Golf: Kiwi watch Thu Jul 28

Danny Lee during the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational. Photo / Getty Images
Danny Lee during the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational. Photo / Getty Images

New Zealand's Olympic golfers are on a mission to find form before golf returns to the Olympic Games in just 14 days time and our two best are back in business with Lydia Ko and Danny Lee both playing Major Championships this weekend.

For the first time we have a double up with the PGA Championship and Women's British Open played at the same time.

If you're golf mad, the time difference works well for you, with Ko playing overnight, then handing the batten to Lee in the early morning.

LPGA Tour

Ko has received an early tee time for round one of the British Women's Open at Woburn in England tonight. She has got your evening covered, teeing off in the year's fourth Major with a 7:59pm start.

Ko comes to Woburn Golf and Country Club with a chance to become the youngest player in all of golf (no matter the era) to capture three Major titles. Finishing 1, 2 and T3 in her previous three Majors which means she hasn't finished worse than fourth in her last five LPGA starts, the odds are in her favour once again.

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She is now just two weeks away from tying Annika Sorenstam on the all-time career weeks list at No one golfer on the planet.

PGA Tour

World number 41, Lee will play his seventh Major in a row due to his consistent world ranking and in the final Major of the year he will be looking to beat his best finish of T18 at the Masters if not make a run for the Watermaker Trophy.

All of a sudden players have been asked to play two Major Championships in two weeks with the Olympics pushing the PGA Championship forward, this won't help the drama already caused by the five rings starting in August.

Hosted by Baltusrol Golf Club, New Jersey this won't be easy with the world's best playing at their best. Dustin Johnson is searching for the number one world ranking after his extreme run of form over the past with his last six starts reading like so; T2, T9, 1st, 1st, 5th, 3rd.

European Tour

Ryan Fox is back in action after what has been an exciting few weeks for the new Olympian as he continues on his journey to achieve full European Tour status and embark on his goal for gold. Last week we saw him fall out of contention at a rate of knots after a poor second round, but other than that he showed extremely promising signs and that he can go low! (65, 76, 67 and 71)

The 29 year old currently sits 17th on the Road to Oman standings just two places out of the elusive top 15. He certainly has some demons to bury after coming so close last year, which means every shot at every event counts for so much for the 29 year old.

- NZ Herald

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