Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Koepka calm and carrying on

Brooks Koepka remained in a holding pattern on moving day but still believes he can make a late charge for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship’s $1.16 million winners cheque on Sunday.
PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson opens 2019 with a bang, cards 12-under 60 to grab the first-round lead at the Desert Classic

After finally ending a lengthy win drought last season at the WGC-Mexico Championship in March, Phil Mickelson's play the remainder of the year wasn't inspiring, to say the least.
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Lowry overcomes “pretty horrendous” start to maintain lead in Abu Dhabi

On a day when the $7 million Rolex Series event very nearly lost its defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, witnessed American drawcard Dustin Johnson wielding a freezing cold putter and the “Iceman” Henrik Stenson melt in a rare missed cut, Lowry kept his cool - and the lead.
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Smooth-Lee does it

A “stress-free” 68 on Thursday has seen the Tour’s career money leader negotiate 36 holes of The National course with a solitary bogey to be two shots adrift of halfway leader Shane Lowry.  
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Poulter’s Falcon bid takes flight despite jetlag

Watch out if Ian Poulter managed a good nights kip leading into the third round of the 14th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Birdies and waffles as Dubai-based qualifier Foos makes the weekend in Abu Dhabi

How does a fledgling tour pro celebrate making just his sixth European Tour cut in 21 attempts? If you’re Dominic Foos, it’s with a tasty waffle from a food truck behind the range at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Tiger Watch

Tiger Woods to make 2019 PGA Tour debut at Torrey Pines next week, also commits to Genesis Open

Tiger Woods will make his return to the PGA Tour and his 2019 debut at a familiar place.
Trading Places

Justin Rose’s caddie to undergo heart surgery, but the World No. 1 has a great substitute on his bag

Rose will be without the services of his longtime bagman, Mark Fulcher, for the foreseeable future.
Feuds

European Tour pros get into heated (and random) Twitter spat over rules controversy from 2013

Another tweak by golf’s governing bodies wound up causing a heated—and random—Twitter spat between two European Tour winners on Wednesday.
Letter from Europe

Quirky Scotsman who had Cameron Champ’s number at the last Walker Cup makes transition to European Tour

Bob Macintyre is gallus. Or at least gallus-lite. And why not? This 22-year-old Scot, a rookie on the European Tour this season, has already achieved much in his young life.
Second Chance

Hal Sutton is returning to golf so he can “quit the game correctly”

Sutton pictured a retirement from competition that involved teaching, not learning.