Weather Wales and a Woosie - Oh My


From the blonde, bikini swimsuit teams of Sweden, to the historic castles of Wales, the European Tour stops this week for The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.
In only its third year of existence, the tournament will welcome back its only two champions in Steen Tinning and Paul McGinley
Tinning, a 39-year-old Dane, won the inaugural event in 2000 with a 15-under 273, edging out hometown crowd favorite Ian Woosnam.
McGinley captured the title last year as rain shortened the event to 36 holes. Tied with Paul Lawrie and Daren Lee when officials called the tournament, a playoff ensued with McGinley outlasting Lawrie and Lee in five holes of sudden-death.
The winner of this past week's Volvo Scandinavian Masters, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, will look to make it two in a row after his emotional maiden victory in Sweden.
He'll be contending with fellow countryman and the world's No. 14th ranked player Darren Clarke, and of course Woosnam.
Also slated to tee it up are British Open star Gary Evans, who finished sixth at the Volvo, and the struggling Lee Westwood, who missed the cut at the British.
Several of the top Europeans have already embarked on their trip to the United States in preperation of the PGA Championships being held next week at Hazeltine National Golf Club near Minneapolis.
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