Towering Englishman Chris Wood, 25, shot an eight-under-par 64 to move to 15-under and open up a three-shot lead after the third round of the US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – a day after helping his fellow pro golfers win a friendly penalty shootout against a local youth football team. Compatriot Simon Khan earlier shot 64 at Doha Golf Club to lie...

Spanish legend Sergio Garcia shot a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to share the halfway lead in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with German star Martin Kaymer, Marcus Fraser of Australia and Ricardo Santos of Portugal. Kaymer and Fraser each shot 67 to post the clubhouse lead at nine-under and were later joined by first-round leader Santos, who signed for a 70, and a charging...

Ricardo Santos of Portugal, fourth in Abu Dhabi last week, shot a seven-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead at the Commercial Bank Commercial Bank , which teed off on a Wednesday for the first time. Anthony Wall of England, Peter Whiteford of Scotland and Alexandre Kaleka of France all shot 66 to share second, one shot ahead of a six-strong group on 67 at Doha Golf...

Justin Rose is motivated by being grouped with Louis Oosthuizen – the man he recently deposed as World Number Four – in the first two rounds of this week’s US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which tees off at Doha Golf Club on Wednesday. Rose, who finished second behind Rory McIlroy in last year’s Race to Dubai, leapfrogged Oosthuizen...

World Number 11 Jason Dufner is hoping to leave the Middle East a winner as he prepares for his tournament debut at the US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which tees off at Doha Golf Club on Wednesday. Dufner, 35, tied for ninth in his first appearance in Abu Dhabi last week and the American star is now focused on recording his first European Tour victory following...

World Number Five Louis Oosthuizen is quietly confident he can finally lift the Mother of Pearl Trophy at the end of this week’s US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which will tee off at Doha Golf Club on Wednesday. Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Champion, won the first European Tour event of the year at the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban then remained in his...

British golfer Justin Rose finished 2012 at No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking – his highest position yet – following one of the finest years of his exceptional career so far. The 32-year-old achieved many personal bests last season, and he’ll be looking for another new trophy at the Doha Golf Club January 23-26, hoping to capture his first victory...

The tee times for Wednesday’s first round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has been announced, with John Parry of England, Gareth Maybin of Northern Ireland and Justin Walters of South Africa going off with the first group at 6:35 a.m. Qatar Time (GMT +3). Other starting times of note include World No. 4 Justin Rose, World No. 5 Louis Oosthuizen and World No....

Doha – January 21: As a member of Team USA at the 2012 Ryder Cup, Dufner again will be facing many of his Team Europe opponents from last October. Although Team Europe pulled out the “Miracle at Medinah,” Dufner played fine golf, finishing the competition with a 3-1 record, including a singles victory against Peter Hanson. Additionally, Dufner won his first...

Doha – January 21: Peter Hanson is the fifth player from Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team to confirm his participation in next week’s US$2.5 million Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, which will be held at Doha Golf Club from January 23-26. The big Swede will also be among five multiple winners on last year’s European Tour to compete in Qatar, including...