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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open latest event to be cancelled in COVID-19 crisis

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement today of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tournament was scheduled to be the European Tour’s second Rolex Series event of 2020, taking place at Mount Juliet Estate from May 28-31, with Major champion Graeme […]

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Andalucia Masters at Valderrama is put back as coronavirus claims event

THE European Tour has cancelled the Estrella Damm N A Andalucia Masters, which was due to take place at Valderrama, at the end of April, because of the threat caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in light of the travel restrictions in force in Spain. And it came after consultation with […]

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Jay Monahan PGA Tour commissioner

Golf Tours facing month-long shutdown as The Players is cancelled after first round

GOLF fans across the UK were shocked to wake up to news that the PGA Tour had cancelled The Players Championship after the first round had been completed. The decision was made in the early hours UK time after play had finished for the day at Sawgrass with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama leading after a superb […]

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Indian Open joins list of tournaments cancelled by Cornavirus outbreak

NEXT week’s Hero Indian Open has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union, the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the European Tour and the Asian Tour – and the tournament title sponsor Hero MotoCorp. The move came […]

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2020 Commercial Qatar Masters winner Jorge Campillo beat David Drysdalea at the fifth extra hole in the sudden death play-off at Education City Golf Club

Jorge Campillo putting the lights out denies Drysdale the win after 498 attempts

JORGE Campillo holed three monster birdie putts to defeat David Drysdale in an extraordinary play-off to win his second European Tour title at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. First he holed from 25-feet after finding sand off the tee with the veteran Scott having a makeable putt from just six feet. Then Campillo then […]

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Andy Sullivan is tied at the top of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters leaderboard alongside Spaniard Jorge Campillo on 10-under at Education City Golf Club

Sullivan’s perfect 10-under gets him into lead in Qatar as Jorge Campillo chases

JORGE Campillo and Andy Sullivan shared the lead heading into the weekend at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. But they have a host of European Tour winners breathing down their necks at Education City Golf Club – the new venue for the event which has been a cornerstone of the European Tour’s Desert Swings for […]

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the cancellation of a third European Tour event with the 2020 Magical Kenyan Open being called off

Coronavirus claims third event as European Tour calls off Magical Kenya Open

THE European Tour has cancelled its third tournament as the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) claimed the Magical Kenya Open as the latest sporting event to be cancelled. The Government of Kenya announched its decision today (Friday) to postpone all meetings and conferences of an international nature in the country. With the numbers of people […]

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Denmark teenager Nicholai Højgaard first round leader in the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Education City Golf Club

How Nicolai Højgaard took centre stage with 64 and first round lead at Education City

DENMARK’S teenage prodigy Nicolai Højgaard produced a remarkable run of scoring on the back nine to take the first round lead at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Nicolai is looking to follow brother Rasmus into the winner’s circle – having announced himself on the professional stage when he finished second to Sergio Garcia at […]

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Martin Kaymer practicising for the first round of the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters which moves from Doha Golf Club to Education City Golf Club

Qatar Masters: Why Kaymer feels victory No. 12 is long overdue after six-year wait

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping he can turn his recent consistency into a long-awaited win at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The German is a former European and World No. 1 with 11 European Tour wins – including two Major Championships. But the last of those victories came nearly six years ago at the 2014 […]

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Sami Valimaki sends Stone’s hopes crashing in play-off for Oman Open title at Al Mouj

SAMI Valimaki won his first European Tour title as he defeated Brandon Stone in a play-off to lift the trophy at the 2020 Oman Open. Just six months ago the unknown Finn was playing at the third tier of professional golf in Continental Europe – now he has a winner’s exemption on the European Tour […]

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Stephen Gallacher finds form after changes to join Hjøgaard in lead in Oman

RASMUS Højgaard and Stephen Gallacher both proved that age is just a number as they shared a one-shot lead heading into the weekend at the Oman Open. The duo may be 27 years apart in age, but there was nothing to separate them at Al Mouj Golf. They both reached nine-under after 36 holes, one […]

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Guido Migliozzi goes bogey- free to lead by one from Hjøggard in Oman Open

GUIDO Migliozzi fired a flawless round of 66 to rediscover his form and take the first round lead at the 2020 Oman Open. The Italian has two European Tour wins from his stunning rookie year on the Race to Dubai last season. But Migliozzi missed his first three cuts of the 2020 campaign and arrived […]

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Two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer makes his debut at the 2020 Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf

Kaymer: Why caddy Craig Connelly is key to unlocking first win in six seasons

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping to continue his strong start to the 2020 Race to Dubai as he makes his debut at the Oman Open this week. The German has finished in the top 20 in his three events so far as he looks to change his consistency of the last two seasons into the sort […]

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Girrbach and Kramer hit the comeback trail at Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open

SWITZERLAND’S Joel Girrbach, playing his first competitive round in three months on the MENA Tour after losing his European Tour card, shot a six-under par 66 to lead the Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open. The 26-year-old Swiss pro was even-par for his round after successive bogeys on the seventh and eighth holes. But Girrbach covered […]

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2020 WGC-Mexico Championship winner Patrick Read

Nothing ruffles Patrick Reed who claims second WGC title down Mexico way

PATRICK Reed drowned out the ongoing criticisms over his bunkergate in the Bahamas to land his second World Golf Championships title in a thrilling finish in Mexico City. Just when it looked as though Bryson DeChambeau, who has certainly public criticisms over his pace of play, was about to race to a first WGC title […]

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Bailey Gill claims his maiden MENA Tour win in Oman to earn European Tour start

LINDRICK’S Bailey Gill made two stunning birdies from almost impossible positions in his last two holes to claim his maiden pro victory and deny Berkshire’s David Langley a second MENA Tour victory in 2020 at the Ghala Open, in Oman. The former England amateur international beat roommate and Journey to Jordan No. 1 champion David […]

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WGC-Mexico Championship: GMac wants to kick on after Saudi win for Ryder Cup race

GRAEME McDowell tees it up in his first World Golf Championships event since 2016 at the WGC-Mexico Championship this week. And the Northern Irishman is excited about the challenge of taking on a new course, at Chapultec Golf Club. McDowell said: “I’ve played a lot of WGCs in my career and I think you do […]

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Lee Westwood will host the 2020 Betfred British Masters and for a second time when the European Tour return to Close House in July

Westwood wants Close House win when he hosts British Masters for a second time

ADOPTED Geordie Lee Westwood is looking forward to becoming the first player to host the Betfred British Masters on two occasions when the European Tour event returns to Close House near Newcastle upon Tyne this summer. Westwood has enjoyed an impressive start to 2020, winning the season’s first Rolex Series event, the Abu Dhabi HSBC […]

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Lumine Golf Club’s Calle Carlsson and Mike Stewart, director of the European Tour Qualifying School agree a deal to keep the ETQS Final Stage in Spain until 2022

European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage all set to remain at Lumine until 2022

LUMINE Golf Club has been confirmed as the host venue of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage for the next three years. The Spanish venue first became a venue in 2012 when it became a second stage qualifying venue. It became the location for the six-round marathon at the European Tour Qualifying School Final […]

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The MENA Tour’s 2020 NewGiza Open will be played at the new NewGiza Golf Club with Egypt’s famous Pyramids as its backdrop

MENA Tour off to Egypt for NewGiza Open: Langley faces Tour stars Finch and Wattel

CASTLE Royle’s David Langley will bid to win back-to-back when the MENA Tour visits its 12th host country when it visits Egypt for the first time for the NewGiza Open. The second tournament of the 2020 season in the Middle East is being played at the NewGiza Golf Club with the spectacular setting of the […]

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