In one of the most stunning collapses on the European Tour, Martin Kaymer lost a six-shot lead on the final day of the $2.7million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Sunday and France`s world number 357 Gary Stal took full advantage to record his maiden win on the Tour.
Rory McIlroy felt like punching himself after a dire performance with the putter in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday which all but ended his hopes of starting 2015 with a title.
Martin Kaymer plundered seven birdies in a third-round 67 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, moving six strokes clear of Thomas Pieters as Rory McIlroy’s title bid floundered following a desperate day on the greens for the world number one.
With yet another magical shot Rory McIlroy turned around his fortunes but still found himself two adrift of leader Martin Kaymer at the halfway stage of the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Friday.
Justin Rose declared himself happy with his short game after shooting a three-under par 69 in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday, but said he had much to work on following a sluggish start to the year.
Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has reportedly slammed some of golf`s rules as `stupid` after being hit by a two-shot penalty at the 2.7 million-dollar Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday.