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SA GOLF SHARES IN MAZIBUKO’S PGA DELIGHT

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Makhetha Mazibuko was sitting in a plane waiting to take off and still doing interviews after his memorable playoff defeat in Sunday’s Eye of Africa PGA Championship. By Michael Vlismas The reality is his feet probably won’t touch ground for a few days still. The significance of the 29-year-old Free State golfer’s performance in South Africa’s second oldest professional tournament ...

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WOODS RULED OUT OF GENESIS OPEN AND HONDA CLASSIC

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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his next two scheduled events, the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic. The former world No 1 pulled out of this month’s Dubai Desert Classic after suffering back spasms ahead of the second round. And a statement on his website said spasms “similar to what he experienced in Dubai” would keep Woods out for the ...

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CROCKER NAMED IN BEN HOGAN AWARD WATCH LIST

Sean Crocker

United States-based Zimbabwean Sean Crocker is among 28 collegiate golfers named on the watch list for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award following a remarkable 2016 season both individually and for the University of Southern California (USC) golf team. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 20-year-old rising star, who is the son of former Zimbabwe Test cricketer Gary Crocker, is among the nine ...

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BURMESTER ON GOOD FORM AT PGA CHAMPS

2017 Eye of Africa PGA Championship: Day 1

ZIM’s Dean Burmester is 24-under-par in his last four rounds at the Eye of Africa PGA Championship after rounds of 66, 67 and 65 but the 66 he shot on day one of this year’s edition was not enough to see him maintain the clubhouse lead at the Eye of Africa Golf Estate on Thursday. Burmester has been in scintillating ...

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‘I’LL NEVER FEEL GREAT AGAIN’ – TIGER WOODS

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FOURTEEN-time major winner Tiger Woods says he will “never feel great” again because of the number of injuries suffered during his career.By Own Correspondent Woods, 41, pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic before the second round this month because of a back spasm. He only returned to action in December after two back operations. “There were a lot of ...

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CHANGE IN CADDY FOR ZIM’S BURMESTER AHEAD OF PGA CHAMPS

Eye of Africa PGA Championship: day 4

ZIM’s Dean Burmester was within one slightly wayward approach shot from forcing the play-off in last year’s Eye of Africa PGA Championship to go to a second extra hole. A change in caddies may help him when this year’s event gets underway on Thursday at Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate. Source: Sunshine Tour “He’s already taking all the ...

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PORTEOUS ENJOYING DUBAI RETURN

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 07: Haydn Porteous of South Africa tees off on the 8th hole during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club on February 7, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Haydn Porteous was on cloud nine this time last year, having backed up his Joburg Open victory with a share of eighth place at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Source: Compleat Golfer This week he returns to Emirates Golf Club in a different space after missing the cut in his last three starts. The 22 year old will draw on ...

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STENSON SOARS, GRACE IN THE MIX IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship - Previews

Henrik Stenson flew around Abu Dhabi Golf Club in 64 strokes on Thursday to lead his first tournament back since the festive break. The ‘Super Swede’ was eight under par for round one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and two strokes clear of a four-way tie for second place held by Martin Kaymer, Oliver Fisher, Marc Warren, and Kiradech ...

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VINCENT’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP CHANCE

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GOLF prodigy, Scott Vincent (pictured) will have an early opportunity to book a place in a major championship field for the first time in his professional career when he tees off in the $1 000 000 SMBC Singapore Open tomorrow. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The SMBC Singapore Open, which is the first event on the 2017 Asian Tour schedule, will be ...

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WOODS JOINS RORY AND STENS0N AT DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC

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Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play his first regular-season European Tour event for three years at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic early next month. Woods, who returned to action in December after almost 16 months out following back surgery, committed to the Farmers Insurance Open and the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour before announcing he would make his ...

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