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Johnston spurred on by Syme success fires brilliant first round 61 at Portugal Masters

SCOTLAND’S Liam Johnston produced the lowest round of his European Tour career at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf course. The 26-year-old from Dumfries fired a sparkling round of 61 to lead by one shot at the end of the opening day of the 2020 Portugal Masters. At nine-under par through 16 holes, the Scot was in […]

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Fleetwood returns to Algarve to fine tune his game before next week’s US Open

TOMMY Fleetwood is teeing it up at the Portugal Masters, on the Algarve, for the first time since 2016. And the Ryder Cup star is excited to be back at a regular European Tour event after the four-month hiatus due to coronavirus. Fleetwood played every edition of this event between 2012 and 2016. And the […]

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How Clements came up with improvement plan while left on his Todd during lockdown

TODD Clements feels under no pressure and hopes this week’s Northern Ireland Open will be the beginning of a period of progression for the Challenge Tour player from Essex. The 24-year-old tees it up at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this week having finished in third place at the venue in last year’s ISPS Handa World […]

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Martin Kaymer can’t find a better course in Spain than Ryder Cup’s Valderrama

A REJUVANATED Martin Kaymer cannot wait to take on the test of Real Club Valderrama at this week’s Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters. The former World No. 1 has made no secret of his love for the 1997 Ryder Cup venue. And the German heads into the week with renewed confidence afterchallenging for the title at […]

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Rasmus joins Manassero as Tour’s top teenage winners with Belfry win over Walters

RASMUS Højgaard became only the second teenager to win twice on the European Tour after edging out Justin Walters in a play-off for the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship. On a dramatic final day at The Belfry, the 19-year-old, from Denmark, came from five strokes back to finish level with Walters on 14-under par. When […]

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Toy takes her time in defence of Amateur Championship title at West Lancashire

CORNWALL’S Emily Toy maintained her bid to successfully defend the Women’s Amateur Championship after reaching Friday’s last-16 at West Lancashire GC. The 22-year-old, who claimed victory at Royal County Down last year, is aiming to become the first player since Sweden’s Louise Stahle to retain the championship, back in 2005. Having progressed on the cut […]

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Ben Schmidt on the trail of The Amateur crown and place in Masters and Open

YORKSHIRE’S Benjamin Schmidt comfortably advanced in his quest to win The 125th Amateur Championship. Taking on Germany’s Brandon Dietzel, Schmidt – the highest ranked player in the field at No. 35 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking – recorded a 3&2 victory across the famed Royal Birkdale links. The 18-year-old, from Rotherham GC, will meet […]

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The winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship can expect to receive invites to play in three Majors in 2021

Amateur Championship: Play abanonded at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire

THE first round of strokeplay qualifying at The Amateur Championship and The Women’s Amateur Championship was abandoned late on Tuesday afternoon. The start of play was delayed by two hours in the morning due to inclement weather. Following a second suspension of play this afternoon at both courses – Royal Birkdale for the men and […]

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Popov breaks records as first German to win AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon

GERMANY’S Sophia Popov made history with a life-changing two-shot victory at the 2020 AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon. She closed with a magnificent final round of 68 to finish at seven-under par and claim the $675,000 first-place prize. Looking unfazed throughout, Popov, who lead by three-strokes overnight, came into the week ranked 304 on […]

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Romain is Yankee doodle dandy after Wales win books US Open spot at Winged Foot

ROMAIN Langasque stormed to victory at the ISPS Handa Wales Open, overturning a five-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title. The Frenchman started the final day at The Celtic Manor Resort in a share of sixth place. The 2015 Amateur Champion was five shots behind 54-hole co-leaders Sebastian Söderberg and Connor Syme, from […]

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Bargain three-iron sends Dimayuga into lead with round to go at Brabazon

ENRIQUE Dimayuga hopes a “bargain buy” three-iron can help him enjoy some long-awaited success in Friday’s final round of the Brabazon Trophy. Surrey’s Dimayuga shot to the top of the leaderboard on day three of the English Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Sherwood Forest Golf Club – thanks to a brilliant five-under par round of 66. […]

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Horsfield goes for hat-trick of wins by avoiding ‘bad shot to the left’ at Celtic Manor

SAM Horsfield is aiming to make it a hat-trick of victories in the space of four UK Swing events at Celtic Manor. The Florida-based Englishman tees it up in the ISPS Handa Wales Open on the same Twenty Ten course upon which he triumphed just four days ago. The 23-year-old, who hails from Manchester, became […]

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St Andrews, Carnoustie and Muirfield will stage Women’s British Open before 2025

FIVE of golf’s most famous UK venues – including St Andrews, the Home of Golf – will host the AIG Women’s Open over the next five years, the R&A has announced. The R&A has underlined its commitment to enhancing the AIG Women’s Open’s status as a leading major sporting event by taking the blue riband […]

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Hall and Hull happy to be playing first AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon

GEORGIA Hall hopes to feed off her love of links golf and passion for the AIG Women’s Open as she goes in search of a second Major title at Royal Troon. The 24-year-old is enjoying the buzz of the first women’s Major Championship of the year. And its the event Hall memorably won in 2018 […]

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Horsfield bounces back with another win at Celtic Classic to make it two from three

SAM Horsfield made European Tour history claiming his second win at the Celtic Classic. The Tour’s Manchester-born star who grew up in Florida became the first player to win, miss a cut, and then win again in the space of three weeks at three different tournaments. A delighted Horsfield said: “It was pretty crazy. My […]

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Irish Open moves to Galgorm Castle but will lose its Rolex Series status for one year

THE Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played in Northern Ireland for the fourth time since 2012 when the Galgorm Castle Golf Club hosts September’s tournament. It will be the first time the County Antrim venue has hosted Ireland’s national Open with the event moving into the date vacated by the rescheduling of the […]

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Jamie Donaldson happy to be home at Celtic Manor for UK Swing’s Celtic Championship

WELSHMAN Jamie Donaldson is relishing the opportunity to tee it up on home soil as Celtic Manor hosts the European Tour for the next two weeks, starting with the Celtic Classic. Taking place on the Twenty Ten Course, where Europe won back the Ryder Cup in dramatic fashion ten years ago, the Celtic Classic is […]

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Sullivan glad to be back in winner’s circle at Hanbury Manor after five-year wait

ANDY Sullivan cruised to a commanding victory at the English Championship at Hanbury Manor. The former Ryder Cup player claimed his fourth European Tour title and his first in nearly five years in the process after his win at the Portugal Masters in 2015. The Walker Cup winner held the lead in the UK Swing’s […]

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Sharvin shaves it as Howell, Canter and Detry queue up for lead at Hanbury Manor

An opening round of 63 by Cormac Sharvin was enough to open up a one-shot cushion over a congested leaderboard in the inaugural English Championship. The Northern Irishman dropped just two shots to reach eight-under par – on a day of perfect scoring conditions at Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club – to move […]

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Ryder Cup hero Bjørn will walk from Wentworth to Wales in Celtic Manor week

THOMAS Bjørn is set for one of the biggest challenges of his career when he embarks on a four-day 130-mile charity walk from Wentworth to Wales. The walk will raise funds for Unicef UK’s Save Generation COVID appeal and the Golf Foundation as part of the European Tour’s Golf for Good initiative. Inspired by the […]

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