Senior Tour when Andrew Stubbs, its CEO, announced an enhanced end-of-season Mauritius
Commercial Bank Tour Championship. From
now on, the event will be the equivalent of the
Tour’s Dubai World Championship and boast a
purse of £400,000.
various requests. “Firstly,” he explained, “I’m too
involved in English rugby to have any extra time
on my hands, and, secondly, I’m so keen for Luke
to win everything that I don’t have any inclination
to work with anyone else.”
Westwood was drug-tested after his opening
72 at Wentworth. “Why me?” he asked. “They
should have gone for Luke Donald after his
For the purposes of the auction held af-
ter the Olé Seve Invitational Pro-Am, Poulter
offered someone the chance to carry his bag
at the Par- 3 tournament ahead of next year’s
Masters. To no one’s great surprise, a fan
stumped up £35,000 for the privilege.
A typically British moment…
Thunder and lightning stopped play at a
time when Poulter and Casey were playing the
13th hole in their first round. The two promptly
moved across to a public food outlet, sat back
in a couple of chairs – and tucked into a hearty
meal of fish and chips.
The members at Royal St. George’s maybe
need to know in advance that if John Daly
wears his Union Jack trousers during the Open,
he will be doing so out of respect for the British people. “I had them made for my fans over
here,” he explained after giving the pants an
outing at Wentworth.
In two weeks’ time, the 18-year-old Manassero, who already has two European Tour wins
under his belt, will be looking for high scores
rather than low. In Italy, every pupil is expected
to sit his high school certificate and Manassero
has his penultimate set of exams next month. l
Dave Alred, the rugby performance manager who was featured in Global Golf Post’s article
on Donald, was bombarded with requests to
work with other players when he turned up at
Wentworth. To a man, they have been talking about the methods Alred has employed
to improve Donald’s consistency to a level
where he has notched top- 10 finishes in
14 of his last 15 events.
One by one, Alred has turned down the
Dave Alred (left) and Luke Donald
are golf’s new dynamic duo.
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