Back on track!

I sure did pick a busy week to take some time off! I had not quite left when Paul Casey holed out at Wentworth to win that fabulous tournament called the PGA Championships. What better thing can there be than to win in the style that Paul did in front of hishome crowd? The win at Wentworth took Paul into 3rd place of the Official World Ranking and of course we are all now starting to wonder what Paul can do in the majors that are still to come this year.

When Paul won he overtook Henrik Stenson who had moved into third position in the ranking after his win at Sawgrass. Henrik has now gone back to 6th place after two quick missed cuts following the TPC. It is quite interesting that I think. Perhaps not that Henrik has missed two cuts in a row after that huge win but the fact that he gave himself the chance to do it. Why fly straight out to Europe after such a massive energy consuming thing likethe TPC must have been for him? Of course the PGA Championship is not a tournament a player like Henrik can miss. He would get into all sorts of trouble if he did. But hand on heart – is it really fair to expect anything but a missed cut after what he did? 

Having said all this, golf is a very individual sport and the only important thing is for each player to find out what is right for him. Perhaps Henrik has tried to play the week after a big win and perhaps he on most of those occasions have benefited from playing as he clearly has been on good form. To proof that my logicdoes not apply at all to him Paul Casey travelled straight out to the US after his win at Wentworth to make it in time to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth where he teed it up on the following  Thursday morning. How he did? Well, 5th place and another $248,000 in the bank might have been worth the trip!

In Scotland this last week the hunt for places on the Walker Cup Team going to the US in September continued. Tommy Fleetwood did himself a lot of good by winning the Scottish Open Stroke Play Championships and talk about winning in style. Tommy was 8 shots ahead of his nearest compatriot!

For full results from Scotland click here.

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