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The Masters now moves to November as US Open and USPGA get new dates

THE Masters will be rescheduled to November it was announced this afternoon – just minutes after it was confirmed the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will now take place at Sandwich in 2021. And the US Open is moving to September six weeks after the PGA of America hopes to stage the USPGA […]

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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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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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Gold medallist Rose backs decision to put 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year

JUSTIN Rose has backed plans to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for 12 months – even though the winner of the Gold Medal in Rio four years ago won’t be guaranteed a trip to Japan in 2021. This summer’s Olympic Golf tournament was due to be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, whose East Course had […]

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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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ANA Inspiration moves to September as LPGA Tour cancels three more events

THE LPGA has cancelled three more of its regular tour events because of the coronavirus pandemic – and warned there may still be more disruption to come. But the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration due to be held at California’s Mission Hills Country Club – has been rearranged and moved to […]

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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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USPGA is second Major of season to be put on hold because of coronavirus

THE USPGA Championship has become the second Major of the 2020 golf season to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. After days of speculation that the PGA of America, which organises the USPGA, was considering switching May’s tournament from San Francisco’s TPC Harding Park to Sawgrass, in Florida – where the Players Championship was […]

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Andalucia Masters at Valderrama is put back as coronavirus claims event

THE European Tour has cancelled the Estrella Damm N A Andalucia Masters, which was due to take place at Valderrama, at the end of April, because of the threat caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in light of the travel restrictions in force in Spain. And it came after consultation with […]

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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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LPGA postpones first Major – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments

THE LPGA Tour has cancelled the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments over the next three weeks, in response to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the globe. The players were told that in an effort to minimize risks from the global outbreak of COVID-19 and following the […]

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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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Indian Open joins list of tournaments cancelled by Cornavirus outbreak

NEXT week’s Hero Indian Open has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union, the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the European Tour and the Asian Tour – and the tournament title sponsor Hero MotoCorp. The move came […]

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the cancellation of a third European Tour event with the 2020 Magical Kenyan Open being called off

Coronavirus claims third event as European Tour calls off Magical Kenya Open

THE European Tour has cancelled its third tournament as the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed the Magical Kenya Open as the latest sporting event to be cancelled. The Government of Kenya announched its decision today (Friday) to postpone all meetings and conferences of an international nature in the country. With the numbers of people […]

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2020 WGC-Mexico Championship winner Patrick Read

Nothing ruffles Patrick Reed who claims second WGC title down Mexico way

PATRICK Reed drowned out the ongoing criticisms over his bunkergate in the Bahamas to land his second World Golf Championships title in a thrilling finish in Mexico City. Just when it looked as though Bryson DeChambeau, who has certainly public criticisms over his pace of play, was about to race to a first WGC title […]

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Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of WGC Grand Slam gets off to perfect start in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship in his bid to complete the WGC Grand Slam. The World No. 1 continued a stunning run of recent form with a six-under par 65, at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City. The Northern Irishman has won every other World Golf Championships […]

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Gemma Dryburgh within one of leader Lauren Stephenson in Australian Ladies Classic

AMERICAN Lauren Stephenson carded a six-under 66 to lead after the first round of the Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic, at Bonville Golf Resort – a shot better than Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh. The latter was joined by Finland’s Noora Komulainen, Australian Breanna Gill and Korean trio Min A Woon, Ayean Cho and Hye Ji […]

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McIlroy looks to complete Grand Slam of WGC titles with a win in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy is hoping to convert his impressive recent form into a second successive World Golf Championships victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship – and to keep his coveted World No. 1 spot. Spaniard Jon Rahm is aiming to depose the Northern Irishman at the top of Official World Golf Ranking in the first WGC event […]

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