Best Dressed: Rockin' Abu Dhabi in style

By Bailey MosierJanuary 30, 2012, 4:25 pm

The best players on the planet teed it up a world away last week in Abu Dhabi and in case you were sleeping through the action, here's a look at the best fashions from the week.

Tiger Woods: OK, so it's the same red shirt, black pants, black hat and black shoes we're used to seeing Tiger Woods wear on Sundays. The reason it makes the best dressed list this week has less to do with the outfit and more to do with the smile on his face and the grace with which he accepted defeat. After his even-par 72 Sunday that left him T-3 for his 2012 debut, Woods delivered a thoughtful and eloquent post-round interview. When asked to comment on playing partner Robert Rock, he was very complimentary, congratulatory and humble. Call me crazy but I don't remember the last time we saw Tiger Woods lose a tournament and be so content with himself or the outcome. Woods seemed more at peace with this loss; more accepting of his progress and the process and as you can see by the above photo ... he displayed the greatest fashion accessory of all ... a genuine smile.

Robert Rock: Robert Rock secured the Abu Dhabi victory for his second professional win and not only did he top five of the world's top-10 players, he did so playing alongside Tiger Woods Sunday. Rock joins the small fraternity of players who have ever beaten Woods if he held or was tied for the lead through 54 holes. Only Y.E. Yang at the 2009 PGA Championship and Graeme McDowell at the 2010 Chevron World Challenge had accomplished the feat before Rock. Rock was self-admittedly star-struck at the prospect of teeing off alongside Woods, calling him “the best guy I’ve ever seen play golf.” Couple his composure on Sunday with his classic and simple pairing of gray and black, the 'Rock Star' logo on his shirt and the splash of lime green on the inside panel of his collar, and we've got ourselves the Paul McCartney of English golf. And with hair like that, who needs a hat?

Luke Donald: The World No. 1 may not have stacked up to the former world No. 1 – or Rock who ranked 117 last week – but he at least looked good en route to his T-48 finish in Abu Dhabi. Call me a sucker for the classic and clean look, but Donald's gray, white and black looked sharp, professional and what we'd hope the No. 1 golfer in the world would look like. Donald sported this in the second round where he averaged 20 yards further than any of the other three days in Abu Dhabi and shot an even-par 72. This look is par for the fashion course and I hope he sports more of the same the rest of this season.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.