Shubhankar ends tied 44th in Abu Dhabi

Shubhankar ends tied 44th in Abu Dhabi

Tommy Fleetwood of England is expected to rise to number 10 in the world ranking when the new list is released on Monday (today) after he successfully defended his title at the $3 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday in the United Arab Emirate.

"But to see how I've played over the past three days and how comfortable I've been out there hitting certain shots and scoring and getting up-and-down, and just really getting my golf head back on".

Two shots off the lead at the start of the day, Fleetwood won thanks to an excellent back nine.

Belgian Thomas Pieters, who shared the lead with Fisher after Saturday's third round, shot a final round of 72 to finish fifth alongside Chris Paisley.

Fitzpatrick finished on -18 for the tournament, four shots behind victor and European number one Tommy Fleetwood.

The Koreas will March Together at Winter Olympics Opening
Meanwhile, at the Paralympics of PyeongChang, the PDRK will send a delegation of 150, including athletes, says news agency Yonhap. An agreement to field a joint women's ice hockey team at the upcoming Games also drew criticism.

The returning Rory McIlroy finished in a share of third on 18-under after his challenge stalled somewhat on the back nine, alongside another Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick.

"So all in all, it was another great round and another really good confidence builder - not just for this week but for the rest of the season, as well".

Playing in his first event since calling an early end to his injury-plagued and winless season in October past year, four-time major champion McIlroy came into the third round three shots behind Ryder Cup partner Pieters after following up Thursday's 69 with a sparkling 66 on Friday.

"I know everybody has been talking about it, and just backing it up is the next big thing, really".

"I've put in a lot of work, I wanted to prepare for this year like I didn't win the Race to Dubai", Fleetwood told Sky Sports Golf.

United Korea Hockey Team Divides South
In addition, they have also agreed to field a single women's ice hockey team made up of players from both countries. It would be the first time athletes from both Koreas have competed together in the same team at an Olympic Games.

"Without the wind, I played good, and in the wind, I didn't play that good", Pieters said.

"I love it", Garcia said of his equipment after the win. But, yeah, I couldn't really make a putt. He won the Race To Dubai and was named number one in Europe a year ago.

"So it was sort of important to look at it that way; that maybe try and prove as if you were hurt and you had not had that whole euphoria of achieving something incredible in your career".

As for McIlroy, this was his seventh top-three finish at Abu Dhabi in his past eight appearances. "I've got a lot out of it and I'm excited to get at it next week".

"Hats off to Tommy".

Kerber sets up Sharapova clash of the champions
Ninth-seeded Johanna Konta was more exposed to the heat on an outside court, and lost to US lucky loser Bernarda Pera 6-4, 7-5. I was watching this tournament a year ago with a box of Kleenex next to me sick.

"Felt like I did everything I wanted to do", said McIlroy, who recorded his eighth top-five finish in the tournament in last nine starts.

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