Friday, 12 February 2010

Lee loses out to the Mechanic - eternal conundrum settled - Pot belly really does beat barrel gut.

Miguel had asked for an ashtray, though it proved so cubersome he had begun to regret it...
Okay, I'm playing catch up this week. It was a thrilling finish to the Dubai Desert Classic last weekend. Miguel Angel Jimenez, a player who is probably in everyones top five favourite pro's got back to winning ways after an eventful play off with Europes big hitter Lee Westwood. It took several holes to seperate them, some superb clutch long putts from Jimenez keeping him in it, some nervy pushed makeable ones from Westwood keeping his hands off the prize. In the end it was a stroke of luck for Jimenez that helped him over the line, his ball just managing to stay on dry land, perilously close to the water. A fine chip and a putt and the Classic and it's rather demure and understated trophy, ahem, was his.

Yet another playoff loss for Westwood who's struggled in mano a mano deciders of late. Still, it's another top five finish for him as he continues to prove one of the most consistent performers in World Golf. He was playing at a very high level towards the back end of last season and he's kept that up - don't be surprised to see him take the big step he's so often threatened to this year. My tips - US Open for Lee, Open for Rory. Two of our boys in one year? Wishful thinking perhaps.

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