Europe captain Paul McGinley has given himself an extra pick for next year's Ryder Cup, copying American counterpart Tom Watson's decision to choose three players.
Behind a number of par-saving putts and a nice back-nine run, Graeme McDowell got his redemption at the Volvo Match Play on Sunday with a 2-and-1 victory over Thongchai Jaidee.
Graeme McDowell defeated Nicolas Colsaerts, 2 and 1, to advance to the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play, but it was Colsaerts' up-and-down from a restroom that had everyone talking Saturday in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
Pre-tournament favorite Ian Poulter bowed out of the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing his second match in two days, left only to vent his frustration.
Ian Poulter lost 3 and 2 to Thongchai Jaidee, but a win tomorrow against South Africa’s Thomas Aiken, the other player in the group, will see the Englishman through to the knockout rounds of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
Thracian Cliffs is a stunning location. Hard by the Black Sea some 220 miles from Bulgarian capital Sofia, Gary Player has somehow carved 18 undulating holes into sheer white cliffs that will provide stunning television pictures. Whether it produces stunning golf is another story.
The €3 million Volvo World Match Play Championship couldn’t come soon enough for Ian Poulter. It also comes at exactly the right time for Graeme McDowell.
Don’t be surprised if Charley Hull makes this year’s European Solheim Cup team. The way she’s going, she looks like a lock to make the trip to Colorado this August.
Albert Eckhardt became the first Finnish player to win the Lytham Trophy when he survived a playoff against Jack Hume of Ireland on Sunday.
Australian Brett Rumford wins for a second consecutive week; Florida State product Brooks Koepka wins on the Challenge Tour; and Paul Casey continues his comeback. 5 Things from the European Tour . . .