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Golf-Quiros thrives in Dubai after 11,000 kilometer return trip

Dubai, Feb 1 - Spain's Alvaro Quiros undertook an 11,000 kilometer (6,800 mile) round trip for a sinus surgery and then recorded his lowest round in 16 months, thanks to the fifth hole-in-one of his career on the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Golf-Teenager Ko becomes youngest world number one

* Fires 71 to finish second to Choi (Adds quotes, background)

2:54am GMT

UPDATE 1-Golf-Laird leads Phoenix by three, Molinari lands ace

Jan 31 - Scotland's Martin Laird shot a three-under-par 68 to hold off some charging youngsters on Saturday and take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Phoenix Open.

2:32am GMT

CORRECTED-Golf-Ko becomes youngest world number one

Jan 31 - Seventeen year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest golfer to become number one in world rankings by tying for second place at the LPGA season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday.

1:16am GMT

UPDATE 3-Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores

Jan 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona 200 Martin Laird (Britain) 66 66 68 203 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 71 68 64 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 69 71 63 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 66 70 67 204 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 67 68 69 Jon Rahm (Spain) 70 68 66 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 64 72 68 205 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 65 71 69 Daniel Berger (

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Golf-McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert

DUBAI, Jan 31 - Rory McIlroy was in a class of his own on Saturday, seizing a four-shot lead with a six-under-par 66 after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

31 Jan 2015

Golf-European Tour Dubai Desert Classic scores

Jan 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Dubai Desert Classic at the par-72 course on Saturday in Dubai 196 Rory McIlroy (Britain) 66 64 66 200 Morten Madsen (Denmark) 71 63 66 202 Lee Westwood (Britain) 65 68 69 203 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 65 68 70 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 64 69 70 Danny Willett (Britain) 67 66 70 Stephen Gallacher (Britain) 66 67 70 204 Robert Rock (Britain) 68

31 Jan 2015

Golf-Major venues will bring back fond memories for Clarke

DUBAI, Jan 31 - Darren Clarke is really looking forward to competing in the British Open and U.S. PGA Championship this year because both venues have a special place in his heart.

31 Jan 2015

Golf-Struggling Woods will be fine in the end, says Clarke

DUBAI, Jan 31 - People should not read too much into Tiger Woods's disastrous performance at the Phoenix Open, according to his close friend and fellow former British Open champion Darren Clarke.

31 Jan 2015

ANALYSIS-Golf-Dark day for Woods raises prospect of the 'yips'

LOS ANGELES, Jan 30 - Stunned golf fans at the Phoenix Open were left to ponder how the mighty have fallen after Tiger Woods plunged to new depths with the worst score of his professional career in Friday's second round.

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.

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