Much has been made of how the past two Omega Dubai Desert Classic champions kicked on to breakthrough major wins at the U.S. Masters. But for Sergio Garcia, the “rub of the green” streak is purely “coincidence”.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia will tee it up with the ‘Iceman’ Henrik Stenson and red-hot Rory McIlroy in one of two mouth-watering marquee groups on the opening day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Matthew Fitzpatrick joked about tucking his putter under the covers with him overnight to ensure the magical blade remains hot after he kept the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on 59 watch for much of a memorable moving day.
Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood make up the predictably mouth-watering marquee group for the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood has started the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship like he ended the last one – with a piece of coveted silverware – but that’s about where the similarities with 12 months ago end.
Henrik Stenson hopes that his strong EurAsia Cup finish helps him to prove 13 is not an unlucky number at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Ryder Cup legend and two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal and eccentric American Bryson DeChambeau will join the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship’s “Magnificent Seven” in the chase for the famed Falcon trophy.
As far as dress rehearsals go, the EurAsia Cup proved to be a bit more challenging than European captain Thomas Bjorn had hoped for.
Al Ain teaching pro Tom Buchanan on qualifying for Abu Dhabi’s European Tour stop: ‘It’s just bonkers’
Don’t fret if you’ve never heard of the bloke who has just managed to tag himself on to the coattails of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship’s “Magnificent Seven” – Tom Buchanan can’t quite believe it either.
Rory McIlroy, Olympic medallists Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar, Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood and Ryder Cup hopeful Paul Casey will join world No.1 Dustin Johnson in a "magnificent seven" for the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from this week’s Nedbank Challenge and next week’s DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.