It has been over a month since my last post and a lot has happened in just a short space of time. Adam Scott managed to gain World Number 1 status. Rory Mcilroy ended his relationship with Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and just four days later won his first European Tour title in 18 months when he held his nerves to win the flag-ship event at the BMW PGA Championship. But probably the most controversial topic is of course Big Phil and his trading scandal.
The 2013 British Open winner is under investigation by the FBI after alleged illegal trading with Las Vegas Gambler William Walters and Wall Street legend Carl Icahn. The FBI believe that Mickelson and Walters may have traded illegally on private information provided by Icahn about his investments in public corporations, but Mickelson is adamant he has done nothing wrong.
Former World Number 1 Rory Mcilroy won the BMW PGA Championship just four days after his split from long-term girlfriend and fiance Caroline Wozniacki. The Tennis star was dumped by the Northern Irish golfer over a three-minute phone call which she thought was a joke. This didn’t seem to faze Mcilroy as he took to the stage the next day and played some of the best golf he has played in the past two years. He was controlled, calm but aggressive in his play. Going into the final day Mcilroy had nothing to lose and went on the course to simply finish as high up the table as possible. Little did he know his final round of 66 was enough to win the Championship by one-stroke. Thomas Bjorn started the final round five clear but this lead was short-lived after a hiccup on the sixth saw him card a triple bogey and finish his round 13 shots worse than his opening round on the Thursday. Mcilroy birdied the last two holes to secure his first title of 2014 and many believe this could be the start to the Northern Irishman’s world domination. Let’s hope so.
Australian Adam Scott manged to see off competition from 2103 PGA Champion Jason Dufner as he became World Number 1 for the first time. After going out in 39 in his first round at Colonial he finished the last 63 holes in 13 under-par which was enough to see him into a play-off with Dufner. A birdie putt on the third play-off hole saw Scott climb above Tiger Woods to number 1 in the World Rankings and win his 11th PGA Tour title since turning pro in 2000.
After missing an epic month of golf I certainly hope June is going to as good if not better. Fingers crossed.