tournament was his to lose. “Most people,” said
the Swiss player, “would steer well clear of say-
ing anything like that.”
Westwood’s manager, “that the world No. 1 in
his sport can’t play in a tournament he wants to
play in and the sponsor wants him to play in.”
Last year, Lee Westwood was in two minds
as to whether he would compete in this year’s
Players Championship, and now he has con-
firmed that he will not be there.
Soren Kjeldsen was on the long walk from
the far end of the practice range to the locker
room late on Thursday evening. His caddie had
the clubs and he was tugging a heavy suitcase
full of video equipment. “You wouldn’t think,”
quipped the Dane, “that I had just won a car.” In
fact, he had collected a Cadillac CTS Coupe for
his hole-in-one at the 190-yard seventh.
When Montgomerie left Justin Rose and
Paul Casey out of his team for Celtic Manor,
he spoke to Rose just before he set out in the
last round of the FedEx Cup series but was
unable to get hold of Casey, who was already
on the course.
The captain planned to make contact with
Casey at a later stage but, the longer the time
lapse, the less inclined he seemed to be to
speak to the player on so touchy an issue.
Last Monday, almost five months to the day
since the team was chosen, the two finally came
together. It was Casey who broke the ice, proffer-
ing a hand and referring back to the Celtic Manor
with the words, “Congratulations, Monty." l
This rare combination has become
even more special, with Todd Anderson’s
recognition as PGA Teacher of the Year.
We are proud of him and all that he
does to create the unique offerings
of the Golf Learning Center.