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Fleetwood Unfazed In Illustrious Company Muscling His Way To Share Of Abu Dhabi Lead.

European Tour No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood was clearly unfazed competiting alongside World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood, who was also undefeated in last week’s EurAsia Cup, did not miss a green in regulation in recording a bogey-free 66 to share the lead in the defeance of his title. The also recently-married Englishman was tied at the top alongside Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. “It’s a good golf course ...

Gallacher & Ramsay Send Saltire High In Abu Dhabi.

Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay combined to send the Saltire flying high in the UAE capital with a pair of 68s on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Both Scots had been sharing the lead early in their rounds before settling for a share of eighth place and only just two strokes from the lead. European No. 1 and defending Abu Dhabi champion, Tommy Fleetwood along with Japan’s Hideto Tanihara shared the first day honours with six-under par 66s while four-time Major winning Rory ...

McIlroy Does Well To Stay Patient After Frustrating Return With The Putter In Abu Dhabi.

Rory McIlroy did well to stay patient after a frustrating return to competition with the putter by birding two of his closing three holes on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy needed 34 putts in a bogey-free three-under par 69 that left him trailing three shots behind European No. 1 and defending champion, Tommy Fleetwood and Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. In fact, McIlroy stood over 17 putts for birdie and sank just three. Fleetwood upstaged both playing partners in McIlroy and World ...

Rose Determined To Kick-Start 2018 In The Dominant Manner He Ended 2017.

Top world-ranked Englishman Justin Rose is determined to kick-start his New Year at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the dominant manner he so successfully ended his 2017 season. Rose won the back-to-back WGC HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open events as well as producing a 4th in the DP World Championship, a 10th a week later at the UBS Hong Kong Open and then a 5th in the Tiger Woods hosted Hero World Challenge. Then after being a guest at Tommy Fleetwood’s wedding, ...

McDowell First New Year Goal To Improve His Flagging World Ranking.

Graeme McDowell reckons there’s but one option after ending last season with a poorest World Ranking in 15 years. McDowell tees-up for a first time in 2018 joining Rory McIlroy and Paul Dunne in this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It is also a first occasion ‘G Mac’ will have competed in the UAE capital since finishing third in 2012. It was a decision McDowell gave much consideration over the Festive Season break and torn beteeem starting the New Year in Palm Springs ...

McIlroy Warns USA Ryder Cup Rivals Paris Will Be ‘Different Kettle Of Fish’ To Hazeltine.

Rory McIlroy returns to competition this week in the UAE excited to be again fully fit and also brimming with confidence the Ryder Cup will return to European hands later this year in Paris. Of course, McIlroy first has to make the European Team but he would seem a certainity in making Thomas Bjorn’s side whether or not he qualifies automatically. And after the disappointment of Hazeltine, and the first time McIlroy had been on a losing European Team, the four-time Major winner has fired his ...

McIlroy Returns Ready To Roar.

Rory McIlroy has ended a three-month competiton break ready to roar and declaring himself fully fit ahead of embarking on one of the busiest starts to his new season. He tees-up this week in the ASbu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the first event of his 11th season in the pro ranks looking to quickly make ammends for a winless and injury-riddled 2017 . And McIlroy could ask for no sterner test than to be grouped for the opening two rounds in the company of World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and European No. ...