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After Further Review: Tiger’s return comes at perfect time

Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here’s what’s weighing on our writers’ minds. On the current state of golf as Tiger Woods returns to competition … Less than four days before Tiger Woods returns to official competitive golf for the first time in a year, Jon Rahm, the new […]

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Rahm passes Spieth to become world No. 2

With his win Sunday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, Jon Rahm picked up his second PGA Tour victory and moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup points standings. He picked up one more No. 2, too. The 23-year-old Spaniard passed Jordan Spieth to move to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, behind only Dustin […]

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McIlroy gets back on track

There’s only one way to view Rory McIlroy’s performance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: He is well ahead of schedule. Sure, McIlroy is probably disappointed that he couldn’t chase down Ross Fisher (and then Tommy Fleetwood) on the final day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. But against a recent backdrop of injuries and apathy, […]

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Got a second? Fisher a bridesmaid again

Ross Fisher is in the midst of a career resurgence – he just doesn’t have the hardware to prove it. Fisher entered the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a share of the lead, and as he made the turn he appeared in position to claim his first European Tour victory since […]

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Rahm manages frustration, two back at CareerBuilder

Jon Rahm managed the winds and his frustrations Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge to give himself a chance to win his fourth worldwide title in the last year. Rahm’s 2-under-par 70 on the PGA West Stadium Course left him two shots off the lead going into the final round. “I wasn’t really dealing with the […]

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Beef’s beer goggles: Less drinks = more wins

An offseason spent soul searching is apparently paying quick dividends for Andrew “Beef” Johnston, who is in contention to win Sunday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Johnston acknowledged he was “burning the candle at both ends” last year, playing both the PGA Tour and the European Tour, but he told reporters Saturday that it […]

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McIlroy (65) one back in Abu Dhabi through 54

Rory McIlroy moved into position to send a powerful message in his first start of the new year at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Closing out with back-to-back birdies Saturday, McIlroy posted a 7-under-par 65, leaving him poised to announce his return to golf in spectacular fashion after a winless year in 2017. McIlroy heads […]

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The missing link: Advice from successful tour pros

Today’s topic is significant in that it underscores the direction golf is headed, a direction that has me a little concerned. Now, more than ever, it has become the norm for PGA Tour players to put together a team to assist in all aspects of their career. These teams can typically include the player’s swing […]

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Cut Line: Color Rory unafraid of the Ryder Cup

In this week’s edition, Rory McIlroy gets things rolling with some early Ryder Cup banter, Dustin Johnson changes his tune on a possible golf ball roll-back, and the PGA Tour rolls ahead with integrity training. Made Cut Paris or bust. Rory McIlroy, who made his 2018 debut this week on the European Tour, can be […]

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DJ shoots 64 to surge up leaderboard in Abu Dhabi

Dustin Johnson stood out among a star-studded three-ball that combined to shoot 18 under par with just one bogey Friday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Shaking off a sloppy first round at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Johnson matched the low round of the day with a 64 that put him within four shots of […]