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 14 January 2013
Comeback Kid takes Tiger's place as Nike's face of golf – to the tune of $125m
Sunday 16 December 2012
South African Charl Schwartzel completed a fantastic finish to 2012 with an astonishing 12-stroke victory on home soil at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Mexican uses services of controversial coach to bulk up for fourth fight against nemesis tonight
Wednesday 28 November 2012
The end of the belly putter is nigh. Golf’s regulatory bodies on both sides of the Atlantic, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club and the United States Golf Association, have moved in unison to ban from 2016 the anchoring of a putting device to the body.
Friday 23 November 2012
For the past 10 years, Philip Lader, who was the US Ambassador here in the Clinton years and who is now an adviser to Morgan Stanley, has hosted thanksgiving lunches in what was once the London home of the Astor family.
Monday 05 November 2012
When Barack Obama came to power in 2008 it was on the back of what had already been dubbed the first digital election campaign. Four years on, the race for the White House has taken the use of technology to a whole new level. As the US electorate prepare to cast their vote this week, it is being bombarded by the most sophisticated multi-media campaigning ever.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Rory McIlroy may be on a week off, but he remains in the news and at the centre of debate - both for the clubs he plays with and for his choice of tournaments.
Monday 22 October 2012
You'd think a marketer as savvy as Nike would know better. When your brand spokesman hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons, think carefully – very carefully – before you insist you're standing by him.
Friday 12 October 2012
No dream final in Turkey, only dream golf from Lee Westwood. A 61 in the afternoon followed a 64 in the morning to guarantee Westwood $1m (£625,000) today when he goes up against Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final first prize of $1.5m.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Usada reveals its 'conclusive' verdict on Armstrong case
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The president of the Turkish Golf Federation today apologised for an incident with a journalist which threatened to overshadow the Turkish Airlines World Golf final and the creation of a new 7million US dollars tournament on the European Tour.
Friday 28 September 2012
Thursday 27 September 2012
It was inevitable – but not necessarily right – that the American high command should target Rory McIlroy here over these next few days.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Irishman claims first major to be played on tougher paspalum surface will suit him down to the ground
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Tiger unfazed by major drought as he looks to rediscover his aura at US PGA Championship
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence