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2019 Claret Jug winner Shane Lowry who was awarded honoroary life membership by the European Tour

Open winner Shane Lowry receives European Tour’s life membership award

SHANE Lowry has been awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Open Championship victory in July. The Irishman finished six shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush to lift the Claret Jug in front of packed galleries at the County Antrim venue. It was the perfect result to get […]

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Sir Rod Stewart raises £278k for Prostate Project with help of some friendly Faces

FACES frontman Sir Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood helped raise £278,000 for the Prostate Project and the Euorpean Tour Foundation during the 2019 BMW PGA Championship Gala Dinner at the weekend. The money was raised from table sales and auction prizes at the star-studded evening, as members of The Faces were reunited […]

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Suzann Pecks-her-son after winning Solheim Cup and then announces she’ll quit

SOLHEIM Cup winner Suzann Pettersen announced she is to retire for competitive golf after a sparkling professional career spanning two decades. Moments after holing the birdie putt that secured Europe’s victory in the 16th Solheim Cup, the 38-year-old Norwegian, confirmed she would be hanging up her clubs with immediate effect. “That’s it, I’m done,” she […]

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2019 KLM Open winner Sergio Garcia

Garcia and Azalea enjoyed going Dutch to emulate Seve – Sergio’s mentor and hero

SERGIO Garcia secured his 16th European Tour title following a one-shot victory on his debut at the 100th edition of the KLM Open. The Spaniard endured a mixed front nine where he was leading by two at the fifth. But the 39-year-old found himself trailing playing partner Callum Shinkwin, from Hertfordshire, by one shot at […]

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Europe the 2019 Solheim Cup winners

Pettersen pours out emotion after winning putt on the last turns tide in Solheim Cup

EUROPE won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2013 after an incredible finish to the final day singles, as Suzann Pettersen holed the winning putt on the 18th to send thousands of fans into raptures. Team USA looked set to retain the trophy needing just half a point from any of the final […]

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USA rookies help Inkster to narrow gap as Van Dam stars for Europe in Solheim Cup

EUROPE will take a narrow one point lead into the second day of the 16th Solheim Cup at the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles. The home team are 4½-3½ in front heading into the second series of foursomes and fourballs. But it is the American team who have momentum on their side after a dramatic […]

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Moor Park’s Callum Shinkwin shot a six-under 66 in the 2019 KLM Open first round

Shinkwin suffering from injury and illness but finds form at KLM Dutch Open

MOOR Park’s Callum Shinkwin carded a superb six-under par 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the 100th edition of the KLM Open. The Hertfordshire player sits 126th in the Race to Dubai rankings and 446th in the Official World Golf Rankings – but belied his status to lead a large […]

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Yorkshire’s LPGA winner Jodi Ewart-Shadoff

Solheim stars speak up for captain Catriona despite Pettersen losing her voice

SUZANN Pettersen has never been afraid to speak her mind but this week she may have to let her clubs do the talking after losing her voice in the lead up to match. “My golf game is in great shape,” Pettersen croaked while attending a press conference ahead of Thursday’s opening ceremony. “But my voice […]

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American Solheim cup teammates Jessica Korda (left), and Nelly Korda at Gleneagles

Kordas set to become first sisters to play alongside each other in the Solheim Cup

SISTERS Jessica and Nelly Korda will create a slice of Solheim Cup history when they play together in the Friday Foursomes over the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles. Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam were the first sisters to be named together on a Solheim Cup team in 1998 – but they did not play alongside each […]

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ET Johansen hoping to phone home from Morgado with good news for his twin girls

EIRIK Tage Johansen is swapping parental duties for the golf course this week and is hoping to return to the family home with something to celebrate following the 57° Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort. The Norwegian is playing a limited schedule this year after his wife gave birth to twins five months ago, […]

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Joost Luiten during practice at the 2019 KLM Open

Luiten looking for hat-trick in KLM Dutch Open to mark centenary at International

HOME favourite Joost Luiten is keen to make up for lost time when he tees it up at the 100th edition of the KLM Open in Amsterdam. The 33-year-old was forced to miss last year’s event at The Dutch due to a wrist injury which sidelined the six-time European Tour winner for five months. However […]

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Backroom staff will play key role if Europe are to win the Solheim Cup says Matthew

EUROPEAN captain Catriona Matthew believes her all-star backroom team could make a big difference at The Solheim Cup. The skipper of the Continental European team as Surrey’s Dame Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie and Mel Reid by her side at Gleneagles, meaning there is no shortage of experience as the hosts seek to regain the trophy […]

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2019 Porsche European Open winner Paul Casey

Casey dedicates victory to Gordon Brand Junior after Porsche European Open win

SURREY’S Paul Casey dedicated an emotional 14th European Tour title to the late Gordon Brand Junior after securing his first victory in Europe in five years at the Porsche European Open. The 42-year-old, who last won on European soil at the KLM Open in 2014, carded a flawless six under par final round of 66. […]

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Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre is looking for his first European Tour win

MacIntyre accelerates into lead at Porsche European Open after a scorching 65

ROBERT MacIntyre stormed into the Porsche European Open lead, firing a flawless seven-under par 65 to take a four-stroke advantage into the weekend after the second round in Hamburg. The 23-year-old, who started the day two strokes behind 18-hole leader Paul Casey, carded the low round of the week so far at Green Eagle Golf […]

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Dinwiddie shoots highest first round score of season to lead at windy Bretagne Open

ROBERT Dinwiddie tamed tough scoring conditions at Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val-André to hold a narrow advantage after the first day of the Open de Bretagne. The 36-year-old, who is attached to The Richmond Golf Club, in south-west London, carded an opening round of four-under par 66 in just his second Challenge Tour start […]

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Porsche European Open’s joint first round leader Paul Casey

Casey puts his foot down by taking route 66 to share lead at Porsche European Open

PAUL Casey defied testing conditions at Green Eagle Golf Courses to card a stunning six-under par 66, to take a one-stroke lead into the second round of the Porsche European Open. Surrey’s four-time Ryder Cup player carded five birdies on the back nine, adding to gains made on the first and seventh holes, to sit […]

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Jordan’s reminder of Walker Cup as he tries to emulate Singh-Brar win in Bretagne

MATTHEW Jordan is looking to follow in the footsteps of his 2017 Walker Cup teammate Jack Singh Brar by winning the Open de Bretagne, which gets under way at Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André on Thursday morning. The Englishman is one of several players from the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland squad to […]

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2019 Sinclair Invitational winner David Shacklady

Shacklady secures second Staysure title with Sinclair Invitational win at Hanbury

DAVID Shacklady won his second Staysure Tour title as a six-under par final round 66 sealed the outcome of The Sinclair Invitational, at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club. The Lancastrian carded a bogey-free final round to reach 11-under and win on home soil by one shot ahead of Austria’s Markus Brier and two […]

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2019 KPMG Trophy winner Dale Whitnell

Dale’s decade of struggle to fulfil amateur promise ends with play-off win over Canter

ESSEX’S Dale Whitnell overcame “10 long years” as a professional golfer and a two-hole play-off against Somerset’s Laurie Canter to emerge victorious at the KPMG Trophy, in Belgium, on Sunday. The Forrester Park Golf Club member, who played in the 2009 Walker Cup at Merion alongside Tommy Fleetwood, began the final round three back of […]

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2019 Omega European Masters winnerSebastian Soderberg

Sebastian ‘South Mountain’ is King of Crans after play-off win over Rory McIlroy

SEBASTIAN Soderberg came through a five-man play-off featuring World No. 2 Rory McIlroy to win his first European Tour title at the Omega European Masters. The 28-year-old Swede started the day four shots off the lead and remained there at the turn before he made five birdies in a row to surge to the top […]

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