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Article Posted: 11th March 2014
There have been many firsts in ISM’s history, but few with greater significance than that recorded by Chesson Hadley in Puerto Rico last weekend.
Chesson is our first American playing as a member of the PGA Tour and he recorded his maiden success in just his 13th event to make it a dream start for him and us in the US.
With the pressure at its highest, he birdied the last two holes to signal his arrival on the world stage.
Now 63rd in the rankings, Chesson is on a fast route towards the top 50 and all the privileges that come with membership of that elite club.
Much more will be heard of this very personable young man.
There were impressive performances elsewhere as Joost Luiten and George Coetzee added to their growing global reputation by finishing 13th and 16th respectively at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National in Doral, Florida.
Their graph, like so many of our younger golfers, is on a perpetual upward path.
And Peter Uihlein, making a rare start in his homeland, finished in the top half of the field in what I firmly believe will be a long and distinguished career in majors and WGC events.
Another American aligned to ISM, Scott Pinckney, continued his development with sixth place in the Web.com Tour’s Chile Classic which will give him much confidence in his quest for full playing privileges next season.
And finally, congratulations to cricket’s Joe Root, who won both man-of-the-match and series honours after his maiden one-day international century proved crucial in England’s 2-1 victory over the West Indies.
Commiserations, too, as a broken thumb now means he will be sidelined for a while.... » More