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Keith Pelley pledges: ‘No European Tour players will lose their cards in 2020’

EUROPEAN Tour chief Keith Pelley has guaranteed no players will lose their playing rights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with its international schedule in 2020. So any player who was inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019 season, will keep their cards for […]

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UK swing sees European Tour return with six events in England and Wales

THE European Tour will return with a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ starting in July – and revealed details of four new Rolex Series events. The European Tour will play two Marriott venues and return to two Ryder Cup venues, while the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth, moves from September to October 15-18. And there is […]

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Chris Wood talks about staying supple after long stretch without tour golf

RYDER Cup player Chris Wood has revealed the secrets of his strength and conditioning regime to up-and-coming England players. The three-time European Tour winner provided a fascinating insight into his fitness work, management of injuries and importance of nutrition during the latest in a series of webinars with players in the England national squads. During […]

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Scottish Open put back with chance of a British Swing to save European Tour season?

TWO more European Tour tournaments have been cancelled while the Scottish Open – part of the Rolex Series – has been postponed as a result of the continuing threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The BMW International Open and the French Open will not take place in 2020 while European Tour staff are […]

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Eddie Pepperell backs run of European Tour events in UK to help life after lockdown

FRILFORD Heath’s Eddie Pepperell believes August’s USPGA Championship is the most likely date for any meaningful return to golf. With all four of the 2020 Majors rearranged – or in the case of The Open at Royal St George’s, which has been cancelled until 2021 – the PGA Tour is reportedly about to announce a […]

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European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

Pelley: High life may be over as European Tour prepares for return after COVID-19

EUROPEAN Tour stars face playing for smaller prize funds as well as the prospect of playing tournaments without spectators later this summer, according to a memo written by its chief executive Keith Pelley. The update sent to players, which was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, warns that some of the “perks” of tour life will […]

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European Tour chief referee John Paramor and Andy McFee

One-stroke penalty after two bad times at same event as Tour beefs up slow-play rules

EUROPEAN Tour players who record two bad times in a tournament – instead of in the same round – will now face an immediate one-stroke penalty, tournament chiefs announced today. The European Tour’s new tougher regulations aimed at tackling slow play come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The beefed-up four-point plan […]

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Shane Lowry at St Andrews for the 2019 Dunhill Links

Why Open Champion Shane Lowry loves Dunhill Links and has eye on Race to Dubai

SHANE Lowry will tee it up at the Home of Golf for the first time as Open Champion this week when the Irishman features in a star-studded field of golfers and celebrities at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 32-year-old claimed his maiden Major title at Royal Portrush two months ago, and has been riding […]

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Slow play: European Tour introduces four-point plan to crack down for 2020 events

THE European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan, which will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season, was approved by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee in July and fine-tuned over the past month. It will focus on four key […]

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