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The Continued Mellowing Of Tiger Woods … Jon Rahm Adds His Chapter.

.… Albany, The Bahamas  It is an old expression, and it was an expression I recall double English-born World 500cc motor-bike champion Barry Sheene once used and that is ‘the people you pass on the way up, you ​​pass on the way back down’. It’s an expression one c​​ould use in all walks of life and Sheene drew on the phrase in describing a rival, who clearly was intent of caring little about those around him and focussed solely on riding his way to a championship title. Of course, ...

McGuire: Thirty-Years Attending Dubai Desert Classic & Admiring The Changes To Dubai

….. Emirates Golf Club, Dubai I sit here in the front row of the Media Centre overlooking the ninth and 18th greens at the 2023 Hero Dubai Desert Classic and it’s just not the same. The stunning Majlis host course remains a picture postcard setting but it’s outside the front gates that has changed as Dubai of 30-years ago, and in a gross understatement, is not the same as when I first attended the European Tour event in 1993. Thirty-years ago the Dubai Golf Club was still then well ...

Reed Borrows MacIntyre’s Putter To Hole 15-Footer Minutes After Hero Dubai Desert Classic Round

…. Emirates GC, Dubai  Patrick Reed may consider turning left-handed after he borrowed Robert MacIntyre’s putter to hole a lengthy putt just minutes after the Texan’s second round at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai. Reed struggled with the putter as reflectred in a score of 70, picking-up three birdies in a five-hole stretch from his eighth to 13th holes ahead of a 15th hole bogey in a score of 70 for his eight-under tally on the Emirates course. Then as the Texan made his way ...

McIlroy & Reed Avoid Third Round Hero Dubai Desert Classic Head-On Tussle By 10 Minutes

.… Emirates GC, Dubai  What the golf world would have loved so much to witness has somewhat disappointingly will not transpire, and by just 10 minutes. The ‘tee gate’ duo of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy ended their second rounds of the rain-interrupted Hero Dubai DesertClassic tied at eight-under but with any thoughts of a head-to-head third round encounter here in Dubai out the window with the DP World Tour announcing the draw as:   11:31am BRUN, Julien WALLACE, ...

Had it not been for Rory McIlroy hitting the cup with his birdie attempt on the final green the golf world would not have been kept in wait with DP World Tour news of the draw for the third round of the $US 9m Hero Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy’s eventual 36th hole closing par, officially judged to be 11 inches, handed him a second round 70 for an eight-under tally on the Emirates Club course. The World No. 1 headed to the scorer’s hut at the back of the 18th tee, and located underneath the new ...

Aberg Not Near As Legendary As Buddy Holly But Give The Swedish-Born Texan Time

….. Emirates Club, Dubai Ludvig Aberg was born in Sweden and speaks with a very American accent. He stands at some 6 foot 4 inches tall, making him a tall Texas resident and while residing in the city of Lubbock, and the birthplace of rock-and-roll legend Buddy Holly, Aberg is doing his small bit to become one of the city’s famed golfers. Aberg, 23, is contesting this week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic thanks to a sponsor’s invitation and he’s well-and-truly rewarded sponsors with ...

Hill Earns A Sleep-In After Three Very Early Alarm Calls In Posting Sizzling 67 At Hero Dubai Desert Classic

……  Emirates Club, Dubai After three straight very early alarm calls Scot Calum Hill earned himself a sleep-in after posting a sizzling second round 67 and be assured a first pay cheque of the new DP World Tour season. The Gleneagles attached Hill capped his round with a hat-trick of birdies from the 10th hole but the pick of the five said Hill was his birdie at the par-4 sixth hole. “It’s always great to birdie any hole but I was really pleased with the birdie on six”, he said. “I ...

Ferguson: “It’s Probably Raining More Here In Dubai Then Home In Scotland”.

…. Emirates Club, Dubai For a golfer such as Ewen Ferguson growing up and living in Scotland you are used to rain. So in journeying to Dubai and this week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic you would not expect to be staring at stoppages due to rain, and not just one downpour but many more to further saturate an already soft host Emirates Club course. In fact, 61 millimetres had fallen on the first 18-hole grassed course to be built in Dubai from late Wednesday through to Friday morning. Up ...