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Stephen Gallacher Wins Dubai Desert Classic by One Stroke

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 02:46 Monday, 03 February 2014 02:32

Stephen Gallacher

Canadian Press

Bernie McGuire (AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Stephen Gallacher of Scotland shot a final round 72 Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the Dubai Desert Classic title, beating Emiliano Grillo of Argentina by one stroke.

Gallacher fought back after four bogeys over his opening eight left him in a five-way tie for the lead after 11 holes.



Woods to Make 1st Visit to India

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 02:24 Monday, 03 February 2014 02:16

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods is making his first visit to India next week to play an exhibition with a top business executive.



Revision Approved to USGA Handicap System™

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:53 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:49



The USGA Handicap System continues to evolve for the more than 10 million golfers worldwide who have a Handicap Index®, which allows for any player to compete equitably on any golf course.

As part of a continuing commitment to support the new 2014-2015 “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” and in coordination with its Decision 14-3/18 on the appropriate use of distance-measuring devices, the USGA Handicap Committee recently approved a revised Handicap Decision, 5-1e/2, to be effective in 2014, prior to the next scheduled update of the USGA Handicap System in 2016.



From The Fairway: This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:43 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:27

Phoenix Open

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Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,152 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.



Tiger Watch: A Bad Day That Woods Says Was Bound To Happen

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:26 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:20

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

SAN DIEGO, California — Too bad Tiger Woods can't go back in time and expand that chart of Jack Nicklaus he taped to his bedroom wall as a teenager.

One point of clarification — it was never about 18 majors.



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