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Rory McIlroy Sidelined with Rib Fracture

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The golf world was dealt an unexpected blow this week as Rory McIlroy announced he needed to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will need to rest to allow it to heal. There is no timetable for his return. The world number two had “toughed it out” by playing through the pain at the South African Open for a playoff loss to Graeme Storm and… Continue Reading

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Matsuyama Takes Hero World Challenge

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The boys at NBC and The Golf Channel were hoping for a charge from Tiger Woods today at the Hero World Challenge but it was not to be. Woods was too far back to make it interesting and he had the poorest round of his comeback week. Hideki Matsuyama was the man instead as he continued his superb recent play and topped this elite field of golfers. Matsuyama finished his week with a one over 73 but that was enough… Continue Reading

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Spieth’s Mom: “It’s Never Been All About Jordan”

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It’s been a busy fall in the sports world lately with the NFL in mid-season, the Royals topping the Mets, NBA and NHL seasons underway so it’s easy to lose track of the boys of the PGA Tour. But not this week. The WGC-HSBC Champions should make a little noise in the sports world as 36 of the top 60 players in the world tee it up in China. The field at the HSBC boasts many of the most accomplished… Continue Reading

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Park Holds Off Ko & Lewis at HSBC Champions

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Oh, what may have been. The LPGA’s final round of the HSBC Women’s Champions was poised for a major showdown. The top three female golfers in the world sat a few strokes apart and were paired together in the final group. Inbee Park (2) had a two shot lead over Lydia Ko (1) and Stacy Lewis (3) at the start of round four. With the three of them so tightly packed on the scoreboard and on the course the stage… Continue Reading

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2015: The Year of the Goat

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The Chinese Calendar calls 2015 the Year of the Goat and it looks to be the same for the world of professional golf. Martin Kaymer is the latest pro to wear the goat horns this week. The two time major champion went into the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a six stroke lead. Kaymer has won there three previous times and over the past year has put on some great performances. It got even better for… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth’s Thanksgiving Travels Pays Off

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Many Americans travel for Thanksgiving. The Wednesday before Turkey Day is the busiest travel day of the year in the States. Jordan Spieth was one of those who traveled a bit for Thanksgiving. But Spieth didn’t head home to his family in Texas, no Spieth decided to head to the other side of the world to spend a few weeks playing golf and cashing checks. Spieth has plenty to be thankful for this week after he shot a course record… Continue Reading

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Lucky Bubba Just Being Bubba…Again

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It was fun this weekend to watch the boys of the PGA and European Tours mix it up in China. The WGC-HSBC Champions boasted a solid field as it is co-sponsored by both tours and with plenty of big names perched atop the leaderboard it made for some thrilling early Sunday morning viewing. Good old boy Bubba Watson was up to his old tricks as he powered, curved and coaxed his ball around the course to the “oohs and ahs”… Continue Reading

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Another Year…Another Win for Dustin Johnson

by Jeff Skinner All the confusion and griping about the new wrap-around PGA Tour season hasn’t changed the way Dustin Johnson plays golf.  In his first event in the 2013 PGA Tour season he won at the Tournament of Champions.  In the new 2013-14 PGA Tour season Johnson once again showed he likes to strike early with another win in his first start of the season. Johnson put the pedal to the metal over the back nine of the WGC-HSBC… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Captures HSBC Champions

by Jeff Skinner Dustin Johnson got off to a rough start in the final round of the HSBC Champions with a three putt bogey and soon found his three shot lead had disappeared.  Ian Poulter and later Graeme McDowell were able to move past Johnson and take the lead in the season’s final World Golf Championship. But Johnson remained patient, stuck to his plan and played a flawless back nine to retake the lead and win for the eighth time… Continue Reading

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