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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Make Or Break: World Challenge


Make Or Break: World Challenge

The World Challenge always brings the top quality golfer for the T.V as it issues a winners cheque of $1,000,000 However it's not all about prize money this week as all proceds go to the Tiger Woods College Access program.

This year it will not dissapoint as it has attracted 13 Ryder Cuppers Which include 11 from the American team and @Graeme_McDowell Visit His Twitter Profile Here With @IanJamesPoulter Ian Poulter's Twiter Here From the Victorious European side.

There will be 2 past champions in the field, Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell who was just recently Engaged so i'm not too sure which way that could play.!

Now to the Make Or Break. The Course its self is rated as one of the best in the world and was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Its a short-ish course standing currently at 7,027 yards, However it does have the Parkland feel going for it with its 1,800 mature Oak trees gaurding the fairways and swallowing up any arrent tee shots. Accuracy is a must off the tee on this course.

Distance also helps, With five par 5's and five par 3's The longer hitters will have much shorter clubs in their hands going into theses mentioned holes and that is a Make Or Break moment this week,

 Can the long hitters get into position to have easier shots in? we'll have to find out.

Their are a couple of Make Or Break holes in Sherwood Country Club such as
1)  A Driveable par 4 1st,  for the longer hitter going fot the green to tray for eagle it is well protected by Large trees and a bunker left.
2) 2nd, The first of the par 5's,  an island green reachable in two big hits, however there is a fairway bunker and if your ball gets caught in this trap there will be no chance of reaching the green in two.

18) We'll skip staright to 18. Course designer Jack Nicklaus describes it as,  " The 444-yard par-4 eighteenth hole the finest finishing hole he has ever created. "  The hole is known for its senic qualities and the mental effect it has on the players. With the Waterfall on the right alongside a pot bunker. A demanding hole to say the least.

It is a true Make or Break course with all the water hazards and spectacular views.

I predict Hunter Mahan To take the spoils.

Edward Kennedy
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Lowry Lays down to Illness

E.K 22/11/2012

McIroy Will Be Placing This Trophy In His Cabinet At The End Of The Week

Unfortunately progressing Irish Golfer Shane Lowry, will not be automatically participating in the hallowed Masters tournament come next April, due to the fact he will be out of the worlds top 50. He must look for other ways to qualify and what makes it worse is that if he gave a solid performance in this weeks Race To Dubai finisher he could have gained a spot automatically.

Lowry, Told the perss in Dubai,  "obviously i'm gutted" Lowry booked into the hospital feeling he had a virus in his body and said, "It's such a big week and a great event, but given the way i feel right now there's just no way I could have played. I honestly couldn't even stand up on the tee, never mind play 18 holes."

"I became very sick and dehydrated. The drip helped, but when I came off it and left the hospital I became sick again and haven't been able to keep rehydrating to keep the recovery going overnight. It's just so disappointing to miss out on the tournament because I've been playing great for the last couple of months."

He won the Portugal Masters recently and followed that up with a fifth place finish in the BMW Masters China, " I was looking to end the season on a high, but such is life. "

Marc Warren started off like a house on fire completing his round in 66 strokes for a -6 score.
The 31 year old made his first appearance at the tour finisher event after moving to the Middle-East in 2009. He is being hunted down by fellow Scot. Stephen Gallacher finished up on 1 stroke more than Marc with a fine 67.

The tournament is open for the top 60 golfers on the European Tour's money list. However 56 tee'd off as four golfers one being Lowry had to pull out due to a variety of different reasons. Such as Ross Fisher who took the week to prepare the game for the Pga Tour Qualifying school in California.

Luke Donald has had a storm-er of a round so far through 14 holes and is standing at -7, having knocked in 7 birdies to no bogies and has had 2 birdies in a row on 3 occasions.Donald will be hoping to better his finish here last season in which he came 3rd. The Purse available for winning is at 8,000,000.

All the best,
Edward Kennedy