Tag Archives: Hong Kong Open

Dec
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Rarin' Rory

Trailing by three shots at the start of the final round of the Hong Kong Open, Rory McIlroy shot a solid 65 to win by two to retain his No. 2 world ranking and keep the prospects of catching Luke Donald in the Race to Dubai. He also sealed the victory in style, holing out from the greenside bunker on 18 for birdie.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland revealed he was inspired by Englishman Lee Westwood’s third-round 62 on the other side of the world at the 12-man Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

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Nov
22
2010
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Poulter wearing his default expression: smugness

Ian Poulter held off a late challenge from young Matteo Mannassero to run out a one-shot victor in Sunday’s final round of the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open. Low scoring was the order of the week as freakishly still conditions, smooth putting surfaces and placing on the fairways combined to ensure that the Fanling layout played a particularly benign 6,700 yards.

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Nov
17
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Skinny John Daly is having problems adjusting on the greens

When John Daly tees it up at this week’s Hong Kong Open, he will be 126 lbs lighter than he was 18 months ago. Although Daly’s significant weight loss is good for his health, it doesn’t come without another set of problems. Daly is still adjusting to his slimmer self and it’s particularly impacting him on the greens. (I’ve seen dramatic weight loss mess up people’s swings, but I’ve never heard of this putting phenomenon. Oh, never mind.)

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