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by Diggers (U2300584) 15 January 2009
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Early days but I see Kaymer, McIlroy and Oliver Fisher are all on the front page of the leaderboard.
I know Kaymer is a few years older at 24 I think but I expect massive things from these 3 guys this year and going forward. A European win for Fisher, maybe top 10 major finishes from McIlroy and I think Kaymer could be in contention to win one.
Mind you, I though Dougherty was really going to kick on last year and if anything he seems to be going backwards (74 today)so what do I now...
On another note, is there a more streaky player alive than Edfors ?

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posted Jan 16, 2009

Lots

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posted Jan 16, 2009

Great to see so much young European talent figuring prominently on the scoreboard. I notice that the N.Z ( Korean by birth) amatuer Danny Lee is towards the top of proceedings. This kid looks to be a massive talent. I think last year he became the youngest winner of the U.S amateur, overtaking Tiger`s record in the process. I`ll be interested to see how he gets on playing in the same group as him at the masters... providing Tiger is back by then.

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posted Jan 16, 2009

Rancidsicko - Ross Fisher did indeed produce that massive drive at The London Club (no "royal" here) last year; I saw it! However, it was downhill, downwind (blowing something of a gale!) and a dog-leg which he cut so it wasn't quite such a prodigious shot as it might seem from the stats.

I agree it's good to see the youngsters coming through as it can only be good for the future of the game. I just hope we have a few "characters" among them as the game is crying out for a few more of them.

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posted Jan 16, 2009

keizo-Yamata

The 606 league has been posponed as the organiser goldwolf has some issues, meaning he hasn't the time to run it.



As for the young players, maybe this will be rory's week?

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posted Jan 16, 2009

That's interesting to know thanks Lady putt.

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posted Jan 16, 2009

I would also add Robert Dinwiddie to this discussion. Older than the others, but capable of going very low and steadily improving. Good effort at Torrey Pines last year.
He'll win sooner rather than later, and then be a consistent winner.

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posted Jan 16, 2009

I think its only a matter of time before Rory closes out a tournament, his only real flaw is his putting which can be a little suspect at times. Tee to green play is superb.

I'd really love for him to make the breakthrough having watched him many times on the Irish amateur circuit (mostly after a good solid MC myself!)

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posted Jan 16, 2009

mclarenm23
late reply i know but I think you are right about Kaymer. It might have been the bmw or something and he was 6 shots clear and found himself in a playoff. Fair play to him he won the playoff well and I think his mam had died or was terminally ill that week aswell so maybe we are being a bit harsh. Top ten european, ryder cup stalwart for years to come I reckon

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posted Jan 16, 2009

I know he's a little bit older now, but Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano is class! Theren't any many guys who can say they've won every year on tour....he's one of the best-dressed players as well, the Spanish are so well dressed.

The European Tour has strength and depth in bundles and there are so many more players you can throw out of the hat. Rafa Echenique, Louis Oozthuizen, Seve Benson, David Horsey, Estanislao Goya, Branden Grace, Gary Boyd, James Morrison (future). The list is endless and strongly rivals the PGA Tour

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posted Jan 20, 2009

Over the last couple of years some great players have left the EGU ranks after playing for England as amateurs - some have already been but add to that list Danny Willett (up there in Abu Dhabi) Ross McGowen & Paul Waring. It wasn't that long ago when Paul Casey was winning the English Amateur Championship (2 years in a row 1999 & 2000)- we'll see these newcomers sooner than we think.

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