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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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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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Harrington happy as Ryder Cup qualification period is frozen but also extended

THE Ryder Cup qualification period and process has been frozen following today’s announcement that September’s clash between Europe and America has been put back until 2021. Qualifying points already earned in the race to make European captain Padraig Harrington’s team for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will carry forward to next year. Points […]

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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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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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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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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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Westwood to miss PGA Tour return – is it a clue British Masters will go ahead?

LEE Westwood is prepared to miss key events on the PGA Tour because of the planned quarantine restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. And his reasoning could be the biggest hint yet that the European Tour is ready to return to action in July at the British Masters, which Westwood is set […]

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Qualifiers for US Open and USGA’s remaining amateur championships cancelled

THE qualifiers for the 2020 US Open on both sides of the Atlantic have been scrapped by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Each year thousands of amateurs, club professionals as well as Tour stars from all over the world enter the USGA’s regional and sectional qualifiers. They include the event held at Walton Heath […]

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Rory No. 1 in every sense as he wins TaylorMade Driving Relief skins shootout

THE scenario had been suggested… but World No. 1 Rory McIlroy made it happen when he claimed a $1.1million prize for his chosen charity by winning the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match. Golf South’s preview of Sunday’s multi-million dollar fundraiser featuring four of the biggest names on PGA Tour, suggested if the back nine of […]

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Korda sisters to go head-to- head in first of seven LPGA e-Tour Live matches

THE Ladies Professional Golf Association is launching the LPGA e-Tour Live featuring a series of head-to-head matches played onlline over nine holes, this week. The first event tonight (Wednesday, May 13) will see the Korda sisters – Jessica and Nelly – fight for family honour in the new matchplay event. The LPGA has team up […]

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IGF World Amateur Team Championship in Singapore cancelled because of virus

THE Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies will not be awarded in 2020 after the World Amateur Team Championships for men and women were cancelled. The International Golf Federation has scrapped both biennial events in October because of the the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision follows the IGF switching the events from Hong […]

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Harrington ‘names’ Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain and rules out getting 12 picks

RYDER Cup captain Padraig Harrington has unintentionally named Luke Donald as a vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Harrington confirmed two things about his plans for Whistling Straits – if the biennial clash with the Americans can go ahead in September – in a TV interview with Sky Sports. But while the European team captain […]

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Archie Davies is crowned Wales Golf Amateur of the Year for second year in a row

WELSH Amateur champion Archie Davies has claimed the Wales Golf Amateur of the Year Award for the second-year running. Davies is currently back in the UK while his American college career is interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, working on his game where possible and also carrying on his studies online during lockdown. Davies was due […]

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