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Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington

Harrington looking for first win in three years while Lee Westwood likes it in Prague

PADRAIG Harrington returns to this week’s D+D Real Czech Masters hoping to go one better than his debut appearance in Prague 12 months ago. The Irishman finished runner-up to Andrea Pavan after a thrilling final day battle. The 2020 Ryder Cup Captain shared a three-stroke lead with the Italian going into Sunday last year at […]

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European Tour announces first events of the 2020 Race to Dubai with similar pattern

THE European Tour has announced the initial sector of its 2020 schedule featuring 16 Race to Dubai events in 12 different countries, including the start of the fourth edition of the Rolex Series. The Hong Kong Open, at Hong Kong Golf Club, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship, at Leopard Creek, in South Africa, will launch […]

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Rory McIlroy who has confirmed he will play in the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

McIlroy heads to Wentworth seeking second BMW PGA title in new September slot

RORY McIlroy has confirmed he will join his Ryder Cup teammates Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose in the field for September’s BMW PGA Championship at Surrey’s Wentworth Club. The four-time Major Champion won the prestigious BMW PGA Championship in 2014 and finished runner up to Molinari last year. McIlroy finished two shots behind […]

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Koepka cool about first WGC win at FedEx St Jude. . . and reflects on helping sick kids

BROOKS Koepka sealed his first World Golf Championships title as he cruised to a three-shot victory at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The World No. 1 carded an impressive bogey-free round of 65 at TPC Southwind to get to 16-under par and add a WGC to his four Major Championship victories. Fellow American Webb Simpson […]

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Wiesberger gets 10-out-of-10 for sharing Scottish Open lead with Slattery after a 61

BERND Wiesberger carded the lowest round of his European Tour career to share the halfway lead of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. The Austrian, whose previous low round was 63, made 11 birdies – including five in a row to end his round – to sign for a 10-under par […]

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Fitzpatrick sees off Kuchar in Hero Challenge final at The Renaissance Club

MATT Fitzpatrick made the perfect start to his week at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open as he won the Hero Challenge title at The Renaissance Club, on Tuesday night. The 2016 Ryder Cup player defeated Matt Kuchar, who won last year’s Hero Challenge at Edinburgh Castle, in the final of the fast and fun […]

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Kuchar all set to defend Hero Challenge title as North Berwick hosts Scottish Open

MATT Kuchar is back to defend his Hero Challenge title after confirming he will tee it up for the second time in the fast and fun night golf contest in Scotland tomorrow (Tuesday). The Hero Challenge is the curtain raiser for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at North Berwick’s Renaissance Club, which borders the […]

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Why Zander really loves the Lombard-a way of playing links golf to lead at Lahinch

ZANDER Lombard continued his love affair with links golf at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as the South African carded a second round 67 to take the halfway lead at Lahinch Golf Club. Lombard’s nine-under total left the losing finalist in the 2014 Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush, one stroke clear of Oxfordshire’s Eddie […]

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Lowry and Knox will never forget their first victories as Irish Open heads to Lahinch

SHANE Lowry will make his much-anticipated homecoming this week at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, at Lahinch Golf Club – 10 years on from his famous victory as an amateur which kick-started his professional career. The popular Offaly player won his national open at Baltray in 2009 when he sank the winning putt on […]

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MacLaren disappointed to be overtaken in Jordan thriller

MEGHAN MacLaren could not produce her second win in a month – and more importantly this time against a field of men – as she lost out to Holland’s Daan Huizing in the ground-breaking Jordan Mixed Open, on Saturday. Having been an outspoken critic of the disparities in prize money between men and women’s golf […]

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Huizing back in the winner’s circle in Jordan

DAAN Huizing made golfing history by becoming the first player to win a full-field mixed professional tournament with his triumph at the Jordan Mixed Open. The Dutchman began the final round at Ayla Golf Club two shots behind overnight leader Meghan MacLaren, who opened the world-first tournament with consecutive rounds of 65 to get to […]

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McDowell to star at McGinley’s Irish Open

MAJOR champion Graeme McDowell will be targeting a second win of the 2019 season when he returns to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this July, after the Northern Irishman claimed his first international title in four years last week. The 2010 US Open Champion is a popular figure on Irish soil and is sure […]

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Pepperell and Fleetwood’s Masters double act

FRILFORD Heath’s Eddie Pepperell is targeting a successful defence of his title in the Betfred British Masters after confirming he will join his friend, tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, in the field at Hillside Golf Club, from May 9-12. Pepperell is just three days younger than Fleetwood and the pair grew up playing junior and amateur […]

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Gallacher survives snowman to become Indian Open Hero

STEPHEN Gallacher birdied three of his last four holes to produce a stunning comeback and win his first European Tour title in five years at the Hero Indian Open. The Scot had shared the first round lead but a second round 74 saw him slip back and his chances looked doomed when he made a […]

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Bjerregard takes down Tiger at WGC as Molinari marches on

LUCAS Bjerregaard showed nerves of steel to beat his childhood hero Tiger Woods in an enthralling quarter-final and reach the last four of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. European No. 1 Francesco Molinari also progressed after another day of domination for the Italian. Dane Bjerregard was fearless under the most intense […]

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Suri surely looking to become an Indian Hero

JULIAN Suri fired a second consecutive round of 67 to take a two-shot lead into the weekend at the Hero Indian Open. The American was heading home on Friday night 12 months ago at DLF Golf and Country Club after posting 76-82… but he was 24 shots better off than that this time around at […]

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Gallacher tied at top with Suri in Hero Indian Open

SCOTLAND’S Stephen Gallacher and Julian Suri fired opening rounds of 67 to take a share of the first round lead at the Hero Indian Open. Gallacher has often flourished on tough courses throughout his career, and showed he had the measure of DLF Golf and Country Club last season as he recorded a top ten […]

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Lewis and Wallace flex muscles in WGC Dell World Match Play

IT was a hugely successful opening day for the stars of the European Tour at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Texas’ Austin Country Club. Francesco Molinari, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey were among the 18 members to register victories, while Tom Lewis halved his match with World No. 3 Brooks Koepka. There […]

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Casey has matchplay pedigree to extend Europe’s hold

PAUL Casey arrives at this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies World Match Play in buoyant mood after the Englishman defended a title for the first time in his professional career last week at the Valspar Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 41-year-old is the most recent of three Europeans to have won in consecutive weeks on […]

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Pepperell prepared for WGC World Match Play debut

OXFORDSHIRE’S Eddie Pepperell will take his mindset back to his amateur days when he makes his debut in the WGC-Dell Technologies World Match Play Championship at Austin Country Club, in Texas, this week. The Abingdon ace, who takes on big hitting American Gary Woodlands, at 5pm GMT, on Wednesday, will be full of confidence after […]

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