McGuire: Thirty-Years Attending Dubai Desert Classic & Admiring The Changes To Dubai

….. Emirates Golf Club, Dubai I sit here in the front row of the Media Centre overlooking the ninth and 18th greens at the 2023 Hero Dubai Desert Classic and it’s just not the same. The stunning Majlis host course remains a picture postcard setting but it’s outside the front gates that has changed as Dubai of 30-years ago, and in a gross understatement, is not the same as when I first attended the European Tour event in 1993. Thirty-years ago the Dubai Golf Club was still then well ...

Reed Borrows MacIntyre’s Putter To Hole 15-Footer Minutes After Hero Dubai Desert Classic Round

…. Emirates GC, Dubai  Patrick Reed may consider turning left-handed after he borrowed Robert MacIntyre’s putter to hole a lengthy putt just minutes after the Texan’s second round at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai. Reed struggled with the putter as reflectred in a score of 70, picking-up three birdies in a five-hole stretch from his eighth to 13th holes ahead of a 15th hole bogey in a score of 70 for his eight-under tally on the Emirates course. Then as the Texan made his way ...

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, ...

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 ...

Ferguson: “It’s Probably Raining More Here In Dubai Then Home In Scotland”.

…. Emirates Club, Dubai For a golfer such as Ewen Ferguson growing up and living in Scotland you are used to rain. So in journeying to Dubai and this week’s Hero Dubai Desert Classic you would not expect to be staring at stoppages due to rain, and not just one downpour but many more to further saturate an already soft host Emirates Club course. In fact, 61 millimetres had fallen on the first 18-hole grassed course to be built in Dubai from late Wednesday through to Friday morning. Up ...

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 ...