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European Tour joins forces with PGA Tour to fight off breakaway PGL Tour plans

PLANS for a breakaway “super tour” appear to have heralded a major move to create a strategic alliance between the European Tour and the PGA Tour. In a bid to fend off moves by the The Raine Group – reported to be backed by Saudi Arabian money – the European Tour and PGA have signed […]

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MacIntyre shrugs off his struggles to claim Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown

SCOTLAND’S Robert MacIntyre claimed an emotional maiden European Tour title at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown. A seven-under par final round 64 earned the Scot a one-stroke victory in a thrilling finale to the European Tour’s ground-breaking shoot-out . Tears welled up as the 14th different first-time winner of the 2020 European Tour season spoke […]

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Shinkwin debt to caddie Sam after sealing first victory at Cyprus’ Aphrodite Hills

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Callum Shinkwin defeated Kalle Samooja in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after a dramatic final day at the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. Shinkwin holed an incredible 54-foot putt for eagle on the 18th in regulation to get into a play-off as the three gave him the clubhouse lead on […]

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Ross McGowan relieved to rejoin winner’s circle after unlikely win in Italian Open

SURREY’S Ross McGowan sealed an emotional victory at the Italian Open with his first win in 11 years. The Banstead Downs pro holed a 20-foot putt at the last to overcome playing partner Laurie Canter in a thrilling final day battle at Chervò Golf Club. McGowan, who helped Surrey win both the English Boys and […]

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Otaegui gets strokeplay win to go with his two matchplay victories on European Tour

ADRIAN Otaegui produced a brilliant closing round of 63 in the Scottish Championship to storm to his first 72-hole strokeplay victory on the European Tour. The Spaniard has shown himself to be an expert at head-to-head battles. He won both the 2017 Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay and the 2018 Belgian Knockout. After those first […]

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Hatton happy to be home at Wentworth having visited BMW PGA since he was five

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S Tyrrell Hatton enjoyed a happy homecoming in his first round on British soil in 2020 at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The former Wee Wonders champion shot an opening round of 66 on the West Course to share the lead with Spain’s Adri Arnaus and South African Justin Harding. The 28-year-old carded an […]

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Rai ready for Race to Dubai climax after Rolex win over Fleetwood in Scottish Open

AARON Rai defeated Tommy Fleetwood in a play-off to win his first Rolex Series title at the 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. The former HSBC Wee Wonders winner – famous for wearing two gloves – signed for a wonderful 64 to set the target at 11-under par. But Fleetwood holed a 20-foot putt on […]

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Westwood storms into first round as he enjoys continued Renaissance at Scottish Open

LEE Westwood fired two eagles on his way to carding a superb nine-under par 62 to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. It is 22 years since the veteran of nine Ryder Cups won the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. The Notts-rasied golfer, who now lives […]

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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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