The Fourball team looks back on their favourite triumphs from the past 12 months – and it's not just all about one man and that incredible week in April
So, which tournament win in 2019 really got us frothing?
Steve: Tiger Woods’ win at Augusta was exhilarating – as much for what happened in the minutes afterwards as for what he did on the course. If we’re honest, most of us who’ve grown up watching Woods in his prime feared that moment would never happen again.
To see Tiger with his guard finally down was amazing.
Dan: Need you ask? That would be Tiger at the Masters. A moment that some of us feared we might never see and one that many idiots insisted we would never see. It’s in a category all of its own.
Back on Planet Earth, I also enjoyed the feel-good story of Graeme McDowell earning – not being given a spurious invitation, mind – a spot in the Open being played in his hometown of Portrush. It all became a serious possibility after he won at Puntacana, while the elite were playing in the WGC in Mexico. A couple of months later and he finished the job off at the Canadian Open and he was in.
Joe: I loved Tiger’s win as it was the first time I had really watched him win a major – I was 11 when he won the US Open in 2008 – but my vote goes to Europe’s Solheim Cup win.
I watched every minute of the coverage and was compelled throughout. There’s just something about the team events that really grab my interest. And the way it was won was phenomenal. I’m off to watch the winning putt again right now.
Mark: Shane Lowry in Abu Dha… sorry Portrush was mind-blowingly good. To stand behind the 18th green for the last three days and see a collection of generally middle-aged men screaming and crying at Lowry’s heroics was beyond anything. For many the occasion and the weather would have got the better of them, for Lowry it seemed to just make it more fun.
I can generally find fault in anything or anyone and I’m struggling with Lowry. Top bloke, top win and roll on his Ryder Cup debut playing under his great mate Padraig Harrington at Whistling Straits.
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