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Portugal Open completes Iberian Swing and returns to European Tour in September

THE Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos will return to the European Tour schedule in September. It will form an Iberian Swing along with the Andalucia and Portugal Masters. The Portuguese Open will now become a dual ranking event when it is staged at the Seve Ballesteros-designed Royal Óbidos course, from September 17-20. It will […]

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Emily left to Toy with pro dream as Dryburgh grabs second Rose Ladies win

AMATEUR Champion Emily Toy said competing toe-to-toe against the best professionals in the land in the Rose Ladies Series has whetted her appetite for the remainder of the season. The Carlayon Bay GC member had to play second fiddle as Scotland’s Ladies European Tour ace Gemma Dryburgh claimed back-to-back victories on the English tour featuring […]

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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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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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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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MacLaren overcomes wrong ball penalty to win 2nd Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park

MEGHAN MacLaren won the second Rose Ladies Series event at Hertfordshire’s Moor Park in Hertfordshire – despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball. The two-time LET tournament winner shot a three-under par 69 to finish two strokes clear of series founder Liz Young and England amateur Samantha Fuller. The temperatures hit 31 degrees […]

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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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Mimi ready to take the right Rhodes to top via Hull and back – and then Wake Forest

MIMI Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year England women’s squad player’S booming drive found the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor. Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag – but […]

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Hoylake ace saw Tiger and Rory win Open – but never dreamed of life on Tour

MATTHEW Jordan watched Tiger Wood and Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course at Hoylake in the space of eight years. But he had no notion he would one day join the World No. 1 on the European Tour. Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make […]

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2020 Staysure season called off over worries about risk to over-50s players’ health

THE Staysure Tour – Europe’s Senior Tour for players aged 50 and older – has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 crisis. The decision was taken following consultation with the Tour’s membership and its medical advisers. The move was based on the additional risk associated with the players’ age demographic […]

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Charley Hull

Charley Hull grabs first Rose Ladies Series title with play-off win at Brokenhurst

CHARLEY Hull won the first Rose Ladies Series Event in some style. The Woburn ace defeated Hampshire heroine Liz Young with a birdie on the first extra hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, in the New Forest. Spectators weren’t allowed inside the venue due to government social distancing guidelines. But they would have been treated […]

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Hayley Davis can’t wait to get under way in Rose Ladies Series at her ‘old home Brok’

DORSET’S Hayley Davis could not wait for the Rose Ladies Series to get under way today at Brokenhurst Manor. Davis described the one-day tournaments for women professionals in the UK as “everything” as she prepared to make her return to competitive golf at the New Forest club. Hayley is poised to tee it up in […]

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Diamond Country Club will now host first event when European Tour returns

THE European Tour has brought forward the date its tournaments will resume by a week – with the Austrian Open, now going ahead at Diamond Country Club in July. The news marks the return of the European Challenge Tour which resume its 2020 season with the Euram Bank Open a week earlier. And the decision […]

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British Masters host believes he can still claim elusive Major at the age of 47

BRITISH Masters host Lee Westwood still believes he can win a Major. And the former world No. 1 encouraged England’s top amateurs to replicate his work ethic and self-confidence as they strive to achieve their own career goals. The seven-times Ryder Cup winner took time out from his preparations for the European Tour’s return at […]

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