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McIlroy Excited Eagling The Last & ‘No Bogeys’ Thru 36 Abu Dhabi HSBC Holes

Rory McIlroy superbly confirmed his injury-free return to competition eagling the last hole on day two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy rolled-in a 20-footer at his final hole and delighting his many fans in the UAE capital in a 66 to move into a five-way share of sixth place at nine-under par. Belgium’s Thomas Pieters birdied his closing hole in a 65 to lead by a stroke at 12-under par from Spain’s Jorge Campillo (64). Birthday boy and defending champion, Tommy Fleetwood (68) shares ...

Power Getting Over The Excitement Of His Rookie Season To Now Cement His PGA Tour Career.

La Quinta .. Seamus Power is quietly-confident a second full season on the PGA Tour will lead to eventually cementing his place on golf’s richest stage. The 30-year old West Waterford golfer earned his card for this 2017/18 wraparound schedule by just $287 in a nail-biting scenario last October by taking the 25th and final place on the secondary Web.com play-offs money list. Power immediately jumped aboard a flight out of Jacksonville and bound for the opposite side of the US continent to tee-up ...

Paul Dunne Renews His KPMG Sponsorship.

KPMG has renewed its global sponsorship agreement with Paul Dunne, winner of the 2017 British Masters. Pictured with Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland, Dunne is one of Ireland’s top globally-ranked golfers and achieved a 16th place finish on the Race to Dubai. Speaking at the announcement, Shaun Murphy said “Paul Dunne has shown exceptional golfing ability in his career to date and our passion for investing in young Irish talent is reflected in our continued support of Paul. ...

Laird Laments ‘Horrendous’ Career Building Driving Display In Opening Event Of New Year.

La Quinta, California .. Martin Laird’s opening round at the start of his 14-year in the pro ranks looked plain sailing until the US-based Scot made a hurtful splash at the par-3 17th at the Career Builder Challenge at La Quinta in California. Laird, who turned 35 on December 29th, was cruising at four-under par on the ‘hardest’ of the three golf courses that play host to the $US 6.2m championship. However, a poor tee shot saw his ball find the water hazard and guarding the left side of ...

Rahm Lights-Up La Quinta With Career-Low 62.

La Quinta, California ..  Like a very good Spanish Rioja, Jon Rahm just gets better with each event with the Spaniard recording his lowest pro-career score of a 10-under par 62 on the opening day of the Career Builder Challenge at La Quinta in California. The 23-year old Spaniard managed an eagle and eight birdies on the La Quinta course and one of three host venues for this week’s $US 6.2m opening event of the PGA Tour’s ‘West Coast Swing’. Rahm’s effort was two strokes ...

Fleetwood Unfazed In Illustrious Company Muscling His Way To Share Of Abu Dhabi Lead.

European Tour No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood was clearly unfazed competiting alongside World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy on day one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood, who was also undefeated in last week’s EurAsia Cup, did not miss a green in regulation in recording a bogey-free 66 to share the lead in the defeance of his title. The also recently-married Englishman was tied at the top alongside Japan’s Hideto Tanihara. “It’s a good golf course ...

Gallacher & Ramsay Send Saltire High In Abu Dhabi.

Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay combined to send the Saltire flying high in the UAE capital with a pair of 68s on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Both Scots had been sharing the lead early in their rounds before settling for a share of eighth place and only just two strokes from the lead. European No. 1 and defending Abu Dhabi champion, Tommy Fleetwood along with Japan’s Hideto Tanihara shared the first day honours with six-under par 66s while four-time Major winning Rory ...