nsucurrent.com
nsucurrent.com February 26, 2018


Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi

21 January 2018, 12:28 | Nina Perez

Dustin Johnson is Wrong About Not Limiting Golf Ball

European Tour: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship power rankings

The world number 11 is now nine under par and just three shots behind leader Thomas Pieters, who carded a second round 65.

Murphy shook off nerves before stepping up and slamming a 3-wood into the 177-yard, par-3 15th hole at Abu Dhabi Golf Club during a Beat the Pro challenge. "I probably scored a bit better today, short game was needed as well, but I hit the ball very well, so all in all it was another great round and confidence builder, not just for this week but obviously for the rest of the season as well".

Stephen Gallacher matched Rory McIlroy's eagle finish the previous day to climb up the leaderboard in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

"Winning would mean a lot".

"But for me, it's been a really solid week so far".

"I felt like I gave myself tons of chances on the back nine and it was sort of hard to convert them", McIlroy said.

"I think I'm definitely a bit sharper as a result of coming out here at the end of December", admitted the three-time European Tour victor. If I had a wedge, I went at the flag and I think I got up-and-down or made birdie with a wedge in my hand three or four times.




"We've not made many plans so we'll see where the night takes us, but I'm sure it won't take us very far".

"It was nice to hole one on the last after two bad shots", Pieters said of his birdie on the last hole to put him at 12-under 132 in the European Tour event. Felt like I gave myself tons of chances on the back nine.

Dougherty: You said there that the weather is meant to change a bit tomorrow, we've had ideal weather up until this point, the wind is going to blow, is that something you would relish?

Rory McIlroy need not have bothered to tell reporters that he is feeling "rejuvenated and refocused". It's another season, a season that I feel like I'm as prepared for as any season I've started as a professional.

The 25-year-old opened the tournament with an impressive 69 to put himself into early contention for the lion's share of the €2 507 520 purse, but an incoherent display on day two saw him drifting away from the leading pack. I'm happy with my game, and that's just what I've got to go out and do tomorrow.

"I just didn't make any but I battled the whole day and it was nice to make a birdie at the last".



Other News

Trending Now

Fire Breaks Out In Delhi Plastic Factory, Atleast 10 Killed
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was "deeply anguished" by the incident. "Several casualties reported. The fire official said they have contained the blaze but rescue operations are still on.

Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram paraded in new video
Al Jazeera could not independently verify that those appearing in the video were among those abducted in Chibok. Stills of the video published online also show Abubakar Shekau, the leader of one faction of Boko Haram .

Patriots, Eagles in National Football League championship games
On the very next play, Jay Ajayi fumbles the ball and the Falcons recover. To reach that point, the Saints must get past the Vikings. And the road to the Super Bowl remains through Philly .

Ford Ranger unveiled in Detroit
It also has a Terrain Management System featuring five driving modes: Normal; Grass; Sand; Gravel and Snow; and Mud and Ruts. The trim options available are the XL, XL Chrome, STX, LT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome and Lariat Sport.

AAP asks for time to meet Prez in 'office of profits' case
Still, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) and the Congress have demanded Kejriwal's resignation on moral grounds. The president also rejected the bill in which the AAP MLAs were appointed by the Delhi Government.

YouTube tightens monetisation rules, making it tougher for smaller channels to earn
YouTube says this verification process will be completed by mid-February in the USA and end of March for the rest of the world. Human vetting for Google Preferred would start by mid-February in the USA and will expand globally by the end of March.

Lawyer denies President Trump had sexual encounter with porn star in 2006
In statements to BuzzFeed News, Clifford and Cohen denied Trump and Clifford had a sexual encounter. It continued: "Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false".

Mourinho hails Lingard after wonder goal fires United
That's a wealth of experience for players still so young and with so much room for improvement. United have bought the positivity of ex-players for years by making them club "ambassadors".

Liverpool end Manchester City's unbeaten record in seven-goal thriller
Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan grabbed late consolations for City , but it was a day that firmly belonged to Liverpool . The second-half saw Liverpool produce a potent eight minute spell to take a shock 4-1 lead.

Hamas tunnel destroyed by Israeli airstrikes
This is the third demolition by the IDF in recent weeks of a tunnel that reaches into Israel. Israel shut down the crossing as a result until further notice.