The HSBC Champions ended in the wee hours last night (Eastern Standard Time), with Francesco Molinari taking home the trophy. Of more import, however, is that Lee Westwood’s second place means he retains his slot atop the World Golf Rankings. Here’s how the pretenders challenged the throne:
Lee Westwood: T2 at -18
Tiger Woods: T6 at -7
Martin Kaymer: T30 at -2
Phil Mickelson: T41 at +1
Not a good showing for Phil, and not much to show for Lefty after the Masters. I wonder how much that arthritis is really bothering him. Could it effectively be career ending?
Tiger was again quite … ordinary.
I’m sure Kaymer was disappointed in his performance.