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The top five European Tour members in the UK swing mini order of merit will earn a place in the US Open the USGA has announced

European Tour mini order of merit will offer 10 places from UK Swing for US Open

STARTING spots in the US Open will be up for grabs in a mini order of merit for players competing in the European Tour’s UK Swing, which gets under way next month. The USGA – golf’s governing body in North America – has agreen that 10 exemptions will be available to European Tour members in […]

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Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Plenty of drama at virtual Valderrama as five tie at top in BMW Indoor Invitational

HOME favourites Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, finished in a five-way tie for first place when a virtual Valderrama hosted the latest leg of the BMW Indoor Invitational. Masters winner Garcia and his compatriot and fellow Ryder Cup star Cabrera-Bello played in the interactive feature group. They both finished on one-under after shooting 70s […]

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UK swing sees European Tour return with six events in England and Wales

THE European Tour will return with a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ starting in July – and revealed details of four new Rolex Series events. The European Tour will play two Marriott venues and return to two Ryder Cup venues, while the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth, moves from September to October 15-18. And there is […]

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Qualifiers for US Open and USGA’s remaining amateur championships cancelled

THE qualifiers for the 2020 US Open on both sides of the Atlantic have been scrapped by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Each year thousands of amateurs, club professionals as well as Tour stars from all over the world enter the USGA’s regional and sectional qualifiers. They include the event held at Walton Heath […]

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IGF World Amateur Team Championship in Singapore cancelled because of virus

THE Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies will not be awarded in 2020 after the World Amateur Team Championships for men and women were cancelled. The International Golf Federation has scrapped both biennial events in October because of the the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision follows the IGF switching the events from Hong […]

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European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

Pelley: High life may be over as European Tour prepares for return after COVID-19

EUROPEAN Tour stars face playing for smaller prize funds as well as the prospect of playing tournaments without spectators later this summer, according to a memo written by its chief executive Keith Pelley. The update sent to players, which was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, warns that some of the “perks” of tour life will […]

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New October date set for LET Saudi Ladies International at Royal Greens

THE inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International – the first female professional golf tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia – has been rearranged for October. The switch following its postponement last month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the announcement was made by the Ladies European Tour and Golf Saudi to move it to October […]

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The first tee at Royal St George’s – the 2020 Open is now off because of the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 crisis forces R&A to move Open at Royal St George’s back to 2021

THE R&A has cancelled The 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2020 because of the current COVID-19 crisis – the championship will now be played at Sandwich in 2021, instead. The Open was due to be staged in Kent from July 12-19, but following guidance – from the UK Government, the health authorities, public […]

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European Tour postpones Trophée Hassan along with LET’s Lalla Meryem Cup

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement of the Trophée Hassan II while the Scandinavian Mixed has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scandinavian Mixed was set to be a ground-breaking event – hosted by Sweden’s two most successful golfers Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam – with male and female players competing head-to-head […]

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open latest event to be cancelled in COVID-19 crisis

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement today of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tournament was scheduled to be the European Tour’s second Rolex Series event of 2020, taking place at Mount Juliet Estate from May 28-31, with Major champion Graeme […]

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R&A keeps options open on 149th Open Championship and Women’s British Open

THE R&A are working on contingency plans in case the Open at Royal St George’s – and the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon – are unable to be played on their planned dates. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers ruled out the need to cancel the 149th Open Championship at Sandwich this early – even […]

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USPGA is second Major of season to be put on hold because of coronavirus

THE USPGA Championship has become the second Major of the 2020 golf season to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. After days of speculation that the PGA of America, which organises the USPGA, was considering switching May’s tournament from San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park to Sawgrass, in Florida – where the Players Championship was […]

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Andalucia Masters at Valderrama is put back as coronavirus claims event

THE European Tour has cancelled the Estrella Damm N A Andalucia Masters, which was due to take place at Valderrama, at the end of April, because of the threat caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in light of the travel restrictions in force in Spain. And it came after consultation with […]

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South African Women’s Open – Alice Hewson savours her maiden LET victory

ALICE Hewson kicked off her professional career with the best possible start by winning the Investec South African Women’s Open on her first start. The 22-year-old rookie member of the Ladies European Tour came from three shots behind overnight leader Olivia Cowan to win by a shot, at Cape Town’s Westlake Golf Club. Hewson, a […]

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Sotogrande call off European Nations’ Championship as coronavirus spreads in Spain

NEXT month’s European Nations’ Championship due to be held at Spain’s Sotogrande Golf Club, have been postponed – along with events in Ireland – because of the coronavirus crisis. Organisers of the prestigious event at the Sotogrande GC – on the Costa del Sol – have responded to the Covid-19 outbreak in Spain and across […]

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Augusta National postpones Masters for first time since 1946 as coronavirus spreads

NEXT month’s Masters at Augusta National has been postponed because of the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The 84th editon of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, was due to start on April 9 – with the players making the famous drive down Mangolia Lane the weekend before. But one of golf’s most […]

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Jay Monahan PGA Tour commissioner

Golf Tours facing month-long shutdown as The Players is cancelled after first round

GOLF fans across the UK were shocked to wake up to news that the PGA Tour had cancelled The Players Championship after the first round had been completed. The decision was made in the early hours UK time after play had finished for the day at Sawgrass with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama leading after a superb […]

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World Golf Hall of Fame will induct Tiger Woods into the Class of 2021

TIGER Woods will enter the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021, it was announced on Thursday. The Flordida-based golf heritage attraction will enshrine Woods – the 82-time PGA Tour winner – as part of its Class of 2021. Woods received the news of his impending induction in the Male Competitor category via phone from […]

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Indian Open joins list of tournaments cancelled by Cornavirus outbreak

NEXT week’s Hero Indian Open has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union, the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the European Tour and the Asian Tour – and the tournament title sponsor Hero MotoCorp. The move came […]

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2020 Commercial Qatar Masters winner Jorge Campillo beat David Drysdalea at the fifth extra hole in the sudden death play-off at Education City Golf Club

Jorge Campillo putting the lights out denies Drysdale the win after 498 attempts

JORGE Campillo holed three monster birdie putts to defeat David Drysdale in an extraordinary play-off to win his second European Tour title at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. First he holed from 25-feet after finding sand off the tee with the veteran Scott having a makeable putt from just six feet. Then Campillo then […]

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