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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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Thomas Bjørn accepts place on European Tour board after death of John O’Leary

THOMAS Bjørn has been appointed to the European Tour board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. The 49-year old – who was nominated by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee – is the most successful Danish golfer in history, having also been the victorious Ryder Cup captain at Le Golf National in 2018. Bjørn will […]

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The Renaissance Club at North Berwick

Scottish Open put back with chance of a British Swing to save European Tour season?

TWO more European Tour tournaments have been cancelled while the Scottish Open – part of the Rolex Series – has been postponed as a result of the continuing threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The BMW International Open and the French Open will not take place in 2020 while European Tour staff are […]

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PGA Tour will return at Hogan’s Alley with Colonial’s Charles Schwab Challenge

THE PGA Tour will restart in Texas in two months’ time with the Charles Schwab Challenge Cup at Colonial Country Club –with at least the first four tournaments being played behind closed doors. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stressed the decision on whether spectators will be allowed in to watch events starting with July’s John […]

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European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

Pelley: High life may be over as European Tour prepares for return after COVID-19

EUROPEAN Tour stars face playing for smaller prize funds as well as the prospect of playing tournaments without spectators later this summer, according to a memo written by its chief executive Keith Pelley. The update sent to players, which was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, warns that some of the “perks” of tour life will […]

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Langer denied chance to go one better at Sunningdale as Senior Open is postponed

THE 2020 Senior Open at Sunningdale has been postponed due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus. Europe’s only Senior Major Championship was scheduled to take place on the stunning Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club, from July 23-25. Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, an executive director at The R&A, said: “We have made […]

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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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R&A put back Curtis Cup to 2021 and men’s and women’s Amateurs now set for August

THE R&A have announced that both of its major amateur championships – and the women’s Curtis Cup clash with America – are being put back to later dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Amateur Championship – due to be held at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire from June 15-20 – and the Women’s Amateur […]

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Edoardo Molinari tries to figure out how we can stay safe from COVID-19 threat

ITALY’S Edoardo Molinari has admitted that golf is the last thing on his mind with hundreds of people dying every day from COVID-19 in his country. Edoardo, who made his Ryder Cup debut with brother Francesco 10 years ago at Celtic Manor, has written the current European Tour Player Blog explaining how he feels about […]

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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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St Andrews Links Trophy will not be played in 2020 because of COVID-19 threat

THE St Andrews Links Trophy – which produces Europe’s strongest strokeplay field – has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The St Andrews Links Trust took the decision after the Government’s lockdown was brought in to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, earlier this week. The cancellation also affects the St Rule Trophy – a leading […]

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Gold medallist Rose backs decision to put 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year

JUSTIN Rose has backed plans to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for 12 months – even though the winner of the Gold Medal in Rio four years ago won’t be guaranteed a trip to Japan in 2021. This summer’s Olympic Golf tournament was due to be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, whose East Course had […]

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Rory would be happy if Masters moves to October and after Ryder Cup

WORLD No. 1 Rory McIlroy is one of the players who want the Masters to be played in October. That could see the Augusta National Golf Club host the Masters for the first time in the autumn in its 87-year history. And it could see the players head down Magnolia Lane after Europe try to […]

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