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McIlroy Two Back at Dubai Desert Classic

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 01:45 Friday, 30 January 2015 01:22

altCanadian Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

The 29-year-old Austrian took full advantage of the good playing conditions at the Emirates Golf Club to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64. He made five straight birdies from the 13th hole before finishing with a par.

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Man Dies from Heart Attack Before Pro-Am in Dubai

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:16 Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:12

Ashok BakshiCanadian Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A founding member of the golf club hosting this week’s Dubai Desert Classic has died after suffering cardiac arrest while warming up on the driving range before the pro-am for the European Tour event.

The European Tour says in a statement the course at the Emirates Golf Club was closed on Wednesday following the death of Ashok Bakshi, who collapsed on the practice range and was transferred by air ambulance to a local hospital after being treated by the tour’s chief medical officer. Bakshi died after receiving further treatment in hospital.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:08 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:51

Phoenix OpenCanadian Press

All Times EST

PGA TOUR

PHOENIX OPEN

Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,266 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.3 million. Winner's share: $1,134,000.

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Pink Friday to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in Dubai

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:17 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:12

Omega Dubai Desert ClassicEmirates Golf Club will wear a pink look on Friday, January 30, as players competing in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic will join fans and families in a concerted effort to raise awareness about breast cancer in the UAE and beyond.

All players, caddies and officials will turn out in pink, sending out a strong message of support in the fight against the disease. The host venue, Emirates Golf Club, will also contribute their bit by providing pink flagsticks.

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U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain Juli Inkster Names Wendy Ward as 2015 U.S. Assistant Captain

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:44 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:40

altOCALA, Florida (LPGA) — U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster announced that four-time LPGA champion and three-time Solheim Cup participant Wendy Ward will serve as an assistant captain when the U.S. takes on Europe at the 14th staging of the event at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club near Heidelberg, Germany, September 18-20.

Ward, an LPGA Tour member since 1996, joins Pat Hurst as an assistant captain. Inkster made the announcement at the LPGA Tour’s season opening event, the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida.

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