It hasn’t even been a week since the United States suffered yet another humbling defeat in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles but the USPGA has already started a complete overhauling of the current system in place.
Ted Bishop, the president of the USPGA has told the media that the association is looking into the option of creating a special task force that will look into the entire system of operations of the Ryder Cup which will have a say in everything, starting from how the captains are chosen to the selection of the final twelve members in the team.
Bishop said that he intends to give this task force a completely blank canvas and hope it can give the PGA some input. He also mentioned that the PGA is willing to take a step back from the action and listen to the advice of people who are directly involved in the action.
There have been reports that the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will find places in this task force and will have a huge say in how things go about from now on.
Bishop did mention that there will be around ten to twelve members in the task force and most of them will be past or present players, and while he did not wish to name any potential member, sources do indicate the presence of Mickelson and Tiger Woods as well as Davis Love III.
Mickelson has been very vocal about his criticism of the current debacle of the US team in the Ryder Cup and although Tiger Woods was not a part of the side that lost the third consecutive Ryder Cup to Europe, the 14 time major winner is still the most sought after golfer in the world and the USPGA will turn to him.
Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler have set the pace for a younger generation to take interest and indulge in golf, but Rory shows the expertise of a man experienced for his age.
The Sunday afternoon match had Fowler and McIlroy display a spectacular show that defines the new age golf as a young man’s game. McIlroy’s victory at the Valhalla was exciting and at the same time marveling, nonetheless the finish had been an amazing race.
While Rory McIlroy succeeded so much in the golf arena, he has seen his share of bad lucks and bad performances. While dating the beautiful and lovely Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, McIlroy’s golf took a hard blow, and after their three year romance and engagement ended in a heartbreak McIlroy was heard saying, “What happened to me was for the better, my golf had suffered till date but now I have time for myself and the first love of my life.” After this Rory has only come out stronger, while the Wozniacki is supposedly struggling on the tennis front owing to this.
Rory has been in excellent form and his level of concentration and focus are worth mentioning. Every player in the tournament so far has given more than their best but in Rory McIlroy’s case it can safely be said that he put in a bit extra. The dimming lights could not faze this young professional and he rushed up to the 18th quickly, smiling when the sun came out the next day.
Rory’s most significant shot in the entire championship undoubtedly has to be the streaky wood at the 10th that incidentally earned him an eagle that he hit with perfect confidence and extreme courage. Officials have said, “McIlroy can easily earn £50 million year, by showing such promising play.”
For one of the youngest players in the professional golf face, Rickie Fowler has had one incredible year.
Fowler has kept crowds entertained with his ridiculous choice of hats still his score on the popularity scale is not that appreciable. He strikes today as one of the formidable players as this young genius managed to secure a place in the top five at all the major titles this 2014. He stood second in both the U.S. Open and British Open, was placed third the PGA Championship and finished fifth at the Augusta. This remarkable feat has him lined with greats like Jack and Woods.
After the PGA championship in an interview Rickie Fowler was reportedly heard saying, “This was a lucky year. I had finished at the top five, but being placed third behind McIlory (winner) and Mickelson (second place) was hard. I played my best but it still stings to lose.” Fowler became the first player in a modern day golf arena to pocket four top-five positions without a win.
Fowler and McIlroy are the same age, 25 and their rivalry will be the one people want to see in future. They are the two most talented and smoothest players displaying immense respect for the other. They have apparently also shared competitively healthy posts over twitter where Rickie Fowler congratulated McIlroy who tweeted back for the upcoming many battles to be fought in future.
Fowler in the PGA Championships lost a chance at the first place after bogeying the par three 14th where he hit the ball too far right. “This was an error for lack of concentration. I could not focus properly, if I had just made those last five – six holes strong, I would have a trophy to claim my own. I am really disappointed with the outcome,” informed Fowler after the PGA.