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.

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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.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. 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.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

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President at the Presidents Cup

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green

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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

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Trump golf properties


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Reportedly fake TIME covers

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Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm