It could be a whole new way of playing tournament golf – just over 12 minutes of concentration required per round and spent the rest with your head in the proverbial clouds.
Race to Dubai
Football might not be coming home but the English are invading golf’s home and leaving their St George cross flags all over the furniture.
Halfway through his debut European Tour season, Connor Syme is in sight of his main goal, but this week offers a real opportunity to press on beyond it.
Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood have pulled out of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane to protect their chances of success in the Open Championship at Carnoustie next week.
Drumoig’s Connor Syme drained monster a 50 foot birdie putt on the final green at the Shot Clock Masters in Austria to secure his best finish so far in his rookie European Tour season and leap 100 more than places in the rankings.
Bradley Neil at least put a gloss on a tough weekend by finally getting the two birdies everyone thinks they should get off Wentworth’s final two holes, but it only added up to a second 74 and four shots gone over the last two rounds in his BMW PGA Championship debut.
Francesco Molinari always seemed destined to win one day at Wentworth, and the London-based Italian chose yesterday by holding a listless Rory McIlroy and the field at arms’ length to win the BMW PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy retained the lead after the third round at the BMW PGA Championship, but that’s only a tiny part of the story with more than a few misadventures along the way on a crazy day at Wentworth.
Bradley Neil wobbled ever so slightly and spent a little time admiring the Wentworth foliage at the end, but the 22-year-old came through his big test with a place comfortably in the final two days at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
It’s not over, believes Rory McIlroy, and no-one in the rest of the field cares that it’s him atop the leaderboard after two rounds at the BMW PGA Championship with a commanding three-shot lead while not playing quite as well as he might.