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RORY RETURNS TO GOLF WITH A PATIENT 69

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McIlroy enjoyed a “patient” return to competitive golf as his first round for over 100 days resulted in a bogey-free 69 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. By Keith Jackson McIlroy, playing in the marquee group alongside world No 1 Dustin Johnson and defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, missed a number of chances to get under the card as he opened ...

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RORY MCLLROY RETURNS

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  RORY McIlroy admits he has become a nightmare for restaurateurs as a result of the lifestyle changes adopted during a three-month golfing sabbatical. The 28-year-old’s break from the game ends on Thursday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The tournament marks the start of a heavy playing schedule which he hopes will help him add to the four major ...

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WOODS AND OBAMA PLAY GOLF TOGETHER IN FLORIDA

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  TIGER Woods will return to the PGA Tour next week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines (where he has won eight times). But first, Woods got a round in with former President Barack Obama in Florida last week. According to Tim Rosaforte of Golf Channel, Woods and Obama played at The Floridian. Rosaforte also shared that Claude Harmon ...

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ROWE AIMS FOR ASIAN SUCCESS

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South Africa’s Lyle Rowe has his sights set on making a name for himself on the Asian Tour after he earned his playing privileges via a gruelling five days of qualifying school. Source – Sunshine Tour After rounds of 70, 70, 67, 77 and 69 at the Q-School Final Stage, he joins his countrymen Jbe’ Kruger, Shaun Norris and Keith ...

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ZIMBABWE’S CROCKER TARGETS $1M SINGAPORE OPEN

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UPCOMING Zimbabwean professional golfer Sean Crocker will fly the country’s flag when he takes to the field in the $1 million, 2018 SMBC Singapore Open at the Serapong Course, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore tomorrow. The United States-based player returns to the field after turning professional recently and will try his luck in the Asian Tour. The 20-year-old rising star will have an ...

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VINCENT MOVES INTO SUNSHINE TOUR TOP 10

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ZIMBABWE’S Scott Vincent has moved into the top 10 of the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit after his commendable fourth place finish at the BMW South Africa Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday. Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter – HERALD Vincent is now the highest ranked local and is lying in ninth place, with earnings amounting to ...

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ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP : 5 THINGS TO KNOW

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Over the years, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship has forged a reputation as a tournament which regularly attracts some of the world’s best players while also providing plenty of drama for fans early in the golfing calendar. Here we bring you five storylines to look out for in the Middle East this week: 1. Fleetwood’s golden year Last year was ...

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GRACE PRAISES PAISLEY AFTER SA OPEN DUEL

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14:  Branden Grace of South Africa reacts to a putt on the 3rd green during day four of the BMW South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club on January 14, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

South Africa’s number one hope at the BMW SA Open, Branden Grace, paid respect to Chris Paisley after the Englishman’s fine display on Sunday. Source : Compleat Golfer The duo quickly turned the final round of the national championship into a straight shootout at Glendower with the underdog prevailing despite a partisan home crowd. Grace, who took home €110 811 ...

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VINCENT SHINES AT SA OPEN

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SCOTT Vincent was left to rue an average round three performance on Saturday at the BMW SA championships at the Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni, as he missed on the chance to bag his first European Tour title. BY HENRY MHARA After carding an opening round of two-under 70 on Thursday, the 25-year old followed it up with a blistering ...

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FLAWLESS PAISLEY MARCHES TO BMW SA OPEN TITLE

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England’s Chris Paisley found it difficult to believe he had played that well after he carded a flawless final-round six-under-par 66 to take the BMW South African Open Championship proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni at Glendower Golf Club. His three-stroke victory over South African fan favourite Branden Grace broke local fans’ hearts, but it was a display that ...

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