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Can McIlroy Win Again? Of Course He Can

It was another great day at the office for Rory McIlroy yesterday as he put himself right into contention after a fairly lackluster couple of days at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

The Northern Irishman carded seven birdies, to shoot a flawless round of 64 and find himself only 2 shots back from leader Russell Henley.

Henley himself had a good day and shot a credible round of 65 to take a one shot lead going into today from Billy Horschel.

Chris Kirk and Jason Day also join McIlroy on 10 under par with Webb Simpson a further shot back on 9 under.

All is set for another tight finish, and if McIlroy can get off to a fast start like he has everyday so far, it will be hard to see any other winner then him going into the final few holes.


Adam Scott Going For Aussie Hat-trick

Adam Scott is looking to add the Australian Open to his list of achievements this year when he tees it up tomorrow at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.

This could be his third win in his last four outings, he’s been triumphant at the Australian PGA Championship and the Australian Masters and came third last week at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, but won the team event with Jason Day.

Scott is looking to become only the second player to get a hat-trick of titles in Australia in a season.

The only other player to do this is Robert Allenby but Scott joked he has received no advice from the veteran.

The course looks to be in great condition and it’s going to be tough competition out there, should be another great week of golf!


Westwood Hopeful To Challenge This Week In Qatar

Lee Westwood has admitted to being a notoriously slow starter, but insists he is ready to hit the ground running at this week’s Qatar Masters.

Westwood finished 17th on his first start of the season in Abu Dhabi last week, but that was not good enough to prevent Rory McIlroy snatching his World Number Two spot as he finished second and was just pipped to the finish by Englishman Robert Rock.

Westwood failed to get a top-ten finish on The European Tour in the first four months of 2011, but in 2009 he finished third at Doha and the 38 year old feels he is ready to go two places better this week after a very strong finish to 2011.

Westwood partners Thomas Björn and Jason Day over the first two days, and thinks that Jason Day – a runner-up at last year’s Masters Tournament and US Open Championship – could be one to look out for in 2012.

Walker Cup Stars Turn Pro

Wasserman Media Group announce that GB&I Walker Cup players, Jack Senior and Andy Sullivan have joined the agency following their success in the Walker Cup.

Sullivan, British No.1, and Senior, British No.3, will now look to turn professional following the Walker Cup and they join the likes of Jason Day, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, and other professionals as part of the Wasserman Golf division.

Sullivan, 24 based in Warwickshire has enjoyed a fantastic few years on the Amateur circuit. As well as his success at the Walker Cup, his career highlights to date include finishing 2nd in the 2010 Titleist Footjoy EGU Order of Merit, shooting a record 1st round 10 under par on his way to winning the prestigious Hampshire Salver and finishing 2nd at the Lee Westwood trophy. Some amazing achievements to say the least.

Sullivan said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Wasserman. Their global sports client list is one of the best in the world and being part of a company who successfully manage the likes of, Steven Gerrard as well as obviously Jason Day and Ricky Fowler can only be beneficial to me in the long term.

Senior, 23, won the Egyptian Amateur in 2010, allowing him to qualify for the Egyptian Open – a European Challenge Tour event – in which he powered his way to a Top 20 finish. He started the season in superb fashion by winning the prestigious New South Wales Matchplay Championship, the Lytham Trophy as well as the Hampshire Hog.  In August 2011, Senior reached the semi-finals in the US Amateur Championship – playing some superb golf in the process and impressing people along the way.

On signing for Wasserman, Senior commented, “Brendan and his team have a proven track record in Golf and I’m looking forward to working with them. I’m really excited about the future and am confident that I can achieve great things with Wasserman.”


This Years Four Majors

It’s been a great year in the golfing world, here is a look at who won the majors and if you click on the link you can see the full leaderboard.

The Masters

Winner: Charl Schwartzel (S.A)

Second: Jason Day (Aus)

Third: Adam Scott (Aus)            Full leaderboard

The US Open

Winner: Rory Mcilroy (N.I)

Second: Jason Day (Aus)

Third: Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell, Y.E. Yang, and Robert Garrigus

Full leaderboard 

The British Open

Winner: Darren Clarke (N.I)

Second: Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson (USA)

Fourth: Thomas Bjorn (Den)      Full leaderboard

The PGA Championship

Winner: Keegan Bradley (USA)

Second: Jason Dufner (USA)

Third: Anders Hansen (Den)        Full leaderboard

My Tips For The USPGA Tournament

USPGA Odds | James Irons GolfThe USPGA Tournament takes place at the stunning Atlanta Athletic Club this week, with the practise rounds already underway and the tournament itself set to start on Thursday.

As usual for these big tournaments, I’ll have a few pounds riding on the result – here are my tips for the 2011 title:

David Toms is on great form – in 16 tournaments so far this season he has had five top ten finishes. At around 55/1 he is exceptional each-way value.

Jason Day – The Australian has had an brilliant eight top ten finishes in 16 tournaments so far this season and gave fellow countryman Adam Scott a run for his money last week. At 25/1 he’s worth a few pounds of anybody’s money.

Martin Laird – The Scotsman has over $2.5m in prize money so far this season and is no stranger to the loft heights of the leaderboard – he has a first place and a third place to his name this season so is worth a punt at around 90/1.

Luke Donald is still the world’s number one golfer and therefore can never be ruled out – his form over 13 tournaments this season has been outstanding – he has over $4m in prize money to his name and will be looking to add to that this weekend. 14/1 is a little tight but is a useful cover bet based on form.

Paul Casey has been making cuts but fading away from there. He’s a better golfer than his current form suggests so if you can get the 140/1 that’s currently being offered then it’s worth a look.

Kj Choi – The South Korean is in consistent form and looks good value to me at 70/1 – his experience also counts in his favour.

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