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Former world number one Luke Donald has slammed the European Tour’s new ruling which states that any member of the Tour will have to mandatorily participate in any two of the three Final Series events preceding the Race to Dubai in order to be able to participate in the World Tour Championship at the venue.
Donald played his first in the two mandatory Final Series events, participating in the BMW Masters in Shanghai and he voiced his rather angry opinion over the ruling in the popular social networking site Twitter. And many feel Donald has a very valid reason at being angry with the new ruling after the unfolding of events in Shanghai.
The Englishman was paired opposite Joost Luiten for the first round of the event but the Dutchman managed to play only the tee off shot before withdrawing from the event with an apparent shoulder injury and according to Luke Donald, the whole scenario was pretty strange for him.
The new ruling that has been brought into the game by the European Tour came into effect this year and the regulation has also been listed in the official website of the European Tour. And despite having played just one shot at Shanghai, which, according to Donald, went almost about 120 yards straight down the middle, the Dutchman will still be considered as having featured in the event.
And insinuating to that, Luke Donald stated that he believes that had the rule not been imposed by the European Tour, the Dutchman would have withdrawn from the event before it even teed off, allowing the first player on reserve to play in the event.
And he also stated that he cannot blame the Dutchman for doing what he did and added that the rule changes was something that forced his hand.
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Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States of America, has let Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy know that he has been working on his short game.
Clinton tweeted the message to the official Twitter account of the former world number one where he made clear that he has been hitting the courses regularly and his short game is also showing signs of improvement.
Clinton pointed out although he still has some distance to go before perfecting it; he finished just a couple of strokes behind his niece Fiona and nephew Simon.
The Northern Irishman has become the official Golf Whisperer of the White House of sorts since he visited last year and had promised to help the incumbent President of the United States of America with his game as well. And that is the main reason why the former president decided to post the message to Rory McIlroy that he is always up for a game as well.
The young golfer from Northern Ireland won two major championships, the US Open and the US PGA Championship in the last two years and was even the world number one for a considerably long period of time but the 2013 season has been nothing short of frustrating for him as he his failed to mount a challenge on any of the events he has been a part of him and he has just a couple more events to play in till the year is out to get his hands on a title.
Rory McIlroy will play at the Australian Open in November along with a whole host of big name stars and he could use all the practice he can get before teeing off, even if it is with someone who will be have more security guards than points on the board like Clinton.
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