What a great week for Spanish golf. Living in Spain, it was hard not to
be caught up in the enthusiasm of the Spanish commentators as I watched events unfold this
weekend. Miguel Angel Jiménez clawed back a six shot deficit to capture his third title
of the year in China at the BMW Asian Open, then later in the day Sergio Garcia held on to
his overnight lead and eventually won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in a playoff. I
haven't had time to research when, or if ever, this has happened before but I'm sure it
will be a while before they stop talking about it on my local TV golf channel, GOLF+.
As you may have seen, the qualifying events for this year's US Open
have started to take place and a few lucky guys will get the chance to play alongside the
best golfers in the world in just a few weeks time. In the professional golf world there
are just two weeks left, for those hoping to qualify on the basis of a top-50 world
ranking place, to pick up the points they need to get into, or stay in, the top-50. Look
out for some highly motivated performances at the Colonial and St. Jude from the likes of
2004 winners, John Daly (currently 54th), Colin Montgomerie (50th) & Zach Johnson
(47th) as well as Stephen Ames (52nd) & Duffy Waldorf (55th) who seem to be hitting
form at the right time. Another one to watch out for is Germany's Alex Cejka (56th) who is
on home soil this week for the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open playing alongside Argentinians
Angel Cabrera (77th) & Ricardo Gonzalez (64th) who are also not out of contention and
are playing well at the moment.
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