Abu Dhabi leader Hatton proves major displays were no fluke (The Associated Press) (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:30:17 PST)
Tyrrell Hatton grabbed the consciousness of the wider golfing public with his top-10 finishes at the British Open and U.S. PGA Championship last year. Hatton rolled in an 8-foot birdie on the 18th hole for a 4-under-par 68 and the outright lead after three rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday. A host of big names - including major champions in Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson - are within three shots in the European Tour's strongest field of the year, so Sunday's final round will be a big test of Hatton's resolve.
Golf-European Tour Abu Dhabi Championship scores (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:05:19 PST)
Jan 21 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Abu Dhabi Championship at the par-72 course on Saturday in Abu Dhabi -13 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 67 68 68 -12 Dustin Johnson (U.S. ...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge scores (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:43:23 PST)
Jan 20 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge at the par-72 course on Friday in La Quinta, California -14 Hudson Swafford (U.S.) 65 65 -13 Dominic Bozzelli (U.S.) 64 67 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 67 64 -12 Brian Harman (U.S.) 67 65 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 68 64 -10 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 68 66 Greg Owen (Britain) 67 67 Martin Laird (Britain) 68 66 -9 Harold Varner III (U.S.) 65 70 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 67 68 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 66 69 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 69 66 -8 Paul Casey (Britain) 67 69 Aaron Wise (U.S.) 68 68 Bud Cauley (U.S. ...
Willett struggling to rediscover game before Masters defense (The Associated Press) (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:02:12 PST)
Danny Willett has 2+ months to rediscover his game before making a pressure-filled return to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion. Rounds of 74 and 76 saw Willett become the biggest name to miss the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday. ''I think if I'm playing bad, the attention will die down quite nicely, to be honest,'' Willett said, when asked if the build-up to the Masters will be a hindrance.