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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Robert Rock holds off Woods and McIlroy

    29 Jan 2012

    Robert Rock held off Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and a strong field to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at -13. Rock is a former club professional from England with just his second win on the European Tour.

    Rock and Woods got off to a hot start, with birdies on holes 2 and 3, but Woods bogeyed holes 4 and 5 and missed too many greens with 3 birdies and 3 bogeys, finishing with a 72 for -11, tied for third place with Thomas Bjorn and Graeme McDowell.

    Rory McIlroy made a run with 4 birdies and 1 bogey but came up one shot short with a 69 for -12 and second place.

    Final Results from Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship 

    Robert Rock - 69-70-66-70-275 -13

    Rory McIlroy - 67-72-68-69-276 -12

    Thomas Bjorn - 73-71-65-68-277 -11

    Graeme McDowell - 72-69-68-68-277 -11

    Tiger Woods - 70-69-66-72-277 -11

    Full European Tour Leaderboard

     

    PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open

    Over on the PGA Tour, after three rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, it's Kyle Stanley at -18 with a five-shot lead over John Huh and John Rollins.

    PGA notables in contention are Brandt Snedeker at -11, Justin Leonard at -10, and Bubba Watson at -8.

    Full PGA Tour Leaderboard

     

    Bubba Watson made news off the golf course last weekend, buying the original "General Lee" Dodge Charger car from the "Dukes of Hazzard" TV series. Bubba announced the news on Twitter with the tweet "Last night I bought some gas!!" Classic.

     



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