As the Irish pair of McIlroy and Mcdowel join the Aussies at the top of the leaderboard you have to wonder where Englands Ian Poulter head is when he declares that golf is just a business, and he is there to enhance his brand. Similarly Lee Westwood has also cited his branding in choosing to play in the States next year.
Endorsing Lee Westwood’s move in rejoining the PGA Tour next season, the Florida-based Englishman explained that his own decision to play on both sides of the Atlantic for the past seven years was one designed to extend him “as a brand”.
Poulter told Telegraph Sport: “I am a business, a self-run business.
“And I want to do it to the best of my ability. If that means I have two cards then I would prefer to do that.
"Otherwise I would limit myself as a brand and as a company.”
Westwood admitted his head had been turned back towards the United States by the FedEx Cup play-offs, which carry an annual bonus of $10 million (£6.45 million). http://preview.telegraph.co.uk/sport/columnists/oliver-brown/ Great to see the Kiwis climbing up the leaderboard in China, they are playing really well, Hendry and Paddison make a good team '''''