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Rory McIlroy at a press conference before the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

HSBC Champions preview: Rory McIlroy ready to roar by claiming third WGC title

RORY McIlroy is itching to get back into the winner’s circle at a World Golf Championships event as he prepares to tee it up at this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions. The Northern Irishman won his second and latest WGC event in 2015. And since then has had nine top 10s in the tournaments, including a fourth […]

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Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen in the first round of the 2019 Italian Open

Pulkkanen makes most of quick greens to race into the lead at the Italian Open

FINLAND’S Tapio Pulkkanen fired a bogey-free 64 to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Italian Open with World No. 5 Justin Rose among those in contention in Rome. Pulkkanen is currently in 102nd position on the Race to Dubai with only one top 10 finish so far this season – eighth […]

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Francesco Molinari talking to reporters at the 2019 Italian Open

Molinari’s memories of first Italian win as Rose wills Race to Dubai hopes to bloom

FRANCESCO Molinari and the Italian Open return to Olgiata Golf Club for the first time in 17 years this week – and it is safe to say a lot has changed for both player and event since 2002. Italy’s national open is now part of the prestigious Rolex Series, bringing a prize fund of $7million […]

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IAN POULTER in practice at the 2019 Italian Open

Poulter prepared for crack at third Italian Open 17 years after Rose putter primed win

IAN Poulter returns to the venue where he claimed his second Italian Open title 17 years ago hoping that another victory in the Rolex Series event can spark a late push in the Race to Dubai. The Ryder Cup legend won his maiden European Tour title in the Italian Open when it was played in […]

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Rory McIlory playing in practice for the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Rory revved up for run at breaking five-win record as he returns to Wentworth

RORY McIlroy is targeting a second BMW PGA Championship title as he aims to round off a memorable season by matching his career-best total of five victories in a calendar year. The World No. 2 sealed his first victory at Wentworth Club in May 2014, kicking off a sequence that saw him capture his third […]

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Fleetwood ready to climb the mountain in Crans in pursuit of second European top spot

TOMMY Fleetwood is ready for another exciting end of season run in as he arrives at the Omega European Masters for the first time since his 2017 Race to Dubai-winning season. The World No. 13 has become a model of consistency in recent years and has missed just a single European Tour cut since his […]

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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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Lucky 13 for Tiger as he grabs fifth Green Jacket

TIGER Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in sporting history to win an emotional 15th Major Championship by one shot at the Masters Tournament.The American’s last Major title came at the U.S. Open 11 years ago and since then he has undergone numerous back surgeries, falling to 1,199th in the Official World Golf […]

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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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Bjerregard marches into last 32 at WGC Match Play

A RECORD-breaking eight Europeans progressed to the last 32 at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play after another fascinating day at Austin Country Club. Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard was the only debutant in the field to top his group – setting up a clash against fellow Scandinavian Henrik Stenson. Bjerregard’s match with England’s Matt Wallace went all […]

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Molinari has hole lot of love at WGC-Dell World Match Play

FRANCESCO Molinari’s love affair with match play golf continued at Austin Country Club as the Italian cruised to a second successive victory in the group stages of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, beating his fellow 2018 Ryder Cup team-mate Thorbjørn Olesen 4&3, on Thursday. The reigning Race to Dubai Champion has won more holes than […]

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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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