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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 ...

Middle East Swing Disappointment For MacIntyre Undergoes Second MRI On Injured Hand

Abu Dhabi, UAE  …..  Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre has been left gutted with the uncertainty now of missing the three events on the 2020 European Tour ‘Middle East Swing’ due to a still unknown righthand injury. MacIntyre has withdrawn from this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship due to the injury at the very bottom left corner of his right hand, and an injury he first picked-up late last year. The young Scot went onto Twitter saying: “Really disappointed to have ...

Koepka Suggests McIlroy Has Every Right To Declare On A Given Day He’s The Best In The World

You could argue the current top-two world-ranked golfers in Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have their New Year compass bearings all wrong. American-born Koepka is starting a New Year at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi while McIlroy, who was a regular feature at the start of a new season in the UAE, will kick-start 2020 next week at Torrey Pines in California. Koepka is this week teeing-up for a first occasion since late October when a left knee injury forced the four-time Major ...

G Mac Celebrates New Year Back Inside World’s Top-100

Graeme McDowell is celebrating the start to the New Year after moving back inside the world’s top-100 following his share of fourth in the Sony Hawaiian Open. McDowell brilliantly snatched five birdies in succession from his fifth hole in a closing round six-under par 64 for a nine-under par tally. It was just two shots shy of making the play-off and with an emotional Aussie Cameron Smith just managing to control his emotions not only in capturing a first individual PGA Tour victory but near ...

Ormsby Wins Second Hong Kong Open Crown But Denied Two-Year European Tour Exemption

Wade Ormsby joined legendary Australian greats Peter Thomson and Greg Norman in leading from start-to-finish to capture a second Hong Kong Open victory crown. Ormsby, 39 posted a closing round 66 for a 17-under par tally and win just a third pro career title by four shots on the suburban Fanling course. The close friend to fellow Adelaide-born Adam Scott earned a first prize cheque of $US 180,000 that has seen Ormsby go to the top of the Asian Tour money list. And while Ormsby is naturally celebrating ...

Lowry Kick Starts New Year With Second As Ormsby Makes It Two Hong Kong Open Titles

Shane Lowry has kick-started the New Year in rousing style brilliantly muscling his way to second place at the Hong Kong Open. Lowry superbly grabbed an eagle and five birdies in a six-under par 64 for a 13-under par tally on the suburban Fanling course Aussie Wade Ormsby made is a second Hong Kong Open victory toast in four years leading from start to finish and in process signing for a closing 66 to win by an impressive four shots at 17- under par. Ormsby’s win comes after going so close to capturing ...

Lowry Ends Decade-Long Hong Kong Open Hoodoo

It was a case of third time lucky for Open champ Shane Lowry who has ended a decade-long Hong Kong Open hoodoo. Lowry birdied two of his closing three holes in a second round four-under par 66 and be trailing just four shots adrift of Aussie Wade Ormsby (67) and winner of the event in 2017. Lowry shares seventh place and booked himself a weekend tee time in suburban Fanling after missing the cut both in 2009 and 2010. “I am very pleased to be honest,” said Lowry. “It’s my first tournament ...