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Stellar Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood threeball leaves Abu Dhabi open-mouthed

The marquee group had them open-mouthed in the desert. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood were a combined 18-under for the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Away from the majors and Ryder Cup, Fridays do not get any better in golf.<p>Of course, the brunt of the interest falls …

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Even on 'Off' Day, Jon Rahm Shoots 67 at PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge

Jon Rahm didn’t strike the ball as purely Friday as he did during his opening round at the CareerBuilder Challenge.<p>He still managed a 5-under 67 that …

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Rory McIlroy delivers birthday cake to Tommy Fleetwood

How tight are European Tour players? So tight Rory McIlory remembered to buy Tommy Fleetwood a birthday cake to help him celebrate his 27th …

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Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson stood out among a star-studded threesome that combined to shoot 18 under par with just one bogey Friday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.<p>Shaking off a sloppy first round, Johnson matched the low round of the day with an 8-under-par 64 that put him within four shots of …

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Mickelson chases youth and time in bid to win again

There are the numbers these days that Phil Mickelson can plainly view on PGA Tour scoreboards, and then there are the figures that are unseen, but …

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Rory McIlroy rested, ready for whirlwind leading to Masters

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 14th tee during round one of the Abu Dhabi …

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CareerBuilder Challenge: Jon Rahm rolls and four other takeaways from Round 1

Phil Mickelson returns and the Web.com Tour is cleaning up<p>The CareerBuilder Challenge got off to a slick start on Thursday with 40 golfers shooting 5 …

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Lexi Thompson poised to produce coming off year of controversy, near misses

Last January, Brittany Lang looked on in awe as Lexi Thompson signed autographs outside the clubhouse on Paradise Island afteAfter losing in a …

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Jon Rahm shoots 62, leads CareerBuilder Challenge by 1

Jon Rahm’s soaring 5-iron settled 5 feet away to set up an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole at La Quinta Country Club. He finished 10-under-par 62 for a one-stroke lead.<p>“It’s quite simple, honestly,” Rahm said. “Beyond perfect drive, perfect second shot, perfect putt.”<p>Two hours later Thursday in the …

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Brian Harman on his hot start, major expectations and (finally) feeling comfortable on the course

<i>Brian Harman, all 5-foot-7 of him, picked up the biggest win of his career when he edged Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez to win the Wells Fargo</i> …

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Danica Patrick reunites with GoDaddy for Daytona, Indy 500 races

Danica Patrick will close her professional racing career with a familiar partner.<p>Patrick announced Thursday on her website and social media that her two-race farewell tour in 2018 — dubbed the "Danica Double" — will be sponsored by longtime backer GoDaddy. Patrick, however, still does not have a …

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Pompous critics sniff at golf's 'dirty little secret' of appearance fees

<b>OPINION</b>: When the enormous cheques being paid to a handful of superstars simply to play in the tournament add up to twice as much as the total prize …

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Best Things I Saw Of Golf On Instagram, 1-18-18

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p><b>Grayson Murray</b> slid down the <b>PGA West Stadium's</b> 16th face, and nearly tested the surface with his landing and club.<p>A 13-year-old named <b>Oscar Murphy</b> took down <b>Dustin Johnson</b> in the <b>European Tour's</b> Beat the Pro Challenge and got to play with his hero <b>Rory McIlroy</b> in Abu Dhabi. …

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Justin Rose hopes hot streak has survived the winter break

Seeing as Justin Rose is in the midst of a run of form unmatched in its consistency since Tiger Woods a decade ago, it might be something of a surprise to hear the Englishman being described as “flying under the radar”.<p>But for Rose, if that is the way it is then so much the better as he tries to …

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Mickelson takes the long view

Strive to be average.<p>Phil Mickelson laughs when asked about his de facto rallying cry for 2018, at least where his historically erratic driving is …

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Dustin Johnson: Kapalua win means nothing for Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Dustin Johnson's recent victory in Hawaii doesn't mean much when it comes to this week's tournament.<p>The top-ranked …

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#AskAlan: Is Dustin Johnson actually underrated?

I put out my usual call for questions on Twitter and reader Bill Williams (@BilltheBrit1) writes, "No point Alan, you don't answer the good …

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Rory McIlroy begins busy Masters prep in Abu Dhabi, itching for a win

Imagine if during Tiger Woods' prime he went three full years without winning a major championship.<p>From the time he won his first major title at the …

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It Was Fun While We Had Him: DJ Pivots On Distance Regulation

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p>Long ago--December 2017 actually--<b>Dustin Johnson</b> had joined the bifurcate camp when discussing the matter with Golf Channel's <b>Todd Lewis</b>. The comments came as Tiger was more outspoken than ever on the harm distance jumps have had on the footprint of golf.<p>Well the world's …

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President Obama plays with Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan over weekend

One golf weekend, two GOATs.<p>Such was the prosperity for President Barack Obama this past weekend, as No. 44 teed it up with two special guests. According to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte, President Obama played with Tiger Woods at the Floridian on Saturday. The 14-time major winner is just a week …

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Iron intelligence: New era of customization changes way players match with clubs

For big sporting goods stores with salespeople selling lacrosse sticks and camping gear along with golf equipment, the old way of marketing irons was …

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Rory McIlroy: Heart issue 'nothing' as ex-world No.1 eyes fresh start

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has brushed off a heart issue and has not played a tournament for 104 days because of injury, but Rory McIlroy insists he is on a new healthy quest to reignite his career.<p>The 28-year-old shut down his season in October to recuperate from a persistent rib problem and has spent the time …

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Rory McIlroy tempers Americans' Ryder Cup confidence: 'It won't be as easy as they think it will be'

Rory McIlroy is making his return from injury this week at the European tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and based on his comments, the four-time …

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Florida golfers encounter python-wrapped alligator in Naples

Alligator sightings are pretty common on Southern golf courses - see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.<p>Also, here. (RIP, Timmy the …

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Weekly 18: Golf's unusual week in Hawaii ends with lesson in perseverance

What a strange week at the Sony Open.<p>It began with Jordan Spieth making an uncharacteristic quadruple-bogey, found PGA Tour players taking cover …

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Chalmers looks to Cali desert for PGA form

The Perth native watched on TV as World No.1 Dustin Johnson almost aced a par-4 with a 430-yard drive during his win at the Tournament of Champions …

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Healthy Rory McIlroy hopeful increased preparation in 2018 will lead to wins

Rory McIlroy believes his first win in more than a year is "not far away."<p>That was the message the star emphasized in a press conference leading up …

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Tommy Fleetwood plans on small steps at Abu Dhabi, beyond in 2018

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – European number one Tommy Fleetwood expects to make small steps forward this season rather than the giant strides …

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Hublot Unveils a Watch That Takes Aim at Golfers

This new timepiece scores for both practicality and fairway fashion.<p>despite its introduction by PGA star and Hublot brand ambassador Dustin Johnson, …

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19 great golf apparel items on sale right now

If you want to step up your style game without crushing your wallet, here's a good place to start. Every Monday throughout 2018, we're going to feature golf apparel items that we love that are on sale. Some sales will last a few days, others will last a few weeks. Either way, they never last long, …

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