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Portugal Open completes Iberian Swing and returns to European Tour in September

THE Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos will return to the European Tour schedule in September. It will form an Iberian Swing along with the Andalucia and Portugal Masters. The Portuguese Open will now become a dual ranking event when it is staged at the Seve Ballesteros-designed Royal Óbidos course, from September 17-20. It will […]

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Emily left to Toy with pro dream as Dryburgh grabs second Rose Ladies win

AMATEUR Champion Emily Toy said competing toe-to-toe against the best professionals in the land in the Rose Ladies Series has whetted her appetite for the remainder of the season. The Carlayon Bay GC member had to play second fiddle as Scotland’s Ladies European Tour ace Gemma Dryburgh claimed back-to-back victories on the English tour featuring […]

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2019 Women’s Amateur Champion Emily Toy from Cornwall’s St Carloyan Bay Golf Club

Links-lover Williamson swops Florida for Sandwich and Rose Ladies Series start

NORFOLK’S Amelia Williamson loves links golf… and her first taste of playing against the country’s top LET players will come t one of the best seaside tracks in the UK. The England international has been given a spot in the latest Rose Ladies Series tournament – at Royal St George’s, the venue for the 2021 […]

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Joost Luiten favourite in Austria as European Tour resumes at Diamond CC

FORMER Austrian Open champion Joost Luiten returns to Diamond Country Club, the site of his second European Tour victory in 2013, as the favourite for the European Tour’s return to action. The Dutchman is joined by one of the Tour’s most recent first-time winners in Oman Open champion Sami Välimäki. The dual-ranked Austrian Open marks […]

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2021 Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington (right)

Moving Ryder Cup to 2021 at Whistling Straits right move says Harrington and Stricker

USA captain Steve Stricker has backed the move to switch the 2020 Ryder Cup to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases stil spreading in American will prevent fans from attending one of the world’s biggest sporting events. After the PGA of America and European Tour announced the postponement this afternoon, […]

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Ryder Cup to move to 2021 as organisers agree match without the fans won’t work

THE 2020 Ryder Cup will not take place in September and the 2021 Presidents Cup has also rescheduled. Both events will now be played one year later than originally planned with players on both teams – including Rory McIlroy calling for the biennial match between the USA and Europe to be called off if fans […]

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Royal Troon all set to stage AIG Women’s British Open … but fans will be missing

THE AIG Women’s British Open will go ahead without spectators at Royal Troon in August – because of the COVID-19 pandemic – the R&A has confirmed. It will be the first women’s Major Championship to be played in 2020 and will be broadcast globally to more than 11 million TV fans. Japan’s Hinako Shibuno was […]

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Dryburgh wins third Rose Ladies Series event as Lily May Humphreys goes close

ESSEX’S Lily May Humphreys further underlined her career potential as she pushed for victory and fell just short of the winning total posted by Gemma Dryburgh in the third event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year-old England women’s international is no stranger to the top of leaderboards having won the 2019 Welsh and Irish […]

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Hannah emerges from NHS Screen to track and trace her progress after spell in States

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Hannah Screen is ready to make a return to competitive golf after a rewarding summer working for the NHS in the fight against the coronavirus. The 20-year-old member of England women’s overseas squad flew back from Oklahoma University in March. She found work as part of team involved in the NHS ‘track and trace’ […]

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MacLaren overcomes wrong ball penalty to win 2nd Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park

MEGHAN MacLaren won the second Rose Ladies Series event at Hertfordshire’s Moor Park in Hertfordshire – despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball. The two-time LET tournament winner shot a three-under par 69 to finish two strokes clear of series founder Liz Young and England amateur Samantha Fuller. The temperatures hit 31 degrees […]

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The top five European Tour members in the UK swing mini order of merit will earn a place in the US Open the USGA has announced

European Tour mini order of merit will offer 10 places from UK Swing for US Open

STARTING spots in the US Open will be up for grabs in a mini order of merit for players competing in the European Tour’s UK Swing, which gets under way next month. The USGA – golf’s governing body in North America – has agreen that 10 exemptions will be available to European Tour members in […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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Golf bodies welcome PM’s new lockdown rules which let clubhouses serve food

GOLF bodies in England have welcomed further changes to COVID-19 lockdown rules and restrictions. But they have made it clear they remain vigilant as golfers and staff return to play and work. Following the changes announced yesterday by Boris Johnson – which come into effect on July 4 – golf clubs should be able to […]

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Caddy Ken tests positive for COVID-19 forcing G-Mac to withdraw from Travellers

US OPEN champion Graeme McDowell has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship in America, after his caddy tested positive for COVID-19. The Northern Ireland ace, who lives in Florida, pulled out of the PGA Tour event in Connecticut, on Tuesday night after it was confirmed caddy longstanding Ken Comboy had been diagnosed as having the […]

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Meghan MacLaren is the spark behind new branding for Ladies European Tour

MEGHAN MacLaren and Suzann Pettersen have teamed up to help give the Ladies European Tour a fresh logo, updated website and tag line. The Raise Our Game tagline aims to capture the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership – and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward. The brand refresh includes […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Mimi ready to take the right Rhodes to top via Hull and back – and then Wake Forest

MIMI Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year England women’s squad player’S booming drive found the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor. Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag – but […]

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Hoylake ace saw Tiger and Rory win Open – but never dreamed of life on Tour

MATTHEW Jordan watched Tiger Wood and Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course at Hoylake in the space of eight years. But he had no notion he would one day join the World No. 1 on the European Tour. Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make […]

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2020 Staysure season called off over worries about risk to over-50s players’ health

THE Staysure Tour – Europe’s Senior Tour for players aged 50 and older – has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 crisis. The decision was taken following consultation with the Tour’s membership and its medical advisers. The move was based on the additional risk associated with the players’ age demographic […]

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Charley Hull

Charley Hull grabs first Rose Ladies Series title with play-off win at Brokenhurst

CHARLEY Hull won the first Rose Ladies Series Event in some style. The Woburn ace defeated Hampshire heroine Liz Young with a birdie on the first extra hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, in the New Forest. Spectators weren’t allowed inside the venue due to government social distancing guidelines. But they would have been treated […]

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