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Golf: The Return 2011

Pro Golf is Back with a BANG this weekend

Posted Jan 21, 2011 by Jeff Dawson

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 2011

The 2010 Abu Dhabi Championship was recognised as one of the best viewing spectacles of the year with Poults, Kaymer and Mcilroy battling it out until the very last holes to take home the 250,000 Euro purse. It’s easy to see why too. Great weather, a great, risk and reward course, and a group of hungry, refreshed players was always going to end well for the viewer.

Couple that with great winter sunshine and its easy to understand why so many of us enjoy watching it. Amazingly the 2011 event is already upon us once again and we expect similar fireworks once again.

Poulter and Kaymer will be in the mix again and no one in their right mind could ever rule out the exciting Mcilroy. Expect also to see the Molinari contingent to be represented well come Sunday as the bigger hitters and bravest of players come out on top. It will be tight too so get growing those nails for Sunday’s play off!

Over in the USA the Bob Hope Classic kicks off, signalling the return to the US mainland of PGA Tour golf proper for 2011.

With many of the big European names over in Abu Dhabi it means the Americans will be keen to make the most during their absence. Bill Hass defends from 2010 but we expect Bubba or Matt Kuchar to be the men to watch this time around. Bubba has been in fine form this year, while Matt is turning into a class act and one of the most consistent men on Tour.

Whatever happens ensure that comfy chair is ready this weekend for Golf: The Return! It might even make you think about polishing those retired clubs again hidden away in your garage.

This week in golf:

19th - 20th Sunshine Tour: International Final Qualifier (The Open Championship), Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.
19th - 22nd Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand, Imperial Lakeview & Springfield Royal CC, Hua Hin, Thailand.
19th - 23rd USPGA Tour: Bob Hope Classic , La Quinta, California, United States.
20th - 23rd European Tour: Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
21st - 23rd USPGA Champions Tour: Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Hualalai, Hualalai Golf Course, Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii .

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