World number two Luke Donald and Justin Rose, who recently won the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships at Doral, Miami in the United States of America have been named as the bookies’ favorites for the Transitions Championships, when the two Englishman take to the course against the likes of Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk and others.

Rose, who is still bustling after his first elite title win at the Doral is looking to fine tune his play ahead of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in the first week of April.

Speaking to the media ahead of the tee off at Innisbrook, Rose stated that it was his childhood dream to become the world number one and to win a Masters title and having won the World Golf Championship: Cadillac Championships just last week, he is high on confidence at the moment. Justin Rose stated that his win at Doral gave him some much needed momentum ahead of the Masters and he is looking forward to continuing it with a win at the Transitions Championships, a US PGA Tour event.

The victory at Doral, Miami was Rose’s fourth victory in the United States of America in the past 22 months and having finished inside the top 25 in each f his last five starts at the Transitions Championships in Innisbrook, he is looking forward to playing well and securing the title. He also stated that it gives him immense pleasure to rise up to the top ten in such a short time once again and the only way to go is forward.

But Justin Rose is still aware of the threats posed by fellow Englishman Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, who was the runner up last year and others but he is not going to let that dampen his confidence one bit.


Luke Donald, the English golfer aged 34 years has been having quite an excellent career move with his consistent game play throughout the season.

His consistency has also helped him to land up to the number 1 player with his victories at the European and PGA tour. His next aim is to obtain some of the major titles and this will help him to reach one step higher up the ladder.

The success spree can be easily vouched for with the enormous amount brought in with his winnings which amounts to near about 13 million dollars.

He has given half of his winnings to charity and hopes that the Children Miracle’s Network makes good use of it, helping the underprivileged children.

Along with the money comes trophies – the Vardon Trophy, given for the best scoring average, along with the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest adjusted score, shows his versatility and excellent performance. The awards are also a reflection of his hard work and dedication.

A golfer will always be known for the number of awards and trophies that he gets and this will remain for the rest of his professional golfing career. Luke Donald just hopes that the next season as well is as rich and rewarding for him.

According to the the Open golf betting online, he is one of the favourites, so he may well be getting his first major sooner rather than later.


Martin Kaymer has urged Rory Mcilroy to forget what happened at the Masters tour and to get on with his career.

He has asked Rory Mcilroy to not get too devastated with the defeat and to be strong and get on with his golf.

Martin Kaymer has been acknowledged worldwide as the world’s best golfer and he drew upon the mindset of a champion in order to tell Rory Mcilroy to forget about his painful loss at the Masters.

Martin Kaymer who is now of twenty six years of age is not quite the old wise man in the PGA Tour but he showed great composure and patience after winning the USPGA at Whistling Straits last summer.

This is where the German golfer differs from Rory Mcilroy who clearly lacked the composure and the wisdom to clinch the tour in the final round. Martin Kaymer displayed nerves of steel in winning the match in the very last round with a cool and calm finish.

After closing a miserable eighty at Augusta, Rory Mcilroy had to go Kuala Lampur to participate in the Malaysian Open. And this is where he found himself partnering Martin Kaymer in the first two rounds. This paring turned out to be a very useful and valuable one for the duo. Martin Kaymer said that they had a lot of time together and got an opportunity to talk a lot.

He reminded the audience that Rory Mcilroy is only twenty one years of age and hence should not be put under too much pressure. Martin Kaymer said that Rory Mcilroy was one of the best players in the circuit and will be winning a lot of major tours in the years to come.

He urged the critics to not be too cruel and to give him some time. He said that when he was Rory Mcilroy’s age, he hadn’t even made it to the tour.