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Thomas Bjorn’s win in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, beating Tiger Woods down the stretch in 2001, is one of the tournament’s most famous wins. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington will use Omega Dubai Desert Classic to cast eye over Ryder Cup hopefuls

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington will head to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, where he will be joined by his predecessor Thomas Bjørn and two-time winning assistant Miguel Ángel Jiménez. The trio of European Tour legends join an already star-studded field, which sees the return of the tournament-record setting defending champion, Bryson […]

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Ryder Cup vice-captain Robert Karlsson (left) and Padraig Harrington, the 2020 European captain at Whistling Straits

Harrington calls on Karlsson as a Ryder Cup vice-captain for Whistling Straits in 2020

EUROPEAN captain Padraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup against the United States at Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, next September. The 50-year-old Swede twice represented Europe in the Ryder Cup – including partnering Harrington twice in foursomes at Valhalla, in 2008 – and he will return to […]

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    Australia’s Marcus Fraser who shot a seven-under par 65 at Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Golf and Country Club, to share the lead at the Maybank Championship with Spaniard Nacho Elvira. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Fraser happy to be back in action at Maybank

NACHO Elvira and former champion Marcus Fraser lead the way at the end of the first day of the Maybank Championship, following a remarkable morning of scoring at Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Golf and County Club. Australian Fraser, who won the first staging of the tournament in 2016 to seal his third European Tour title, and […]

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    Padraig Harrington is back in Malaysia for the Maybank Championship as he continues to recover from a wrist injury. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington hopes Malaysia return will kick-off season well again

PADRAIG Harrington is teeing off his 2019 season in buoyant mood at the Maybank Championship as his recovery from a wrist injury exceeds expectations. The next European Ryder Cup captain is making his first appearance in the Kuala Lumpur event. But the two-time Open winner has previously enjoyed success in Malaysia, recording five top eight finishes […]

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Shubhankar Sharma is aiming to follow Justin Harding into the World’s top 50 when he defends his title this week. Picture courtesy of Maybank Championship

Sharma sets sights on World Top 50 at Maybank

SHUBHANKAR Sharma is feeling relaxed about his Maybank Championship title defence, as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year aims to build on a stellar debut season on the European Tour. The 22 year old burst on to the scene with two early victories on the 2018 Race to Dubai, following up his maiden […]

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