Lake Nona certainly is puffing its chest this week by hosting 156 of the best senior golfers for the 2010 USGA Senior Amateur, which has reached the match-play stage. Players have been raving about the quality of the golf course and the facilitiies.
But it also was a big moment for a couple of Lake Nona residents. U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell clinched the winning point for the European Ryder Cup Team on Monday at Celtic Manor in Wales, defeating Hunter Mahan, 3 and 1, to secure the 14.5-13.5 victory. Ian Poulter, another Lake Nona resident, also picked up a crucial point by earning a decisive 5-and-4 win over 1997 U.S. Amateur champion Matt Kuchar. -- David Shefter