WHEN THE CREAM CAME TO THE TOP

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Now that was a weekend that was; a weekend when all the cream came to the top.

Now that was a weekend that was; a weekend when all the cream came to the top.
It ended on Sunday with Ernie Els, great golfer that he is, finally discovering how to win again; with Lorena Ochoa leaving the field for dead for the 7th time this season and with Germany’s greatest ever golfer, Bernard Langer, shaking up the Champions Tour with a stunning eight-shot victory that left his new peers shaking their heads in awe and quaking in their boots at what he might still have in store for them down the line.
And talking of cream, we shouldn’t forget the ongoing heroics of 18-year-old European Tour rookie Rory McIlroy.
He couldn’t quite fulfill his dream of becoming the Tour’s youngest ever winner in just his third tournament as a professional, but in following up his third place in last week’s Dunhill Links Championship with a 4th place finish at the Madrid Open on Sunday, he made it abundantly clear that he is no flash in the pan, but a true blue talent who is going to cast a very large shadow in the not too distant future.
And yes, this even after the first flush of youth and the fearlessness that goes with it has worn off
Cheers
Neville Leck

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