McIlroy & Reed Avoid Third Round Hero Dubai Desert Classic Head-On Tussle By 10 Minutes

.… Emirates GC, Dubai  What the golf world would have loved so much to witness has somewhat disappointingly will not transpire, and by just 10 minutes. The ‘tee gate’ duo of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy ended their second rounds of the rain-interrupted Hero Dubai DesertClassic tied at eight-under but with any thoughts of a head-to-head third round encounter here in Dubai out the window with the DP World Tour announcing the draw as:   11:31am BRUN, Julien WALLACE, ...

Had it not been for Rory McIlroy hitting the cup with his birdie attempt on the final green the golf world would not have been kept in wait with DP World Tour news of the draw for the third round of the $US 9m Hero Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy’s eventual 36th hole closing par, officially judged to be 11 inches, handed him a second round 70 for an eight-under tally on the Emirates Club course. The World No. 1 headed to the scorer’s hut at the back of the 18th tee, and located underneath the new ...

Aberg Not Near As Legendary As Buddy Holly But Give The Swedish-Born Texan Time

….. Emirates Club, Dubai Ludvig Aberg was born in Sweden and speaks with a very American accent. He stands at some 6 foot 4 inches tall, making him a tall Texas resident and while residing in the city of Lubbock, and the birthplace of rock-and-roll legend Buddy Holly, Aberg is doing his small bit to become one of the city’s famed golfers. Aberg, 23, is contesting this week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic thanks to a sponsor’s invitation and he’s well-and-truly rewarded sponsors with ...

Hill Earns A Sleep-In After Three Very Early Alarm Calls In Posting Sizzling 67 At Hero Dubai Desert Classic

……  Emirates Club, Dubai After three straight very early alarm calls Scot Calum Hill earned himself a sleep-in after posting a sizzling second round 67 and be assured a first pay cheque of the new DP World Tour season. The Gleneagles attached Hill capped his round with a hat-trick of birdies from the 10th hole but the pick of the five said Hill was his birdie at the par-4 sixth hole. “It’s always great to birdie any hole but I was really pleased with the birdie on six”, he said. “I ...

Reed Soaring With Closing Eagle To Be In Prime Position On Debut At Hero Dubai Desert Classic

… Emirates Club, Dubai  Patrick Reed could not have asked for a better start nor a better finish in making his debut at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai. Reed ended his round sharing the lead with rival Rory McIlroy and matching the remarkable effort of the World No. 1. who finished birdie, eagle and birdie, with the American holing a 15-foot putt for an eagle ‘3’ here on the 18th hole in the rain-interrupted Rolex Series event. It handed the pair rounds of six-under 66s ...

McIlroy Needs Just Seven Shots For The World No. 1 & Reed Share Hero Dubai Desert Classic Lead

…. Emirates Club, Dubai World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was at his brilliant best needing just seven shots to muscle his way into an eventual share of the lead with American Patrick Reed in the rain-interrupted Hero Dubai Desert Classic lead. Players returned to the Emirates host course early on Friday for what was to be an 8am restart to play but after more rain that was delayed to 10am, and this after the Rolex Series event was initially delayed on Thursday by over six hours due to heavy rain that ...

McIlroy Back On Speaking Terms With Reed Albeit At 6am In Front Of Their Dubai Hotel

….. Emirates Club, Dubai. Patrick Reed is boasting he won a ‘small victory’ after he and Rory McIlroy were back talking to each other less than 24 hours after we learnt the full details of ‘Tee Gate’. Reed was seen in video footage early this week gently tossing a golf tee in McIlroy’s direction after the visiting Texan sought to wish the World No. 1 a ‘Happy New Year’ but was snubbed by McIlroy. What since transpired has been worldwide reporting that Reed had launched golf’s ...