The PGA Tour features some interesting personalities. In the January 2015 edition of Golf Digest magazine, Rickie Fowler said “… if you’re going to make me say who my best friend is out here, I gotta go with Bubba.” Wow! They are two very different people. I can’t resist the comparisons, or rather lack thereof.
- boasts no golf teacher, ever
emotional when playing – demonstrates great joy on the course, but also impatience & anger, at times – even easy tears, with wins – also hyper-active, to which he admits
married, 2 kids, shares home life with media
big man physically & grew up on east coast of USA
- one coach his entire life, Barry McDonnell, until McDonnell died in 2011 – Rickie tried to go it alone after-wards, without success – hooked up with Butch Harmon sometime in 2013 with fantastic results – Four Top 5’s in Majors in 2014 – He so values his first coach that he sports a tattoo of McDonnell’s autograph inside his left wrist
displays resilience, confidence and patience, on-course – no complaining and no big highs or lows – as Mike McGraw, Rickie’s Oklahoma State golf coach, says “Rickie does a really nice job of forgetting the bad shots
single, and keeps private life very private
a slight build, and grew up on western USA coast
However…. both of these current PGA Tour players are:
popular with fans
Personally, I think it’s great for golf that these two players are best buds.
Let me know who your favorite players are and why.
Also, do you feel that your personality and playing style mirrors a certain Tour Player?
Content Source – Mel Sole
Picture Source : Tour Pro Golf Clubs Philip Wilson
There is no doubt Rory McIlroy was the dominant player not only on the European Tour but throughout world golf. Here are the top 10 Highlights.
1. THIS ONES FOR YOU, MUM: Rory McIlroys Open Championship victory at Hoylake was the highlight of the European season. He was simply peerless at Royal Liverpool. Even though he grew up in Northern Ireland, McIlroy isn’t really a big fan of links golf. This win proved beyond doubt, if there even was any, that he’s the complete player. Oh, and that he’s also a mummys boy.
2. HO HUM, EUROPE WINS ANOTHER RYDER CUP: Europe winning the Ryder Cup is becoming as routine as it was when the United States had a stranglehold on Samuel Ryders prized chalice. This time there was no miracle needed. The Europeans had this one in the bag thanks to domination of the foursomes.
3. McGINLEYS MASTER CLASS: Quite simply, Paul McGinley is the best captain ever to lead a European side. His attention to detail was outstanding, and he fully deserved all the accolades thrown at him. Hes going to be a tough act to follow.
4. KAYMERS DEMOLITION JOB: The German probably doesnt get the credit he deserves because golf is still a relatively minor sport in his homeland. Hed garner major headlines if he were British or American. He deserved plenty of column inches for the way he took the field apart at the U.S. Open to win his second major.
5. RORY WINS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: McIlroy punctuated his season with his second PGA Championship victory. Just when we thought hed stumble short of the finish line after leading for each of the first three rounds, he goes 5 under for the final 12 holes to prove why he’s the worlds best. Oh, and that 284-yard 3-wood to the 10th hole that set up an eagle wasnt bad either.
To see the other Top 5 European Tour Moments, Click Here.
Source – Alistair Tait – GolfWeek
Picture – South Asia Golf
Ernie Els putting out in a European Tour Event.