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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Monday 20 June 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
A seemingly unstoppable Rory McIlroy extended his lead from eight to 10 as the US Open remained a one-man show at Congressional today.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
It's a big weekend for...
The World No 2 may have made a faltering start at the US Open at Congessional, but he could be forgiven for having his mind on other matters this weekend.
Friday 17 June 2011
Thursday 16 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
What a way to win the world No 1 tag – and what a way to lose it. As Luke Donald was celebrating victory in the BMW PGA Championship here yesterday and topping the order for the first time, Lee Westwood was coming to terms with his shot into the water on the first sudden-death hole which handed his countryman everything. Two Englishmen, two wildly contrasting emotions.
Friday 27 May 2011
Luke Donald labelled yesterday's 64 in this BMW PGA Championship "one of the best rounds I've ever played" and went on to describe his emotions. "I guess I feel a little bit invincible," said the Englishman. None of his rivals were arguing. Well, apart from the "little bit" part.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Luke Donald could miss the cut at the West Course and still replace Lee Westwood as the new world No 1. That is just one of the permutations in the rankings race which gives this BMW PGA Championship added lustre.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Lee Westwood is hanging on to the world No 1 tag by a slither from his countryman Luke Donald, but the man ranked in third believes justice would be served if the latter took over here at this week's BMW PGA Championship.
Monday 23 May 2011
Ian Poulter never has paid any heed to what is and is not deemed feasible and here, once again, he ripped up the script on his way to winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship. First he beats the English world No 1, Lee Westwood. Then he goes and beats another countryman on the brink of becoming the world No 1, Luke Donald.
Sunday 22 May 2011
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
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