Another tweak by golf’s governing bodies wound up causing a heated—and random—Twitter spat between two European Tour winners on Wednesday.
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.
Sutton pictured a retirement from competition that involved teaching, not learning.
To quote Shane Lowry, golf is a “funny game, isn’t it”. Sometimes it’s even downright “weird”.
Saif Thabet might be looking up at the rest of the field after the opening round of the 14th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship but there was nothing downcast about the Emirati amateur after his dream European Tour debut.
With Shane Lowry rattling off 10 birdies in an historic 62, you’d have thought it difficult to muscle in on the highlights reel on the opening day in Abu Dhabi. No one told Pablo.
Lee Westwood confesses to putting on a few extra pounds over Christmas but with a four-year title drought emotionally consigned to history in South Africa in November, he’s playing like a man with a weight lifted.
When Brooks Koepka last played the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship he opened with a five over 77 and exited The National the very next afternoon having missed the cut by seven strokes.
Martin Kaymer knows better than most how to negotiate The National as his opening 66 at the 14th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship amply illustrated.
Justin Rose parting ways with TaylorMade to take up with Honma might not represent a tectonic shift in the equipment landscape, but it did produce a jolt.
It became more and more obvious that many in the crowd harboured doubts re: the honesty of some nameless players.