Knox Loses Appetite After Posting 73 On DP World Debut

Dubai, UAE …. Russell Knox somewhat lost his appetite after posting a one-over par 73 on the opening day of his maiden DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Knox managed two birdies along with one bogey but sticking out on his scorecard like the proverbial dog’s hind leg was a sixth hole double-bogey where he found water with his tee shot. It left the lone Scot in the field seven shots adrift of the leading duo of England’s Jordan Smith and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui who posted six-under par ...

Dunne Patiently Continues To Struggle For The Correct Answers.

Dubai, UAE … Paul Dunne bravely continues to struggle for the correct answers after gabbing five birdies in a disappointing level par 72 on the opening day of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Dunne was one-under par through 12 holes before playing the next five holes in one-over to be trailing seven shots behind the leading duo of Spaniard Adrian Ortego and England’s Jordan Smith who shot 66s in very hot conditions on the Jumeirah Estates course. European No. 1 elect Francesco Molinari ...

Wallace Grabs Back-To-Back Birdies & Then Fined £3,000 For Slow Play.

Dubai, UAE …. England’s Matt Wallace bravely saw a lighter side after being slapped with a £3,000 ‘slow play’ fine on his debut at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. This season’s triple Tour winning Wallace was adjudged to have taken too long to putt out for par on the ninth hole and this after bizarrely being timed in birdiing both the seventh and eighth holes on the Earth Course. The Tour’s Chief Referee, Andy McFee was waiting for Wallace as he headed to the scorer’s ...

McIlroy Brushes Off Tour Membership Criticism … ‘It’s 20-Years Away’.

Dubai, UAE …. Rory McIlroy has brushed-off criticism following a likely decision note to take-up 2019 European Tour membership. McIlroy hinted earlier this week he would likely contest just two ‘pure’ European Tour events up to July’s Open Championship and hence the need not to be a European Tour member and in what will be a non-Ryder Cup year. It could see McIlroy also choosing not teeing-up in his ‘home’ Irish Open and instead contest the following week’s ...

McGinley Slams McIlroy Over Non-European Tour Membership Move

Dubai, UAE … Paul McGinley has slammed Rory McIlroy’s suggestion he may not elect to take-up European Tour membership in 2019. McIlroy delivered shock waves to the European Tour and his Irish fans indicating on Tuesday he plans not to renew membership and hinting also he may skip contesting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open next July in Lahinch. “Right now my European Tour membership is all sort of up in the air but if it were to be that I don’t fulfil my membership next year, it’s ...

Lowry Seeking A Dubai Double Delight.

Dubai, UAE … Shane Lowry is looking to celebrate the end of his 10th European Tour season with a double Dubai delight. Lowry joins Rory McIlroy and Paul Dunne in this week’s DP World Tour Championship and the final event on the 2018 Race to Dubai schedule. After more than 40 tournaments around the globe, the European No. 1 crown has come down to a battle between the best of friends – Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. Lowry’s goal since returning to Europe for last month’s Portugal ...

McIlroy To Shock The Tour, Dubai Duty Free & Irish Fans By Not Contesting 2019 Irish Open

Dubai, UAE … Rory McIlroy will clearly shock the European Tour, event sponsors and his enormous Irish fan base after hinting the possibilty of not contesting next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch. And in a second big surprise, McIlroy indicated he may also abandon taking-up 2019 European Tour membership. McIlroy has played host to the past four years to the Irish Open and in the process attracting sponsors Dubai Duty Free plus also managing to entice some of the world’s best ...