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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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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 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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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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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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Gemma Dryburgh and Michele Thomson lead New South Wales Open on LET

ABEREEN’S Gemma Dryburgh and Michele Thomson share a one-shot lead after a pair of five-under-par 67s in the first round of the Women’s New South Wales Open. Thomson set the mark with six birdies – including five on the front nine – before finishing with a bogey on the short 18th hole at Dubbo Golf […]

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Meghan MacLaren aiming for LET hat-trick in New South Wales Open at Dubbo

MEGHAN MacLaren is looking to join some exclusive company in the Women’s NSW Open at Dubbo Golf Club. In her lifetime, only three players have won the same Ladies European Tour event three times in a row.   Karrie Webb did it at the ANZ Ladies Masters. Annika Sorenstam did it in the Swedish Open […]

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Rosebud Country Club will host first Q-School stage outside Europe in Australia

THE European Tour Qualifying School will make its first appearance outside of Europe when Rosebud Country Club hosts a first stage event in Australia, for 2020. European Tour hopefuls will tee it up on the outskirts of Melbourne from September 1-4. The move marks the first time in the European Tour Qualifying School’s 45-year history […]

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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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Hannah Burke will play on the Ladies European Tour for the first time in eight months in the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville Golf Resort

Herts’ Hannah Burke back at Australian Ladies Classic after achilles injury hell

LADIES European Tour winner Hannah Burke finished 25th on the 2019 Order of Merit despite playing only half a season because of a serious injury. The 2015 Tipsport Czech Golf Masters champion was forced to miss the second half of the year as she recovered from her achilles problem after a freak injury back in […]

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Rugby legend Stephen Ferris with Chaka Travel Managing Director Mark Marais

Chaka Travel Appoints British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris As Brand Ambassador

Chaka Travel Appoints British & Irish Lions Rugby Star Stephen Ferris As Brand Ambassador Rugby legend Stephen Ferris with Chaka Travel Managing Director Mark Marais Chaka Travel are delighted to have former Ulster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions rugby player Stephen Ferris come on board as an ambassador. Stephen physical size, power and searing pace made […]

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2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open winner Min Woo Lee

Min Woo Lee matches Minjee with ISPS Handa Vic Open title at 13th Beach Golf Links

MIN Woo Lee made history as he stormed to his first European Tour victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, on the same golf course where his sister won her first professional title six years ago. Lee joined his older sister Minjee on the roll of honour at 13th Beach Golf Links with a final […]

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Alejandro Cañizares shakes off the jet lag to lead ISPS Handa Vic Open by two shots

ALEJANDRO Cañizares carded a stunning opening 63 to lead the ISPS Handa Vic Open by two strokes after the first round. The Spaniard made 10 birdies on the Creek Course at 13th Beach Golf Links – carding four in his first five holes. He also finished with three in a row to reach nine-under par. […]

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Denmark – winners of the 2018 Eisenhower Trophy at the World Amateur Team Championship, organised by the IGF

IGF moves World Amateur Team Championship from Hong Kong to Singapore

THE 2020 World Amateur Team Championships are being moved from Hong Kong to Singapore because of continuing unrest in the former British colony, the IGF announced today. The International Golf Federation announced the Eisenhower and Espirtio Santo Trophies – set to be played from October 12-24 – will now be played at Tanah Merah Country […]

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Stacy Lewis in first return to Australia in four years – and with a mum’s perspective

TWO-time major champion Stacy Lewis last teed it up Down Under in 2014, when she tied for sixth at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. It was the start of a season-of-a-lifetime for Lewis, who captured three victories and became the first American to take home all three season-ending awards since Betsy King in 1993. […]

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Dubai Desert Classic winner Lucas Herbert is back home in Australia for the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links

ISPS Handa Vic Open: Lucas Herbert heads home but not ready to celebrate just yet

LUCAS Herbert is eyeing more silverware at the ISPS Handa Vic Open this week, just a fortnight after winning his first European Tour title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Herbert is from the city of Bendigo, approximately 125 miles from 13th Beach Golf Links – the host venue of the Vic Open since 2013. […]

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