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Defending champion Shane Lowry admits he his eyes on playing in the 2020 Olympics

Olympics and Ryder Cup are on Shane Lowry’s bucket list for 2020 after first Claret Jug

IT’S onwards and upwards for Shane Lowry as he begins his title defence at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – with one eye on the Olympics and the other on the Ryder Cup. The Irishman won his first Rolex Series title at Abu Dhabi Golf Club 12 months ago – and carried his form and […]

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Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li join elite field at 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

PRESIDENTS Cup rivals Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li have become the latest international stars to confirm their appearance at next week’s 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Patrick Cantlay, a former World No. 1 ranked amateur, has soared into the World’s Top 10, after two high-profile victories in 2018 and 2019. Cantlay, who made his Presidents […]

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Northern Ireland economy benefited to tune of £100m from The Open says R&A

THE 148th Open at Royal Portrush generated more than £100 million of economic benefit for Northern Ireland, according to an independent study. The Open, which returned to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, brought some £45million of new money into the province’s economy. Northern Ireland also gained £37.3 million worth of marketing as […]

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Tiger Woods 2002 World Golf Championship American Express Championship winner

Mount Juliet will welcome Rahm for Irish Open with another elite winners’ list

JON Rahm will be aiming to join an elite list which includes his hero Seve Ballesteros when the Spaniard targets a hat-trick of victories at May’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet. The World No. 3 has a record four Rolex Series titles to his name – and two of those have come […]

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2021 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND WALKER CUP CAPTAIN STUART WILSON PLAYYING AGAINST THE USA AT GANTON IN 2003

Stuart Wilson will be 2021 Walker Cup captain and leads GB&I against Europe

STUART Wilson – one of Scotland’s most renowned amateur golfers – has been named as Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup captain, who will try to regain the trophy from America in May 2021. The 2004 Amateur champion will begin his stint as captain of the GB&I men’s teams by leading the four Home Nations […]

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Thomas Bjorn held off Tiger Woods to win the 2001 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Harrington will use Omega Dubai Desert Classic to cast eye over Ryder Cup hopefuls

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington will head to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, where he will be joined by his predecessor Thomas Bjørn and two-time winning assistant Miguel Ángel Jiménez. The trio of European Tour legends join an already star-studded field, which sees the return of the tournament-record setting defending champion, Bryson […]

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R&A: New interpretation of Rules of Amateur Status is on the way by January 2022

THE R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules of Golf by reducing complexity and ensuring they effectively guide how the game is played today. Amateur golfers […]

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The 2018 European Junior Ryder Cup team at Disneyland Paris Golf

EGA and R&A publish list of qualifying events for Junior Ryder Cup at Blue Mound

THE selection process for The 2020 European Junior Ryder Cup team has been confirmed by Ryder Cup Europe and the European Golf Association (EGA). Six boys and six girls captained by European Junior Ryder Cup captain Paul Lawrie will take on the USA at Milwaukee’s Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, in Wisconsin, in September. […]

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2020 EUROPEAN Junior Ryder Cup captain Paul Lawrie

Paul Lawrie agrees captaincy of European team at Junior Ryder Cup in Milwaukee

PAUL Lawrie, the 1999 Open Champion and two-time Ryder Cup player, will captain Europe at the 2020 Junior Ryder Cup, which will take place at Wisconsin’s Blue Mound Golf and Country Club in Milwaukee. The Scotsman, an eight-time European Tour winner, represented Europe at the 1999 Ryder Cup and will now lead Europe’s best juniors […]

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2019 HILTON European Tour Golfer of the Year Jon Rahm

Rahm runs away with Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year after Race to Dubai win

REIGNING Race to Dubai Champion Jon Rahm has been named the 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year. Rahm was selected by a panel comprising members of the golfing media as the winner of the prestigious annual award. A superb season saw Rahm claim two Rolex Series events, defend his national Open title and […]

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Mickelson and Finau latest American stars to sign up for Saudi International at KAEC

FIVE-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson will tee it up alongside compatriot and fellow American Ryder Cup star Tony Finau when the Saudi International gets under way at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, in January. The pair are the latest high-profile Americans to join an already world-class field for the second running of the European […]

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2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Graeme McDowell will be playing at Mount Juliet Estate in the Rolex Series event

Graeme McDowell to host 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate

MAJOR champion and Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell will host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the next two years – beginning at Mount Juliet Estate, in May. The 40-year-old succeeds Rory McIlroy and, latterly, Paul McGinley as tournament host of the historic event. His stint will begin at the iconic County Kilkenny venue, […]

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Josh Hill and M G Keyser 2019 Journey to Jordan MENA Order of Merit winners

Konig shock winner of MENA Tour Journey to Jordan after admitting he almost quit golf

EXACTLY three years to the date after turning professional, Devon’s Harry Konig won his first title in dramatic fashion at the $100,000 Journey to Jordan Tour Championship, the season-ending event on the MENA Tour, on Thursday. The 24-year-old from the West Country seemed out of the reckoning. Konig was three-over through eight holes at the […]

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ENGLAND junior international Josh Hill, who is based in Dubai, playing in the 2019 MENA Tour Championship

Josh Hill on brink of claiming MENA Tour Championship while a 15-year-old amateur

DUBAI-born amateur Josh Hill is in sight of a second MENA Tour title after taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the $100,000 Journey To Jordan Tour Championship. At the Greg Norman-designed Ayla Golf Club, in Aqaba, Hill carded a second-round 69. His three-under par score took his tally to nine-under – one […]

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LPGA commissioner Mike Wha and LET chairwoman Marta Figueras Dotti

LPGA and LET working on venture partnership to grow women’s professional game

THE world’s two biggest women’s professional golf tours are to unite after an agreement was reached between the LPGA and LET. The Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour are forming a venture partnership to push women’s golf to new heights in Europe and around the world. The combination of the LET’s European […]

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Race to Costa Del Sol plan for LET and bigger prize fund at Ladies Spanish Open in 2020

NEXT year’s Ladies European Tour Order of Merit will be branded the Race to Costa Del Sol while the season-ending Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino, will see its prize fund increase from €300,000 to €600,000, it was announced today (Tuesday). AFTER much speculation about the Ladies European Tour’s future since the Solheim […]

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2019 SIR Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year winner Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre Cottons on to the list of great Scots to have won Rookie of the Year

SCOTLAND’S Robert MacIntyre capped a superb debut season on the European Tour by finishing tied 14th in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to seal two prestigious awards. The 23-year-old was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. The Walker Cup player also picked up the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year […]

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Jon Rahm playing in the 2019 DP World Tour Championship

Jon Rahm cleans up in Dubai with $5m prize and first Race to Dubai title to match Seve

JON Rahm was left overwhelmed after he claimed his first Race to Dubai, earning $5m in the process. But it was not the life-changing sum in prize money – including the biggest single sum for winning a golf tournament anywhere in the world that stunned the Spaniard. It was the fact that in all the […]

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Michael Lornenzo-Vera led the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

Lorenzo-Vera defies being under the weather to lead DP World Tour Championship

FRANCE’S Mike Lorenzo-Vera finished with four consecutive birdies in an opening round of 63 to take a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Despite feeling “under the weather,” Lorenzo-Vera equalled his lowest round of the season to set the early pace on nine-under par in the […]

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Bernd Wiesberger at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

Wiesberger stands on verge of history if he is crowned European No. 1 in Dubai

BERND Wiesberger is determined to hold off the challenge of three Ryder Cup players and The Open Champion as he aims to become Austria’s first Race to Dubai Champion at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The 34-year-old, who missed most of the 2018 season through injury, has enjoyed an impressive 2019 […]

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