Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Around the World

We've only got 5 of the top 21 golfers eligible for OWGR points this week what with the World Cup in Portugal and the PGA Tour's off-season. Tiger Woods returns to Japan to defend his title from such challengers as Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie, and Michael Campbell although even with a win Tiger's points average stands to decrease. Across the globe, Retief Goosen has headed home to headline the Limpopo Classic in South Africa.

The more interesting tournament this week has no affect on world rankings, but it's still worth commenting on. On paper, England has the strongest team in David Howell, hot off his HSBC victory, and Luke Donald. Next comes Ireland with the historically sound pairing of Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley. Then we have Sergio Garcia teaming up with Miguel Angel Jimenez for Spain. Tim Clark and Trevor Immelman form the South African team and Angel Cabrera teams up with fellow Argentinan Ricardo Gonzalez, winner of the 2004 Open de Sevilla.

Golfer(s) to watch this week: Well, since there will be little activity on the OWGR board and those events will be rather difficult to watch this week anyways, I give the look to the Englishmen in Portugal, David Howell and Luke Donald.

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