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Hong Kong Open called off by European Tour as unrest at universities continues

NEXT week’s Hong Kong Open has been cancelled as the civil unrest in the former British colony increased with violence across university campuses, after months of turmoil by protestors unhappy with Chinese rule. More than 150 golfers from Europe and Asia were set to head to Hong Kong for one of Asia’s oldest golf tournaments, […]

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The 2019 Hero Challenge Dubai participants

Hero Challenge continues for three more years as British Masters readies for Toon trip

THE Hero Challenge – featuring Major champions and Ryder Cup stars tackling tough short-hole targets in spectacular locations – is to expand over the next three years, the European Tour has announced. The innovative format tournament, which has been played against stunning backdrops – including the Dubai skyline, the Liverpool docks, London’s Canary Wharf and […]

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Benjamin Poke playing the fifth round of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School

Battle to earn European Tour card will go right to the wire for top 25 at Spain’s Lumine

THE battle to earn European Tour playing privileges will go down to the wire with 22 players within three shots of the all-important 25th position. Meanwhile Benjamin Poke posted a two-under par 69 retain the lead at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage after 90 holes over five days. Poke said: “I’ve just tried […]

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Rory McIlroy in practice at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

McIlroy puts mate Niall on bag as he sets sights on $3m DP World Tour title in Dubai

RORY McIlroy and defending champion Danny Willett are hoping to sign off their impressive personal 2019 campaigns in style at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. World No. 2 McIlroy has won four times globally during the calendar year. But his decision no to rejoin the European Tour until after the Masters […]

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BENJAMIN POKE PLAYING IN THE FOURTH ROUND OF THE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL

Poke remaining focused on earning European Tour card as Dane extends Lumine lead

BENJAMIN Poke remained in control on day four of the European Tour Qualifying School’s Final Stage as he increased his lead to three shots at Lumine Golf Club. The Dane is in pole position with two rounds remaining after posting his fourth consecutive sub-70 round to reach 16-under par. Meanwhile Poke’s closest challengers, Korea’s Jinho […]

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Denmark’s Benjamin Poke who led the European Tour Qualifying School’s Final Stage after three rounds

Benjamin Poke refusing to let pressure snooker him at Tour’s Qualifying School

DENMARK’S Benjamin Poke extended his lead to two shots on day three of European Tour Qualifying School as the six-round marathon tournament reached the halfway stage. The Dane, who completed a strong rookie season on the European Challenge Tour, carded four birdies and only one bogey to sign for a three-under par 69 on Lumine […]

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2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge winner Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood flying high with three eagles to win Nedbank and Europe’s biggest prize

TOMMY Fleetwood defeated Marcus Kinhult in a thrilling play-off to win his second Rolex Series title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after coming from six shots after three eagles in his final round at Sun City. Victory put the hero of Europe’s record Ryder Cup win at Le Paris National last year, in contention to […]

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John Catlin led after the first round of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School, at Lumine

Catlin arrives from Thailand with fourth win but really wants to graduate at Lumine

AMERICAN John Catlin carded a flawless six-under par 65 to charge into an early lead at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, at Spain’s Lumine Golf Club. Catlin came into the event less than a week after securing his fourth Asian Tour victory, in Thailand, and continued in the same form. He recorded six birdies […]

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Zander Lombard playing in the second round of the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge, at Sun City

Lombard is looking to bank €2.5m after outplaying his heroes at Nedbank Challenge

ZANDER Lombard continued his recent run of fine form to take a two shot-lead into the weekend at South Africa’s Nedbank Golf Challenge. The South African, who topped last season’s Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, carded a round of 65 to get to 11-under par. Lombard, who came closest to his breakthrough win losing a […]

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CHILEAN golfer Hugo Leon

Leon to light up Lumine in bid for one of 25 European Tour Qualifying School cards

HUGO Leon did not let the disappointment of being the first player to miss out on retaining his European Tour card linger for very long. And the Chilean and is eager to tee it up at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage which gets under way at Lumine Golf Club in Spain’s Tarragona, on Friday. […]

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Louis Oosthuizen leader of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after a first-round 63

Oosthuizen follows hospital treatment for kidney stones with super 63 at Nedbank

LOUIS Oosthuizen carded a stunning bogey-free round of 63 to lead the Nedbank the Golf Challenge – just hours after seeking hospital treatment for kidney stones that forced him to miss the pro-am on Wednesday. Oosthuizen was not even sure he would be able to play at all just hours before his tee time at […]

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout practicising at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City

Bezuidenhout can’t wait to hear Sun City fans’ roar at Nedbank Golf Challenge

NEDBANK Golf Challenge debutant Christiaan Bezuidenhout is living the dream as he prepares to tee it up in “Africa’s Major” for the first time in his career, in the penultimate Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. The 25-year-old has had a break-out year on the European Tour in his second full season, […]

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LEE WESTWOOD who returns to the Algarve for the 2019 Portugal Master

Westwood in the running for back-to-back Nedbank Golf Challenge titles at Sun City

LEE Westwood is primed for his first European Tour title defence in five years when he tees it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge – the penultimate Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai. The former World No. 1 fired a stunning final round of 64 at Gary Player Country Club last year […]

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The class of 2019 - European Challenge Tour graduates at the Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta opens the door to European Tour debut with Challenge Tour Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta secured a wire-to-wire victory at the Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And in doing so finished the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca No. 1, overtaking Scotland’s Calum Hill, who could not add to his two previous Challenge Tour wins in 2019. The Italian battled testing conditions, […]

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2019 Turkish Airlines Open winner Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell trips light fantastic to win Turkish Airlines Open in floodlit play-off against five

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S Tyrrell Hatton survived a six-man play-off under floodlights at the Turkish Airlines Open to win the $2million Rolex Series winner’s cheque. The 28-year-old jumped to the top of the qualifying list to play in next year’s Ryder Cup. The former B.B.&O. amateur had to chip-in to keep his hopes alive on the first trip […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the second round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta leads after blustery day at Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Alcanada

FRANCESCO Laporta held on to his narrow lead at the halfway stage of the Challenge Tour Grand Final, at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And the Italian is in pole position to be crowned Road to Mallorca No. 1 after a two-under par second round of 69 left him in pole position with two rounds […]

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Matthias Schwab in the second round of the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open

Captain America Reed waits in wings as Matthias Schwab leads Turkish Airlines Open

MATTHIAS Schwab maintained his position at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard after another low-scoring day at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. But America’s Patrick Reed, who received a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup overnight, clearly took inspiration from his phone call with United States captain Tiger Woods. Reed – nicknamed Captain America […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the first round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Race to be Challenge Tour’s No. 1 hots up as Laporta hits the front in the Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta began the Challenge Tour Grand Final occupying the second position on the Road to Mallorca rankings… but now the Italian is projected to become Challenge Tour No. 1 by Sunday, after taking the first-round lead. Laporta carded five birdies against only two bogeys to sign for a three -under par 68, which was […]

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AUSTRIA’S Matthias Schwab in the first round of the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open

Tom Lewis looks to back up Korn Ferry win with another at Turkish Airlines Open

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Tom Lewis and Matthias Schwab share a one-shot lead fter a low scoring opening day in the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Perfect conditions greeted the leading players on the 2019 Race to Dubai as they gathered in Antalya for the sixth Rolex Series event of the season. And it was […]

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Amateur Championship to go back to Nairn where Lee James beat Gordon Sherry

THE R&A has announced the venues for its amateur championships and international matches in 2021 – which include some of the most prestigious courses in Great Britain and Ireland. Nairn, in the north of Scotland, will host The Amateur Championship for the second time 27 years after Dorset’s Lee James triumphed over Scotland’s Gordon Sherry […]

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