the event was moved to Cog Hill in 1990. Cog Hill in Lemont hosted the event from 1991 to 2011. The Western Golf Association decided to rename the event in 2006, changing it to the BMW Championship. They moved the event up north for a change but retained its exclusionary membership policies that the PGA Tour frowned at.
The WGA preferred a rotation of sites in and out of Chicago. However, with the move to Conway, there has been a switch in spectators’ viewing for the Chicago golfers. There were top names as members even though there was not enough space for things like parking et al. Continue reading “CONWAY FARMS – A WORTHY HOST OF THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP”
Jimmy Walker and Luke Donald are the two players among those, who see their playoff hopes of PGA Tour came to an end at the Northern Trust; this is because Bubba Watson extended his season.
After the play-off event of the opening day, only the top 100 in the FedExCup were seen, when the event progressed through to the Deutsche Bank Championship (DBC), along with Donald concludes the week taking the 105th
spot and Walker take the 111th
Donald, who is the world No 1 once bogeyed his five two holes to finish at five over and tied-49th, whereas the PGA champion of last year Walker saw has a missed cut and with that shot, he saw his hopes of making a cut in the event ending.
Watson started the week being outside of the top 100, however, at the Glen Oaks Club, he grabbed a share of 10th spot – this was Donald’s best performance at the PGA Tour since June. He did this with a goal to qualify for the tournament of this week in Boston. Continue reading “Watson Progressed In FedExCup As Donald Missed Cut”
Sadly Luke Donald will not be able to take part in the U.S. Open, as he has failed to progress through the qualifying event.
Former number one player is now ranked 75 and is presently 39 years old, was unable to make his way into the top 14. In the qualifying round, there was the field of 120-strong players, out of which 14 was to be selected for the tournament. The qualifying match took place at the Brookside and Lakes courses which is located in Columbus.
After the two rounds, the score of Donald was five under, he was three shots short of to reach the cut mark, and this means that he will sit out the second major of the year, to be played in Wisconsin at Erin Hills.
Golfer who made their way to the championship is Scot Martin Laird he carded a pair of 67s to finish on 10, on the other hand former champion of the major Stewart Cink and Keegan Bradley also made their way to the championship. Continue reading “Luke Donald Will Not Be Seen In U.S. Open”
LUKE DONALD came out as a generous host of the tournament the British Masters, waving virtually the entire field.
His image is decorating the billboards of the event and the name of the player is adorning the hospitality pavilion. So, this event is like a temple to the world No1 (Former).
Donald played some shots in the tournament, but he failed to hit the ball well. He is scores were not enough to make him stand in the event for a few more rounds.
Reacting on his performance, Donald said, “The entire week was the busy one, and I can’t blame that for my bad performance in the matches.” Donald.
“I drove the ball pretty well in the game; my short game was beyond rusty by my iron play was good. It is almost four weeks I have not played competitive golf, maybe this is the reason that didn’t deal with it effectively. Of course the course is nice and very friendly for players like me.”
“It is really a shameful to me, but tomorrow I will try go low.” Continue reading “Luke Donald Struggles In British Masters”
Just last month, the Ba Na Hills Golf club received the prestigious World’s Best New Golf Course award during the World Golf Awards Ceremony held on November 12 at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Portugal.
The Ba Na Hills Golf Club was designed by the famous golf player Luke Donald. It was invested by Sun Group and is managed by IMG.
Speaking at the event, the vice president of IMG Golf Course Services, Paul Burley who is responsible for the global management of IMG’s Golf Course Design had said that the firm was honored to have won the award. His words,
“IMG is honored that a course we designed with Luke Donald, and fully manage has won this prestigious award,”
“It brings to life the vision we duly shared with the club’s owner, Sun Group, to create one of the best golf courses and golf experiences in the world,” he said. Continue reading “WORLD’S BEST NEW GOLF COURSE TITLE GIVEN TO BA NA HILLS GOLF CLUB”
The British golfer Luke Donald wants to make it to the European Ryder Cup team desperately. He is looking forward to join the European team that will be captained by Darren Clarke.
The Ryder Cup is slated to take place in September. His last appearance at the Ryder Cup was way back in 2012.
Donald has had the opportunity to be part of the winning Ryder Cup team and wants to add another Ryder Cup title to his accolades. He is looking to string together very good performances in all the golfing events leading up to the Ryder Cup so that he becomes a clear favorite for the European team. He pretty well knows that the going is a bit tough and is determined to play his A game in order to earn an entry into the team.
The 38 year old English golfer has not been part of a Ryder Cup team since 2012. It was then that he made his fourth appearance in a Ryder Cup event. He has said openly that his goal is to be in the lovely Ryder Cup team and winning the tournaments before the big cup would put him in great stead to join the team.
Continue reading “Donald Looking For Ryder Cup Spot”