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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 238
ALTHOUGH great friends, this combination of Novocastrian and product of the Florida Panhandle makes the list as proof of the adage ‘opposites attract’. Late bloomer Boo Weekley often talks of hunting, fishing and once wrestling an orangutan, while Australia's Steven Bowditch was a teenage phenom who has battled depression during his career. With neither player in red hot form coming into the tournament, both will be hoping enjoyment can spark in their games. BOO WEEKLEY & JAMIE Lovemark is an up- and-coming Californian who was earmarked for success during an impressive college career. Luke Donald is 10 years his senior and well on his way to veteran status on the PGA Tour, claiming his first victory in 2002 when Lovemark was a mere 14-year-old. Although a strange pairing, this combination could prove to be a serious contender. Lovemark lost in a playoff at the Zurich in 2016 and Donald has recently found some form. JAMIE LOVEMARK & BEING Texan is where the commonalities end for our third odd couple pairing. Seventeen years in age separates Ryan Palmer – a journeyman with three PGA Tour wins since 2000 – and Jordan Spieth, the personification of unabashed, talented youth on Tour. Adding to the peculiarity of this duo, Spieth attended the University of Texas while Palmer played his college golf at Texas A&M, which in Texas basically equates to drawing pistols. Despite the oddity of the pairing there is a simple explanation. The pair played together in November and a wager was placed: “If James (Palmer’s caddie) beat Jordan that day he had to play with me at Zurich. He won and here we are,” Palmer said. JORDAN SPIETH & PUT this union down in the ‘makes no sense’ file. Cameron Percy remains a fairly quiet, no nonsense golfer grinding away in search of that big PGA Tour win some 20 years on as a professional. Murray, on the other hand, is a PGA Tour rookie best known for voicing his often-controversial opinions on social media. The American used his Twitter account to invite a model to caddie for him in the par-3 tournament at Augusta, despite not even qualifying for the Masters. Then, with fellow American Kelly Kraft, Murray displayed an insular view of the world rankings system. The social media gaffes have earned the North Carolinian far more attention than his golf game has. CAMERON PERCY &
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