HEARD the one about the son of a London cabbie who has gained more than £10million as a golfer – without winning a event?
The participant in query is Brian Davis, who switched from the European Tour to attempt his luck in the States twelve years in the past. He has been dwelling the American dream ever since.
His earnings on the PGA Tour now add as much as £10.13million, and he leads their all-schedule of cash winners without a victory to his identify.
Davis’ newest cheque for a share of forty third place in the Safeway Open final weekend was a comparatively modest £14,000 – about half his common earnings from every of the 349 tournaments he has performed in the States.
And he might want to do lots higher in the three remaining occasions he’ll play on a medical exemption after being sidelined for 28 weeks with again and neck accidents.
Davis, forty three, returned to motion needing to make round £523,000 from his 4 begins, in any other case it’s again to the second tier Net.com Tour, the place he performed in 2105 earlier than reclaiming his PGA Tour card.
If he’s going to remain in the huge time, Davis will in all probability have to tug off that elusive first victory – or no less than add to his irritating run of 5 runner-up finishes, though the final of them got here in 2010.
That was the yr he made headlines all through the golfing world for an unimaginable act of sportsmanship throughout a play-off with Jim Furyk – the present USA Ryder Cup captain – at the Verizon Heritage.
Pot luck at St Andrews
GARY PLAYER’S unhappiness at St Andrews being “delivered to her knees by gear” offered an amazing soundbite.
Everybody is aware of the Previous Course is virtually defenceless when circumstances are calm — like for Sunday’s remaining spherical of the Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship — as you’ll be able to keep away from the pot bunkers.
However the set-up for the Dunhill Hyperlinks encourages low scoring.
And Rory McIlroy can affirm St Andrews nonetheless has tooth in dangerous climate. Keep in mind his wind-lashed eighty in 2010?