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Ian Poulter competes in the Volvo World Match Play Championship at Thracian Cliffs in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
A nod towards the not-so distant past is not only inevitable but a tangible boost as the European Tour prepares to host its flagship tournament. The BMW PGA Championship starts at Wentworth on Thursday with 12 key competitors in the field – the members of last year’s successful European Ryder Cup team. The circumstances of their glorious victory over the United States in Medinah adds to the sense of anticipation as top-level golf returns to England.
“It is an enormous boost, to have all 12 playing,” says George O’Grady, the European Tour’s chief executive. “
Lingmerth was two shots clear when darkness halted play on Saturday following an earlier delay of almost two hours due to the threat of lightning.
However, the PGA Tour rookie returned to Sawgrass at 7:10am on Sunday with just the daunting 18th hole to play and ran up a bogey five to card a 69 and set the clubhouse target on 11 under par.
Garcia bogeyed the 15th when play resumed but then birdied the 16th and 17th and saved par with an excellent pitch from 40 yards short of the green on the last to complete a 72.
Woods carded just his second birdie of the round on the 16th to return a 71 as he seeks a fourth win of the season but only his second as a professional at Sawgrass.
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, the 2009 champion, and American duo Casey Wittenberg and Ryan Palmer are a shot off the lead on 10 under, with 49-year-old Jeff Maggert another stroke back after a 66 which was completed on Saturday.
England’s David Lynn is three off the pacesetters on eight under with compatriot Lee Westwood a shot behind after a 74 that included an air-shot on his opening hole.
Golf etiquette states that you have to appear presentable on the green, so suitable clothes are essential. The majority of private golf courses have dress codes, and adhering to these demonstrates respect for the other club members. It would take an entire book to detail the entire history of golf clothes. Golf fashions have been extremely diverse, from Function 18 golf trousers and jackets, to colourful brash tee shirts. Read more…
Unlike another member of the world’s top five, who goes by the name of Rory McIlroy, Donald has come alive in the fifth month of the year in recent years. Here at Sawgrass, he has finished fourth and sixth in 2010 and 2011 respectively, while at the BMW PGA Championship in a fortnight’s time, Donald will be going for three wins in succession.
Contrast this with McIlroy’s three missed cuts in a row here and a similarly lamentable record since finishing fifth at Wentworth in 2009.
“Yeah, May has actually been a great month in recent years,” Donald said. “I like playing this course – I came close when Fred Funk won in 2005 – and Wentworth has been very good for me. I do believe it’s horses for courses. You do feel comfo
R&A chief Peter Dawson sounded more desperate than distinguished with his comments reported in several media outlets last week about the debate over anchored putting and the division it has caused in the game.
The PGA Tour is one influential group that has opposed the proposed ban, introduced last fall by the R&A and USGA.
“I’m disappointed at the way that campaign was conducted. It put rule-making on to the negotiating table,” Dawson said.
“People have taken positions that they will now have to back off from or maintain. The negotiating table is no place for rule-making. Obviously, feelings are strong. We shall have to see where it goes,” he said. It has be