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 23 July 2012
Saturday 21 July 2012
Less than a year after hiring golf's most successful caddie in a bid to end his long wait for a first major title, Australian Adam Scott hopes he is just 18 holes from achieving his dream at Royal Lytham tomorrow.
Friday 20 July 2012
Win a bottle of wine
Saturday 14 July 2012
Teenager hits seven birdies on last nine at Scottish Open while Mickelson finds form
Tiger Woods toppled from top of Forbes' sports personality rich list, with David Beckham among top ten
Wednesday 20 June 2012
It took Floyd Mayweather less than an hour to earn his place as the world’s best-rewarded sportsman.
Monday 18 June 2012
The Ulsterman is determined to keep his emotions in check after returning to form
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 13 June 2012
The San Francisco Giants unveiled a new star pitcher in front of 35,000 last night. This was not quite the curve ball girlfiend Caroline Wozniacki lobbed his way at Madison Square Garden in March, more a symbol of Rory McIlroy’s rising profile in the United States.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Paul Casey’s season continued its downward spiral with his withdrawal from this week's US Open in San Francisco. Casey’s shoulder is not fully recovered from his snowboarding accident in January. Though he hopes to return later this month, the setback further reduces his chances of making the Ryder Cup team in Chicago in September.
Friday 01 June 2012
Rory McIlroy recovered from a nightmare quadruple-bogey seven on the ninth hole to climb back in touch with the leaders at the midway point of the first round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, yesterday.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Seven of the world's top 10, including numbers one and two Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy, are in head-to-head combat at Muirfield Village in Ohio this week for the Memorial Tournament.
Saturday 12 May 2012
Rory McIlroy said his decision to skip the Players Championship last year “was not one of my brightest”. It turns out it may have been one of his smartest. His record at Sawgrass is now played three, lost three after completing his hat-trick of missed cuts.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
With apologies to Mr Shakespeare, all the world's a stage and we are merely at The Players – not the fifth major, as the PGA Tour would have the world believe, but nevertheless an elite championship in Florida with a $9.5m (£6m) purse and a first prize of $1.71m.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Home favourite looks poised to pose in fourth Green Jacket after young pretender finds demons chasing him around the National course again
Sunday 08 April 2012
More than anything, it was like a funeral. There were more sighs than conversation and when the convention of the first tee dictated applause, it was subdued enough to be over almost as soon as it began.
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