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2020 BMW Indoor Invitational winner Joost Luiten, who shot a six-under par 66 on the Old Course at St Andrews, on a golf simulator

Luiten lights up back nine on Old Course to claim first leg of BMW Indoor Invitational

JOOST Luiten posted a six-under par 66 on the Old Course for a two-shot victory in the inaugural edition of the BMW Indoor Invitational at St Andrews, on Saturday. The Dutchman finished top of a leaderboard featuring 18 European Tour players in the first of five events in the new series of virtual golf tournaments […]

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Harrington ‘names’ Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain and rules out getting 12 picks

RYDER Cup captain Padraig Harrington has unintentionally named Luke Donald as a vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Harrington confirmed two things about his plans for Whistling Straits – if the biennial clash with the Americans can go ahead in September – in a TV interview with Sky Sports. But while the European team captain […]

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BMW Indoor Invitational to see Westwood and Kaymer tackle top courses online

MARTIN Kaymer and Lee Westwood will go head-to-head from their own homes as the European Tour switches formats for the new BMW Indoor Invitational. The eSport special is a series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology powered by TrackMan that will run over the summer featuring courses including St Andrews, Royal Portrush, […]

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Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew took part in Scottish Golf’s Zoom call

Lawrie and Matthew take part in Scottish Golf Zoom call watched by 300-plus

MORE than 300 people from across Scotland came together for an exclusive Zoom panel call with Major champions Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew. Both Paul and Catriona contributed to discussions on a number of topics including junior golf in Scotland – their individual career highlights – and how they are adapting to challenges posed by […]

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R&A push on with plans for big six championships – IF amateur golf gets green light

THE R&A has published a rearranged schedule for its 2020 amateur championships – but all of its international matches between Europe and Great Britain and Ireland, and the Home Internationals have been cancelled. The R&A’s two biggest junior events – the Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championships – will go ahead as planned in August, while […]

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LPGA switches restart date from June until mid-July as Women’s PGA moves to Oct.

AFTER the KPMG Women’s PGA was moved to the autumn, the LPGA has confirmed it is pushing back its planned date to restart tournaments in the USA They will now resume in the middle of July, instead of mid-June as originally planned, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The LPGA stressed its plans to prepare […]

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Sign up for World’s Biggest Golf Lesson and help break the world record

GOLFERS across the land are being asked to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home – during the World’s Biggest Golf Lesson. PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live at 2pm, on Tuesday, May 5, in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. […]

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Woodhall Spa to host both English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships

ENGLAND Golf will attempt to break new ground this summer by holding its men’s and women’s national championships at the same time at one venue – at its Lincolnshire headquarters at Woodhall Spa. The national governing body had revealed its plan to try to salvage some events from the season wrecked by the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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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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Every Scottish Golf event in 2020 has been cancelled as COVID-19 death toll rises

SCOTTISH Golf has become the first of the four Home Nations to completely cancel its entire domestic season as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Eleanor Cannon, who chairs Scottish Golf, announced her board had decided to postpone all remaining events in its championship calendar as the number of deaths from COVID-19 continues to […]

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Graeme McDowell – winner of the 2020 Saudi International

McDowell gets his Masters invite to secure three starts in 2020’s rearranged Majors

GRAEME McDowell will get to play in the 2020 Masters – if the coronavirus pandemic relents enough for Augusta National Golf Club’s plans for the new November date to go ahead. The 2010 US Open champion was sweating on his invite from Augusta National for the 2020 Masters throughout March – and then came the […]

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Arnold Palmer Cup will see college golfers’ clash move to Bay Hill from Lahinch

THE Arnold Palmer Cup – the annual match between the best American and international college golfers – is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup was originally scheduled to be played at Lahinch GC, in Ireland, from July 3-5. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping across the USA and Europe, […]

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2020 Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington (right)

Ryder Cup captains send message to fans on world’s fight to beat coronavirus

A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE FROM USA AND EUROPE’S RYDER CUP CAPTAINS EVERY two years Europe and the United States of America come together. We are united by the shared values of sportsmanship and our desire to defeat a formidable opponent. In doing so, we witness some incredible displays of determination, passion and spirit. When Europe […]

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The Masters now moves to November as US Open and USPGA get new dates

THE Masters will be rescheduled to November it was announced this afternoon – just minutes after it was confirmed the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will now take place at Sandwich in 2021. And the US Open is moving to September six weeks after the PGA of America hopes to stage the USPGA […]

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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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McGregor and Carris on hold as coronavirus bites deeper into England Golf season

ENGLAND Golf have postponed another 14 events – including the Carris and McGregor trophies – in the summer’s amateur calendar in June and July amid the continuing coronavirus crisis. All major championships organised by the game’s governing body in England have now been put off up until July 27. That includes two of the three […]

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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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The PGA hotline will give latest advice on financial help to cope with COVID-19

THE PGA is working to launch a dedicated helpline for its membership to give advice on what financial help is available during the coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Robert Maxfield Mr Maxfield said: “This will be open to all PGA members. “Run in partnership with the Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA), the objective of the helpline […]

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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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