This past weekend was an amazing one for golf. Not only did it feature one of the strongest PGA Tour events of the year – the Farmers Insurance Open at breathtaking Torrey Pines – but it also included the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which boasted one of the strongest fields we’ll likely see all year. As usual, Cleveland Golf/Srixon was well represented at both tournaments.
CG/Srixon staffer Graeme McDowell, one of the headliners at Abu Dhabi, posted solid scores of 72, 69, 68, and 68 to tie for third place. G-Mac’s week saw some drama, too: During the first round, he cracked the face of his old driver. After some productive off-season testing with the new Cleveland Classic 290 driver, he decided it was time to put it to the test. The 11th-ranked player in the world gamed the Classic for the remaining three days with great success, and had this to say on Twitter:
“Cleveland Classic. #thefuture >> I’m a believer”
Also during the final round, G-Mac had a hole in one on No. 13 and managed to escape with a birdie on the final hole after a fortuitous bounce off a grandstand. Classic karma, we suppose.
Stateside, the Farmers Insurance Open once again provided a lot of drama for the fans, not to mention the early favorite for Best Weather Conditions of the Year. The top two Cleveland Golf finishers were Vijay Singh and Keegan Bradley, who tied for 13th and 22nd, respectively. Vijay, who carded rounds of 64, 75, 71 and 69, now has top-25 efforts in four of his last five starts at Torrey Pines. Bradley continues to impress with his exciting play, finishing the week fifth in average driving distance at an even 300.0 yards using the Cleveland Classic Driver. Bradley also tied for fifth in sand saves with his 588 Forged wedges.
Which tournament was more exciting to watch this week?