Tour boss Pelley admits Haotong Li penalty was 'grossly unfair'

Tour boss Pelley admits Haotong Li penalty was 'grossly unfair'

European Tour chief Keith Pelley has admitted that the controversial two-stroke penalty imposed on China's Haotong Li at the Dubai Desert Classic was "grossly unfair".

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McIlroy dominates in the desert

Rory McIlroy has won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by three shots today after a closing round of 70 saw him finish the tournament on 22-under-par.

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Gallacher defends Dubai title as McIlroy fades

Gallacher defends Dubai title as McIlroy fades

Stephen Gallacher recovered from a nightmare start to become the first player to successfully defend the Omega Dubai Desert Classic today.

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McIlroy still in the mix as Dubai leaderboard gets crowded

Twenty players were within four shots of the lead midway through the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

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McIlroy moves ahead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy’s favourite hole gave his bid for a second Omega Dubai Desert Classic title a massive boost in the early stages of today’s third round.

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Late eagle sees Gallacher stretch lead

Late eagle sees Gallacher stretch lead

Two days after matching his best ever European Tour round, Scotland's Stephen Gallacher amazingly went one better in Dubai today.

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McIlroy leading in Dubai

Rory Mc Ilroy has taken the outright lead of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard on day three of the tournament today.

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Woods apologises for spitting

Woods apologises for spitting

Tiger Woods has apologised for his spitting at the Dubai Desert Classic, but actions will have to speak louder than words at next week's Accenture Match Play in Tucson.

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McIlroy takes impressive clubhouse lead

Rory McIlroy gave the world’s top three golfers a tough act to follow when he opened the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a seven-under-par 65 today.

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McIllroy sets the pace in Dubai

Nobody could complain about the quality of the leaderboard when the Omega Dubai Desert Classic began today - even before Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer had teed off.

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Jubilant McIlroy takes first Tour victory

Irish teenager Rory McIlroy held his nerve to win a first professional title at the Dubai Desert Classic today by one stroke from Justin Rose.

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Delight for nervy McIlroy in Dubai

Irish golfing prodigy Rory McIlroy has won his first European Tour title today, despite dropping shots on the closing holes.

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McIlroy leads as play suspended in Dubai

Third round play has been suspended for the day in the Dubai Desert Classic due to bad light.

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McIlroy in control

Rory McIlroy produced two timely eagles today to take charge of the delayed Dubai Desert Classic to remain in the hunt for a maiden professional title.

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McIlroy back on top in Dubai

Rory McIlroy has retaken the lead in the Dubai Desert Classic lead this morning, shooting a second-round 68 to lie 12-under-par.

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McIlroy sets the pace in Dubai

Irish prodigy Rory McIlroy produced a timely eight-under-par 64 today to open up a one-stroke lead midway through the first round of the delayed Dubai Desert Classic.

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Irish pair within two shots of Tiger

Irish pair Graeme McDowell and Gary Murphy made the best of testing conditions at the Dubai Desert Classic this morning to move within two strokes of overnight leader Tiger Woods.

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Woods to return to Dubai

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will be returning to the Middle East next year for the Dubai Desert Classic at the end of January.

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Woods has 'one of his worst putting weeks'

Tiger Woods has targeted his putting for improvement before the Masters in April after failing to defend his Dubai Desert Classic today.

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Ice-cool Stenson takes Dubai crown

Henrik Stenson is the new Dubai Desert Classic champion after keeping his cool on the 18th hole to sink the winning putt and edge Ernie Els by one stroke.

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Stenson leading field home

Henrik Stenson finally broke from the chasing pack to take a one-stroke lead as a thrilling final day of the Dubai Desert Classic entered the closing stages.

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Els off to poor start

There was a four-way tussle at the top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard as the leaders reached the halfway stage of the final round today.

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Woods wins play-off to secure Dubai crown

Tiger Woods held his nerve to claim his first Dubai Desert Classic at the third attempt in a dramatic sudden-death play-off against defending champion Ernie Els.

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Els takes charge

Ernie Els used all his nous and experience around the Emirates Golf Club course to assume a two-stroke lead on the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Woods shows his class

Tiger Woods shot a 67 to assume the joint leadership with Anders Hansen at 16 under after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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'Goose' chasing belated present

Retief Goosen and Anders Hansen maintained their two-stroke advantage at the top of the leaderboard early on the third day of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Leader Woods not satisfied

Tiger Woods’ six under par round of 66 was enough to leave him in the lead of the Dubai Desert Classic, but far from satisfied.

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Tiger on the prowl

Tiger Woods emerged from the early-morning gloom to fire a warning shot to the rest of the field at the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Goosen tied for lead in Dubai

World number three Retief Goosen is the big name in a three-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Monty's woes continue

Colin Montgomerie’s £15m (€22m) divorce may have been preying on his mind as he slumped to a five-over-par 42 in his first nine holes of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Els snatches title in Classic finish

A dramatic 18-foot eagle putt on the final hole gave Ernie Els a third Dubai Desert Classic title today – but only when Miguel Angel Jimenez three-putted the same green.

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Jimenez holding off Els

Miguel Angel Jimenez still led Ernie Els by one after five holes of the final round in the Dubai Desert Classic today – but the early action was anything but routine.

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Els error keeps Jimenez in front

A giant-sized blunder from Ernie Els helped Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez retain the lead in the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates today.

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Leader Jimenez exploits Els errors

Miguel Angel Jimenez stretched his lead to four shots at the Dubai Desert Classic today – helped by an unexpected blunder from world number three Ernie Els.

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Jimenez overhauls Els

Ernie Els kept a bogey off his card for the second round running, but was overtaken by Miguel Angel Jimenez at the Dubai Desert Classic today.

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Norman pulls out in Dubai

Greg Norman withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic before his second round today after suffering a recurrence of back trouble.

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Westwood drives on

Lee Westwood overcame a broken driver today to keep alive his hopes of victory in the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Lyle gives up on captaincy hopes

After an eventful start to the Dubai Desert Classic Sandy Lyle spoke today about the disappointment of missing out on the Ryder Cup captaincy again.

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O'Meara impressed by 'classy' McGinley

Mark O’Meara predicts good times ahead for Ryder Cup star Paul McGinley, the Irishman he pushed into second place at the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday.

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O'Meara triumphs in the desert

Mark O’Meara, the 47-year-old former Masters and Open champion, today achieved his first big victory since 1998.

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McGinley saves best till last

Paul McGinley, seeking his first win since he holed the winning putt in the Ryder Cup two years ago, chipped in at the last to regain a share of the lead with a round to go in the Dubai Desert Classic.

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McGinley takes one-shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Ireland’s Paul McGinley has moved into the lead at the Dubai Desert Classic after carding a seven-under-par second-round 65 today.

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Eight straight birdies boost McGinley hopes

Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley had a magical eight successive birdies today to join Bradley Dredge as leader of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Woods back in contention

Tiger Woods hauled himself back into the hunt for the Dubai Desert Classic today and then talked about his visit to American troops on Wednesday.

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Dubai event hit by fog again

Further thick fog caused the Dubai Desert Classic to lose even further time today.

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Els shows midas touch

An outrageous birdie shot Ernie Els amongst the early leaders at the Dubai Desert Classic after thick fog had delayed the start for two and a half hours.

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Dubai event hit by fog

Thick fog delayed the start of the Dubai Desert Classic featuring Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.

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Golf is no fun now, says Woosnam

Former world number one and Masters champion Ian Woosnam reckons golf has stopped being fun.

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Water error hits Els hopes

Ernie Els unexpectedly hit into water on the final hole to lose the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic today.

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Woosnam takes advantage of hospitality

Ian Woosnam hit the roof today, literally, as he charged into contention for the Dubai Desert Classic title.

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Golf: Els tips Fasth to bounce back

Ernie Els has predicted Niclas Fasth will be a valuable asset to the European Ryder Cup team after beating him to the Dubai Desert Classic title.

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Golf: Good performance by Hoey in Dubai

It was a mixed day for the Irish contingent involved in the Dubai Desert Classic today.

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Golf: Harrington holds strong in Dubai

Irish golfer Padraig Harrington is making moves in the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Golf: Els stakes his claim

Ernie Els fired a sensational eagle on the final hole to lie just one shot off the lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Golf: Harrington cards disappointing round

Ireland's Padraig Harrington carded a disappointing 75 to finish on one over in joint 59th place on Day 2 of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Golf: Desert not classic for Monty

Colin Montgomerie missed the cut at the Dubai Desert Classic for the first time in over a decade after slumping to a second-round 79 at Emirates Golf Club.

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Golf: Monty in danger of missing cut

Colin Montgomerie was in severe danger of missing the halfway cut in the Dubai Desert Classic today.

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Golf: Wi takes lead at Dubai Desert Classic

South Korea’s Charlie Wi has taken the lead at the Dubai Desert Classic after carding a five-under-par second-round 67 this morning.

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Dubai Classic: Bickerton takes share of lead

Britain’s John Bickerton has earned a share of the lead at the Dubai Desert Classic after carding a four-under-par second-round this morning.

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