Hello everybody! I trust you all had an excellent week?
On to the news!
The #1 player in the world lost it a spirited duel last Sunday in the HSBC Champions. Francesco Molinari beat champion Lee Westwood in a one-shot victory, capturing his first World Golf Championship. Molianari closed with a five-under 67 at Sheshan International for his first win this season and the second of his career, spoiling Westwood’s debut as the world’s No.1. Westwood put up a fight worthy of his status as the No.1 player, but Molinari’s win continues to make a memorable year for Italy.
Speaking of talented Italians, teenager Matteo Manassero isn’t just stopping at being the youngest-ever winner on the European Tour; his rise to the top echelon of world golf continued Friday when he shot an impressive 7-uner 63 at the Hong Kong Open. You go kiddo. Perhaps someday this precocious kid will beat out Westwood for the number one spot?
Robert Garrigus had one of his dreams come true on Sunday as well, winning the Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Disneyworld, winning his first tour and allowing him to keep holding on to his PGA Tour card. His 8-under 64 win helps makes up for his colossal collapse earlier this year at Memphis. Hold in there buddy!
We’ve already talked about the number 1, but what about the man he deposed? Even though he lost his ranking, Tiger Woods is making the news almost as more than ever. As the one-year anniversary of his Thanksgiving accident that blew open a violent sex affair approaches, Tiger just keeps making the news, despite not having won anything this past year. He recently released an article talking about the past year and his scandal, as well as sending his first personalized tweet. While Woods has had a twitter account since June 26th, yesterday’s message seemed to be directly from the legend himself, although someone could be tweeting for him. Woods has also said that his life is now ‘blessed and balanced’ when he appeared last Thursday on ESPNs “Mike and Mike in the Morning” radio show. Woods has also written an essay for Newsweek that reveals his thoughts and feelings on the scandal. He says he’s trying to make a connection to the fans, since they’ve stood by him through the scandal. Well, at least he’s trying.
England’s Ian Poutler says his performance in the second round of the Hong Kong Open last Friday, where he had a 10-under, as one of his finest ever. He’s moved into the lead at the halfway point of the European Tour event. Keep it up!
And that’s it for this week!
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The team at Knetgolf.com
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