Rayhan Thomas reminisces as the Al Naboodah Trophy is revived
From Tommy Fleetwood’s Falcon repeat to Haotong Li’s deserved Dallah, the first half of the Desert Swing was a doozy
The next month will feel like Groundhog Day for Rayhan Thomas but the Indian teen is happily in the zone, making the most of a rare gap in the calendar to prep for his next big school and amateur golf examinations.
This was the one that got away from Rory McIlroy, or at least that’s the predictable narrative in the immediate wash-up of this extraordinary Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Don't be so quick to judge.
Alexander Levy couldn’t quite believe his perfect 171 yard shot on the 4th for the second ace of the week at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. Or what happened next.
After 16 holes of the opening round, Rafa Cabrera Bello was one-over-par and an afterthought in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Golf’s a crazy game though and back to back eagles to close out Thursday brought relief. Fast forward to Saturday and another eagle on the 18th has brought something much better - hope.
On a leaderboard chockablock with big names, the presence of Andy Sullivan was a welcome sight.
He began three behind, quickly surged two clear and eventually finished a stroke adrift. At the end of it all – and there was a lot to take in elsewhere - Rory McIlroy was right back to where he started as the player to beat in this utterly absorbing Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Is the scoring at the 29th Omega Dubai Desert Classic actually real?
Jamie Donaldson went to bed with the lead in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but Rory McIlroy will wake early poised to relieve the Welshman of pole position.
The change to the Desert Swing schedule is clearly very much to Branden Grace’s liking. What hasn’t changed is his ability to go low.