Golf Today: Stars descend upon Abu Dhabi, McIlroy returns

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Welcome to our new column Golf Today, where we keep you up to date to everything going on in the golfing world.

WHAT’S ON THE SITE

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, and is excited about the year ahead.

Justin Rose reckons a YouGov poll which named golf as the most boring spectator sport has gotten it all wrong.

Golf365 contributor Matt Cooper casts his mind back to the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, when Tiger Woods held the 54-hole lead only to lose to Robert Rock.

In major industry news, Luxury apparel brand Peter Millar has announced the acquisition of rival Los Angeles-based G/FORE.

Our Quizzes page is a great place to stop and test your golfing knowledge. Try one on Justin Rose, or Rory McIlroy.

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

After his superb eight-shot win at the Tournament of Champions, World No 1 Dustin Johnson is understandably confident about his chances in Abu Dhabi.

Golf Channel reckons Rory McIlroy has a lot to prove in 2018.

Golf Digest takes a look at Callaway’s new Rogue Driver Family.

WHAT’S ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Dr. Richard Nadler captured some shots of an alligator and a python squaring off against one another on a Florida golf course:

Matt Kuchar embraces birdies of a different kind in Abu Dhabi:

Callaway breaks down exactly what’s in Sergio Garcia’s bag this week at the Singapore Open:

WHAT’S ON TV

Thursday 18th January

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Sky Sports Golf (03:30), Sky Sports Main Event (05:15), Sky Sports Main Event (11:00), Sky Sports Golf (11:00)

CareerBuilder Challenge
Sky Sports Golf (20:00), Sky Sports Main Event (20:00)

Featured Groups – Career Builder Challenge
Live PGA Tour, Sky Sports Main Event (16:00), Sky Sports Golf (16:00)

Friday 19th January

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Sky Sports Golf (07:00), Sky Sports Main Event (07:00)

CareerBuilder Challenge
Sky Sports Golf (20:00)

Featured Groups – Career Builder Challenge
Live PGA Tour, Sky Sports Main Event (16:00), Sky Sports Golf (16:00)

Saturday 20th January

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Sky Sports Main Event (08:30), Sky Sports Golf (08:30)

CareerBuilder Challenge
Sky Sports Golf (20:00)

Sunday 21st January

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Sky Sports Main Event (08:30), Sky Sports Golf (08:30)

CareerBuilder Challenge
Sky Sports Golf (20:00)

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