The Wales Open that was a week from the showdown at the United States had a lot to highlight. The two wild cards at the European Ryder Cup, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher tasted fortunes that very opposite to each other. While, Westwood was successful in making his spot after the second round by two shots, Stephen missed his.

He was left behind by 15 shots after the second round total. Stephen has admitted that it had been very tough for him. He thinks that the mistake that he made was that he was thinking too much about what would happen and was trying too hard, but now that he is not thinking he seems to be in a better position comparatively.

The Scot who is making a first appearance at Ryder Cup has also shown his confidence. He has said that he had done his preparations and was looking forward to the game. He has said that he is all ready to go. He believes that since he is in a good position both mentally and physically, they might be a plus point for him.

Lee has always been the pride of England with eight Ryder Cups in his bag. He has said that he has not been very competitive of late and has been working on the game. He has said that he is working out but is still not very fit for the game. The three weeks that he was not there has somewhere caused him a loss of sharpness which he hopes to regain soon.

There is another player Jamie Donaldson who has kept up his chance too of becoming the maiden Welsh winner of the Ryder Cup which is an national event. Meanwhile, the other players that you look out for are Lowry the Irishman, Joost Luiten of Netherlands and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium.

Matt Kuchar believes that he would benefit from harder competition ahead of the opening of the next PGA Tour season. The 2015 Tour campaign will begin on Thursday, when the Open tees off in Napa, California.

Kuchar ended up on the 13th spot in the Tour Championship, which was the final tournament of the cashed-up FedEx Cup in September. Later he competed for the losing United States team in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Kuchar feels that he is not at all fatigued going into the new season and thinks that he could have an edge over his rivals at the $6million event.

Matt Kuchar in an interview told the media that he feels like somewhat sharper in his game. He also added that according to him the other guy at the event didn’t play as many FedEx events as him and could be five weeks off before coming on for the tournament. He also thinks that other might be fresh and rested but will not be as sharp as him.

Kuchar, the world number nine, said he was all too aware he was a sitting duck among golf’s elite, as he opens a new season.

He also expressed his happiness in playing golf for a living but also accepted it’s a really difficult way to make a living. He said that everyone here is trying to be the best of the best and every year a whole bunch of young kids are ready to take your place. He mentioned that it’s a challenge for everyone playing the best qualifier the game has to offer.

Matt Kuchar expressed his excitement for the challenge that awaits before the tournament. He said that nobody knows who will make the cut and who will not and it is also a challenge for him to give his best against the most promising newcomers.