The 2017 British Masters is set to happen in the North East this time after 45 years, with an estimated 50,000 fans flocking to Northemberland Close House.
The tournament would see around 140 players compete for the £3 million prize fund over four days. The eventual winner would receive £500,000.
Before the British Masters from September 28 to October 1, there is a Hero Challenge on Tuesday. The Hero Challenge would see 21-time European Tour winner Miguel Angel Jimenez, Masters winner Sergio Garcia, and others like Martin Kaymer, Bernd Wiesberger, British Masters host Lee Westwood, rising sensation Matt Fitpatrick, Danny Willett and Ross Fisher compete in the one-hole challenge. (more…)
Lee Westwood is also the host of the British Masters of 2017, at the St James Park, on the weekend he stepped on to the hallowed turf of the part to participate in the putting challenge.
During the occasion, the legend of Magpies Andy Cole also joined Westwood as both put their short game to the test in front of the fans. On the ground, 52,000 Newcastle United fans were there, it was the half time in their Premier League match opposite West Ham United.
Both the players took it in turns to put down the long surface of 20 meters in front of the dugout. It had been installed and designed by Provision Events for the European Tour. The provision events are the specialists’ sponsorship activation. (more…)
Where a three-time major champion never gets the opportunity to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team, Padraig Harrington will have to surely look back and regret the fateful interview he gave last week to Irish Radio.
In the week where Sergio Garcia came off victorious in his Masters event, Harrington probably felt it was the right time to open up old wounds thus revealing candid thoughts about the person of Garcia.
Tiger Woods, who is probably seen as one who dislikes Garcia the most even tweeted his congrats to Garcia on his victory. Unfortunately, there remained Harrington’s discordant voice, a man who preferred to remind the world of the times when Garcia had let down the sport and himself as well.
The Open in 2007 and the US PGA Championship in 2008 had the duo battle down the stretch only for Harrington to come off tops. However, Garcia didn’t take his defeat lightly.
“I’m very strong on etiquette, so I don’t tolerate people spitting in the hole, throwing their shoes, or throwing golf clubs,” said Harrington, as he continued on, detailing some of Garcia’s past indiscretions. (more…)
In the 2017 BMW PGA Championship which is taking place at Wentworth, many legendary players are taking part in it. After the Lee Westwood, Danny Willett is the player who has committed to be in the field.
He will be joined by Lee Westwood the Ryder’s Cup champion at Wentworth Club on the revamped West Course for the European Tour’s new Rolex Series first event.
In the last event Willett finished in the third position and he was defeated by Chris Wood with a narrow victory. Willett said, “The event is the fantastic one and for an English player like me, it is really our biggest event and we play on home ground.,” “One of the best part about this event is, you get the great crowd here all over the week and I have been very fortunate that I have some good finishes here.”
Team mates of Ryder Cup, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy had already confirmed their spots in the event. In the event it will be the 24th consecutive appearance of Westwood, (more…)
One of the most familiar names in the world of golf has been making the news headlines of recent after a long time out on the sidelines.
The star, who is no other than Tiger Woods is set to return to competitive action on the field after being absent from the spotlight for the last sixteen months.
This was due to multiple back surgeries he had gone through, as he needed time to recover from it, and Woods has said that it’s been quite a struggle to recover and get back into the game once more.
Woods, who has won 14 Majors so far, has had a long history with injury problems, which has limited his last major with his last major dating as far back to 2008, where he won the U.S Open.
A knee and Achilles tendon injury had caused the American superstar to miss out on the tournament in July and in 2009, Woods was forced to take a break away from golf after an overwhelming attention from the media due to reports of infidelity on his part in his marriage. (more…)
The first ever Turkish Airlines Drone Championship has just concluded.
It was held in Antalya, Turkey. Beating the Andrew Johnston, Lee Westwood became the first-ever winner of the championship. The rooftop 16th
tee, hosted it.
Drone golf is certainly a new player in the field. But the successful players know that drone golf could be the future of the game. This particular event was held at the Regnum Carya Golf Course in Antalya. Given the futuristic nature of the championship, it was indeed an exciting event for the participants.
As far as the sponsors are concerned, they set up an alternative fifth major in the country. The major players were Andrew Johnston, Danny Willett and Lee Westwood. They fought hard for the title.
As far as the performances go, only Westwood displayed good spirit. Johnston made a mistake by dispatching the ball early. It was indeed a terrible attempt. Speaking of Willet, he struggled to find the section which would have earned him some points. Last but not least, Westwood was in top form. He navigated his drone to drop the ball closer to the hole. And that made things a lot easier for him. (more…)