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Martin Kaymer surges into halfway lead in Abu Dhabi

A guilty conscience paid 
dividends for Martin Kaymer as the three-time winner surged into the halfway lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC 
Championship.

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Open champion Henrik Stenson,who leads the 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, wants to make that Claret Jug some company with more major titles.  Picture: David Cannon/Getty

Henrik Stenson leads in Abu Dhabi after 8-under first round

European No 1 Henrik Stenson believes he can win more major titles after starting his 2017 campaign with a stunning opening round in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Golfer Catriona Matthew has been named an ambassador for the Badminton World Championships
in Glasgow later this year. Picture: Lorraine Hill

Shuttlecock diplomacy: Matthew back to her badminton roots as
ambassador for Glasgow worlds

Long before she became a world-class golfer and major champion, Catriona Matthew was a talented badminton player, good enough to represent Scotland at under-16 level.

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Scotland's Paul Lawrie during the Pro Am event prior to the start of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ryder Cup skipper Thomas Bjorn gets extra pick for 2018

Thomas Bjorn will have four wild card picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup after the European Tour announced changes to the qualification process.

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Jura golf course.

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

THE creator of one of Scotland’s newest and most remote golf courses will share the story of its development with some of the sport’s leading international designers at a major conference.

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Rory McIlroy played through the pain barrier in the SA Open at the weekend. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round Up: Injured Rory McIlroy pulls out of Abu Dhabi event

Rory McIlroy has been forced to withdraw from this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a rib injury.

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David Hunter, left , Gavin Dear and Lewis Allison (CTO) with the Shot Scope wristband. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Martin Dempster: Shot Scope puts Scotland on technology map

The days of Scotland leading the world in terms of making golf clubs may be long gone, but an Edinburgh-based company is putting the country on the map in the technology stakes.

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Justin Thomas celebrates his record-breaking win in the Sony Open in Hawaii. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Back-to-back titles for Thomas as Knox breaks $1M barrier

Justin Thomas completed an “unbelievable week” by claiming back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour in Hawaii as Russell Knox broke through the $1 million barrier for the season after just five events.

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Graeme Storm kisses the South African Open trophy. Picture: Getty.

Graeme Storm pips Rory McIlroy to win South African Open

Eighty-three days after losing his European Tour card by �100, Graeme Storm pipped Rory McIlroy in a play-off to win the South African 
Open.

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David Drysdale enjoyed playing with world No 2 Rory McIlroy in the BMW SA Open third round. Picture; Getty Images

David Drysdale going in the ‘right direction’

David Drysdale is looking to use his latest strong South African showing as a springboard for a big season on the European Tour.

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Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the first hole during day three of the BMW SA Open. Picture: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy chasing the Storm in South Africa

Rory McIlroy will have to overturn a three-shot deficit if he is to get 2017 off to a winning start at the BMW SA Open in Gauteng.

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Former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs has passed away at the age of 91. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Tributes paid to John Jacobs, founding father of Euro Tour

Not since the passing of Seve Ballesteros just under six years ago has European golf been so mournful. It follows the death of John Jacobs, the “founding father” of the European Tour, two-time European Ryder Cup captain and coaching genius, at the age of 91.

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Scotland's David Drysdale hits his second shot on the 16th hole during day two of The BMW South African Open. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

David Drysdale set to have Rory McIlroy for company

David Drysdale looks likely to have Rory McIlroy for company in the third round of the BMW SA Open – provided the world No 2 is fit enough to continue his bid to get 2017 off to a winning start.

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John Jacobs in his playing days

Golf guru John Jacobs dies, aged 91

John Jacobs, the man hailed as the “father of modern day golf”, has died at the age of 91.

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Rory McIlroy is 'excited' to be heading back to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy to play in first Rolex Series event at Wentworth

The European Tour’s new Rolex Series is set to get off to a flying start after Rory McIlroy confirmed today that he will be teeing it up in the first event.

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Justin Thomas celebrates after his history-making effort in the opening  round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Justin Thomas becomes youngest member of ‘59 Club’

On-form Justin Thomas has become the youngest golfer to shoot a sub-60 round after following up his win last weekend by firing a 59 in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Rory McIlroy and his caddie line up his second shot on the eighth hole in the first round of the BMW South African Championship at Glendower Golf Club. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

‘Adventurous’ start for Rory McIlroy in South Africa

Rory McIlroy didn’t disappoint in his first outing of 2017 as the world No 2 combined a mix of brilliance with some scrambling to make his presence felt in the BMW SA Open.

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Rory McIlroy drives off at the eighth at Glendower in the opening round of the BMW SA Open. Picture: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy produces mix of brilliance and bottle in South Africa

Rory McIlroy didn’t disappoint in his first outing of 2017 as the world No 2 combined a mix of brilliance with some scrambling to sit close to the clubhouse lead in the BMW SA Open.

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Rory McIlroy was a shot off the lead at the turn in the first round of the BMW SA Open. Picture:; Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Rory McIlroy’s birdie burst in South Africa

Rory McIlroy reeled off four straight birdies to move close to the lead in his opening salvo of 2017 in the BMW SA Open in South Africa.

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