Friday, 8 August 2008

US PGA Championship Round 1

Well, inclement weather forced play to stop for the day but not before 2 European tour members rose to the challenge of Oakland Hills. India's Jeev Milkha Singh and Sweden's Robert Karlsson both shot 68 to top the incomplete leaderboard. Another European tour member, Andres Romero of Argentina is also on 2 under but he has yet to complete his round. That's people from 3 different continents leading the way and with 3 North Americans among the fourth place ties, which is great for the game of golf.

I've been harping on about Karlsson's splendid form this season (he is the only golfer who has finished in the top 10 in all previous majors this year) and how he seems to be somehow stuck around 22nd-23rd in the world rankings (see here and here). Maybe if he keeps up the good work here, he'll finally make it to....21!!!

Meanwhile, Kenny Perry (ranked 2 by Golf Predictor) has unfortunately had to pull out due to an eye problem related to the removal of a contact lens. I can sure empathise with that, but it is a shame that someone playing as well as Perry only competed properly in 2 majors this year.

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