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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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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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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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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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UK Golf Federation backs Boris and takes down Keep Golf Open petition

THE Keep Golf Open petition launched by the UK Golf Federation – which gained more than 21,500 signatures in just seven days – has been removed. The decision followed UK Government announcement warning people to stay at home and avoid all social gatherings, on Monday, as the spread of the coronavirus showed no sign of […]

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Boris Johnson’s lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic has forced golf clubs to shut

Golf clubs are advised to shut immediately after Boris Johnson put UK in lockdown

GOLF clubs across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have been forced to close after Boris Johnson announced a lockdown across the UK to combat the coronavirus outbreak, on Monday night. England Golf responded on Tuesday morning with the advice to all clubs and golf centres, including driving ranges and studios, in the country. It […]

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practices aimed at beating the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in a lot of confusion over the Rules of Golf, the R&A has said

Rules of Golf advice from R&A to help golfers during coronavirus changes

THE R&A has issued advice on the Rules of Golf affecting competitions and handicaps in light of the campaign to keep playing golf during the coronavirus. The Home Golf Unions have been encouraging clubs to remove rakes from the course and getting players to observes rules on social distancing on and off the course, as […]

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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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Made in Denmark called off but European Tour hopes for return to schedule in Ireland

THE European Tour has cancelled two more events in the spring – but has raised the prospect of resuming its schedule in time for the Irish Open, at the end of May. Both the Made in Denmark and the unique GolfSixes Casçais event in Portugal, have joined the growing list of events cancelled or postponed […]

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Petition to Keep Golf Open launched by club owners to help in coronavirus fight

GOLFERS are being urged to sign a petition to ensure the Government allows courses to stay open. The UK Golf Federation has launched a petition urging the Government to ‘Keep Golf Open’ during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Some two million people play golf every week – and while many golf clubs’ weekday regulars are senior […]

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Sotogrande call off European Nations’ Championship as coronavirus spreads in Spain

NEXT month’s European Nations’ Championship due to be held at Spain’s Sotogrande Golf Club, have been postponed – along with events in Ireland – because of the coronavirus crisis. Organisers of the prestigious event at the Sotogrande GC – on the Costa del Sol – have responded to the Covid-19 outbreak in Spain and across […]

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Jay Monahan PGA Tour commissioner

Golf Tours facing month-long shutdown as The Players is cancelled after first round

GOLF fans across the UK were shocked to wake up to news that the PGA Tour had cancelled The Players Championship after the first round had been completed. The decision was made in the early hours UK time after play had finished for the day at Sawgrass with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama leading after a superb […]

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England Golf and GUI issue advice on coronavirus outbreak to help golf clubs

ENGLAND Golf has urged clubs across the country to seek out the latest guide on the coronavirus outbreak as more and more sporting events across the country come under threat. An England Golf spokesman said: “In light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – we have issued the following guidance to all our […]

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World Golf Hall of Fame will induct Tiger Woods into the Class of 2021

TIGER Woods will enter the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021, it was announced on Thursday. The Flordida-based golf heritage attraction will enshrine Woods – the 82-time PGA Tour winner – as part of its Class of 2021. Woods received the news of his impending induction in the Male Competitor category via phone from […]

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European Disabled Golfers Association team will play in GolfSixes Cascais in May

EUROPEAN Disabled Golfers Association members George Groves and Brendan Lawlor are all set for their European Tour debut in May. They will join forces in a European Tour first when they tee it up at the innovative GolfSixes Cascais, which returns to Oitavos Dunes Golf Club, from May 9-10. Groves, who is a member at […]

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Rory McIlroy will return to play in the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet in May

World No 1 McIlroy confirms entry for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet

RORY McIlroy will make a much-anticipated return to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate in May. The four-time Major winner will join his fellow Northern Irishman, close friend and tournament host Graeme McDowell, when McIlroy tees it up at the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai season. […]

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2020 WGC-Mexico Championship winner Patrick Read

Nothing ruffles Patrick Reed who claims second WGC title down Mexico way

PATRICK Reed drowned out the ongoing criticisms over his bunkergate in the Bahamas to land his second World Golf Championships title in a thrilling finish in Mexico City. Just when it looked as though Bryson DeChambeau, who has certainly public criticisms over his pace of play, was about to race to a first WGC title […]

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Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of WGC Grand Slam gets off to perfect start in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship in his bid to complete the WGC Grand Slam. The World No. 1 continued a stunning run of recent form with a six-under par 65, at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City. The Northern Irishman has won every other World Golf Championships […]

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