This is Dubai, and bling is back. If you want to get the attention of a millionaire golfer you have to go big. The Dubai Desert Classic has gone bigger than any tournament on earth with a record jackpot for a hole-in-one at the 17th, a cool $2.5 million (£1.5m). Even Rory McIlroy is interested.
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Tuesday 21 August 2012
Sergio Garcia claimed a two-stroke victory in the rain-delayed Wyndham Championship in North Carolina yesterday to earn his first PGA Tour victory since the 2008 Players Championship and secured his place in the European Ryder Cup team. Garcia finished with a 66 to wind up at 18-under 262.
Monday 16 July 2012
England's Justin Rose insists he has grown used to the circus which comes with playing alongside Tiger Woods and believes a home crowd will be a great leveller at Royal Lytham this week.
Sunday 15 July 2012
When Jose Maria Olazabal, this year's European Ryder Cup captain, was asked to play pundit and name the players who he felt could win The Open Championship at Royal Lytham, he stood by three of the men who are likely to be members of his team to take on the Americans at Medinah in September.
Monday 18 June 2012
Graeme McDowell admitted to frustration and pride after losing out in the US Open by a shot to Webb Simpson.
Saturday 16 June 2012
It is a job to know which was handing out the greater lesson, a brutal US Open course or life. A year ago he was the toast of Congressional, a 22-year-old supernova ripping up the tournament template with a pair of 65s en route to a record low score. How America loved Rory McIlroy, the tousled haired cherub with a murderous swing and the confidence to go for everything.
Friday 15 June 2012
Defending US Open champion Rory McIlroy and world no.1 Luke Donald, return to Olympic Club in San Francisco today facing a monumental battle to remain in the championship.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Two years on from the controversy, redesign is 'pretty much there' ahead of PGA Championship
Sunday 08 April 2012
World No 1 says his Masters performance 'just isn't good enough' – although he is still angry about almost being disqualified in the first round
Saturday 07 April 2012
52-year-old former champion and the Ulsterman 30 years his junior head pack but toiling Woods suffers torrid day
Tuesday 03 April 2012
We should enjoy the beauty of the course and the quality of the action that is expected
Monday 02 April 2012
Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood fill the top three spots on the world rankings going into The Masters - and any one of them could be number one at the end of the week.
Friday 02 March 2012
Ian Poulter has pulled out of this week's Honda Classic PGA Tour event after contracting pneumonia.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
The world No 1 Luke Donald will play Ernie Els in the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Tucson tomorrow. Rory McIlroy, the world No 2, will take on South Africa's George Coetzee.
Saturday 11 February 2012
Northern Ireland's US Open champion Rory McIlroy justified his position as favourite to win the Dubai Desert Classic by adding a 65 to his first-round 66 to reach 13 under par yesterday. But the 40-year-old Dane Thomas Bjorn has matched him shot for shot and Martin Kaymer had the first hole-in-one of his life, on the seventh (his 16th) as he reached 11 under with a 67. Lee Westwood's 65 for 10 under included birdies on the last three holes.
Friday 10 February 2012
Rory McIlroy kicked off a month which could see him reach the world No 1 ranking by charging into contention on the first day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
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