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Johnston spurred on by Syme success fires brilliant first round 61 at Portugal Masters

SCOTLAND’S Liam Johnston produced the lowest round of his European Tour career at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf course. The 26-year-old from Dumfries fired a sparkling round of 61 to lead by one shot at the end of the opening day of the 2020 Portugal Masters. At nine-under par through 16 holes, the Scot was in […]

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Fleetwood returns to Algarve to fine tune his game before next week’s US Open

TOMMY Fleetwood is teeing it up at the Portugal Masters, on the Algarve, for the first time since 2016. And the Ryder Cup star is excited to be back at a regular European Tour event after the four-month hiatus due to coronavirus. Fleetwood played every edition of this event between 2012 and 2016. And the […]

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Martin Kaymer can’t find a better course in Spain than Ryder Cup’s Valderrama

A REJUVANATED Martin Kaymer cannot wait to take on the test of Real Club Valderrama at this week’s Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters. The former World No. 1 has made no secret of his love for the 1997 Ryder Cup venue. And the German heads into the week with renewed confidence afterchallenging for the title at […]

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Horsfield goes for hat-trick of wins by avoiding ‘bad shot to the left’ at Celtic Manor

SAM Horsfield is aiming to make it a hat-trick of victories in the space of four UK Swing events at Celtic Manor. The Florida-based Englishman tees it up in the ISPS Handa Wales Open on the same Twenty Ten course upon which he triumphed just four days ago. The 23-year-old, who hails from Manchester, became […]

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Horsfield bounces back with another win at Celtic Classic to make it two from three

SAM Horsfield made European Tour history claiming his second win at the Celtic Classic. The Tour’s Manchester-born star who grew up in Florida became the first player to win, miss a cut, and then win again in the space of three weeks at three different tournaments. A delighted Horsfield said: “It was pretty crazy. My […]

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Irish Open moves to Galgorm Castle but will lose its Rolex Series status for one year

THE Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played in Northern Ireland for the fourth time since 2012 when the Galgorm Castle Golf Club hosts September’s tournament. It will be the first time the County Antrim venue has hosted Ireland’s national Open with the event moving into the date vacated by the rescheduling of the […]

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Sullivan glad to be back in winner’s circle at Hanbury Manor after five-year wait

ANDY Sullivan cruised to a commanding victory at the English Championship at Hanbury Manor. The former Ryder Cup player claimed his fourth European Tour title and his first in nearly five years in the process after his win at the Portugal Masters in 2015. The Walker Cup winner held the lead in the UK Swing’s […]

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Sharvin shaves it as Howell, Canter and Detry queue up for lead at Hanbury Manor

An opening round of 63 by Cormac Sharvin was enough to open up a one-shot cushion over a congested leaderboard in the inaugural English Championship. The Northern Irishman dropped just two shots to reach eight-under par – on a day of perfect scoring conditions at Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club – to move […]

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Sam Horsfield says Tour are real heroes after his maiden victory at Forest of Arden

SAM Horsfield claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Hero Open after showing nerves of steel down the stretch. The Mancunian raised in Florida beat off the challenge of Belgium’s Thomas Detry to seal a one-stroke victory at the Forest of Arden in the West Midlands. The 23-year-old became the first home winner of […]

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UK Swing kicks off with David Law in order after precious time with family

DAVID Law fired a flawless seven-under opening round 64 at the Betfred British Masters to take a one-stroke lead at the first tournament of the European Tour’s UK Swing. The 29-year-old Scot, who has one European Tour title to his name, hit a red hot streak with seven birdies in eight holes from the sixth. […]

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ISPS Handa returns to back Wales Open and sponsors Belfry’s UK Championship

TWO of the European Tour’s new UK Swing events are going to be sponsored by ISPS Handa – the International Sports Promotion Society. The Wales Open and the new UK Championship will both be played under the ISPS Handa umbrella after being announced as the events official partner. The partnership aligns with the UK Swing’s […]

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Westwood: I’m ready after playing Close House nearly every day for three months

FORMER World No. 1 Lee Westwood enters the week not only as tournament host but also as one of the favourites to take the Betfred British Masters at Close House. The Ryder Cup legend claimed his 25th European Tour win earlier this season at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It also meant he can boast […]

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Why Stalter loves the Flora and fauna of Austrian Alps… in fact Euram can Bank on it

JOËL Stalter overturned a four-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title at the Euram Bank Open in the Austrian Alps. The Frenchman finished two strokes ahead of Staffordshire’s Richard Mansell in the dual-ranked European Tour and Challenge Tour event. Victory was even sweeter for Stalter, as he shared his success with his fiancée […]

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Close House now Lee’s home so it’s natural for Westwood to host British Masters again

LEE Westwood will become the first player to host the Betfred British Masters on two occasions when the tournament returns to Close House, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, next week. The third European Tour event since a four-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic, also marks the start of its new six-event UK Swing. Play gets under way […]

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Joost Luiten leads again in Austria… but can Dutchman bank on staying there?

JOOST Luiten has reached the summit in Austria for the second time in two weeks. The Dutchman opened up a two-shot lead at after the second round at the Euram Bank Open. The six-time European Tour winner carded a seven-under par 63 – adding to his five-under par first round – to get to 12-under. […]

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Adri Arnaus would love to be King of the Mountains by winning Euram Bank Open

SPANIARD Adri Arnaus returns to his Alps Tour roots this week as he prepares for the Euram Bank Open. It will be his first appearance at the picturesque Golf Club Adamstal in the Austrian Alps. Arnaus burst on to the professional golf scene in 2017. He won two events on the Alps Tour as an […]

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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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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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