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Royal Troon all set to stage AIG Women’s British Open … but fans will be missing

THE AIG Women’s British Open will go ahead without spectators at Royal Troon in August – because of the COVID-19 pandemic – the R&A has confirmed. It will be the first women’s Major Championship to be played in 2020 and will be broadcast globally to more than 11 million TV fans. Japan’s Hinako Shibuno was […]

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Dryburgh wins third Rose Ladies Series event as Lily May Humphreys goes close

ESSEX’S Lily May Humphreys further underlined her career potential as she pushed for victory and fell just short of the winning total posted by Gemma Dryburgh in the third event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year-old England women’s international is no stranger to the top of leaderboards having won the 2019 Welsh and Irish […]

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Hannah emerges from NHS Screen to track and trace her progress after spell in States

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Hannah Screen is ready to make a return to competitive golf after a rewarding summer working for the NHS in the fight against the coronavirus. The 20-year-old member of England women’s overseas squad flew back from Oklahoma University in March. She found work as part of team involved in the NHS ‘track and trace’ […]

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MacLaren overcomes wrong ball penalty to win 2nd Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park

MEGHAN MacLaren won the second Rose Ladies Series event at Hertfordshire’s Moor Park in Hertfordshire – despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball. The two-time LET tournament winner shot a three-under par 69 to finish two strokes clear of series founder Liz Young and England amateur Samantha Fuller. The temperatures hit 31 degrees […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Mimi ready to take the right Rhodes to top via Hull and back – and then Wake Forest

MIMI Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year England women’s squad player’S booming drive found the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor. Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag – but […]

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2020 Staysure season called off over worries about risk to over-50s players’ health

THE Staysure Tour – Europe’s Senior Tour for players aged 50 and older – has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 crisis. The decision was taken following consultation with the Tour’s membership and its medical advisers. The move was based on the additional risk associated with the players’ age demographic […]

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Charley Hull grabs first Rose Ladies Series title with play-off win at Brokenhurst

CHARLEY Hull won the first Rose Ladies Series Event in some style. The Woburn ace defeated Hampshire heroine Liz Young with a birdie on the first extra hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, in the New Forest. Spectators weren’t allowed inside the venue due to government social distancing guidelines. But they would have been treated […]

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Hayley Davis can’t wait to get under way in Rose Ladies Series at her ‘old home Brok’

DORSET’S Hayley Davis could not wait for the Rose Ladies Series to get under way today at Brokenhurst Manor. Davis described the one-day tournaments for women professionals in the UK as “everything” as she prepared to make her return to competitive golf at the New Forest club. Hayley is poised to tee it up in […]

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Lottie Woad ready for debut playing against LET stars in first Rose Ladies Series event

SURREY Ladies Amateur Champion Lottie Woad says it will be a thrill to kick-start her 2020 season competing alongside many of her golf idols in the first event of the Rose Ladies Series. The England Girls’ squad player is one of three amateurs taking part in Thursday’s 18-hole professional event at the New Forest’s Brokenhurst […]

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Diamond Country Club will now host first event when European Tour returns

THE European Tour has brought forward the date its tournaments will resume by a week – with the Austrian Open, now going ahead at Diamond Country Club in July. The news marks the return of the European Challenge Tour which resume its 2020 season with the Euram Bank Open a week earlier. And the decision […]

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Liz Young’s brainchild to be called the Rose Ladies Series with six events in the UK

JUSTIN Rose and his wife Kate are to sponsor the Rose Ladies Series of women’s golf tournaments in the UK – culminating in a two-day final. The Roses decided to put up £35,0000 to sponsor the one-day events in June and July after reading about fellow Hampshire-based professional Liz Young’s efforts to put on a […]

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Garcia and Cabrera-Bello make ‘Valderrama debut’ in BMW Indoor Invitational

GREEN Jacket winner Sergio Garcia and Rolex Series winner Rafa Cabrera-Bello will head the Spanish challenge when the BMW Indoor Invitational heads to Valderrama, on Saturday. The fourth leg of the BMW Indoor Invitational – powered by TrackMan – sees another strong field of nearly 40 European Tour players. The presence of Garcia and Cabrera-Bello […]

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Keith Pelley pledges: ‘No European Tour players will lose their cards in 2020’

EUROPEAN Tour chief Keith Pelley has guaranteed no players will lose their playing rights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with its international schedule in 2020. So any player who was inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019 season, will keep their cards for […]

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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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Wil Besseling goes 3-2-1 to land his first BMW Indoor Invitational title in Munich

WIL Besseling shot a four-under par 69 to secure a two-shot victory in the latest BMW Indoor Invitational at Germany’s München Eichenried golf club. The Dutchman finished top of a leaderboard featuring 31 European Tour players in the third of five events in the new series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology […]

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Westwood to miss PGA Tour return – is it a clue British Masters will go ahead?

LEE Westwood is prepared to miss key events on the PGA Tour because of the planned quarantine restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. And his reasoning could be the biggest hint yet that the European Tour is ready to return to action in July at the British Masters, which Westwood is set […]

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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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Rory No. 1 in every sense as he wins TaylorMade Driving Relief skins shootout

THE scenario had been suggested… but World No. 1 Rory McIlroy made it happen when he claimed a $1.1million prize for his chosen charity by winning the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match. Golf South’s preview of Sunday’s multi-million dollar fundraiser featuring four of the biggest names on PGA Tour, suggested if the back nine of […]

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