Golfing World: 2014 Senior Open
Golfing World presents a recap of the 2014 Senior Open held at Royal Porthcawl in Wales, where the world's top veterans battled it out.
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Golfing World: Golf in Wales
Ahead of the Senior Open at Royal Porthcrawl we take a look at what Wales has to offer.had a great golfing tradition. Boasting some fantastic courses. And when the Ryder Cup was awarded to the Celtic Manor Resort, the country grasped the opportunity to showcase that to the world. In the last decade there's been a 40% increase in the volume of golf visitors to Wales. Thanks largely to the impact of that famous Ryder Cup in 2010. I think the Ryder cup has opened people's eyes to, to golf in Wales. I think people don't realize how many fantastic golf courses there are in Wales and having the senior of bringing top level championship golf to Wales which I think is very, very important. With the Ryder Cup coming to Wales in 2010 was a huge, huge moment for us in in golf. And for the country too. There are now a lot of people who are coming to Wales to play golf who'd never even heard of us before the Ryder Cup , so apart from staging one of the great championships, it's really helped the golf clubs in Wales. And it's really put us firmly on the map. The impact of the Ryder Cup has been felt across the countries golfing landscape with visitors now more aware of the unspoiled gems on offer. Whether that beworld, and I think Golf Digest which is one of the biggest golf magazines in the world has, has ranked the club very, very highly above probably four current open venues. So, I think the repetition and image of is extremely strong. In July 2014, Royal Porthcawl will host Wales' first major, stating three days of top draw competition and featuring some of the biggest names in the game. Been meaning to come to Wales for such a long time and Pool Court is. That's probably one of our finest golf courses. It's a very challenging golf course . You've got to play quite smart. Sometimes you just don't take too much risk and keep it on the fairway you've got half a chance. I come in every year to play the workshop in in Celtic Manor there and I enjoy myself around there, yeah, and I will be, I hope I can enjoy myself also round here. And, I hear it's a great golf course , and it's a nice venue, and then I just well, I'm looking forward to be there, and and enjoy the links. Obviously Wales holds a special place to me, you know, with the Ryder Cup being mentioned, but at the same time, I would love to try and win this Senior Open Championship. I look forward to to seeing I've heard great things about it. It's a super golf course . And I look forward to getting down there and playing
Tway two behind Langer at Senior British
Bob Tway talks about his 4-under 67 Thursday from the Senior British Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Bridgend, Wales.No doubt it. The golf course is so tough and so good. You know the first day we got here on Sunday we only played nine holes but we were just raving about it. It's just, we don't get to play golf courses like this, especially running this fast, so it's a treat to play and to go around and have a nice round, it was great. Yeah, very much so. And the golf course changes so much, I, I really, we haven't figured out why, but, I guess it's according to the tide. But, it seemsyou know, later on in my life and now that I'm the Champions' Tour , I, I think we pay more attention to the golf courses, we, we kinda have an idea of what good holes and bad holes are, and and we talk about it a lot more, and and we're just infatuated with this golf course
Golfing World: Royal Porthcawl course report
Golfing World explores the wonders of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club ahead of this year's Senior Open Championship in Bridgend, Wales.to ensure that is the case.>> We've reconstructed significant areas of the golf course , we've added new tees, we've added new bunkers and all at the same time we've progressed kinda turf conditions as well with an eye on the Senior Open championship at all times. You guys, you kind of worked up doing. Your idols throughout your childhood and now coming to test themselves on a, a golf course that you're preparing. That's not lost on any of the staff. I think they recognize it's a significant tournament. It's 7,200 yardsthe weather will dictate kind of the score and the way the golf course plays entirely. But. I think par threes will stand out as not the signature holes but a great variance between each par threes. It's a great golf course and its position next to the coastline will create terrific drama. The first three holes run along the shore and then it cuts back in and twists on itself. It's not a traditional course of its age. Where it goes straight out, and straight back. You do have a variety of holes. You have some short holes, some long holes. And you have some opportunities to make some birdies, and some bogies, along the way. It's almost, in certain parts, a stadium golf course because if you walk along the the practice ground, past the chipping green, the putting green, you go along side what would be tournament 18. You can see all the way down to the coastline. And you can view probably most of the golf course . You don't see that on many links golf courses. So you will have a fantastic tournament view. The natural amphitheatres of Royal Porthcawl will allow spectators to see golf's greats up close as they battle it out for the senior open. Tom Watson will be going for his fourth. Senior open title. People in Wales are very very excited about seeing Tom Watson . And, and to see him play at Porthcawl along with Jimenez, who's never played here. And Monty and everybody else. I think is, is, is fantastic A, for the club, but B for Wales. And and tournament golf in the, in the southwest of the U.K.. It's gonna be one of the strongest fields I think they're ever gonna have senior open championship, and Langa playing so well, couples, Watson coming here then he loves the links golf course , we're in for a great, great championship
Monty playing for 2nd place at Senior British
Colin Montgomerie talks about his 6-under round of 66 Friday from the Senior British Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Bridgend, Wales.off with a round of golf and your, and your 12 behind Bernhard Langer , which isn't a great position to be in anytime. And then, and then you you go 14 behind, you know? You go, what the hell with me? Christ. Two , three puts. And then and then I managed to get seven, seven birdies. So, so. I close the gap, eight birdie, actually Iwent in at eight, my goal was to try and play with Bernhard Langer . That was, that was the goal. I didn't achieve that, by bogeying the 16th unfortunately, but there you go. But, my goal
Langer very satisfied with 2-shot lead at Sr. British
Bernhard Langer talks about his 6-under 65 Thursday from the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Bridgend, Wales.
Golfing World: Woosie on Senior Open in Wales
We sit down for a chat with former major champion and European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam, ahead of this year’s Senior Open at in his homeland at Royal Porthcrawlcountry full of natural beauty, but also home to more than 200 golf courses . It's been the stage for many prestigious tournaments. Most notably the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. This here marks another milestone in the principality's golfing heritage, as Royal Porthcawl l hosts Wales' first major championship , the 2014 Senior Open. Oh, brilliant, I think we needed to come to Wales for such a long time and Porthcawl. That's probably one I'll find is golf courses , so, it's gonna be nice to see, how it reacts to all the crowds and everything. The course is designed to providefor travel in, in, in, in Wales let people come play the golf courses in Wales. As I say, we got a lot of good golf courses . A lot of people don't know where we are. Whereas Rene's sure to get plenty of support when he tees it up
Golfing World: Get to know Colin Montgomerie
2014 Senior PGA major winner Colin Montgomerie sits down for a chat with us ahead of the 2014 Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl.his team did a great job at Medina and let's hope that Paul McGinley can do the same at the Needles. But you know, it's, it's, it's getting close, the Americans are getting the hang of
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