A sizzling start

Rory McIlroy

With Jumeirah all over his cap Rory McIlroy must have pleased quite a few of the locals in Dubai after his first round 64 in the opening of the Dubai Desert Classic. Rory is making quite an impressive impact already on tour and at 19 years of age he has already cruised to number 39 in the World. We will probably have to look back to the early days of Sergio Garcia to find a teenager who has made such an impression in the professional game immediately after leaving the amateur game. Rory was always a very promising player as an amateur and to think that good things was going to come was probably not too far off the mark. To show promise is one thing though and to actually deliver is something completely different and my hat is off to Rory for what he has done so far.

In Costa Ballena the English Team  of David Oldcorn’s and Graham Walker’s A squad players have had a bit of a rocky start. Germany proved to be a strong first round opponent but England came back to comfortably beat Finland in the second match. Germany beat Spain in their second match (full second round update here) and now have a good chance to win the whole thing, if they can beat Finland today. England play Spain today and need to win to finish in the top two. Final results should be available here sometime this evening.

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