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Chubby Chandler: More Progress for Peter Uihlein
Article posted: 05 July 2017

Injury free at last, there is no limit to what Peter Uihlein can achieve.

- Chubby Chandler

It's very pleasing to see Peter Uihlein operating at the sharp end again on a regular basis.

Second in the French Open reinforced his decision to embark on a swing reconstruction under coach Justin Parsons especially since it came on a course I didn't think was a perfect fit for him.

Injury free at last, there is no limit to what the charismatic American can achieve and I'm sure his motivation has been increased by the deeds of his close friend Brooks Koepka, the new US Open champion.

Peter's consolation for missing out in Paris was to qualify for The Open - something denied Kiwi Ryan Fox, who was also in the running for a place at Birkdale, until two other golfers drained unlikely putts on the very last hole. 

Ryan is among those with a chance to qualify and I won't be in the least bit surprised if he does. He is also a top talent and has the comfort of a very big cheque to mark his highest finish in Europe helping him a long way up the Race to Dubai rankings.

We also have several others looking to qualify this week and next - and I was delighted to see Haydn McCullen make it in some style at Hillside - but whatever happens we're already guaranteed a strong representation on the north-west coast.

Haydn has got a lot of talent and shot nine under to secure his spot for Royal Birkdale and a memorable week awaits. 

I'll be in Ireland tomorrow, but with a very close eye on England's Test match at Lord's which marks Joe Root's tenure as England captain.

It will be a proud day for Joe and also ISM's director of cricket, Neil Fairbrother, and I'm really looking forward to joining them over the weekend.

Finally, a quick word about Paris National, home for next year's Ryder Cup.  I have no hesitation in saying that the last few holes will represent the best ever for watching golf anywhere in the world.  It's going to be fantastic.

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