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Sport Rory McIlroy plays a shot on the 13th during the pro-am event ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic

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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Tiger Woods is back on the straight and narrow. He may not be winning this WGC Bridgestone Invitational, but the former world No 1 provided enough evidence here that this comeback will be rather more productive than the last.

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The British weather's got a lot to answer for. Rory McIlroy revealed here yesterday he is about to resume membership of the PGA Tour and will move to America. It seems Europe is about to lose its shining star and Belfast its favourite son.

Tiger Woods gears up for return

The good news for Tiger Woods as he counts down to his return to golf tomorrow is that he cannot be as bad as he was in the same event last year.

'It'll be fun,' Woods says on being paired with old rival Clarke

When Darren Clarke stages his reunion with Tiger Woods here in the first two rounds of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, he would like to hear the cheers ring out for his friend and long-time rival. And his reasons are based on the personal as well as the professional.

Woods in line for Presidents Cup after signing for Sydney

Tiger Woods has signed up to play at the Australian Open in Sydney in November, organisers said yesterday, making the former world No 1 a likely starter at the following week's Presidents Cup.

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The former world No 1 has asked his notorious bagman to caddie on his comeback. Big mistake

Woods to return at his favourite Firestone course

Which tiger Woods will we see in Akron next week? That was the question swirling in the air in Killarney yesterday as the game digested the news that the former world No 1 will make his comeback at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Graeme McDowell spoke for many when outlining his doubts.

Tiger Woods announces return to action

Former world number one Tiger Woods is to return to action at next week's Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

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Williams: I've lost respect for Tiger

Steve Williams admits he has lost "a tremendous amount of respect" for Tiger Woods after the former world No 1 ended his 12-year partnership with the caddie.

Caddie 'shocked' after Woods wields axe

Unlike many of Tiger Woods's jilted, Steve Williams could not be silenced. Last night the New Zealander reacted with thinly-veiled fury when suddenly sacked as caddie after 13 years, 72 victories, 13 major triumphs and one very public scandal. "So much for loyalty," was the gist of the New Zealander's reaction.

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