Amid trying to keep his game sharp for when the season resumes, Soren Kjeldsen has sharpened his imitation skills of other top golfers, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, and Ian Poulter.
As golf’s various stakeholders – the PGA Tour, European Tour and LPGA Tour, Augusta National, the PGA of America, the USGA and the R&A – cancel and postpone their own events and explore potential alternative dates, all are working with the assumption that the Olympics would go on as scheduled.
To be fair, while Azinger’s tone and cadence were measured, his comments felt unnecessarily acidic. Trying to belittle the European Tour to make his case isn’t right. That doesn’t mean Azinger was wrong.
Valimaki got his European Tour card at Q-school last year, and a T-7 finish at the recent ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia hinted at a burgeoning potential that has been further underlined with this victory.