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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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ANA Inspiration moves to September as LPGA Tour cancels three more events

THE LPGA has cancelled three more of its regular tour events because of the coronavirus pandemic – and warned there may still be more disruption to come. But the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration due to be held at California’s Mission Hills Country Club – has been rearranged and moved to […]

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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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Made in Denmark called off but European Tour hopes for return to schedule in Ireland

THE European Tour has cancelled two more events in the spring – but has raised the prospect of resuming its schedule in time for the Irish Open, at the end of May. Both the Made in Denmark and the unique GolfSixes Casçais event in Portugal, have joined the growing list of events cancelled or postponed […]

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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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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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LPGA postpones first Major – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments

THE LPGA Tour has cancelled the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments over the next three weeks, in response to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the globe. The players were told that in an effort to minimize risks from the global outbreak of COVID-19 and following the […]

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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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2020 WGC-Mexico Championship winner Patrick Read

Nothing ruffles Patrick Reed who claims second WGC title down Mexico way

PATRICK Reed drowned out the ongoing criticisms over his bunkergate in the Bahamas to land his second World Golf Championships title in a thrilling finish in Mexico City. Just when it looked as though Bryson DeChambeau, who has certainly public criticisms over his pace of play, was about to race to a first WGC title […]

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Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of WGC Grand Slam gets off to perfect start in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship in his bid to complete the WGC Grand Slam. The World No. 1 continued a stunning run of recent form with a six-under par 65, at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City. The Northern Irishman has won every other World Golf Championships […]

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McIlroy looks to complete Grand Slam of WGC titles with a win in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy is hoping to convert his impressive recent form into a second successive World Golf Championships victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship – and to keep his coveted World No. 1 spot. Spaniard Jon Rahm is aiming to depose the Northern Irishman at the top of Official World Golf Ranking in the first WGC event […]

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WGC-Mexico Championship: GMac wants to kick on after Saudi win for Ryder Cup race

GRAEME McDowell tees it up in his first World Golf Championships event since 2016 at the WGC-Mexico Championship this week. And the Northern Irishman is excited about the challenge of taking on a new course, at Chapultec Golf Club. McDowell said: “I’ve played a lot of WGCs in my career and I think you do […]

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Rugby legend Stephen Ferris with Chaka Travel Managing Director Mark Marais

Chaka Travel Appoints British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris As Brand Ambassador

Chaka Travel Appoints British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris As Brand Ambassador Rugby legend Stephen Ferris with Chaka Travel Managing Director Mark Marais Chaka Travel are delighted to have former Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby player Stephen Ferris come on board as an ambassador. Stephen physical size, power and searing pace made […]

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Lumine Golf Club’s Calle Carlsson and Mike Stewart, director of the European Tour Qualifying School agree a deal to keep the ETQS Final Stage in Spain until 2022

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage all set to remain at Lumine until 2022

LUMINE Golf Club has been confirmed as the host venue of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage for the next three years. The Spanish venue first became a venue in 2012 when it became a second stage qualifying venue. It became the location for the six-round marathon at the European Tour Qualifying School Final […]

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Faldo’s Major Champions Invitational will feature 72 of the world’s best juniors

SEVENTY-TWO junior golfers from around the world will compete at in next week’s third edition of the Major Champions Invitational, at Arizona’s Lookout Mountain Golf Club. The players will be split into teams of four – each captained and mentored by one of 18 Major champions. England’s North East stars Jess Baker (Gosford Park Ladies) […]

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Payton Gordley puts Joshua Smith firmly in his place at first final of European eTour

AMERICAN Payton Gordley defeated countryman Joshua Smith to take the trophy and $5,000 winners’ cheque in the first event of the inaugural European eTour Series. Golfx3 – Gordley’s screenname – who participated in a one-off esports event held at last season’s Made in Denmark took the lead at the third hole from JSmithers – Smith’s […]

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Keith Pelley: European Tour no longer tolerates slow play and will act on 4-point plan

EUROPEAN Tour chief executive Keith Pelley writes about the controversy over slow play on the European Tour and explains why the Tournament Committee and the board have decided to take firm action for the 2020 season. MANY issues have affected the game of golf since I became chief executive of the European Tour – but […]

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The ‘Mad Scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau leads Masters

BRYSON DeChambeau produced an incredible finish, posting four closing birdies to share the lead with Brooks Koepka at six-under par the end of day one at the Masters. A remarkable run of scoring in the late groups stretched the field at Augusta National Golf Club. DeChambeau was among a host of European Tour players in […]

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