vowing to do for himself
what he did for Europe last year.
Dubliner McGinley, whose last-green putt sealed a famous victory
over America in the Ryder Cup, is looking for individual glory
at the Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters.
“Obviously the memories of what happened up the road last
September are still very vivid, but that was for the team and
this week’s for me,” said McGinley. “Nothing
would give me greater pleasure than to claim this prestigious
It would also be very fitting because the Marriott Forest of Arden
course plays host to the first European Tour event promoted by
International Sports Management, who handle McGinley’s business
“It would be very rewarding to keep things in the family,”
added McGinley. “I know how much hard work has gone into
ensuring the long and distinguished history of the British Masters
McGinley will face strong competition, not least from within the
ISM stable. Darren Clarke is twice a winner over the Marriott
Forest of Arden course and former European No.1 Lee Westwood has
just returned from America after taking several long strides along
his road to recovery.
Westwood’s brother-in-law Andrew Coltart is also running
into form at exactly the right time and his fifth-place finish
in Wales last week has him believing bigger and better may not
be far away. “I’m getting very close,” he said.
Just as interesting as how the big names perform is just what
England international Justin Walters achieves on his professional
The 22-year-old broke scoring records at North Carolina State
University where he achieved all-American status and is considered
such a huge prospect that Collingtree Park signed him as their
touring professional just as soon as he left the amateur ranks.
With seven-time European No.1 Colin Montgomerie in the field and
the biggest golf exhibition in Tour history on site, the Midlands
looks set for a fantastic week.
by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM