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McIlroy extends lead to 4 shots at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. The top-ranked McIlroy, who led by a stroke overnight, made just one birdie on the back nine of Emirates Golf Club's Majlis course after five birdies in his first eight holes. With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge...
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Rory McIlroy leads by 4 at Dubai, nears tournament scoring record

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. The top-ranked McIlroy, who led by a stroke overnight, made just one birdie in the back nine on the Majlis course of Emirates Golf Club after five birdies in his first eight holes. With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy shoots 64, surges to one-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rory McIlroy birdied an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole to surge into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. On the Majlis course of Emirates Golf Club, where he recorded his first victory as a professional in 2009, McIlroy enjoyed a superb day of ball-striking as he notched a bogey-free round of 8-under-par...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Warren has Dubai clubhouse lead after 2 rounds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Warren, who finished second in Doha last week and improved his world ranking to 56th, added a fine 7-under-par 65 to his 66 on the opening day to be 13 under overall...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scotland's Warren leads Dubai by 1 in clubhouse after 2nd

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Marc Warren of Scotland did his chances of making a first-ever appearance at the Masters no harm by taking the clubhouse lead in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. Warren, who finished second in Doha last week and improved his world ranking to 56th, added a fine 7-under-par 65 to his 66 on the opening day to be one stroke ahead...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slice of Bacon: Swag Tossing, A Major Bet & Creating The Best Finish In Golf

The golf season is officially underway with the start of the Waste Management Open, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson teeing it up in Scottsdale, Ariz. while Rory McIlroy hacks it around Dubai. What better time for a mailbag? As always, send in your tweets to @shanebacon to be included in the next mailbag!   @shanebacon tiger will say anything less than a win is not a good week...
Via Back9Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy a shot behind clubhouse leaders at Dubai Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy bogeyed the final hole to miss out on a share of the clubhouse lead during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday. McIlroy settled for a 6-under 66 to sit one stroke behind a trio of players that included Lee Westwood. In ideal playing conditions, Westwood made long birdie putts on two of his last four holes to join...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The Desert Dubai Classic is the tournament McIlroy has played the most often, including twice as an amateur. It is also where he notched his first win as a pro in 2009, and finished in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweek In Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was. 1.) Baby DJ Arrives   Can’t get enough of my baby boy. @paulinagretzky A photo posted by Dustin Johnson (@djohnsonpga) on Jan 23, 2015 at 6:28pm PST     Happiest day of...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Turn: Nike Golf Apparel For Rory & Tiger In 2015

Want to dress like Rory McIlroy? How about Tiger Woods? Well, you can. At the 2015 PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., Shane Bacon got an inside look at some of the new Nike Golf gear Tiger and Rory will be wearing in 2015.  Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and entertainment will be delivered on “The Turn.” Co-hosted by veteran golf writer Shane Bacon, former...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 1/17/15

Hey gang. The podcast is going to get posted soon, only like, a day after we recorded it. It’s timely! How do you think the Twins will do this year? Here’s what science says.  Rory McIlroy with a hole in one. That’s pretty good. UAB gave a vote of no confidence to their president, because of the decision to ax their basketball program. SCOREBOARD NCAAB (Friday) North Dakota...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Hole in One

The World No.1, Rory McIlroy, maded his first ever professional hole in one on the 15th hole in the second round of the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Rory was using a 9-iron from 177 yards.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Euro Tour: Kaymer closes in on fourth Abu Dhabi title in eight years

  Martin Kaymer turned what promised to be an exciting weekend duel with Rory McIlroy into a procession at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Seeking a fourth title in eight years in Abu Dhabi, Kaymer shot a 7-under 65 in the third round on Saturday to extend his overnight lead from one stroke to six. He moved to 20-under 196 overall -- a record-low total here after 54 holes. The U.S....
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaymer turning Abu Dhabi Championship into a procession

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Martin Kaymer turned what promised to be an exciting weekend duel with Rory McIlroy into a procession at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Seeking a fourth title in eight years in Abu Dhabi, Kaymer shot a 7-under 65 in the third round on Saturday to extend his overnight lead from one stroke to six. He moved to 20-under 196 overall - a record-low total...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Drains First Hole-In-One Of His Professional Career

It’s hard to believe that a professional golfer as talented as Rory McIlroy had never hit a hole-in-one during a pro tournament before. Playing on the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Rory stepped up to the Par 3 15th hole with a nine iron and absolutely drained his tee shot. McIlroy didn’t […] The post Rory McIlroy Drains First Hole-In-One Of His Professional...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Hits First Hole in One Of His Professional Career

Rory McIlroy has been one of the best golfers in the world for a few years now, but in spite of the money, the ranking, and all the wins there was something missing. The man had yet to hit a hole in one during his professional career.  As of Friday's second round at the at the HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi that has changed. Read more »
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Shoot His First Hole In One

Rory McIlroy shot his first hole-in-one in his professional career today at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the 15th hole. Watch video of the absolute monster below.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rory McIlroy comes up aces in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy has quite the impressive resume for a 25-year-old. Heck, he has quite the impressive resume for any golfer of any age. However, until Friday he had not accomplishes one feat as a pro: nailing a hole-in-one. That all changed on the par-3 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi HSCB Championshio. McIlroy's shot found nothing but the bottom of the cup, after landing a yard from the...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Makes First Hole-In-One As A Professional

If I told you Rory McIlroy had zero holes-in-one as a professional until today, would you believe me? Probably not. On Friday, McIlroy made his first ace as a pro on the 177-yard par-3 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The club: a 9-iron. A freaking 9-iron from 177 yards out. Take a look: I’m not sure what Miguel Angel Jimenez hit to make his ace on Thursday...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rory McIlroy gets first hole-in-one

  Rory McIlroy made his first competitive hole-in-one as a professional in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday. McIlroy threw his hands in the air and high-fived playing partner Rickie Fowler after his 9-iron from 177 yards at the par-3 15th hopped right and trickled into the cup. The world No. 1 is 6-under 66, which puts him in third on 11 under and two...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy records first professional hole-in-one

Rory McIlroy’s charmed life — both on and off the course — took another upswing courtesy of a nifty swing with his 9-iron on the par-3 15th hole, sinking a hole-in-one during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. While it is believed the 25-year-old North Irishman’s first hole in hole-in-one came...Read More The post Rory McIlroy records first hole-in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy sinks first pro hole-in-one at Abu Dhabi (Video)

Rory McIlroy may be the best golfer in the world, but he had never shot a hole-in-one in any tournament since turning pro - until now.In Friday's second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, McIlroy added to the long list of accomplishments in his young career by sinking his first professional hole-in-one with a 9-iron on the 173-yard 15th hole.McIlroy shot 6-under for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Sinks First Hole-In-One Of His Professional Career (Video)

Rory McIlroy just found out there’s a first for everything. McIlroy, who currently is the world’s top-ranked golfer, has carved out a very successful PGA career to this point, yet he never hit a hole-in-one until Friday. The 25-year-old aced the par-3 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi Championship en route to a second-round 66. McIlroy’s milestone hole-in-one was the third of the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler-McIlroy rivalry adds new chapter in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) No matter how hard he tries or how well he plays, Rickie Fowler just can't seem to get the better of Rory McIlroy. A golfing rivalry that began at the 2007 Walker Cup and is being talked about as potentially the biggest of the new generation was one-sided in 2014, with McIlroy outgunning Fowler in the final rounds of the British Open and U.S...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy magic puts No 1 in contention in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy produced a moment of magic to spark a first-round revival at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday, with a 5-under 67 leaving the world's top-ranked player two shots off the early lead. With his ball on the lip of a fairway bunker on No. 3 - his 12th hole - McIlroy overcame an awkward stance to find the green from around 95 yards...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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