McIlroy Surprises Birthday Boy Fleetwood With Chocolate Cake & Candles.

European Tour No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood was in the middle of a TV interview when he got the surprise of being handed a birthday cake with lit candles by Rory McIlroy. Fleetwood and McIlroy along with World No. 1 Dustin Johnson had played alongside each other in the opening two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood turned 27 and just weeks after celebrating the birth of a son and then only recently getting married in the Bahamas to new wife, Clare and his former long-time manager. “It ...

Rahm Lights-Up La Quinta With Career-Low 62.

La Quinta, California ..  Like a very good Spanish Rioja, Jon Rahm just gets better with each event with the Spaniard recording his lowest pro-career score of a 10-under par 62 on the opening day of the Career Builder Challenge at La Quinta in California. The 23-year old Spaniard managed an eagle and eight birdies on the La Quinta course and one of three host venues for this week’s $US 6.2m opening event of the PGA Tour’s ‘West Coast Swing’. Rahm’s effort was two strokes ...

Fleetwood Unfazed In Illustrious Company Muscling His Way To Share Of Abu Dhabi Lead.

European Tour No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood was clearly unfazed competiting alongside World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood, who was also undefeated in last week’s EurAsia Cup, did not miss a green in regulation in recording a bogey-free 66 to share the lead in the defeance of his title. The also recently-married Englishman was tied at the top alongside Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. “It’s a good golf course ...

Rose Determined To Kick-Start 2018 In The Dominant Manner He Ended 2017.

Top world-ranked Englishman Justin Rose is determined to kick-start his New Year at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the dominant manner he so successfully ended his 2017 season. Rose won the back-to-back WGC HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open events as well as producing a 4th in the DP World Championship, a 10th a week later at the UBS Hong Kong Open and then a 5th in the Tiger Woods hosted Hero World Challenge. Then after being a guest at Tommy Fleetwood’s wedding, ...

Knox Soaring With An Eagle & Four Birdies & Second Hawaiian 64 In Twelve Months.

Russell Knox was certainly ready to Hoola dance after producing his lowest score in 12 months and again at the Sony Hawaii Open. Scotland’s top-ranked golfer was soaring with a 30-foot chip-in eagle ‘3’ and four birdies in a second equal best 64 round on day two of the PGA Tour at Honolulu. The effort saw the Jacksonville-based Knox jump 53 places and into a share of 12th place in the $US 6.2m event being led by the in-form Brian Harman. The left-handed Harman, who had been well ...

McIlroy Reveals Heart Scare – Will Require Cardiogram Every Six Months & MRI Each Year.

In what will come as a big shock to the start of his New Year and golfing heartthrob Rory McIlroy has revealed less than a week before he tees-up in his first event of 2018 that he will be required to undergo a cardiogragm on his heart each six month’s and also an MRI scan every year. McIlroy has not competed since finishing well down the field in last October’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland and purposely has remained side-lined from formal competition to allow his injury ...

Leishman Sizzles In Hawaii As Snow & Ice Shuts Down His Beloved Virginia Beach.

Marc Leishman sizzled on the opening day of the first PGA Tour event of the New Year in sun-splashed Hawaii as his home town of Virginia Beach was being brought to a virtual standstill by snow and ice. Australia’s top world-ranked golfer recorded eight birdies in a five-under par 67 to finish the round one shot clear of the duo of Brian Harman and Jhonattan Vegas who signed for 5-under 68s on day one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Si Woo Kim are tied ...