Rory McIlroy studies his putt during a round of 64 on day two of the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. (Picture Stuart Adams, www.golftourimages.com)

Pink Dressed Rory McIlroy Grabs Red Numbers To Storm Into Dubai Desert Classic Lead.

Pink-coloured World No. 1 Rory McIlroy closed with three red numbered birdies to storm his way to a one shot lead on day two of the Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy birdied his closing three holes in a round of 64 to move to 14-under par as he now seeks to win the Dubai title for a second occasion since breaking through to claim a first pro career success in the 2009 event. Scotland’s Marc Warren, and clearly benefiting from fatherhood, kept himself on target for a maiden Masters invitation and a ...
Marc Warren with new two-year old son Archie after moving one shot clear of the field on the second day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Fatherhood Helping Steer Marc Warren To Augusta National Front Gates.

Scotland’s Marc Warren believes fatherhood can inspire him to secure a maiden Masters invitation after taking a one shot clubhouse lead on day two of the Dubai Desert Classic. Warren, 33 holed an 11-foot birdie on his final hole in a round of a seven under par 65 to move to 13-under par in hot and windless conditions on the Emirates Club course. Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell, and competing in his first event of a New Year, equaled Warren’s score to move into second place at 12-under ...
Gala Alten proudly shows off her engagement ring after saying 'Yes'  to Pablo Larrazabal.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Pablo Larrazabal Says Getting Engaged ‘Easier’ Than Holing Putt To Win In Abu Dhabi.

Triple Tour winning Pablo Larrazabal declared it was easier popping the question to his long-time girlfriend than holing the winning putt a year ago to deny Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson in capturing the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The 33-year Callaway Golf attached player caught the stunning fellow Spanish-born Gala Alten by complete surprise in proposing to her on Christmas Day. “It was easy to propose to Gala and much easier than the nerves I felt in Abu Dhabi last year in winning my third ...
Sweden's jolly green golfing giant - Henrik Stenson.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Sweden’s Golfing Green Giant – Henrik Stenson Goes Green In Dubai.

Henrik Stenson certainly attracted the attention of golf’s fashion police in the attire he chose to wear on the opening day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The 2007 winner was decked out is green shirt, green belt and greens pants on route to Stenson posting a round a two under par 70.
Double Dubai Desert Classic winner Stephen Gallacher right in the thick of the first day action with a 66 in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie0

Gallacher Makes Dubai Statement As Warren Edges Closer To Augusta.

Stephen Gallacher displayed he was not about to relinquish his double Dubai Desert Classic crown while good friend Marc Warren edged closer to a Masters Invitation on day one at the Emirates Club course. Gallacher and Warren, out at opposite ends of the draw, ended the day tied in sixth place and just two shots  Austrian giant Bernd Weisberger who carded an eight under par 64. Four players share second place with seven under par 65s – England’s Lee Westwood, Belguim’s Nicolas Colsaerts, England’s ...
Peter Lawrie lines up a putt on route to a one over par 73.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Rory McIlroy Pleased To Assist Peter Lawrie With Dubai Invitation.

Four time Major winning Rory McIlroy said he was delighted to use his influence in the game to assist fellow Irishman Peter Lawrie secure an invitation, along with a Jumeriah Resort hotel room for the week. “I wrote the tournament a letter as Peter asked me for a little help getting into the event given he had such a tough year last season,” said McIlroy. “You try and do anything you can to help out your fellow players, and I guess my voice does not carry a little more weight that it used to, ...
Paul Lawrie winner of the 1999 Open Championship pays tribute to the late Kel Nagle winner of the 1960 Open Championship.

Paul Lawrie Adds His Tribute To Fellow Open Champion Kel Nagle.

Scotland’s Paul Lawrie has paid tribute to Australian-born former Open Champion Kel Nagle, golf’s oldest living Major winner who passed away early Thursday morning local time Sydney. Nagle turned 94 a month ago and is best remembered in denying Arnold Palmer to capture the 1960 Centenary Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews and where the 144th Open will be staged later this year. “It is always very sad when one of greats of the game pass away and equally when it is a former Open Champion,” ...