Archive for November, 2006

Dubliner Magazine in High Court

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Elin Nordegren

The full fury of Tiger Woods and his wife looks set to be unleashed on the Dubliner magazine.
The Dubliner, which carried a misleading (allegedly satirical) article featuring nude photos (more…)

BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Vote Darren Clarke

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke has indicated that he feels that Joe Calzaghe deserves to win the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Darren who is one of the favourites to win the BBC award has emphasised that he feels that the boxer Calzaghe is more deserving of the award and that he doesn’t want to win it on a “sympathy vote”.

Darren’s heroic effort in this years Ryder Cup team, despite his personal circumstances is the primary reason for his popularity. Unfortunately this is inextricably bound to the untimely death of his wife (more…)

New US Ryder Cup Qualifying System Announced

Monday, November 6th, 2006


Well the worst kept secret in golf was formally confirmed today as the PGA announced that Paul Azinger is to be the US Ryder Cup Captain for 2008 as reported here last week. The more interesting part of the announcement at the Valhalla Golf Club (home to the 2008 Ryder Cup) was the newly unveiled qualifying system for the US Ryder Cup team.

A change was widely anticpated to try and stem the flow of US losses (the US have lost 6 out of the previous 7 Ryder Cup competitions, the last two by record margins). At an overview level the two main changes are:

  • Qualifying points become tied to the money list weighted towards the year of the competition rather than the two years preceding it as was the case this time around.
  • There will be only 8 automatic qualifying spots (as opposed to 10) and Azinger will get to handpick the remaining 4 places.

Read on if you want the detailed breakdown of how the new US Ryder Cup qualifying system will work. (more…)

Paul Azinger

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Paul Azinger

Paul Azinger is widely rumoured to have been selected to captain the US for the 37th Ryder Cup in Valhalla in 2008. Having represented his country in four times in the Ryder Cup, Azinger has a 5-7-3 record. He was never beaten in a singles match and bested both Ballesteros and Olazabal.
Azinger was born in Holyoke on Jan 6th 1960 and he turned professional in 1981. His career coincided with that of Nick Faldo and as well as sharing the ABC Sports commentary box for the last 2 years they have met in several epic matches including 4 Ryder Cup matches. (more…)