Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Rarely, if ever, in the 24-year history of the Official World Golf Ranking, have players from Great Britain and Ireland occupied more of the top 10 than players from across the Atlantic. Yet as we look forward to the 150th Anniversary Open Championship, which gets underway at St Andrews on Thurdsay 15th July, this is the case.
Hotly tipped going into next week is our very own Graeme McDowell. Last month, McDowell became the first Ulsterman to win a major since Fred Daly in 1947, when he triumphed at Pebble Beach in the US Open. And not forgetting Darren Clarke who gained his place at St Andrews by finishing second in the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
So let’s cheer on the boys and hope that this year, there’s every chance of a Champion Golfer of the Year from this side of the Pond.