Miguel Angel Jimenez
Not one player present at Celtic Manor will have as much experience of professional team golf as the cigar-smoking 46-year-old from Malaga. This will be his fourth Ryder Cup appearance, to which he can add six Seve Trophy caps, plus 11 World Cup and ten Alfred Dunhill Cup starts. Not surprisingly ‘The Mechanic’, as he is fondly referred to on Tour, has the reputation for being relaxed and a “good team man”. Indeed that was why Seve Ballesteros made him his vice-captain in 1997, before he had even played in the Ryder Cup. But the curious thing is that his record in the Cup is not that good. He represented Europe in 1999, 2004 and 2008, and in that time he has won two matches, halved three and lost seven. Lies, damn lies and statistics? Maybe, maybe not, but his popularity with all European golfers remains un-dented and you sense that behind the scenes he is a calm and positive influence.
|29th Aug||Johnnie Walker Championship||3|
|22nd Aug||Czech Open||7|
|15th Aug||PGA Championship||MC|
|19th Sep||Austrian Open||15|
|5th Sep||European Masters||1|
Pablo Larrazabal to follow Miguel Angel Jimenez after KLM Open win in forties
Larrazabal celebrated the milestone by winning his ninth DP World Tour title and second in just four weeks.
Harry Hall bounces back from double blow to keep share of lead
Cornish rookie heads into final round tied at the top with American Adam Schenk.
Harry Hall opens three-stroke halfway lead at Charles Schwab Challenge
The Cornish rookie is chasing his first PGA Tour win after opening round of 62.
England’s Harry Hall takes three-shot lead in Texas with career-best outing
He picked up eight birdies without dropping a shot and managed to save par from 15 and 30 feet.
Victor Perez to defend KLM Open title in race for Ryder Cup place
Perez has moved into the automatic qualifying places for the European Ryder Cup team.
Michael Block in no rush to return to reality any time soon after US PGA heroics
Block almost stole the show from winner Brooks Koepka at Oak Hill, making a hole-in-one during the final round.
Tiger Woods withdraws from next month’s US Open
Woods pulled out of the Masters during the third round in April, saying at the time it was due to plantar fasciitis.
Brooks Koepka makes Ryder Cup statement with US PGA Championship success
LIV Golf’s Koepka moved up to second in the US Ryder cup rankings.
Rory McIlroy proud of gritty effort at US PGA Championship
The 34-year-old followed an opening 71 with three straight 69s to finish two under par, seven shots behind winner Brooks Koepka.
Club professional Michael Block relishing life-changing week at Oak Hill
The 46-year-old’s display captured the imagination of the spectators.