Losing A Family Member Like Barry Lane – The Whole Tour Mourns

… Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Whether you’re a player, caddie, official or in my case, a journalist, being regularly out on tour is much akin to being among family members. Most everyone just gets on so well though I do find at the start of each new season it is always struggle to remember the names of the countless number of ‘cousins’ as most refer to each other. And this family theme was so evident this morning ahead of the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship when I bumped ...

McGibbon Leaves The Course In Darkness & Will Have To Return In Darkness As Play Halted Again At Yas Links

…. Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Tour rookie Tom McKibbin left the course in darkness and will return early Saturday morning (Local time) in darkness to complete his closing two holes in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McKibbin teed-off in the last three-ball on day two at 3.35pm (Local time) Friday and had the feeling they would not finish. That was the scenario with the threesome called from the Yas Links e course around 6pm (Local time). A tied-looking McKibbin was sharing 43rd ...

Harrington Ensures Himself Weekend Word For Third Year Running At Abu Dhabi HSBC

... Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Padraig Harrington was pleased to ensure himself a first pay cheque of a new season despite the hiccup of an opening hole double on day two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Harrington, and off the 10th tee at Yas Links, regrouped to birdie his second and fifth holes ahead of bogeys on 12 and 15 before picking-up a third birdie of his round at his 16th in a one-over-par 73. The Dubliner had finished late on Thursday with the sun very much in sunset mode whereas it was an ...

Hill Reveals After Some 15 Months He’s Still Not Fully Fit After Bizarre Portugal Masters Infection

... Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Among all those I observed in heading to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship practice range for a first time on Tuesday  was the delight in seeing Scot Calum Hill. Golf fans will recall Hill was bitten by mosquitoes while contesting the 2021 late season Portugal Masters, withdrawing after the first round with a 76. A fortnight later, Hill teed-up in season-ending DP World Tour Championship but after one round, and walking for the most part noticeably uncomfortable, he signed ...

Power Delighted To Deposit Opening 66 On Debut In Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

.… Yas Links, Abu Dhabi Seamus Power clearly benefited from having a scorecard in hand for a second tournament in three weeks, posting a superb six-under 66 to be lying fourth on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It did take Power nine holes before a first birdie but he then completed his inward nine in five-under, including back-to-back birdies at his 11th and 12th holes and then birdieing 14 and 15 ahead of a birdie at his 17th on the host Yas Links course. European Ryder Cup captain ...

Stenson Confident US Court Will Rule Next Month In LIV Golf’s Favour

… Yas Links, Abu Dhabi  Henrik Stenson is confident next month’s courtroom showdown will rule in favour of LIV golfers re-joining both the PGA and DP World Tours. Stenson has returned to the DP World Tour for two events, starting this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and also next week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic sending the LIV Golf flag high to be inside the top-10 following an opening round of 68 in bright but windy conditions on the Yas Links course. European Ryder Cup captain ...

Tartan Trio Warren, Ramsay & Jamieson – A Combined 50-Years On DP World Tour

…… Yas Links, Abu Dhabi  The Tartan trio of Marc Warren, Richie Ramsay and Scott Jamieson head into 2023 boasting a combined 50-year of competition on the DP World Tour. Warren joined the Tour in 2002 playing a handful of events and now at the start of a 21st season the 41-year-old Scot, and four-time Tour winner, is teeing-up this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship contesting a 466th event. Ramsay is two years younger than Warren and is also a four-time DP World winner, capturing ...