Golfing World: HSBC Golf Business Forum
Some of the biggest names in golf business contribute to our review of the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Abu Dhabi.
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Pablo Larrazabal sits down with us and talks us through his greatest shot to date.
Stenson's Race to Dubai title caps off historic year
After winning the PGA TOUR’S season-ending event to claim the FedExCup in September, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson collected the victory at the DP World Tour Championship Dubai on his way to the Race to Dubai title.
Morning Drive: Highlights from Round 3 in Dubai
See highlights from day 3 of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
French connection: Dubuisson fires 11 birdies
Charlie Rymer, Damon Hack and John Cook examine Victor Dubuisson's play in Round 3 of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.swing, not necessarily the most classic, beautiful move, but a very athletic golf swing , Charlie. -Well, the 64 with the bogey and a double bogey on the car and this is a player just playing with the tremendous amount of confidence. When I look at him, I see a little bit of Ryan Moore in him. The similar body type, a little bit of the outside-the-box type swing. But he owns it, it's his. But for me, you cannot underestimate how strong momentum is in this game. Coming off for that big win last week, the biggest win, obviously in his professional career, he just got a ton of confidence. -What I like about him, he's backed up last week's win. I guess that was very, very strong field with another great show in this week. That shows me that, not only is he playing with confidence, I mean, he's playing with efficiency. He is also, you know, he's seeing the right golf shots. He's seeing the right things. He is not thinking about golf anymore. He is just playing golf and I know that he was a highly ranked amateur in the world at one time. And now, he is gone to
Stenson leading the Race, leading in Dubai
Watch the second-round highlights from the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Watch 'Morning Drive' at 7AM ET.is looking at. And really, really playing some nice golf right now, Ian Poulter , did I mention making everything and it's sort of makes me grumpy because Jim, they're going dead center. And he's not going in the side, they're going dead center. -Well, wouldn't you be happy and confident. You have to be. -Right. A few Ferraris myself. -If I could do that. -And he is fourth in the Race to Dubai standings. One of the guys who controls his own destiny is Justin Rose , he starts the week 2nd here on the par-4 5th, that would be his first birdie of the day and we continue Charlie with Justin Rose on the par-3 13th for birdie. -Well, this is really the only questions ever for Justin Rose , how hot is that putter gonna be, didn't have to be smoking hot, medium is fine. Hits and wins any term he
Celebrate the good times: Stenson wins again
Henrik Stenson, currently the best golfer in the world, celebrates with fellow golfers, like Ian Poulter, for his victory in Dubai. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.both sides of the Atlantic, he beat the best players in the PGA Tour , he beat the best players on the European Tour and after, you could see Ian Poulter hanging around to celebrate with him. This is a very popular win among his peers, among the lockroom, the club house. This is a player who walked off the golf course in 2001. His game was in tatters. He's come back twice from the depths. The VP at the Lake Nona, Andy Odenbach knew the word karma, and I think it's a perfect word to describe what Henrik Stenson is at this point in his game. He lost everything a couple of times and he's back right now on top ofat the major season next year. I think the next step for Henrik Stenson is to win a major and you know when he teased it up in a [unk], when he teased it up at the US Open at Pioneers. He has the confidence to go out and win that golf tournament. All he has got to do if he
Best of the best? Stenson on top of golf world
Watch highlights from this Henrik Stenson's win this morning in Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.-Let's start with the highlights. Ian Poulter smack talk doesn't work on Twitter-- tried a little bit last night with Henrik Stenson . Someone has gonna have to go low and on the first, it gives up a very good opportunity. However, he did shoot 6-under 66 for Ian Poulter . It was a very profitable month in the final series on the European Tour now for Henrik Stenson off to a hot start. This is him hitting his third on the first. -Remember going back to the third round, he birdied four of the last five holes. In this round, he birdied for the first seven. That's a really, really nice hot streak that essentially sealed the deal for Henrik Stenson . -The man who played alongside Henrik Stenson who won last week, Victor Dubbuison here trying to keep pace, makes his putt John so he's now within one. -He is trying to keep pace and try to make this some sort of a drama towards the end. But Henrik Stenson would have none of this. -That's a drama- stealer right there. I mean you get the sense if somebody who got super high, it wouldn't have matter. Stenson what a shot, two or three better if he needed to. -He didn't care. -Yeah, no problem at all. -He didn't care. He wasn't playing against anybody else in the field. He's just playing against the score board and let's just see how low I can go. -This is the fairway middle on the 7th. -Are you kidding me? You can't hide the flag sticks from a man who is striking the golf ball the way Henrik Stenson is striking the golf ball right now. -And this shot here, 13-degree or 13-mile hour win and two up left. Damon said-- -That's tough, isn't it? -Not for Henrik Stenson though. He's okay. -How about the compression on his irons. It really-- it looks like he's not even real, it's like he'syou see it, a final round 64. He wins by six over Ian Poulter . Ian had two solo seconds in the four events in the Race to Dubai victory that we saw third place. What a profitable last two weeks, not to mention when it's gonna be his world-ranking. See Luke Donald with this whole week and Rory McIlroy tied for fifth. -Nice to see Rory McIlory, at least getting a little bit of momentum at the end of this season. I think he'll get a bounce as we watch him start next season. -So you see Henrik Stenson , he wins with the final standings updated now. Ian Poulter second, Rose third, Graeme McDowell fourth, Jimmy Donaldson fifth. So it was a series that saw a big time win by Victor Dubbuison and we saw Henrik Stenson do something this week not being 100 percent, a little concern about his wrist as impressive of four days considering what he knew was on the line to pull off that elusive double to the FedEx Cup standings and the Race to Dubai standings as this one of the best year as we've seen considering where he's been. -When you listen to Henrik Stenson's peers, I believe it is. Even before this week started, you hear Greame McDowell saying the admiration he has for Henrik for where he's been, the depths of the game, to where he's climbed up Marcus Fraser saying Henrik Stenson is word-class and he leaves some cash for us poor blokes. Please, Ian Poulter , [unk] him on Twitter saying, you're gonna be my one winner after the week. I texted Andy Odenbach, who is the VP-- he said, this is karma. There's so much admiration for-- he lost a lot of money in the financial scam and who lost his game and walked off the golf course and now won the FedEx Cup and validates it by becoming the first person to ever win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai in the same year. It's remarkable. -And think about what a difference a year makes. Rory McIlroy versus Henrik Stenson last year at this time is not even close. And now Rory just get some mention for finishing here. But Henrik is
Swing like Stenson: Learn from the RTD champ
Charlie Rymer and John Cook explain the best qualities to learn from Henrik Stenson's swing. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.balance. You see, he moves so fast through the ball but his upper body is turning. His lower body is very stable, he's got like massive quads. I mean, that's what's really, you know, keeps him
Morning Drive talks Stenson, Rose battle on Day 3
Charlie Rymer and John Cook break down Henrik Stenson's and Justin Rose's play during Day 3 of the DP World Tour Championship as Stenson's lead stays in tact. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.sort of helps everything stabilize a little bit too. -Would you agree? Bubba Watson was with her earlier this week. When he gets a little spotty with the putter, he has movement with his head. It goes back. -Sure. -I'm not gonna agree with anything that has to do with Bubba Watson because he's Georgia grad and I'm a Georgia Tech grad and we're just not gonna agree, but nice try. -Yeah. -Well, I