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GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -- Marc Leishman took advantage of an early start to shoot a 7-under 65 and move into a share of the second-round lead at the Australian PGA Championship on Friday.
Garcia, slump and eye issues behind him, looks for hot start in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Less than three years ago, Sergio Garcia was mired in a slump so prolonged that he missed out on the 2010 Ryder Cup team and saw his world ranking fall as low as 85th.
30 Jan 2013 - 2:27pm - 0 Comments
Brown, Jeffress and Dartnall get into British Open via Australia qualifier
MELBOURNE, Australia -- New Zealand’s Mark Brown will take his place in the 2013 British Open Championship at Muirfield after setting a new course record at Kingston Heath Golf Club on Wednesday during International Final Qualifying (IFQ) Australasia.
30 Jan 2013 - 1:46pm - 0 Comments
Westwood targets season-opening win in Dubai after offseason of change
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- He's got a new caddie and a new home in the United States. Lee Westwood hopes those changes translate into victories this year, starting with the Omega Dubai Desert Classic that begins Thursday.
29 Jan 2013 - 6:48pm - 1 Comments
Smith and Dartnall tied at halfway in British Open qualifier in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Amateur Cameron Smith is tied for the lead with fellow Australian Stephen Dartnall after Tuesday’s first round of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for the 2013 British Open.
29 Jan 2013 - 12:21pm - 0 Comments
Wood wins Qatar Masters with eagle at 18th to deny Garcia and Coetzee
DOHA, Qatar -- Chris Wood eagled the 18th hole to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for his first European Tour victory Saturday, overtaking Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee, who finished a shot back. The 72-hole European Tour event began on Wednesday.
26 Jan 2013 - 10:19am - 0 Comments
Wood steps out to three-shot lead after third round of Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- Chris Wood shot an 8-under 64 Friday for a three-stroke lead on Michael Campbell and two others after the third round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The 72-hole European Tour event began on Wednesday and ends Saturday.
25 Jan 2013 - 10:43am - 0 Comments
Garcia and Kaymer join four-way tie for second-round lead at Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- European Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia were among four players tied for the lead at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after the second round on Thursday. The 72-hole event began Wednesday and ends Saturday.
24 Jan 2013 - 10:45am - 0 Comments
Santos leads after first day of Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Ricardo Santos of Portugal made five birdies on his back nine to finish with a 7-under 65 Wednesday in the opening round of the Qatar Masters, taking a one shot lead over Anthony Wall and Peter Whiteford.
23 Jan 2013 - 10:38am - 0 Comments
Rose back at Qatar Masters hoping to emulate teammate Lawrie's record
DOHA, Qatar -- Ryder Cup teammates Paul Lawrie and Justin Rose return to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters this week with vastly different records in the event.
22 Jan 2013 - 10:10pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy 'very disappointed' about 2013 debut, now set sights on Masters
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Rory McIlroy admits he was "very disappointed" after his first tournament with Nike clubs ended in failure, and spent the weekend in Abu Dhabi working with his swing coach, Michael Bannon.
20 Jan 2013 - 6:34pm - 0 Comments
Donaldson overtakes Rose to win Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Jamie Donaldson won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship by one shot on Sunday for the biggest victory of his career, with Justin Rose narrowly missing a birdie putt on the 18th which would have forced a playoff.
20 Jan 2013 - 11:45am - 0 Comments
Rose up by two at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after 54 holes
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Justin Rose extended his lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday, shooting a 4-under 68 for a two-shot advantage over Jamie Donaldson of Wales and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.
19 Jan 2013 - 11:51am - 0 Comments
McIlroy, Woods both miss cut in Abu Dhabi Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, a woeful start to the season for the world's top two golfers.
18 Jan 2013 - 8:32am - 2 Comments
McIlroy and Woods struggle in first round of Abu Dhabi Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggling, fifth-ranked Justin Rose and unheralded Jamie Donaldson had 5-under 67s Thursday for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
17 Jan 2013 - 5:17am - 2 Comments
All eyes on McIlroy as he begins year with new clubs, great expectations
This much could always be said about Tiger Woods. The richest man in golf played like he didn't have two nickels to rub together. Rory McIlroy appears to be cut from the same cloth. Even a cloth that now has a swoosh.
16 Jan 2013 - 12:08am - 1 Comments
Goosen, recovering from back surgery, encouraged with 2013 debut
DURBAN, South Africa -- The Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa marked the return of two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, who had not played in five months after finally having surgery on his back.
15 Jan 2013 - 7:00pm - 3 Comments
Woods and McIlroy paired together in Abu Dhabi but cool to talk of rivalry
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The world's top golfers meet more often on the course these days, but neither No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy nor Tiger Woods is ready to call it their relationship a rivalry.
15 Jan 2013 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen roars from five shots back to win Volvo Golf Champions by one
DURBAN, South Africa -- Scott Jamieson won’t forget Durban in a hurry -- but not for all the right reasons now.
13 Jan 2013 - 11:23am - 0 Comments
Jamieson leads by five at Volvo Golf Champions, can win two in a row
DURBAN, South Africa -- One year after last-man-in Branden Grace won the Volvo Golf Champions, Scotland's Scott Jamieson could well do exactly the same thing on Sunday at Durban Country Club.
12 Jan 2013 - 12:39pm - 0 Comments