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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:42 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:38

Dubai Open

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DUBAI OPEN

Site: Dubai United Arab Emirates.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Els Club (7,538 yards, par 72).

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Rory McIlroy is European Tour Golfer of the Year

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:42 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:39

Rory McIlroy

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy has been chosen as the European Tour player of the year, capping a season in which he won two majors, the Ryder Cup, and topped the money lists in Europe and the United States.

McIlroy, the world No. 1, won his maiden British Open title by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia at Royal Liverpool in July, and less than a month later earned a second U.S. PGA Championship at Valhalla, finishing a shot clear of Phil Mickelson.

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A Season Only Seems Long When It Never Ends

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:09 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:55

Tommy Fleetwood

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Doug Ferguson/iG

The idea that the PGA Tour calendar is too full depends on how you look at the calendar.

In this new world of the wraparound season, it seems as though golf never ends. There was a three-week break between the end of one season (Tour Championship) and the start of another (Frys.com Open). And then the PGA Tour takes a seven-week break before resuming the new season in Kapalua.

But is that much different from 10 years ago?

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A Year Defined by Every Club in the Bag

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:41 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:25

Rory McIlroy

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Doug Ferguson/iG

Winston Churchill would have been impressed.

The late British prime minister delivered one of the most famous quotations in golf when he described it as "a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."

Equipment is a lot better. And if the elite players are not more skilled, there at least are more of them. They put on quite a show this year, offering enough evidence to pick out the most significant shots of the year struck with every club in the bag.

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Bernhard and Jason Langer Win Father-Son Challenge

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 22:36 Sunday, 14 December 2014 22:28

Bernhard Langer

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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Bernhard and Jason Langer won the PNC Father-Son Challenge, closing with a 13-under 59 for a two-stroke victory in the better-ball event.

The Langers finished at 23-under 123 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club’s Grande Lake Orlando.

Fourteen-year-old Jason jumped into the lineup when sister Christina withdrew because of back issues. He’s the youngest son to win the event, breaking the mark of 15 set by brother Stefan in 2005.

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