Two weeks after capturing the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and Rickie Fowler had to swallow the bitter taste of defeat.
Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
After letting a two-shot lead slip away on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a 5-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to set up the deciding bogey. ...
Rory McIlroy ended a disappointing defence of his Dubai Desert Classic defence clearly more concerned about the up-coming Masters than being bitten by any Brazil mosquitoes.
In fact, McIlroy finally managed to take some bite out of the Emirates course, albeit a round too late, in birding four of his closing six holes in 65 for an eventual 15-under par total.
The current World No. 2 fell four shots shy of England’s Danny Willett who holed a testing 12-foot birdie putt at the last to win by a stroke ...
England’s Danny Willett delivered his pregnant wife a new trophy in capturing the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Willett, 28 has also moved into third place on the Ryder Cup points table after holing a 12-foot birdie putt at the last in a round of 69 to win by a stroke with an 18-under par tally on the Emirates course.
It is the Sheffield-born Willett’s fourth Tour title and with his wife, Nicole to give birth to the couple’s first child at the end of March.
Fellow Englishman Andy Sullivan ...
There is well-worn saying in golf …. What happens on tour, stays on tour.
But then Jocelyn Hefner, and the former wife of Paul Casey has released a book about her relationship with the 13-time European Tour winner and her experiences travelling the world with the European Tour and now PGA Tour based England-born golfer.
Here are five things the memoir, Lost on the PGA and European Tours, taught us about the exclusive world of pro golf:
1. Phil Mickelson’s jet is outfitted with personalized ...
DANNY WILLETT – WITH HIS 2016 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC VICTORY
• His fourth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 192nd European Tour event.
• Moves to 651,116 points in The Race to Dubai.
• Could move into the top 15 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 20th.
• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 Omega European Masters.
• Claims European Tour victories in consecutive seasons for the first time.
• This victory beats his previous best 2016 European ...
Hereunder is the 2016 MENA Tour schedule and with www.golfbytourmiss.com again very pleased and looking forward to report on the now 20 events.
This year’s MENA Tour, as you will see, commences later next month in Morocco and with competitors also travelling to Spain, Thailand, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Muscat and finish with two events in Cairo, Egypt.
March 22-25: Royal Golf D’Anfa Open at Royal Golf D’Anfa Golf Club, Casablanca, Morocco
March 28-31: Hotel Pullman ...
In a big leap forward the MENA Tour list of tournaments will enjoy World Ranking Points from the opening event of 2016.
A letter still has be sent to Sir Michael Bonnalack, Chairman of the Official World Rankings committee, by the MENA Tour confirming they have satisfied ‘World Ranking’ criteria however Grant Wilson, CEO of the Sunshine Tour, and a member on the World Ranking Committee, indicated once this letter is received it should only be a formality in confirming this new status ...