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04
February
Should Tiger Woods have pulled the plug on Dubai?
By: Ross Starkey

In football, the phrase match-fit applies when a player comes back from a long break or injury and he needs a few games to get up to speed, to get sharp again. And this is exactly what is happening to Tiger Woods right now. In the Omega Dubai Desert Classic he didn't look match-fit, which suggests he might have been better off staying in Florida to work on his game.

(Woods finished 10 shots behind winner Stephen Gallacher)

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21
January
The Mystery of the Abu Dhabi Rules Triangle
By: Ross Starkey

What is it about the Abu Dhabi Golf Tournament that causes players to lose sight of the rules. Rory McIlroy may well have lost the tournament by receiving a two shot penalty on Saturday but that doesn't explain why rulings seem that much more high profile here.

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14
January
Want to improve your golf game? Be honest!
By: Ross Starkey

By now many of us will have already stated our New Year resolutions. Most of them will be something do with health and fitness, like losing a few pounds, or giving up alcohol, or cigarettes, or Pringles. Some will involve creating better personal relationships or working on a promotion at work. For those of us who golf, there are golfing resolutions.

 

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13
January
Top 5 predictions for the 2014 golfing year
By: Ross Starkey

Everyone loves making golf predictions. An entire betting industry makes millions from it every year. But if you can get them down in print early enough and it does happen you have proof that you really did say it first. That said here's our predictions for 2014.

(Predictions on Lefty are like betting red or black on roulette!)

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06
January
The Top 10 of all things golf in 2013
By: Ross Starkey

Before we look ahead to 2014 we review a few of our favourite moments in golf during 2013. There were great finishes, prickly personalities and new stars, see if your favourites are here.

 

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24
December
Game improvement gimmicks you'll want to eBay
By: Ross Starkey

With game improvement devices for practically every part of your game, golf gifts are big business at Christmas. If you have an iPhone you can attach it to your putter to improve alignment. If you like the idea of being in a straight jacket, then try the swing vest. But there also a lot of other bright ideas I just don't get...

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16
December
Is Sergio García about to enter the prime of his career?
By: Ross Starkey

Sergio García beat a star-studded field to win the Thailand Golf Championships this week and entered the festive period with a lot more on his plate than just a giant trophy and a special Christmas chorizo. Maybe now he'll be ready to fulfil his talent and answer the question 'will Sergio García ever win a major?' as he enters a time in his life more conducive to winning big tournaments.

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09
December
No middle-age crisis' for Bjørn or Jiménez
By: Ross Starkey

There is no substitute for experience. Just ask Thomas Bjørn (43) or Miguel Ángel Jimenez (49). In a society where youthfulness is celebrated, golf remains a beacon of equality; same courses, same equipment, same balls. Whilst Jiménez was completing a fourth Hong Kong Open title, Bjørn was beating a star-studded field at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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