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Graeme McDowell reunited again with former caddy Matt Harbour.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/

G Mac Unaffected Starting New Year Without Regular Caddy.

Graeme McDowell says the start to his new season is unaffected being without his regular caddy, Ken Comboy. Comboy is present for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but is recovering from recent knee surgery and has been advised to sit out McDowell’s appearance this week in the UAE and also next week’s Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Instead McDowell has been reunited with England’s Matt Harbour who previously caddied for McDowell up to the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot. “It’s good to ...
Darren Clarke clearly not comfortable with his right ankle.  Exclusive photo - Eoin Clarke/

Darren Clarke Fortunate To Escape Serious Leg Injury.

Darren Clarke was fortunate to escape serious leg injury in a bizarre incident getting out of his hotel bed earlier today in Dubai. The 2011 Open Champion stumbled heavily and injuring his right ankle. Clarke got dressed and headed to the Emirates Club where he advised officials his ankle was hurting so much he could not contest the afternoon eight-man 9-hole Challenge. Instead, former British Amateur champion and ISM management stablemate, Matt Fitzpatrick took Clarke’s place in the event ...
Tiger Woods again flashing that famous 14-time Major winning smile.  (Photo -

Tiger Woods Sinks Teeth Into Media Over Missing Tooth Saga.

Tiger Woods didn’t take long to sink his teeth into the media attending this week’s Waste Management Phoenix over reports about his missing tooth saga. Woods is returning to competition for a first time since finishing in last place in the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth in suburban Orlando. However during the festive break Woods traveled to Italy to support girlfriend Lindsey Vonn who was contesting a World Cup ski event. But then Woods didn’t count on getting his tooth broken ...
Martin Kaymer competing in today's eight-man Challenge insisting he has no point to prove despite letting slip a 10-shot lead on the final day of the recent event in Abu Dhabi.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/

Martin Kaymer Adamant He Has No Point To Prove In Dubai After Abu Dhabi Demise.

Martin Kaymer is adamant he has no point to prove in his return to competition after the dramatic collaspe in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and insisting after letting slip a 10-shot lead on the final day was one of the biggest learning experiences he has had on the golf course. “I didn’t come here to Dubai to prove to others that I could win a golf tournament,” he said. “I don’t care about this.  I proved many, many times before that I can win.  ...
Old Tom Morris stands watch at the entrance to Yas Links, Abu Dhabi.

Stunning Sunset Over Yas Links, Abu Dhabi.

It was a stunning sunset over the Yas Links and the final day of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Invitational. Here is a couple of shots, including one of a statue of Old Tom Morris, and located at the entrance to the Kyle Phillips designed course, taken at the course before taking the short drive to Dubai and this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Henrik Stenson and Stephen Gallacher win the 2015 Dubai Desert Classic Challenge.  (Photo -

Stephen Gallacher Wins Yet Another Dubai Trophy.

Stephen Gallacher captured his third Dubai Desert Classic trophy in two years after teaming with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson to capture the 2015 Champions Challenge this afternoon on the Emirates Club course. Gallacher and Stenson ended with a Two-man scramble score of eight under par moments before World No. 1 Rory McIlroy holed a 15-foot putt for he and playing partner Sergio Garcia to tie the Scot and the Swede. All four players headed to the ‘Drop Zone’ in front of the water guarding ...
Royal Trron to finally consider allowing full women members.

All-Male Royal Troon Golf Club Finally Sees The Light Of The 21st Century.

Royal Troon Golf Club looks to have finally seen the light and should soon join the remainder of those in the 21st Century with the announcement the all-male Scottish club will shortly undertake a comprehensive review to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future. The recommendations from this review will be presented to the membership for their consideration. This move follows a decision late late year by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews to allow women members. It ...