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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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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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Justin Rose wants the Ryder Cup to remain as the highlight of the 2020 golf season amid all the changes to the Majors

Rose may back eight picks for Harrington in Ryder Cup because of ‘imperfect season’

HAMPSHIRE’S Justin Rose thinks European captain Padraig Harrington may need eight captain’s picks as a one-off selection policy for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, in September. Rose is determined that whatever happens to the Majors in 2020, the Ryder Cup should remain the highlight of the golfing calendar – and does not want […]

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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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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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England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus

England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus England Golf  – in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers. We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the […]

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Scottish Golf latest updates on coronavirus outbreak as events are called off

HAVING cancelled the first three championships of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish Golf is urging clubs worried about the financial impact of the growing pandemic to seek Government help. A number of clubs north of the border have already been in touch with golf’s governing body over requests for financial assistance […]

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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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Augusta National postpones Masters for first time since 1946 as coronavirus spreads

NEXT month’s Masters at Augusta National has been postponed because of the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The 84th editon of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, was due to start on April 9 – with the players making the famous drive down Mangolia Lane the weekend before. But one of golf’s most […]

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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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Lamb and Penge look to join club who have won twice at Sunngingdale Foursomes

PAST winners Sophie Lamb and Marco Penge are through to the fourth round of the Sunningdale Foursomes. The 2016 champions moved into the last 16 with a one-hole victory in Wednesday’s third round over Hertfordshire pro’s James Ruebotham, from Welwyn Garden City, and Porters Park’s Robert Watson, on Sunningdale’s famous Old Course. Only six pairings […]

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2020 Commercial Qatar Masters winner Jorge Campillo beat David Drysdalea at the fifth extra hole in the sudden death play-off at Education City Golf Club

Jorge Campillo putting the lights out denies Drysdale the win after 498 attempts

JORGE Campillo holed three monster birdie putts to defeat David Drysdale in an extraordinary play-off to win his second European Tour title at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. First he holed from 25-feet after finding sand off the tee with the veteran Scott having a makeable putt from just six feet. Then Campillo then […]

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