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Nov 10, 2013

Golf-No top player should be denied Dubai spot – Molinari

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Ryder Cup player Francesco Molinari joined the debate over the controversial Final Series rules on Sunday by saying no one in the top-60 of the money list should be denied a place in the season-ending event in Dubai.

The 31-year-old Italian also wants the 20 percent bonus pool money that is awarded to players who compete in all four Final Series events to be scrapped.

Nov 10, 2013

Tiger Woods unsure if he will return to ‘fun event’ in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – World number one Tiger Woods said he thoroughly enjoyed playing in the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open this week but refused to commit to the European Tour event next season.

“This was a fun tournament,” he told reporters after a closing 67 meant he finished in a tie for third place.

Nov 10, 2013

Woods unsure if he will return to ‘fun event’ in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – World number one Tiger Woods said he thoroughly enjoyed playing in the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open this week but refused to commit to the European Tour event next season.

“This was a fun tournament,” he told reporters after a closing 67 meant he finished in a tie for third place.

Nov 10, 2013

Golf-Dubuisson too good for Woods and company in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Little-known Frenchman Victor Dubuisson showed no signs of stage fright as an exemplary exhibition of front-running earned him his maiden European Tour win at the inaugural $7 million Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.

The 23-year-old started the final 18 holes with a five-shot lead and plotted his way carefully round the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course to finish with a three-under-par 69 and a 24-under aggregate of 264.

Nov 9, 2013

Stenson fumes at mobile phone noise and camera flashes

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson was fuming after having to endure the relentless sound of mobile phones going off and cameras flashing during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday.

Stenson featured in the same three-ball with world number one Tiger Woods for the third day running – South African Richard Sterne was the other member of the trio – and it seemed as though enough was enough for the Swede.

Nov 9, 2013

Good, bad and ugly as Tiger takes on the trees in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – For Tiger Woods it was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly on Saturday as he slipped six strokes behind surprise leader Victor Dubuisson of France after the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open.

The world number one said he “struggled all day with my swing a little bit” after a four-under-par 68 gave him a 15-under tally of 201 on a perfect day for scoring at the penultimate event of the European Tour season.

Nov 9, 2013

Golf-Dashing Dubuisson streaks five clear in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Victor Dubuisson, the young Frenchman with the Hollywood actor good looks, stole the show by charging into a five-shot lead after an outstanding display in the Turkish Airlines Open third round on Saturday.

The bearded 23-year-old took advantage of an electrifying four-birdie start to power his way to a nine-under 63 for a 21-under total of 195 and eclipse world number one Tiger Woods, European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter and money-list leader Henrik Stenson.

Nov 9, 2013

Dashing Dubuisson streaks five shots clear in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Victor Dubuisson, the young Frenchman with the Hollywood actor good looks, stole the show by charging into a five-shot lead after the Turkish Airlines Open third round on Saturday.

The 23-year-old took advantage of an electrifying four-birdie start to power his way to a nine-under 63 for a 21-under total of 195 to eclipse world number one Tiger Woods, European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter and money-list leader Henrik Stenson.

Nov 9, 2013

Golf-Jacquelin ties record with 12-birdie blitz

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin equalled the European Tour record for the most birdies in a round on Saturday, reeling off 12 in a course record 10-under-par 62 at the Turkish Airlines Open.

The bearded Jacquelin, who won the Spanish Open in April, started his third round like an express train as he picked up shots at each of the opening four holes.

Nov 9, 2013

Frenchman Jacquelin ties record with 12-birdie blitz

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin equalled the European Tour record for the most birdies in a round on Saturday, reeling off 12 in a course record 10-under-par 62 at the Turkish Airlines Open.

The bearded Jacquelin, who won the Spanish Open in April, started his third round like an express train as he picked up shots at each of the opening four holes.

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