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Johnston spurred on by Syme success fires brilliant first round 61 at Portugal Masters

SCOTLAND’S Liam Johnston produced the lowest round of his European Tour career at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf course. The 26-year-old from Dumfries fired a sparkling round of 61 to lead by one shot at the end of the opening day of the 2020 Portugal Masters. At nine-under par through 16 holes, the Scot was in […]

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Ben Schmidt on the trail of The Amateur crown and place in Masters and Open

YORKSHIRE’S Benjamin Schmidt comfortably advanced in his quest to win The 125th Amateur Championship. Taking on Germany’s Brandon Dietzel, Schmidt – the highest ranked player in the field at No. 35 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking – recorded a 3&2 victory across the famed Royal Birkdale links. The 18-year-old, from Rotherham GC, will meet […]

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The winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship can expect to receive invites to play in three Majors in 2021

Amateur Championship: Play abanonded at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire

THE first round of strokeplay qualifying at The Amateur Championship and The Women’s Amateur Championship was abandoned late on Tuesday afternoon. The start of play was delayed by two hours in the morning due to inclement weather. Following a second suspension of play this afternoon at both courses – Royal Birkdale for the men and […]

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Popov breaks records as first German to win AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon

GERMANY’S Sophia Popov made history with a life-changing two-shot victory at the 2020 AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon. She closed with a magnificent final round of 68 to finish at seven-under par and claim the $675,000 first-place prize. Looking unfazed throughout, Popov, who lead by three-strokes overnight, came into the week ranked 304 on […]

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Romain is Yankee doodle dandy after Wales win books US Open spot at Winged Foot

ROMAIN Langasque stormed to victory at the ISPS Handa Wales Open, overturning a five-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title. The Frenchman started the final day at The Celtic Manor Resort in a share of sixth place. The 2015 Amateur Champion was five shots behind 54-hole co-leaders Sebastian Söderberg and Connor Syme, from […]

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Horsfield goes for hat-trick of wins by avoiding ‘bad shot to the left’ at Celtic Manor

SAM Horsfield is aiming to make it a hat-trick of victories in the space of four UK Swing events at Celtic Manor. The Florida-based Englishman tees it up in the ISPS Handa Wales Open on the same Twenty Ten course upon which he triumphed just four days ago. The 23-year-old, who hails from Manchester, became […]

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St Andrews, Carnoustie and Muirfield will stage Women’s British Open before 2025

FIVE of golf’s most famous UK venues – including St Andrews, the Home of Golf – will host the AIG Women’s Open over the next five years, the R&A has announced. The R&A has underlined its commitment to enhancing the AIG Women’s Open’s status as a leading major sporting event by taking the blue riband […]

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Hall and Hull happy to be playing first AIG Women’s British Open at Royal Troon

GEORGIA Hall hopes to feed off her love of links golf and passion for the AIG Women’s Open as she goes in search of a second Major title at Royal Troon. The 24-year-old is enjoying the buzz of the first women’s Major Championship of the year. And its the event Hall memorably won in 2018 […]

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Horsfield bounces back with another win at Celtic Classic to make it two from three

SAM Horsfield made European Tour history claiming his second win at the Celtic Classic. The Tour’s Manchester-born star who grew up in Florida became the first player to win, miss a cut, and then win again in the space of three weeks at three different tournaments. A delighted Horsfield said: “It was pretty crazy. My […]

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UK Swing kicks off with David Law in order after precious time with family

DAVID Law fired a flawless seven-under opening round 64 at the Betfred British Masters to take a one-stroke lead at the first tournament of the European Tour’s UK Swing. The 29-year-old Scot, who has one European Tour title to his name, hit a red hot streak with seven birdies in eight holes from the sixth. […]

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Marc Warren returns from wilderness after six-year wait to win Austrian Open

SCOT Marc Warren ended a six-year wait for his fourth European Tour title by winning the Austrian Open. Warren, who last tasted victory at the 2014 Made In Denmark, came out on top as the European Tour and European Challenge Tour seasons restarted after a four-month break – due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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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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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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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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Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Plenty of drama at virtual Valderrama as five tie at top in BMW Indoor Invitational

HOME favourites Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, finished in a five-way tie for first place when a virtual Valderrama hosted the latest leg of the BMW Indoor Invitational. Masters winner Garcia and his compatriot and fellow Ryder Cup star Cabrera-Bello played in the interactive feature group. They both finished on one-under after shooting 70s […]

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Keith Pelley pledges: ‘No European Tour players will lose their cards in 2020’

EUROPEAN Tour chief Keith Pelley has guaranteed no players will lose their playing rights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with its international schedule in 2020. So any player who was inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019 season, will keep their cards for […]

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St Andrews Old Course is set to reopen on Friday, May , 29, 2020 after relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

St Andrews Old Course set to reopen on Friday along with Eden, The New and Balgove

THE Old Course at St Andrews – the Home of Golf – is set to reopen on Friday, subject to an 11th hour approval by the Scottish Government on Thursday night. But visitors will have to wait as tee times are restricted to St Andrews Links Trust’s yearly ticketholders from around the town in Fife […]

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BMW Indoor Invitational winner Wil Besseling

Wil Besseling goes 3-2-1 to land his first BMW Indoor Invitational title in Munich

WIL Besseling shot a four-under par 69 to secure a two-shot victory in the latest BMW Indoor Invitational at Germany’s München Eichenried golf club. The Dutchman finished top of a leaderboard featuring 31 European Tour players in the third of five events in the new series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology […]

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