Date: 20th July 2015
IN case you did not know, there was a really big golf tournament being held at St Andrews over the last week or so. We thought that it would be worthwhile looking at some of Scotland’s top flight clubs and finding their equivalent golfing genius. Calum McClurkin gives his opinion on which golfer best fits each club selected. Got one of your own? Let us know on Twitter or our Facebook page!
Celtic: Bubba Watson
Powerful big-hitter with two green jackets and all the talent in the world to conquer all. Celtic are the best team in the country right now but like Watson sometimes fail to exert their dominance that their talent suggests. Deila’s men have struggled on their European travels as does the left-hander who has a poor Open record.
Aberdeen: Dustin Johnson
Powerful American that is always amongst the early favourites in every tournament he contends but does not win as much as he should. Aberdeen have cemented their place as Scotland’s second best and like Johnson’s major record, it suggests that they just tend to fade away towards the latter stages.
Hearts: Jordan Spieth
An emerging young force. Spieth’s stock has risen massively after winning the first two majors of the year. Mentally strong to see off challengers and at times looked unstoppable — just as Hearts were in the Championship last season. Wisdom older of their ages and suspect that there is more to come from both.
Inverness Caley Thistle: Henrik Stenson
Consistent operator on the Tour and another that finishes towards the top of the pile in most events. Stenson is as outspoken and as critical as John Hughes can be, but last season could not go better and both are currently in a period of transition.
Partick Thistle: Jim Furyk
Furyk’s swing is as ugly and frightening as the Jags new mascot, Kingsley, but the old-timer is another who has been around the block at a high level for years. Comfortable at home but occasionally stuffy. Not blessed with huge power but maximise what they have to the best of their ability in order to compete.
St Johnstone: Adam Scott
A consistent player that seems to be considered every time a major tournament comes around but does not carry the prestige as others do. Crowning achievement was his Masters success and the Saints’ was their Scottish Cup win last season. Weapons blunted as of last season for St Johnstone in injuries and losing players. Scott will suffer when he loses his putter when the anchor ban comes into effect.
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