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Roaring Rory is Back

Former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez spoke to Tony about last week's Players Championship in Florida: "Rory McIlroy's victory at Sawgrass will really send his confidence soaring ahead of next month's Masters and, after that performance, he's now got to be rated the favourite for Augusta. It was a dominant performance. He has started the season in top form and it's nice to see him rewarded for his consistency. Rory drives the ball better than anyone else and it sets the rest of his game up. He almost made it look easy last week. He didn't seem to make a whole host of putts,... Read more...


Europe on top

Former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez spoke to Tony about last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in Florida: "It was good to see such a strong European representation at the top of the leaderboard at Bay Hill. Francesco Molinari's victory was an extraordinary achievement, coming as it did on the back of an extended three-month break from the game, and on a tough course played in almost Major championship-style conditions. Matt Fitzpatrick also performed excellently to finish second and, from a British point of view, I really think we are going to see great... Read more...


Almost Vijay!

Former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez spoke to Tony about the exciting climax to last week’s tournament in Florida “What a compelling finish we witnessed to the Honda Classic on Sunday! At one end of the spectrum Vijay Singh was trying to become the PGA Tour’s oldest winner and at the other, Keith Mitchell, a young unheralded professional, was attempting to break through for the first time. In the end, Mitchell took the honours. All credit to him. It’s always good to see a rookie achieving his first victory and watching the joy it brings. He did it on a very penal course too. I... Read more...


Why Ted Ray should be in the Hall of Fame

Former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez talked to Tony about the continued omission of the great Ted Ray from the World Golf Hall of Fame “I’m big on history, particularly golf history. It’s fascinating to learn about the outstanding players of the past and there is a particular oversight that I’d like to see addressed by the administrators of the World Golf Hall of Fame. England’s Ted Ray was largely responsible for introducing the game to America, yet he’s not in the Hall. He and fellow countryman Harry Vardon came over here to the States to play a series of exhibition matches... Read more...