MCIlroy and Clarke paired up for first Round at US PGA Championship

8/10/11 in Golf   |   KurtKingsley   |   1858 respect

MCIlroy and Clarke paired up for first Round at US PGA Championship

Fate is starting to play its role in this year’s final showdown of golf. It seems like fate wants to decide between the two Irish golfers; Rory MCIlroy and Darren MCIlroy. With a date set all eyes are now eagerly waiting for the battle to begin.

According to reports the two recent Majors winners, MCIlroy and Clarke will be playing together to capture this year’s last Major. MCIlroy and Clarke will no doubt be trying to slate their name on the coveted trophy of the US PGA Championship at the end of this season however they will be facing a lot competition.

Take the rejuvenated Tiger Woods for instance. The maestro is back from his break after experiencing problems in his personal life. Woods had also being dogged by irritating injuries.

The star was operated on his knee yet again which forced him out of the field for the past 3 months. His divorce also didn’t help the saga either.

The US Open victor Rory McIlroy and British Open champion Darren Clarke will start playing in the competition after the duo starts by teeing off the first hole of the Atlanta Athletic Club this Thursday. As a major-heavy group; this year’s Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel of South Africa makes up the three-ball.

Other major players from Ireland include Graeme McDowell who will be playing against American Zach Johnson and compatriot Geoff Ogilvy before the US Open tour starts.

The intentions of Padraig Harrington will also be tested this Saturday. This would be a real challenge for Woods too who has won the tournament on 5 different occasions previously and Harrington who can boast about winning it 3 times.

The entry of next year’s US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is also bound stir a few heads. Love captured the title way back in 1997. With a whole bunch of golf stars aiming to end their season on a high note it can be said that this year’s tournament will be one of the hardest fought yet.

Gone are the days when Woods used to lead the competition with his jaw dropping cards. These days it the competition and intensity in the tournament that brings the gallery to its feet.

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