Newly-Wed Scrivener Looking To Add To Aussie Winning Ways With Success In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi … Newly-married Jason Scrivener celebrated his very first round of a New Year in posting a sizzling six-under par 66 on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Perth-based Scrivener’s score, and in a fourth straight appearance in the Abu Dhabi event, handed him a share of third place alongside World No. 1 Brooks Koepka. The duo were just two shots adrift of the leading duo of Italian Renato Paratore and South African Shaun Norris who signed for eight-under par 64s in ...

Koepka Ends Four-Month Injury Lay-Off Declaring ‘Im In Abu Dhabi To Win’.

Abu Dhabi ….Brooks Koepka has returned from a four-month injury lay-off clearly signalling he’s not about to relinquish his World No. 1 crown in posting a sizzling 66 on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Koepka ended his first round of a first appearance in the UAE capital two shots behind the leading pair of Italian Renato Paratore and South African Shaun Norris. Koepka shareS third with newly-married Aussie Jason Scrivener in the Euro 6.25m Rolex Series event in the UAE capital. The ...

Hovland Learns Harsh Rules Lesson From Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Karlsson

Abu Dhabi … Norwegian sensation Viktor Hovland learnt a harsh rules lesson in being advised by playing partner and 2020 European Ryder Cup vice-captain Robert Karlsson to add a stroke penalty to his score-card after an incident at the first hole on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Hoviland’s second shot at the par-5 10th that they were playing as their first came to rest just inches from a sponsor’s sign at the back of the green. The 22-year old incorrectly took a ‘free’ ...

Lowry Admits Being Open Champion Making Private Life ‘Different’

Abu Dhabi, UAE ... Shane Lowry confessed being Open Champion is making private life different for he and wife, Wendy. Not for a moment is there anything wrong with their long-time relationship while matters on the homefront for the duo and daughter, Iris could not be rosier. Though on the eve of his defence of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the UAE capital, Lowry says it’s the ‘little things’ that makes life as the Open Champion ‘different’ “Becoming the Major Champion was quite overwhelming ...

MacIntyre’s Maiden Masters Goal Rocked By Continuing Hand Injury

Abu Dhabi, UAE … Robert MacIntyre’s 2020 maiden Masters goal has been dealt a huge blow with an unknown hand injury possibly side-lining the young Scot from the three events on the ‘Middle East Swing’. Scotland’s highest-ranked golfer has withdrawn from today’s (THUR) starting Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship ahead of visiting a Dubai hospital yesterday (Wednesday) for a second MRI on his righthand in four months after first being advised to undergo an MRI at last year’s BMW PGA ...

Harrington Fearing There’s No Repeat Of McIlroy Hazeltine Ryder Cup Abuse

Abu Dhabi, UAE … European Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington fears there’s no repeat of the ugly scenes that engulfed Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine and the last occasion the biennial event was staged in the States. Harrington was referring to an incident during the afternoon of the second day when McIlroy was the centre of a very expletive outburst by an American fan. Harrington, and a vice-captain under Darren Clarke, was walking with McIlroy and playing partner Thomas ...

Lowry Insists Winning Abu Dhabi HSBC A ‘Good Influence’ On Winning The Open.

Abu Dhabi, UAE … It’s been a long four years since Shane Lowry last defended a tournament victory and that at the 2016 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational. Lowry this year will get to savour those emotions twice. First-up is this week’s defence of this Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship crown here in the UAE capital where a year ago the proud Irishman posted a blistering first round equal course record of 62 and from thereon was never headed. Six months later, Lowry proudly lifted the Claret Jug ...