US PGA compared to FIFA

Maybe the PGA tour just employs the same voting process as FIFA! says Lee Westwood on his Twitter account. Westwood would appear to be just a touch pissed off with the US PGA for naming Rickie Fowler as their rookie of the year for 2010.

I’m glad Westwood has gone public on this, it makes a change for someone to speak out and say what everyone is thinking, rather than this endless diplomacy we keep getting these days. I just hope Westwood stands by his remarks.

Is Westwood right to think that the fact McIlroy has opted out of next seasons US tour has got something do with this decision? Surely he has a point.

I can see McIlroy’s point of view, that he dosen’t regard himself as a rookie. But the facts are that the PGA did, as they had him on the ballot paper. It’s typical Rory though, he’s just so laid back.

On the course, it was great to see Westwood win the Nedbank Golf Challenge yesterday at Sun City and keep his position as the worlds Number 1 golfer. We all know what he wants and needs to do in 2011.

It was also another brilliant weekend for the understated Graeme McDowell. The manner in which he beat Tiger Woods in the head-to-head play off was good enough, but the way he forced the play-off was out of this world.

When Woods put his iron shot to within 3 feet on the 18th for a certain birdie it meant McDowell needed to produce something special. Most golfers would probably wilt under that pressure from Woods, but McDowell didn’t with his 20 footer to force the play-off.

McDowell has had an unbelievable year and has hardly got any recognition for it. He’s won a major and it was hardly noticed over here, he got more publicity for the way he held his nerve to clinch the Ryder Cup.

He is 2nd favourite at 4/1 with Bet365 to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He probably won’t win it though, as there is a strong campaign going to get AP McCoy the title this time.

I do think it would be fitting for McDowell to win it and he will definately be getting my vote.