Sunday, October 31, 2010

Great Day on the European Tour

This latest tournament, the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, was spectacular. Great golf, great players, and top 10 successes for two great competitors. Graeme McDowell won the hard-fought event. Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal each earned a top 10 finish in their second event of their comebacks. For Olazabal, this was only his third golf tournament of the year and he scored a top 10. Proof that he is one of the all-time best golfers with some of the greatest inherent talent of any player ever.

And, the biggest news for the Tour is that Lee Westwood is claiming the World #1 ranking this week. It's about time we have a #1 player whose game actually reflects that ranking. I've said often enough the rankings system needs revamped and this time I have to question whether or not Martin Kaymer should actually be the World's #1 player, given that he's won four times this year, including a major and he's participated in the Ryder Cup. Graeme McDowell should also be considered in the discussion of World's #1.


Onllie_the_best said...

Yes I hope Ollie make a good comeback and we can see him again on the PGATour, especially the Masters. Ollie through his career was first in putts per rounds, scrambling, sandtraps etc. and this with a very poor drive. It he would have an 'average' drive, he would at one point been #1 in the world. If the Masters would be played using the 'stableford system' he would have won 4 Masters. He made a comeback in the past, he can make a comeback again and I hope to see him win again soon.

AndyD said...

That is another year which has gone by so quickly and what an amazing year of golf it has been! I can't wait for 2011!