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Lee Westwood before the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club

Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Lee Westwood looking to go back-to-back for fifth time

LEE Westwood prepares to tee it up at Omega Dubai Desert Classic – keen to continue his perfect start to the season off the back of his 25th European Tour victory on Sunday. Westwood has managed to win back-to-back four times so far in his a career and the Newcastle-based Ryder Cup ace now has […]

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LEE WESTWOOD IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE 2020 ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP

Second Rolex Series victory in sight as Westwood chases European Tour win No. 25

LEE Westwood takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as he goes in search of a second Rolex Series title – and his 25th European Tour title. The “Worksop Wonder,” who now lives in Newcastle’s Jesmond district, produced the shot of the week so far – to set […]

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How Italian Job by Francesco Laporta drove him to the top of Abu Dhabi leaderboard

FRANCESCO Laporta birdied his last five holes in a stunning nine-under par round of 63 to leap to the top of the leaderboard at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Italian secured his playing rights after topping the European Challenge Tour’s Road to Mallorca Rankings in 2019. And he displayed the form that saw him […]

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Defending champion Shane Lowry admits he his eyes on playing in the 2020 Olympics

Olympics and Ryder Cup are on Shane Lowry’s bucket list for 2020 after first Claret Jug

IT’S onwards and upwards for Shane Lowry as he begins his title defence at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – with one eye on the Olympics and the other on the Ryder Cup. The Irishman won his first Rolex Series title at Abu Dhabi Golf Club 12 months ago – and carried his form and […]

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Callaway staff professional Matt Wallace

New Callaway signing Matt Wallace kicks-off 2020 at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

MATT Wallace is the second top English player to switch equipment at the start of the 2020, moving from Ping to Callaway in time for the first event in the Middle East swing. The Moor Park member is using a full set of Callaway clubs – including the newly launched Mavrik driver – and is […]

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BROOKS KOEPKA talks to reporters during practice at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

After missing Presidents Cup with knee injury, Koepka’s keen to play in Abu Dhabi

WORLD No. 1 Brooks Koepka is keen to add a Rolex Series title to his already impressive CV, as he makes his comeback from a knee injury at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after missing last month’s Presidents Cup. The four-time Major winner returns to Abu Dhabi Golf Club for the third time – […]

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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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Open qualifier Jaco Ahlers

Armitage won’t be relying on Shanks’ pony after pocketing a place in Open at Sandwich

MARCUS Armitage thanked his partner Lucy after sealing his place at this summer’s 148th Open Championship Royal St George’s Golf Club. The Yorkshire pro birdied the last at the South African Open to seal solo third at Randpark Golf Club – and punch his ticket for the oldest Major Championship after walking off the green […]

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Harry Hall hits front during second round of the South African Open at Randpark

CORNWALL’S Harry Hall continued the bright start to the West Countryman’s professional career as he fired a 68 at Randpark inthe second round of the South African Open. That score saw him move into a share the clubhouse lead in the European Tour event, hosted by the City of Johannesburg. Hall, who played in Great […]

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Johannes Veerman playing in the first round of the 2020 South African Open on Randpark GC’s Bushwillow Course

Veerman steers his way to top of leaderboard in first round of South African Open

AMERICAN Johannes Veerman fired the lowest round of his fledgling European Tour career to take the first round lead at the South African Open. Veerman shot a brilliant bogey-free 62 over the Bushwillow Course at Randpark Golf Club to get to nine-under. He leads the way by one from Italy’s Nino Bertasio and South African […]

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Eddie Pepperell likes sound of signing for Ping, following Bubba Watson and Finau

EQUIPMENT giant Ping has announced the signing of European Tour player Eddie Pepperell on a multi-year agreement. As part of the deal, the 28-year-old from Frilford Heath GC will compete wearing a Ping hat and carry a staff bag bearing its logo, joining the likes of Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson and big-hitting Cameron […]

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2019 Sinclair Invitational winner David Shacklady with Corrine and Duncan Sinclair

Sinclair Invitational will now raise cash for Caring Matters Now – Staysure Tour reveals

THE Sinclair Invitational will return to Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in September – with Caring Matters Now (CMN) announced as the tournament’s Official Charity Partner. Lancashire’s David Shacklady won his second Staysure Tour title at the Hertfordshire venue in 2019. The 2019 event heralded a new era for The Sinclair Invitational, with […]

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IMG signs up Li Haotong as leading Chinese player looks for more success worldwide

CHINA’S leading golfer Li Haotong has signed a worldwide management representaion deal with IMG covering all commercial activity. Haotong has enjoyed a record-breaking career since turning professional in 2011 at the age of sixteen. The 24-year-old won the inaugural PGA Tour Series-China Order of Merit in 2014 after three wins in the season. And – […]

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Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li join elite field at 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

PRESIDENTS Cup rivals Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li have become the latest international stars to confirm their appearance at next week’s 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Patrick Cantlay, a former World No. 1 ranked amateur, has soared into the World’s Top 10, after two high-profile victories in 2018 and 2019. Cantlay, who made his Presidents […]

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Ryan Fox preparing for the 2019 Australian PG Championship RACV Royal Pines Resort, on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Ryan Fox one of the big guns looking for fast start to 2020 season at Australian PGA

NEW Zealander Ryan Fox tees it up at the Australian PGA Championship this week – in a battle of the bombers – with his sights set on a strong start to his 2020 European Tour campaign. The Kiwi is making his first European Tour appearance of the new season at RACV Royal Pines Resort on […]

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Woburn’s Steve Lewton at the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School, at Orange County Golf Club, Florida

Steve Lewton hits front with flawless 63 at Korn Ferry Tour Q-School at Orange Co.

STEVE Lewton carded a bogey-free 63 at Orange County National’s Panther Lake course in rainy conditions Friday to claim the 36-hole lead at 14-under 129 at the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage. After posting a six-under 66 on Thursday, Lewton kept his foot on the pedal during Friday’s second round. After making the […]

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European eTour allows you to take on best courses with online game leader Topgolf

THE European Tour has launched golf’s first esports series, the European eTour – which will see players taking on Topgolf’s World Golf Tour, which is played by some 20 million people online worldwide. And the best esport players in the world will get the chance to qualify for the live onsite events via an online […]

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2019 Journey to Jordan runner-up Danie Gaunt, of Burhill Golf Club, in Surrey

Leading MENA Tour players will also get Alps card on top of Dubai Desert Classic starts

MENA Tour players will be able to earn invites to play on the Alps Tour in 2020 as well as having the opportunity to earn starts on the European and Asian Tours plus the Challenge Tour. In addition to the invites to the European Tour’s 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, which are handed […]

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2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open winner Rasmus Højgaard – third youngest winner in European Tour history

Rasmus Højgaard, 18, third youngest-ever winner on the European Tour after play-off

RASMUS Højgaard became the third-youngest winner in European Tour history with a dramatic play-off triumph at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The 18-year-old Dane birdied the 72nd hole to get to 19-under alongside Italian Renato Paratore and Frenchman Antoine Rozner as the event went to a play-off for the third time in as many stagings […]

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Gleneagles’ Calum Hill leader of the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after two rounds

Calum Hill makes move in Mauritius with a 64 as Stone steps on gas at Hertitage GC

EUROPEAN Challenge Tour graduate Calum Hill will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after a stunning second round 64. The Scot recorded a top 15 finish at last week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship to get the season off to a promising start. And he brought that form to Heritage […]

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