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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:38 Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:20
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Paul McGinley was chosen as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2014, ending a chaotic campaign marked by a late challenge from former captain Colin Montgomerie.
McGinley, a 46-year-old Irishman, replaces Jose Maria Olazabal, whose team rallied to victory over the United States in October at Medinah, outside Chicago. Europe will defend the trophy at Gleneagles, Scotland.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 22:47 Tuesday, 15 January 2013 22:22
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The world’s two top golfers are meeting more and more often on the course, but neither No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods are ready to call it a rivalry.
The pair, set to meet at this week’s Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, has established a blossoming relationship since playing together for the first three rounds of last year’s tournament and expressed a mutual respect for one another’s game.
But for a more heated rivalry to emerge, they both agreed they need to face each other on Sunday with a tournament at stake. It has yet to happen, although Woods did make a run at McIlroy in last year’s Honda Classic with a birdie-eagle finish.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:52 Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:26
by Doug Ferguson
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Sony Open is known for the royal palms that blow gently in the Pacific breeze, the endless ocean, the rolling surf behind the 16th green and along the 17th hole, and the lady on No. 9.
Hardly anyone knows her name, but they sure know her moves.
Liz Taga is the volunteer on the tee at the par-5 ninth hole at Waialae Country Club.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 17:24 Sunday, 13 January 2013 17:02
HOLYWOOD, Ireland (AP) -- Rory McIlroy wants to help children around the world through a foundation and on his golf bag.
McIlroy on Thursday announced he has started The Rory Foundation. Among the first projects is to bring attention to children by putting the name of charities on his bag when possible. The world’s No. 1 player starts his season next week in Abu Dhabi.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 04:21 Wednesday, 09 January 2013 04:12
by Doug Ferguson
KAPALUA, Hawaii — Dustin Johnson ended a windy week with a wild ride Tuesday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season.
Despite hitting two drives into native areas that cost him three shots, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua. He closed with a 5-under 68 for a four-shot victory in the Tournament of Champions, though it was up for grabs with five holes remaining.
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