Update with Luke 15/1/18

Update with Luke 15/1/18

This week saw the EurAsia Cup take place where both side fielded very strong sides.
Europe’s team saw players such as Henrik Stenson, Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey, Tyrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Thomas Pieters and Alex Noren to name a few. Asia had Chawrasia, Lahiri, Aphibarnrat, Li Haotong and Tanihara.

Asia were leading 3 ½ – 2 ½ after day one and they held their lead for a while longer halving day 2 to finish on 6 ½ – 5 ½.

Sunday saw the final 12 singles matches and saw Europe reign victorious with emphatic win finishing on an overall victory of 14 points to 10. The Sunday singles were dominated by Europe who won  them 8 ½ – 3 ½.

The South African open saw Chris Paisley win by 3 shots. Branden Grace had a superb round on day 1 in which he carded 3 eagles however it was still not enough for him to have the outright lead on day one. Chris Paisley from England was the early pace setting after day 2, with the chasing pack falling away slightly. Paisley only just kept his card for this year with a 2nd place finish on he access list. Despite not having his regular caddie on the bag and his wife having to step in and fill the role, Chris held onto his lead to secure the win. Retief Goosen was rolling back the years and at one point was in the top 3. Ernie Els also comfortably made the cut but defending champion and local man, Graeme Storm, bowed out at the first hurdle.

You may have seen in recent days that Rory Mcilroy has had a heart check and found that there is a slight irregularity. However, Rory has said that although the media have blown it up he has been assured by doctors that it really isn’t a big issue and it shouldn’t affect him. He will return to action in a weeks time.

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