Tag Archives: Dubai World Challenge

Dec
10
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

This chap is not well.

Rory McIlroy’s seven-under-par total at the halfway mark of the Dubai World Challenge is impressive, even prior to learning that the 23-year-old has spent most of this week struggling with bouts of fever and weakness.

According to members of his management team, the Northerner’s appearance at the Race to Dubai finale could be his last for several weeks.

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Dec
9
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Cool customer: Alvaro Quiros made six birdies and an eagle on Friday.

If the form of most players is best represented by a gently rolling sine wave, where modest peaks and troughs betoken a fundamental consistency, that of Alvaro Quiros is best likened to the heart monitor read-out of a hospital patient in spasm.

At his worst, the Spaniard’s a fixture at the outer limits of the golf course; a ball-striker with all the accuracy of a high-powered potato gun. But at his very best, he’s an irresistible talent.

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Dec
7
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

So Swedish: Robert Karlsson in action.

If you’re looking for a succinct evaluation of the set-up at this week’s Dubai World Championship, who better to turn to than businesslike 2010 champion Robert Karlsson?

Such was the reasoning of Reuters’ man-about-course Tony Jimenez this evening, who managed to extract some precious quotage from the Swede ahead of tomorrow’s opening round.

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