New Season, New Goals But Sadly Same Abu Dhabi Disappointment For McIlroy.

A new year and new season goals but sadly the same old disappointment for Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy stumbled his way to final round 72 and a distant five shots at 13-under par behind Englishman Tyrrell Hatton. So much for Hatton’s newfound ‘Angry Golfers’ social media image as he became Europe’s happiest golfer winning at ease by four shots thanks to a closing 66 for an 18-under par tally on the National course in the Abu Dhabi capital. Hatton, 29, captured ...

Scrivener Celebrates Australia Day Banking Massive Abu Dhabi HSBC 2nd Place Prize Cheque

Jason Scrivener celebrated Australia Day two days earlier banking the biggest prize cheque of his career in finishing second at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship The 31-year-old born in South Africa but an Aussie living in Perth for over 20-years, posted a stunning final round 66, and that included back-nine of just 29 strokes, to finish runner-up at 14-under par. Scrivener’s last nine commenced with a 10th hole eagle ‘3’ and he then proceeded to pick-up birdies at the 12th, three ...

Hatton Shrugs Off ‘Angry Golfer’ Tag & All Smiles Sealing Sixth Tour Success In Abu Dhabi.

So much for the tag of ‘Angry Golfer’ as Tyrrell Hatton was all smiles in cruising to an effortless victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Hatton, 29, brushed aside Rory McIlroy in posting a rock solid final day 66 and win with an 18-under par ally on the National course in the UAE capital. Aussie Jason Scrivener, 31, played he closing nine holes in just 29 strokes, and thanks to a 10th hole eagle ‘3’ and also five birdies, to grab second place thanks to a round of 66 ...

Like The No. 272 Bus …Clarke Waits Nine-Years For Victory & Two Come Along At Once

For Darren Clarke, it was another case of  the No. 272 bus! Clarke had waited nine years since his 2011 Open Championship victory to win for the first time and that materialised on November 1st last year in capturing the Timber Tech tournament in Boca Raton, Florida on the Champions Tour. Now in his very first event since that long overdue success and the 52-year old Northern Irishman is celebrating in capturing a second straight victory with success in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at ...

Knox Bags Brilliant 64 To Muscle His Way Towards Victory At American Express

Scotland’s Russell Knox stormed his way to within two shots of the lead with a brilliant bogey-free eight-under par 64 on day three of the American Express event at Palm Springs. Knox capped his round with three birdies in succession from his 13th hole and then seized the lead holing a 14-footer at his last to move to 13-under par on the PGA West course. It left the very affable Scot trailing just two shots behind the leading American duo of Max Homa (65) and Tony Finau (7) and South Korean ...

MacIntyre Insists No Added Pressure Playing In Front Of Ryder Cup Captain.

Scot Robert MacIntyre insists there was no added pressure playing the first two Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship rounds in the company of Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington. The restart to 2021 European Ryder Cup qualification began in Abu Dhabi after the Whistling Straits points race was frozen last July and the restart to European Tour competition post the lockdown. Most observers put two-and-two together when the opening two round draw was released showing Harrington drawn Dundee-based Frenchman ...

Warren Puts Past Efforts To Shame To Be Staring At Abu Dhabi Success

Marc Warren continues to put past Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship efforts to shame to now be staring at victory in the UAE capital. The Glaswegian holed an eight-foot birdie gem at the last in a third round 68 to be sharing fourth place at 10-under par and only three shots off the lead in the UAE capital Rory McIlroy posted a 67 to head the near £6m event by a shot at 13-under after Tyrell Hatton missed his birdie putt on 18 in a round of 71. McIlroy had regrouped from trailing five shots behind through ...