Tag Archives: Dubai World Championship

Dec
10
2011

Life's a beach: McIlroy out of position during Saturday's third round.

“It’s over.”

That was Rory McIlroy’s rather frank assessment of his tournament prospects after carding an untidy 71 in this morning’s third round of the European Tour’s season-ending Gulf showpiece.

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Dec
7
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Awkward photo opportunity, ahoy!

If Luke Donald finishes higher than ninth at this week’s Dubai World Challenge, he’ll not only wrap up the Race to Dubai title, but become the first player in history to hold both the PGA and European Tour order of merit titles simultaneously.

Should he prove slow to shake off the torpor induced by a month-long absence from the game, however, there remains one player capable of threatening his transatlantic hegemony.

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Nov
29
2010

Ian Poulter's blunder cost him the tournament and almost $600,000

In a year plagued by strange rules infractions, it’s almost fitting that Ian Poulter capped off the year with another one at the Dubai World Championship. On the second playoff hole against Robert Karlsson, Poulter was bending over to replace his ball when he dropped it, causing it to fall and move his “lucky” marker. He was assessed a one-stroke penalty and instead of putting for birdie to force another extra hole, he was going for par and he missed the 40-footer.

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Nov
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

World’s No. 1 ranked-golfer Lee Westwood jumped on the Twitter bandwagon the week after Tiger Woods gave his version of “Hello, Tweeps!” just a week earlier. While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, Westwood, who was playing at the European Tour’s Dubai World Championship, wrote his first tweet: “I’ve eventually succumbed to tweeting. Here goes! I can’t be any worse at it than Flintoff and Vaughny!” He sure hasn’t disappointed. In fact, Westwood is a natural at poking fun of his European golf Twitter pals and endearing fans in 140 characters.

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