Chinese golfer Li Haotong was penalized two strokes on Sunday during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic under a new rule that prohibits a caddie from standing behind him while he addresses the ball to help him line up a shot.
That man is 49-year-old Ernie Els, and he has far more experience of the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Course than DeChambeau and most of the rest of the field.
Australian Herbert set the tone by starting with an eagle at the Emirates Golf Club on Friday and went on to sign for a scintillating nine-under 63.
Overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick slipped back into a four-way tie for 10th place after a disappointing two-under-par round that included a double bogey on the par-three seventh hole. I'm just happy with the first two days.
It was a hard day for Woods, who ended the round 13 shots off the pace following three bogeys and four birdies. There's no complaining here for sure, so I'm happy.
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Tucker apparently thought that Gordon might have been giving him the ball to inbound it, but he wasn't entirely sure. Speaking of Hardaway, his own 15 points in the first quarter seemed as the first step towards a big night.
"It's a lot of hard work with my caddie, just really grinding and trying to figure out how to take account of all the variables out there", DeChambeau said of his approach to the game.
China's Li Haotong, who held the previous tournament record when he finished on 23-under en route to last year's title, was further behind in 12th place alongside four-time major victor Ernie Els, An Byeong-hun and Shane Lowry. 'But with my expectation levels, and how I know I can perform, I feel like I'm underperforming a little bit'.
He saved his best for his last hole, making up for a wayward tee shot on the ninth with a stunning approach to get back on the green and then nervelessly sinking a 40-foot-putt to save par and card the day's lowest round.
Li could become only the second player in the 30-year history of the tournament to successfully defend his title after Scotland's Stephen Gallacher in 2014. That was the first of his 28 European Tour titles.