Sergio Garcia has called Rory McIlroy`s year "extraordinary" but the Spaniard is clinging to the belief that he can prevent his Ryder Cup team mate from ending the season at the top of the European money list.
Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell continued to revel on a tough course set-up as he extended his lead to three strokes over Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter after the second round of the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Friday.
U.S. Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour`s burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday.
Disparaging comments made by the PGA of America president on social media networks at the expense of Ian Poulter sparked instant debate in the golfing world on Friday, reactions ranging from "disappointing" to "just unfortunate".
Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe`s leading golfers after calling Sergio Garcia "useless" during their Ryder Cup victory over the United States at Gleneagles, Europe`s talisman Ian Poulter has said in his autobiography.
Defending champion Webb Simpson reeled off three successive birdies from his 10th hole to vault within two strokes of the clubhouse lead during the second round at the $6.2 million Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Friday.
Patrick Reed is unlikely to be repeating his Ryder Cup whooping and hollering at this week`s Volvo World Match Play Championship but the American has promised to adopt the same sort of "killer instinct".