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McIlroy Caps Off Fast Start In Dubai With Stunning Eagle On The 18th

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Rory McIlroy finished off a blistering first round at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai with a stunning second shot to set-up an eagle putt on the 18th.  Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads McIlroy by one shot after finishing with an incredible nine-under-par 63. The World number two looked to be struggling midway through the round hitting bogeys on the ninth, …

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DeChambeau Sets Records In Dubai With Sunday Blowout

Bryson DeChambeau showed imperious form as he secured his first title outside the American soil, winning the $3.25 million Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday by a record margin of seven shots. The highest ranked player in the field at world number five, DeChambeau pulled ahead from the chasing pack with three birdies in his first three holes, and then …

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Lowry Stays In Touch In Dubai With Fine Friday 67

A fantastic weekend is in store at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Among the contenders are a legend, an American star, a resurgent talent, the defending champion, and not far behind is the in-form Shane Lowry. The Irishman ensured that a blip wouldn’t follow his great Abu Dhabi Championship last week with a first round 69. Today he followed up …

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Lowry, Dunne Off To Good Starts At Dubai Desert Classic

After Shane Lowry won the opening Rolex Series event in Abu Dhabi last week, the European Tour is in Dubai this time around for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. In a field headlined by the likes of Sergio Garcia and Bryson DeChambeau, the victorious Lowry showed no signs of a hangover in his opening round of 69. A level par …

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Leader Shane Lowry Equals Course Record In Abu Dhabi

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Shane Lowry holds a three-shot lead at the HSBC Championship Abu Dhabi after a blistering first round in which he equalled the course record. The Offaly man sits on 10-under par after recording a bogey-free round of 62. He could have set a new course record at the final hole with a birdie opportunity, but he had to settle for par. There …

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Calm Lipsky Triumphs To End 50-Month European Tour Drought

American David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes Sunday to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club for a total of 274 and a two-shot victory over Scot David Drysdale, who carded a …

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Justin Rose Chases Leaders At Storm-Hit Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an …

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Francesco Molinari Named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Francesco Molinari won the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year award on Monday to cap a memorable 2018 for the Italian. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major when he clinched the British Open at Carnoustie earlier this year. That triumph followed his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and a maiden PGA Tour title in …

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Gavin Moynihan Well-Placed For Best Ever European Tour Finish

The early beginnings of the 2019 European Tour season have presented a series of challengers a chance at glory. Just weeks after the Race to Dubai final, events such as this week’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open offer an opportunity to get a player’s foot on the winning ladder with some of the Tour’s biggest names not in attendance. One of …

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Molinari Wins Race To Dubai, Willett Gets First Win Since Masters

The European Tour season ended with a bang as two major winners shared the spoils. Danny Willett outfought fellow Masters winner Patrick Reed on the final day of the DP World Tour Championship. The green jacket-clad duo went off as co-leaders on Sunday morning, but it was the Englishman who claimed the prestigious title for his first win in over …

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Masters Champions Neck-And-Neck At Nedbank, Irish Challenge Fades

Sergio Garcia bogeyed the par-four 18th and Louis Oosthuizen birdied the hole, providing a vital lifeline for the South African on Saturday after the third round of the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City. The Spaniard goes into Sunday’s final round as the wire-to-wire leader, his one-under-par 71 lifting him to a 10-under-par total of 206, with Oosthuizen two shots behind …

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Li Three Clear In Turkey After Water Visits For Rose

China’s Li Haotong is set to create European Tour history after seizing a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Turkish Open in Belek. Li, 23, brilliantly holed his second shot for eagle at the 10th and managed six birdies in a blistering eight-under par 63 on Saturday to move to 17-under on the Regnum Carya course. Defending …

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Lowry Makes Final Day Charge To Finish 2nd At Valderrama Masters

Irish golfer Shane Lowry finished second at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain following a final round charge saw him card a -5, 66. Lowry finished four shots off eventual winner and tournament host Sergio Garcia, who picked up his third straight victory in this competition. Poor weather meant that the tournament had to run into Monday and it was …

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Lowry Reduces Gap To Garcia, But Event Postponed To Monday

Despite the week-long storms in Spain, the Valderrama Masters is set for an intriguing finish. Delays each day, meaning that the first two rounds didn’t finish until yesterday and the 126-man field was still full, saw the event cut to 54 holes. Even with that, a Monday finish is necessary to complete the tournament. Home favourite and two-time event winner, …

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Flawless Garcia Closes In On Valderrama Treble, Lowry Sixth

Home favourite Sergio Garcia fired a magnificent seven-under-par 64 to seize a four-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the weather-hit Valderrama Masters on Saturday. The tournament host had not hit a shot since Thursday after thunderstorms forced the event to be cut to 54 holes, but he carded the lowest score of the week to close …

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Sergio Garcia Makes Strong Start To Valderrama Title Defence

Sergio Garcia got off to a quick start in his bid for a third consecutive Valderrama Masters title on Thursday, as a three-under-par 68 left him just two strokes off the early clubhouse lead. Half of the field will finish their opening rounds on Friday after lengthy delays due to thunderstorms in Andalusia. England’s Ashley Chesters claimed the clubhouse advantage …

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