It was Steve Stricker who suggested that Jordan Speith and Patrick Reed were the best pairing combo for competing in the Four-ball format. Their performance was very good and they hoped to be chosen again for the following Friday’s competition.
Steve Stricker from Wisconsin was chosen to assist Captain Tom Watson in the US team that competed in the Ryder Cup 2014. This championship takes place once every two years. This year it took place in Perthshire, Scotland. For the last 6 competitions the Europeans have won five times. The American teams, for the last 21 years have not been able to win even once in Europe. Stricker, now 47 years old was hopeful of being able to play in the team but his injuries didn’t permit him to play. No one as young as Stricker had coached the US team ever before. It was hoped that he would be able to assist the US team perform to the best of their ability in this year’s competition.
Steve Stricker has won 12 PGA tournaments. Most of his success came in 2009. That year he won three tournaments and got the second place on the money list. In the official World Golf Ranking he once was in the second place, that was the highest rank he ever achieved.
Stricker’s wife Nicki is often seen as his caddy, his father in law and brother in law were both golfers who took part on the PGA tour.
In his early years, Stricker used to play golf in Lake Ripley Club located near Cambridge and in the Edgerton Towne Country Club in Edgerton. He graduated in the year of 1990 from the University of Illinois. He earned himself All American honors as a golf team member in the years of 1988 and 1989.
Tom Lewis, born on 5th January 1991, is a professional golfer from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.
Lewis started his golfing career as an amateur and in 2009 he won the Boys Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s. At the New South Wales Open in 2010 he lost to Peter O’Malley in a playoff and later that year finished a tied 12th place at the Australian Open. In 2011 he earned another victory on the Old Course at St Andrews in the 2011 St Andrews Links Trophy.
Tom Lewis qualified for the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s via Local Final Qualifying at Rye. In the first round he shot a five-under-par 65, giving him a share of the lead alongside Thomas Bjørn. This was the lowest single-round score by an amateur in Open Championship history, and the equal lowest in any major championship. It made him the first amateur to lead a major after a round since Mike Reid in the 1976 U.S. Open and the first amateur to lead the Open Championship since Michael Bonallack in 1968. One of Lewis’s first-round partners was Tom Watson, after whom he is named. Lewis finished tied for 30th place and as the low amateur, he won the Silver Medal.
Lewis turned professional after the 2011 Walker Cup. He made his professional debut at the Austrian Golf Open in September 2011, shooting a two-over-par 74 in the first round. He recovered to finish in a tie for tenth.
Tom Lewis won his maiden professional tournament at the Portugal Masters on the European Tour in October 2011, shooting rounds of 70, 64, 68, and 65 to finish two shots clear of the field. It was his third professional start. In December 2011 he was crowned the European Tour’s Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.
Graeme McDowell, the Irish golf player, had stated that the ongoing case that involves fellow golfer Rory McIlroy and management company Horizon had put a strain on the kinship between them. But things have now changed, and their friendship has actually been strengthened.
Recently, penning his column for a leading sports website, Graeme also stated that he expect they could work as partners in the Ryder Cup this week at Gleneagles. In his column, Graeme stated that he would really be delighted if he resumes his on field collaboration with Rory at the Gleneagles. He could not wait for the feeling when the twelve of them meeting up in the team room later on Monday evening.
He and the other ten players would all prefer to collaborate with the number one player in the world, and he is also one of them who would love to partner with the Irish golfer. He exclaimed that who not prefer to pair with the golfer who has played the best golf throughout the summer.
Speaking about the court case, he stated that in the last few years, their relationship has seen tough times as Rory has been involved in a lawsuit with his management company. It did put a strain on their kinship. But this year, they have put things behind them. They have talked about this matter, and they would both like to renew their relationship.
In his earlier 2 Ryder Cup events, Rory has been exclusively partnered with Graeme McDowell. Still, there is a possibility that things might change this season.
Recently, Rory Mcilroy won his second title in Kentucky at the golf club known as Valhalla and thus was able to win his 4th major golfing championship. The attractive blonde model- Ashley Bongiovanni has been claiming that she has been the lucky charm that has worked for Mcilroy and his recent successes.
Ashley Bongiovanni had earlier tried to gain Mcilroy’s attention during the WGC Bridgestone tournament that had taken place in Ohio. A video was uploaded on the internet which actually showcased the attempts that Bongiovanni was making in order to make an impact on Mcilroy during the tournament last month.
In the month of May, Rory Mcilroy broke off his relationship with Caroline Wozniacki (tennis player) and just a month after that Ashley Bongiovanni was seen at the tournament trying to impress Mcilroy with her beauty.
The pictures she uploads on Instagram and Twitter are usually very striking and appealing because she is a glamour model.
Since the video of Bongiovanni at the WGC Bridgestone golf tournament went viral on the internet, people thought that her chances would be hampered. But then Mcilroy decided to follow her on Twitter and it seems he does not want to ignore the attention he is getting from this beautiful fan.
In an interview that was taken by Fox News, Ashley Bongiovanni said that Mcilroy and she have been in contact with each other. She is also of the opinion that maybe her presence at the tournament increased his chances of winning the Bridgestone tournament.
Bongiovanni even affirmed that if Mcilroy and she did get into a relationship then that would totally be their personal matter.
There were already rumors this summer, about Rory Mcilroy having romantic links with Irish models namely Sasha Gale and Nadia Forde. However, the rumors have not been affirmed by either Mcilroy or the models.
Martin Kaymer, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler have all played under par in the majors of 2014. Many have played over par like Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Chris Kirk, Rory Mcllroy, Ian Poulter and Brandt Snedeker. Many have scored over par in double digits like Russel henley, Gary Woodland, Stewart Cink, Billy Horschel and Bill Haas.
Kevin Stadler has been consistent rather than better when compared to Bubba Watson. Bubba Watson failed to make the cut at Pinehurst at the local time on Friday in his search to finish the Masters-US Open. He is solely responsible for his poor performance as he was one shot away from making the cut. According to him such a kind of course does not suit him. But he is confident of preparing for the latter part of the year. With only five players being able to win both the Masters and the US is an achievement which most of the other players lack.
Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Jason Dufner also failed to make the cut this year. Though Donald does not have the stance of playing on such a course but Westwood was one of the best players suited for such a course but even he failed to rise to the occasion. Neil and Lombard on the other hand played a neck to neck match with ups and downs and it was Lombard who made the birdie in the 15th and the 16th but Neil closed it at par on the 17th. Both are friendly and seeing such a competition was fun for the spectators as well as the players. Neil won the match and he received accolades on twitter by Justin Rose. Both the players respected each others game and there was not a trace of enemity from either side.
Steve Stricker is one of the most celebrated golfers on the PGA Tour. He has won a staggering 12 tournaments on the PGA Tour, which even include two FedEx Cup playoff events. He won three great victories in 2009, and finished on the second place of the money list.
Steve Stricker was born in Wisconsin, at a place called Edgerton. He played golf throughout his formative years. There were two places he played at; one was the Edgerton Towne Country Club, while the other was Lake Ripley Country Club. He later on went on to graduate with All-American honours as a member of the golf team in both 1988 and 1989 at the University of Illinois. Stricker became a professional in 1990, and since then, his journey has only been forward, and closer and closer to the top. He started his career at the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, where he spectacularly won two tournaments, and his first big break came when in 1996, he won both the Kemper Open and the Motorola Western Open. He also had seven whopping top ten finishes that year on the PGA Tour, and he went on to finish fourth on the money list of the PGA Tour that year.
At the Players Championship, Steve Stricker was three under par and tied at the twenty fifth spot while entering play, which resumed on Saturday. He was seen shooting just two under par while in Round Two, while in the Round One, he shot just one under par. At the end of the day’s play, he was able to move up to 23 spots. He needs to work really hard to finish in the top 25 list, which will be his 189th Top 25 finish, in a career spanning twenty four years.