Fowler claims his share of the limelight
Pádraig Harrington pointed out over a month ago that the modern game was so replete with superstars at the top level — he named at least five who’d be unbeatable on their day — that Rickie Fowler’s victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship came as no surprise.
First blood to McIlroy: Rory 66; Spieth 68
He might have been outscored by US Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau and Swede Henrik Stenson but Rory McIlroy said he "couldn't be happier" with his start to 2016 after cruising to a 66 to edge world No 1 Jordan Spieth by two strokes in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
“People want to see Rory v Jordan on their A game but the chances of that happening in the same week are so slim”
Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will be paired together for the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in what many are hoping will be the first half of a 72-hole duel in the desert for the some pre-Masters bragging rights.