Americans continue their demolition company in the World Championship. They are still new at the start of the third round to hope to win Sunday.
The Europeans, they are low profile but still keep all their chances with a trio that feels good Ryder Cup Sergio Garcia compound, Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson!
An Australian, three South Africans, three Europeans and especially new Americans are still vying to provide first world title in 2014. Among the contenders include defending champion Matt Kuchar, who won snatching his compatriot Ryan Moore (1 up), but Hunter Mahan, winner of the 2012 edition, merciless with Richard Sterne (2 up) , or Harris English, surprise finalist at the 19th hole of the 2012 Rory McIlroy lady-killer. Do not forget either some young troublemakers more than ever legs to disrupt the global hierarchy. One thinks here of course Jordan Spieth, unforgiving Thomas Bjorn (5 & 4) and Rickie Fowler, who, after Ian Poulter, offered the scalp Jimmy Walke r (1 up), leader of the FedEx Cup with already three wins on the PGA Tour since the beginning of the season in October.
“The key to my success against Thomas (Bjorn) may have been having very well addressed challenging holes, Jordan Spieth analysis. Again, I hit the fairways every time, which allowed me to be in better position to reach the greens. When your opponent is forced to do so to stay in touch, it puts it in a delicate position. Especially difficult with the wind played an important role in this second round. After that, the easier holes become much more affordable. This is what I remember of that day. ”
Garcia And McDowell, Ryder Cup Fashion
What maturity while the kid celebrating his 21 years in the month of July.
In this year’s Ryder Cup, the Americans seem yet clearly a step ahead compared to Europeans, far from their usual performance (Poulter and Donald, who won at Dove Mountain in 2010 and 2011). Jim Furyk, yet one of the “weak links” in Medinah in September 2012, perfectly able to negotiate the pitfalls Charl Schwartzel, a customer yet swept Sacred 2 & 3. Jason Dufner, driver of the U.S. Team in Illinois there a year and half, is meanwhile not fall into the trap draw Matteo Manassero, gravedigger Luke Donald in the first round (5 & 4).
“I was pretty lucky in the first two days, tempers the last winner of the USPGA. I have not played the best golf. But thanks to this format if particular game, you can still keep everything alive while average. But I do not think it will be like this all week. I really hope that my bad shots behind me and I’ll start to play any golf … ”
In this highly Stars and Stripes environment, three players survivors of Old Europe (twenty-five starting Wednesday morning) nevertheless offer sacred guarantees Match Play. Especially Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell, keystones last Ryder Cup and certainly still go to Gleneagles from 26 to 28 September.
Shift For Dubuisson
The Northern Irishman is also shown impressive composure since the beginning of the competition. Conducted three down with three holes from the end face Gary Woodland in the 1st round, he managed to reverse the 19th hole. Rebelote the 2nd round before the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama still led one up at the start of 17 before surrender, beaten 1 down to 18. And what about the provision of Victor Dubuisson, winning 3 & 1 Peter Hanson, who inexorably closer to a first participation in the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland.
“I played much better than in the first turn, recognizes the Cannes. Yesterday, I took some important putts but facing Peter, it was much more difficult. My strategy was to play as in stroke play and do not pay too much attention to what was my opponent. I stayed focused on my game while trying to slam a maximum of birdies. ”
Before continuing on his third match of the round against Bubba Watson, a man that could very likely find the end of September at Gleneagles …
“I do not like to say that this is my most important goal because I do not want to put too much pressure, but it is. For me, this week is crucial for both garner points and gain experience in order to qualify for this Ryder Cup team. ”
Just before the start of the World Championship Match Play, Victor Dubuisson had nevertheless meant he did not think for one minute this unique maturity. Like what, by providing a golf game worthy of the greatest, you can quickly gain confidence and change your mind. Long as it lasts.
The Third Round Of Matches Not To Be Missed
Bobby Jones Group
Louis Oosthuizen (AFS) – Webb Simpson (USA) to 11:43 (7:43 p.m. in France)
Jason Day (Aus) – George Coetzee (AFS) to 11:56 (7:56 p.m. in France)
Ben Hogan Group
Harris English (USA) – Jim Furyk (USA) at 10:55 (6:55 p.m. in France)
Sergio Garcia (Esp) – Rickie Fowler (USA) to 11:07 (7:07 p.m. in France)
Gary Player Group
Ernie Els (AFS) – Jason Dufner (USA) to 24:07 (8:07 p.m. in France)
Matt Kuchar (USA) – Jordan Spieth (USA) to 12:19 (8:19 p.m. in France)
Sam Snead group
Hunter Mahan – Graeme McDowell (IdN) to 11:19 (7:19 p.m. in France)
Victor Dubuisson (Fra) – Bubba Watson (USA) to 11:31 (7:31 p.m. in France)