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Yang sets early pace in Phoenix, Mickelson seven back

(Reuters) – South Korean Yang Yong-eun birdied six of his last nine holes to surge into an early one-shot lead in the Phoenix Open first round while Phil Mickelson launched his title defense with a level-par 71 in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday.

Yang, who became Asia’s first male major winner with his victory at the 2009 PGA Championship where he overhauled Tiger Woods in the final round, mixed eight birdies with a lone bogey to fire a seven-under-par 64 in dazzling desert sunshine.

The 42-year-old Korean, a double winner on the PGA Tour, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the TPC Scottsdale and signed off with a superb approach to three feet at the par-four last before he sank the birdie putt.

Pat Perez and Kevin Stadler opened with 65s, while fellow Americans Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore, Tommy Gainey and long-hitting Jason Kokrak were a further stroke back.

While Yang set the early pace, defending champion Mickelson was happy to complete his opening round with an assorted mix of five birdies, three bogeys and a double after struggling with muscle pain in his lower back over the past two weeks.

“My back’s fine, my game was a little rusty,” Mickelson, who was diagnosed with and treated for locked facet joints in his back on Monday, told Golf Channel.

“Got off to a poor start, played a couple over (par) and finished poorly with a few over. In the middle of the round, I hit a lot of good shots and had a good little run.

“It just wasn’t quite sharp, I wasn’t quite focused on every shot the way I need to be and let way too many shots slide today.”

Five-time major champion Mickelson double-bogeyed the par-three 12th, his third hole of the day, after hitting his tee shot into water but got his round back on track with birdies at the 13th, 14th, 17th, first and fourth.

The American, who won last year’s Phoenix Open with a record-tying 28-under total of 256 after opening with a 60, then faded with bogeys at the fifth, seventh and ninth but preferred to dwell on the all positives in his first round.

“The back feels great, and hopefully I’ll come out tomorrow and get a good round,” Mickelson said of his game. “I won’t overdue it and practice too much.

“I do feel like I’ve got a good round in me, the game doesn’t feel far off even though I made quite a few careless spurts out there.”

England’s former world number one Lee Westwood and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson were among the day’s late starters.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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Jan 30 (Reuters) – South Korean Yang Yong-eun birdied six of his last nine holes to surge into an early one-shot lead in the Phoenix Open first round while Phil Mickelson launched his title defence with a level-par 71 in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday.

Yang, who became Asia’s first male major winner with his victory at the 2009 PGA Championship where he overhauled Tiger Woods in the final round, mixed eight birdies with a lone bogey to fire a seven-under-par 64 in dazzling desert sunshine.

The 42-year-old Korean, a double winner on the PGA Tour, took advantage of ideal scoring conditions at the TPC Scottsdale and signed off with a superb approach to three feet at the par-four last before he sank the birdie putt.

Pat Perez and Kevin Stadler opened with 65s, while fellow Americans Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore, Tommy Gainey and long-hitting Jason Kokrak were a further stroke back.

While Yang set the early pace, defending champion Mickelson was happy to complete his opening round with an assorted mix of five birdies, three bogeys and a double after struggling with muscle pain in his lower back over the past two weeks.

“My back’s fine, my game was a little rusty,” Mickelson, who was diagnosed with and treated for locked facet joints in his back on Monday, told Golf Channel.

“Got off to a poor start, played a couple over (par) and finished poorly with a few over. In the middle of the round, I hit a lot of good shots and had a good little run.

“It just wasn’t quite sharp, I wasn’t quite focused on every shot the way I need to be and let way too many shots slide today.”

Five-time major champion Mickelson double-bogeyed the par-three 12th, his third hole of the day, after hitting his tee shot into water but got his round back on track with birdies at the 13th, 14th, 17th, first and fourth.

The American, who won last year’s Phoenix Open with a record-tying 28-under total of 256 after opening with a 60, then faded with bogeys at the fifth, seventh and ninth but preferred to dwell on the all positives in his first round.

“The back feels great, and hopefully I’ll come out tomorrow and get a good round,” Mickelson said of his game. “I won’t overdue it and practise too much.

“I do feel like I’ve got a good round in me, the game doesn’t feel far off even though I made quite a few careless spurts out there.”

England’s former world number one Lee Westwood and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson were among the day’s late starters. (Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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McIlroy masterclass lights up Dubai

DUBAI (AFP) – Rory McIlroy confirmed he is back on top form with a stunning 63 as the first round of the $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic got underway Thursday with a barrage of birdies.

Firing seven birdies and an eagle, the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland continued his storming start to the season which saw him take second place at Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, his first tournament since winning the Australian Open in early December.

It was a flawless display of golf that left playing partner Tiger Woods in the shade, although the world number one was happy to settle for a four-under 68 in what is also his second tournament of the year.

His opener last week at Torrey Pines, San Diego ended in him firing a 79 on Saturday to miss the secondary cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.

The third member of the group, defending champion Stephen Gallacher of Scotland, was also high up the early leaderboard with a 66.

McIlroy said that the round and score was one of his finest for a while.

“Definitely up there. Controlled my irons a little better (than at Abu Dhabi), distance control was better. Wedges are still not where I want them to be but it’s getting close. It was good.”

With playing conditions ideal at the par-72 Majlis Course, hosting the 25th anniversary of a tournament which blazed new paths for the European Tour and put the Gulf region onto the golfing map, scoring was understandably low.

Playing down the easier back nine to start with, McIlroy, on the rebound after a frustrating 2013, had five birdies in seven holes from the 12th to briefly take the lead at the turn.

Minutes later Frenchman Julien Quesne pitched a sand wedge into the 17th green from 105 yards and it spun back into the hole for eagle which eased him out to six under.

But a birdie at the second and a 10-foot putt for eagle at the third saw McIlroy back on the pace. He then sunk a 15-footer at the par-three seventh to get to nine under and only Quesne was within three strokes of his pace-setting at that stage.

The Ulsterman parred his way in from there, coming up just short with a 15-footer for birdie at the last. It was his first 63 in tournament play since the first round of the Hong Kong Open in 2010

Woods, meanwhile, started well with four birdies down the back nine and while he struggled for accuracy off the tee on the way in, his short game was good enough to avoid any bogeys.

“Overall it was a pretty good score. Maybe could have gotten two more out of it,” said Woods. “I hit a lot of good putts which was nice. Last week I didn’t do it. It was nice to actually play well again.”

Quesne was rock solid till the ninth, his last, when he went into the water and took a double bogey to card a fine 66.

Late in the day Italian Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari came in with a 65 to be solo in second place two shots behind McIlroy.

A shot further back level with Quesne and Gallacher were South African Richard Sterne, Ireland’s Damien McGrane and Matthew Baldwin of England.

Englishman Robert Rock was on 67 tied with Soren Hansen of Denmark.

Among the later starters, world number three Henrik Stenson had a rollercoaster of a round.

The big Swede, the outstanding player in the world over the last few months, struggled early on with three bogeys in his first five holes, but he battled his way back with four straight birdies from the eighth and remained in contention with a 70.

Playing partner and record three-time winner in Dubai Ernie Els also started poorly, but unlike Stenson he was unable to claw his way back as he came in with a disappointing 74.

Els was back using a shortened putter ahead of the ban on anchored putters from the start of 2016.

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Italy’s Molinari targets Europe top-50 return after Dubai delight

By Matt Smith

DUBAI (Reuters) – Italy’s Edoardo Molinari is confident he can break back into Europe’s top 50 this year after shooting a seven-under 65 at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, his best round in nearly two injury-ravaged years.

The former Ryder Cup player, who was part of Europe’s victorious 2010 team, has plunged down the world rankings from a career high 14th that same year to 274 today.

Now largely injury free, the 32-year-old sunk five birdies on his opening eight holes of Dubai’s Majlis course before a bogey at his ninth dragged him back to four-under at the turn.

Molinari then chipped in from 35 yards to eagle his 11th hole and picked up one more shot to end two strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy’s 63.

The last time the Italian scored 65 was at the Andalucía Open in March 2012 and on Thursday he credited swing coach Sean Foley for his resurgence.

“I have been working with Sean for more than a year and I think my driving is the best it’s ever been – I’m very confident … every hole is a birdie hole,” Molinari told reporters, having reached 12 out of 14 fairways from the tee.

He had surgery on his left wrist in June 2012 before another operation on his left thumb last August. The two injuries were unrelated.

“The thumb is probably 90 percent, it still bothers me sometimes, but I haven’t been taking painkillers for 3-4 weeks now – it’s very hard to be patient, but that’s another big help from working with Sean, he’s helped my game and my attitude on and off the course,” said Molinari, whose younger brother Francesco is the world number 43.

“In the last two years I haven’t been able to play much, so the first goal will be to play a full season. If I make it back to top 50 in Europe that would be satisfying.”

Molinari was one of the few players on Dubai’s first-round leader board to tee off in the afternoon and on Friday the schedule will be reversed, which the Italian believes could be an advantage as he gets to play on the softer morning greens before the desert sun bakes the turf.

“The greens will be firmer and firmer as the week goes by,” he added.

(Reporting by Matt Smith, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Italy’s Edoardo Molinari is confident he can break back into Europe’s top 50 this year after shooting a seven-under 65 at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, his best round in nearly two injury-ravaged years.

The former Ryder Cup player, who was part of Europe’s victorious 2010 team, has plunged down the world rankings from a career high 14th that same year to 274 today.

Now largely injury free, the 32-year-old sunk five birdies on his opening eight holes of Dubai’s Majlis course before a bogey at his ninth dragged him back to four-under at the turn.

Molinari then chipped in from 35 yards to eagle his 11th hole and picked up one more shot to end two strokes behind leader Rory McIlroy’s 63.

The last time the Italian scored 65 was at the Andalucía Open in March 2012 and on Thursday he credited swing coach Sean Foley for his resurgence.

“I have been working with Sean for more than a year and I think my driving is the best it’s ever been – I’m very confident … every hole is a birdie hole,” Molinari told reporters, having reached 12 out of 14 fairways from the tee.

He had surgery on his left wrist in June 2012 before another operation on his left thumb last August. The two injuries were unrelated.

“The thumb is probably 90 percent, it still bothers me sometimes, but I haven’t been taking painkillers for 3-4 weeks now – it’s very hard to be patient, but that’s another big help from working with Sean, he’s helped my game and my attitude on and off the course,” said Molinari, whose younger brother Francesco is the world number 43.

“In the last two years I haven’t been able to play much, so the first goal will be to play a full season. If I make it back to top 50 in Europe that would be satisfying.”

Molinari was one of the few players on Dubai’s first-round leader board to tee off in the afternoon and on Friday the schedule will be reversed, which the Italian believes could be an advantage as he gets to play on the softer morning greens before the desert sun bakes the turf.

“The greens will be firmer and firmer as the week goes by,” he added. (Reporting by Matt Smith, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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McIlroy sizzles in Dubai; Woods among chasing pack

By Matt Smith

DUBAI (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy hit a sizzling nine-under 63 to lead the first round of the $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic by two strokes on Thursday, bolstering his hopes of claiming a first European tour win since 2012.

Playing the back nine holes first, the Northern Irishman was unperturbed by a 0405 GMT (12:05 ET) tee-off time, reaching the turn at five-under after sinking a quintet of birdies from the 12th to the 18th.

He rattled in an eagle at the par-five third hole with a 25-foot putt and picked up two further shots in a blemish-free round on the Majlis course.

Playing partner Tiger Woods kept pace initially to be four-under after nine holes, but then sunk nine successive pars to finish on 68, five behind his rival.

Italy’s Edoardo Molinari carded 65 to be two shots off the pace, with defending champion Stephen Gallacher among five players to shoot 66.

“Sometimes you have an early start, it maybe takes you a few holes to get going,” McIlroy told reporters, when asked about his scintillating beginning.

“But whenever you have people on the tee box and cameras clicking, it sort of makes you more alert at that time of the morning when sometimes you’re half asleep.”

It could have been even better for the 24-year-old, who missed a six-foot putt on the opening hole and lipped out another birdie attempt on the fifth hole. Had those gone he could have equaled the course record of 61.

“I drove it well and I can really take advantage of hitting it long and straight here,” McIlroy added. “I got a lot of wedges into greens. If I can keep doing that, hopefully scores like this will become more regular.”

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McIlroy has fond memories of Dubai, claiming his first European tour victory at this event in 2009 and also winning 2012’s DP World Tour Championship to become only the second golfer to top the money list in both Europe and United States in the same season.

These achievements helped McIlroy become world number one, but he endured a tough 2013, rarely troubling the leader board as he sunk to sixth in the rankings.

The twice major winner has begun to find his form again, winning the Australian Open in December and finishing joint-second at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship earlier this month, with four top-10 finishes in his past five events on the European Tour.

“Getting back to world No. 1, it’s a by-product of playing well, giving yourself chances to win tournaments. If I finish second in every tournament from now to the end of the year, I would be world No. 1, I won’t be happy: I wouldn’t have won,” added McIlroy.

“These scores may look somewhat routine out there but there’s a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to actually be able to go out and shoot scores like this.”

World number one Woods said he was relieved to sink a birdie on his opening hole in Dubai, his first competitive golf since last week’s dire 79 at California’s Torrey Pines, the second-worst round of his professional career.

The 38-year-old found the sand with alarming regularity but was still able to pick up further shots at 13, 15 and 18.

He found it harder going as overcast skies gave way to piercing desert sunshine, missing a 10-foot birdie chance at the second in a barren last nine holes.

“The greens are perfect, absolutely perfect,” Woods told reporters. “They have softened them up so they are a little more receptive but they are still just as fast. I’m sure the guys in the afternoon probably won’t go as low. They were drying out as we were playing.”

(Reporting by Matt Smith, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy hit a sizzling nine-under 63 to lead the first round of the $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic by two strokes on Thursday, bolstering his hopes of claiming a first European tour win since 2012.

Playing the back nine holes first, the Northern Irishman was unperturbed by a 0405 GMT tee-off time, reaching the turn at five-under after sinking a quintet of birdies from the 12th to the 18th.

He rattled in an eagle at the par-five third hole with a 25-foot putt and picked up two further shots in a blemish-free round on the Majlis course.

Playing partner Tiger Woods kept pace initially to be four-under after nine holes, but then sunk nine successive pars to finish on 68, five behind his rival.

Italy’s Edoardo Molinari carded 65 to be two shots off the pace, with defending champion Stephen Gallacher among five players to shoot 66.

“Sometimes you have an early start, it maybe takes you a few holes to get going,” McIlroy told reporters, when asked about his scintillating beginning.

“But whenever you have people on the tee box and cameras clicking, it sort of makes you more alert at that time of the morning when sometimes you’re half asleep.”

It could have been even better for the 24-year-old, who missed a six-foot putt on the opening hole and lipped out another birdie attempt on the fifth hole. Had those gone he could have equalled the course record of 61.

“I drove it well and I can really take advantage of hitting it long and straight here,” McIlroy added. “I got a lot of wedges into greens. If I can keep doing that, hopefully scores like this will become more regular.”

FOND MEMORIES

McIlroy has fond memories of Dubai, claiming his first European tour victory at this event in 2009 and also winning 2012’s DP World Tour Championship to become only the second golfer to top the money list in both Europe and United States in the same season.

These achievements helped McIlroy become world number one, but he endured a tough 2013, rarely troubling the leaderboard as he sunk to sixth in the rankings.

The twice major winner has begun to find his form again, winning the Australian Open in December and finishing joint-second at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship earlier this month, with four top-10 finishes in his past five events on the European Tour.

“Getting back to world No. 1, it’s a by-product of playing well, giving yourself chances to win tournaments. If I finish second in every tournament from now to the end of the year, I would be world No. 1, I won’t be happy: I wouldn’t have won,” added McIlroy.

“These scores may look somewhat routine out there but there’s a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to actually be able to go out and shoot scores like this.”

World number one Woods said he was relieved to sink a birdie on his opening hole in Dubai, his first competitive golf since last week’s dire 79 at California’s Torrey Pines, the second-worst round of his professional career.

The 38-year-old found the sand with alarming regularity but was still able to pick up further shots at 13, 15 and 18.

He found it harder going as overcast skies gave way to piercing desert sunshine, missing a 10-foot birdie chance at the second in a barren last nine holes.

“The greens are perfect, absolutely perfect,” Woods told reporters. “They have softened them up so they are a little more receptive but they are still just as fast. I’m sure the guys in the afternoon probably won’t go as low. They were drying out as we were playing.” (Reporting by Matt Smith, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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France’s Quesne eyes major debut after birdie blast

By Matt Smith

DUBAI (Reuters) – France’s Julien Quesne hopes to make his major championship debut this year after carding a six-under 66 at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, equaling his best round of the season.

The world number 125 sunk birdies in four of his five opening holes, eagled his eighth and picked up a further shot a hole later to go into the turn at seven-under, vying for the lead with twice major winner Rory McIlroy.

Quesne bogeyed his tenth – a par four – but recovered with two more birdies to move to eight-under before a double bogey at the last left him three shots adrift of McIlroy’s 63.

“I really enjoyed this one, I hit a lot of very good shots, holed some putts and one bad shot on the last one, but that’s golf – I’m not superman,” Quesne told Reuters.

Quesne is France’s No.4 golfer, behind Victor Dubuisson, Gregory Bourdy and Raphael Jacquelin, but the 33-year-old said he was more concerned with improving his overall standing than becoming than becoming his country’s number one player.

“I’m looking towards the world rankings so I can play a major, which I’ve never done. It’s my goal this year,” said Quesne, a late bloomer who only took up golf aged 17 and turned professional six years later.

He remained on the challenger circuit for several years, but joined the senior tour in 2010 before an unhappy season led him to lose his card.

Quesne bounced back to become a fixture on the European tour from 2012, winning that year’s Andalucía Open as well as the 2013 Italian Open.

He has made a mixed start to 2014, claiming joint-eighth at Durban’s Volvo Golf Champions, but trailing in 52nd in Abu Dhabi and 28th in Qatar earlier this month. Dubai, the final leg of the so-called Gulf Swing, has proved more agreeable.

“The course is in very good condition, the greens are amazing. As the day progressed the greens got faster so we have to manage this,” said Quesne.

When asked whether he expected to be high up the leaderboard after Friday’s second round, Quesne was phlegmatic.

“I just try to play my game and we will see,” he added.

(Reporting by Matt Smith; editing by Justin Palmer)

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Golf-France’s Quesne eyes major debut after birdie blast

By Matt Smith

DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – France’s Julien Quesne hopes to make his major championship debut this year after carding a six-under 66 at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, equalling his best round of the season.

The world number 125 sunk birdies in four of his five opening holes, eagled his eighth and picked up a further shot a hole later to go into the turn at seven-under, vying for the lead with twice major winner Rory McIlroy.

Quesne bogeyed his tenth – a par four – but recovered with two more birdies to move to eight-under before a double bogey at the last left him three shots adrift of McIlroy’s 63.

“I really enjoyed this one, I hit a lot of very good shots, holed some putts and one bad shot on the last one, but that’s golf – I’m not superman,” Quesne told Reuters.

Quesne is France’s No.4 golfer, behind Victor Dubuisson, Gregory Bourdy and Raphael Jacquelin, but the 33-year-old said he was more concerned with improving his overall standing than becoming than becoming his country’s number one player.

“I’m looking towards the world rankings so I can play a major, which I’ve never done. It’s my goal this year,” said Quesne, a late bloomer who only took up golf aged 17 and turned professional six years later.

He remained on the challenger circuit for several years, but joined the senior tour in 2010 before an unhappy season led him to lose his card.

Quesne bounced back to become a fixture on the European tour from 2012, winning that year’s Andalucía Open as well as the 2013 Italian Open.

He has made a mixed start to 2014, claiming joint-eighth at Durban’s Volvo Golf Champions, but trailing in 52nd in Abu Dhabi and 28th in Qatar earlier this month. Dubai, the final leg of the so-called Gulf Swing, has proved more agreeable.

“The course is in very good condition, the greens are amazing. As the day progressed the greens got faster so we have to manage this,” said Quesne.

When asked whether he expected to be high up the leaderboard after Friday’s second round, Quesne was phlegmatic.

“I just try to play my game and we will see,” he added. (Reporting by Matt Smith; editing by Justin Palmer)

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Tiger Woods happy with Dubai opener

Dubai (AFP) – Tiger Woods enjoyed some welcome Arabian comfort on Thursday, opening the Dubai Desert Classic with a 68 that was 11 shots better than his previous round at Torrey Pines last Saturday.

That seven-over flop in San Diego meant that the world number one got his 2014 campaign off to the worst possible of starts by missing the cut on a course where he was a multiple winner.

Just a bad day at the office was his unperturbed assessment of that round, and he did enough at the Majlis Course, where he has won twice previously, to give that view some credence.

“Overall it was a pretty good score. Maybe could have gotten two more out of it. After going 0 for 12 on birdies on the par-fives last week, it was actually nice to make one too. The first hole, right out of the gate. Got rolling from there a little bit.”

Rolling for Woods meant further birdies at 13, 15 and 18 to go out in four under. He struggled a bit coming back in on the more tricky front nine, especially off the tee, but his short game was sharp and he came home without a bogey on his card.

“I hit a lot of good putts which was nice. Last week I didn’t do it. It was nice to actually play well again.”

Playing partner and good friend Rory McIlroy, who carded a pace-setting 63, said he had not been that taken aback by Woods’ travails at Torrey Pines.

“It happens to everyone,” he said.

“I think the way they set the golf course up last week at Torrey – if you were just slightly off, it magnified those misses.

“I watched a little bit and the greens didn’t look particularly good. I know that he three-putted a couple of times and when you leave yourself those three-footers on those sort of poa greens and they get a little fast, a little bumpy, it’s tricky. It happens to everyone.

“Obviously Tiger’s played well there in the past, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to play well there every time.

“He didn’t get off to the greatest start today, but he really managed his game well and started hitting a lot of good shots on the back nine.”

The prime objective for Woods this year is to finally win another major, his last coming in June 2008 at the US Open at Torrey Pines.

On 14 majors, he remains four short of the all-time record set by Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters when he was 46 years old, eight years older than Woods is now.

Asked what he planned to do before Friday’s second round, Woods replied: “I’m going to work on a couple of things here and there, but I felt like it was a good round.”

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