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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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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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Scotland’s Heather MacRae is looking forward to the inaugural 2020 Saudi Ladies International event on the LET, after surviving cervical cancer

Heather MacRae can’t wait to play Saudi International after battling to beat cancer

SCOTTISH pro Heather MacRae celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing her cancer ordeal. Almost exactly a year ago to the day, MacRae’s world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Since then, she has gone on to win the 2019 Women’s PGA Professional Championship – held just two weeks before her […]

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Andy Sullivan is tied at the top of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters leaderboard alongside Spaniard Jorge Campillo on 10-under at Education City Golf Club

Sullivan’s perfect 10-under gets him into lead in Qatar as Jorge Campillo chases

JORGE Campillo and Andy Sullivan shared the lead heading into the weekend at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But they have a host of European Tour winners breathing down their necks at Education City Golf Club – the new venue for the event which has been a cornerstone of the European Tour’s Desert Swings for […]

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the cancellation of a third European Tour event with the 2020 Magical Kenyan Open being called off

Coronavirus claims third event as European Tour calls off Magical Kenya Open

THE European Tour has cancelled its third tournament as the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed the Magical Kenya Open as the latest sporting event to be cancelled. The Government of Kenya announched its decision today (Friday) to postpone all meetings and conferences of an international nature in the country. With the numbers of people […]

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Denmark teenager Nicholai Højgaard first round leader in the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Education City Golf Club

How Nicolai Højgaard took centre stage with 64 and first round lead at Education City

DENMARK’S teenage prodigy Nicolai Højgaard produced a remarkable run of scoring on the back nine to take the first round lead at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Nicolai is looking to follow brother Rasmus into the winner’s circle – having announced himself on the professional stage when he finished second to Sergio Garcia at […]

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Journey to Jordan No. 2 winner Ryan Lumsden (right) from Surrey’s Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Ryan Lumsden breaks MENA Tour duck in third start to win Journey to Jordan No. 2

SCOTLAND’S Ryan Lumsden showed just why he is considered one of the finest emerging talents in the game as he overcame a last-hole hiccup to earn his first professional win. He claimed first prize of $13,500 after winning the Journey to Jordan No. 2 in just his third start on the MENA Tour. Lumsden first […]

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Martin Kaymer practicising for the first round of the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters which moves from Doha Golf Club to Education City Golf Club

Qatar Masters: Why Kaymer feels victory No. 12 is long overdue after six-year wait

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping he can turn his recent consistency into a long-awaited win at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The German is a former European and World No. 1 with 11 European Tour wins – including two Major Championships. But the last of those victories came nearly six years ago at the 2014 […]

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Royal Wimbledon’s Ryan Lumsden leads the 2020 Journey to Jordan No. 2 at Ayla Golf Club, after two rounds

Rookie Lumsden looking for first win as he leads Journey to Jordan No. 2 by two shots

ROYAL Wimbledon’s Ryan Lumsden has been knocking on the door since his MENA Tour debut last month… today he has the chance to grab his maiden victory. He has what could be a crucial two-shot lead after an extremely windy second round of the $75,000 Journey to Jordan No. 2 at the Greg Norman-designed Ayla […]

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Justin Harding the defending champion at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha’s Education City Golf Club

Justin Harding hopes Qatar Masters switch awon’t hurt chances to defend his title

JUSTIN Harding hopes memories of his victory in Doha last year can fuel his challenge for more success at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – which moves to a new venue this week. The South African lifted his maiden European Tour title in dramatic fashion at last year’s event after some last day heroics saw […]

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Patient Mitch happy to Waite for first professional win after good start in Jordan

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S Mitch Waite has been trending in the right direction in recent weeks on the MENA Tour. And the former England international provided more evidence of where his game is headed by taking sole possession on top of the leaderboard on a windy opening day at the $75,000 Journey to Jordan No. 2, on Monday. […]

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Castle Royle’s David Langley leads the MENA Tour’s Journey to Jordan order of merit heading into the 2020 Journey to Jordan No. 2 tournament at Ayla Golf Club

Journey to Jordan No. 2 fight between Hague and Langley for Trophee Hassan II start

IT promises to be a fascinating battle between David Langley and David Hague in this week’s $75,000 Journey to Jordan No. 2, with a European Tour start up for grabs. The English duo are chasing the big reward of a spot in the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II. The Order of Merit leader at the […]

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Sami Valimaki sends Stone’s hopes crashing in play-off for Oman Open title at Al Mouj

SAMI Valimaki won his first European Tour title as he defeated Brandon Stone in a play-off to lift the trophy at the 2020 Oman Open. Just six months ago the unknown Finn was playing at the third tier of professional golf in Continental Europe – now he has a winner’s exemption on the European Tour […]

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