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Jan 18

Rory McIlroy impressed by Oscar’s sweet strike

A superb tee shot from 13-year-old Oscar Murphy catches the eye of Northern Ireland compatriot and hero Rory McIlroy in the Abu Dhabi Championship.

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Jan 18

Rory McIlroy back in the swing in Abu Dhabi as Tommy Fleetwood sets pace

• Tommy Fleetwood one shot clear of Fabrizio Zanotti• McIlroy: ‘There were no mistakes, I played very solidly, very smart’As he was happy enough to admit, the company kept by Rory McIlroy for his first competitive round in 106 days was as significant a…

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Jan 18

Farewell Ronaldinho, bobsleigh thrills and Dustin Johnson’s miracle drive | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a Robbie Fowler dink, a memorable ODI between Australia and England and all of Boca Juniors’ goals from 20171) Farewell Ronaldinho, you were a lot of fun. Here are all his goals for Barcelona, some tricks and flicks, f…

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Jan 18

Club pro revels in ‘surreal’ Abu Dhabi opportunity

Club pro Tom Buchanan targets making the cut in what is a dream chance to compete in stellar company at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

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Jan 18

McIlroy three behind co-leader Fleetwood in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy is three behind co-leader Tommy Fleetwood as he returns to action with a 69 at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

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Jan 17

Tennis players want more money? It’s not as absurd as it sounds | Greg Jericho

It’s easy to scoff but a look at the incomes of golf and tennis players shows that unionisation may not be such a bad ideaIncome inequality is not normally an issue that arises much thought during the Australian Open, but this week inequality, as it is…

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Jan 17

Justin Rose hits back at ‘boring golf’ tag – ‘This is an exciting time’

World No 6 says the return of Tiger Woods plus diverse rivalry among the top players should make 2018 a great yearThe new golfing year presents an opportunity the sport hopes will offset recurring concern. Tiger Woods will not compete in the Abu Dhabi …

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Jan 17

Dustin Johnston: World number one says there is no need to limit golf ball flight

World number one Dustin Johnson says there is no need to limit how far golf balls fly because nobody “is making the game too easy”.

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Jan 16

Rory McIlroy returns hungry for victory and with an eye on the Masters

• McIlroy ready for Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after lay-off• ‘It felt like a sabbatical’ he says after break to let rib injury healIf the clear mitigating circumstance of injury provides context, it is still worthy of note that 16 months have passed …

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Jan 15

Kizzire wins in Hawaii after tense six-hole play-off

American Patton Kizzire comes through a ‘marathon’ six play-off holes to win his second US PGA Tour title in Hawaii.

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Jan 14

‘I can’t thank her enough’ – wife caddies for Paisley in maiden Tour win

England’s Chris Paisley enlists his wife as caddie – then claims the first European Tour win of his career at the South African Open.

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Jan 14

EurAsia Cup: Europe beat Asia 14-10 to retain trophy

Europe win eight of Sunday’s 12 singles matches to beat Asia 14-10 and retain the EurAsia trophy in Malaysia.

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Jan 13

‘If it’s my time, it’s my time’ – world number four Thomas reacts to Hawaii missile alert

An erroneous alert, warning of an imminent ballistic missile strike, caused panic and fear at the Hawaii Open before the mistake was acknowledged.

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Jan 13

Paisley leads going into fourth round at South African Open

Chris Paisley will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the South African Open as the Englishman closes in on his first European Tour title.

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Jan 13

McIlroy plays down heartbeat irregularity

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been diagnosed with a slight heartbeat irregularity but says it is ‘not that big a deal’.

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Jan 13

EurAsia Cup: Asia comeback leaves Europe trailing by one point

Defending champions Europe will go into Sunday’s 12 singles trailing Asia by one point in the EurAsia Cup.

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