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Harrington happy as Ryder Cup qualification period is frozen but also extended

THE Ryder Cup qualification period and process has been frozen following today’s announcement that September’s clash between Europe and America has been put back until 2021. Qualifying points already earned in the race to make European captain Padraig Harrington’s team for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will carry forward to next year. Points […]

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Caddy Ken tests positive for COVID-19 forcing G-Mac to withdraw from Travellers

US OPEN champion Graeme McDowell has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship in America, after his caddy tested positive for COVID-19. The Northern Ireland ace, who lives in Florida, pulled out of the PGA Tour event in Connecticut, on Tuesday night after it was confirmed caddy longstanding Ken Comboy had been diagnosed as having the […]

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Meghan MacLaren is the spark behind new branding for Ladies European Tour

MEGHAN MacLaren and Suzann Pettersen have teamed up to help give the Ladies European Tour a fresh logo, updated website and tag line. The Raise Our Game tagline aims to capture the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership – and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward. The brand refresh includes […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Chris Wood talks about staying supple after long stretch without tour golf

RYDER Cup player Chris Wood has revealed the secrets of his strength and conditioning regime to up-and-coming England players. The three-time European Tour winner provided a fascinating insight into his fitness work, management of injuries and importance of nutrition during the latest in a series of webinars with players in the England national squads. During […]

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Westwood to miss PGA Tour return – is it a clue British Masters will go ahead?

LEE Westwood is prepared to miss key events on the PGA Tour because of the planned quarantine restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. And his reasoning could be the biggest hint yet that the European Tour is ready to return to action in July at the British Masters, which Westwood is set […]

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Bosses at The Belfry agree to donate first day’s green fees after lockdown to charity

THE owners of regular Ryder Cup venue The Belfry have pledged to donate to chairty their entire green fees from the first day it is able to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown ends. The golf course near Birmingham – which has three different courses including the Brabazon, which staged four Ryder Cups between 1985 and […]

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Thomas Bjørn accepts place on European Tour board after death of John O’Leary

THOMAS Bjørn has been appointed to the European Tour board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. The 49-year old – who was nominated by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee – is the most successful Danish golfer in history, having also been the victorious Ryder Cup captain at Le Golf National in 2018. Bjørn will […]

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Jack Senior, winner of the 2011 Hampshire Hog at North Hants Golf Club with 1961 winner Hew Squirrell (right)

Hew Squirrell – five-time Welsh Amateur Champion – passes away, aged 87

HEW Squirrell – one of Wales’ and Hertfordshire’s most successful-ever amateur golfers – has passed away aged 87. The Welsh international won five Welsh Amateur titles, represented his country in the Home Internationals 19 times between 1955 and 1975. Squirrell was part of the first Wales team ever to beat England in 1961 and won […]

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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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Justin Harding the defending champion at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha’s Education City Golf Club

Justin Harding hopes Qatar Masters switch awon’t hurt chances to defend his title

JUSTIN Harding hopes memories of his victory in Doha last year can fuel his challenge for more success at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters – which moves to a new venue this week. The South African lifted his maiden European Tour title in dramatic fashion at last year’s event after some last day heroics saw […]

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Knebworth’s Jamie Rutherford spent two weeks working with his coach back home after finishing runner-up to David Langley in the Journey to Jordan No. 1

Ellis eyes first professional win at Bahrain’s Royal Golf Club in MENA Tour return

A CONFIDENT Harry Ellis returns to the MENA Tour seeking his first career win as a professional at the Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open, which starts Monday. The 24-year-old, from Southampton, played five events in the 2019 season and was inside the top-12 in all of them. Those consistent displays over the past few months […]

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Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of WGC Grand Slam gets off to perfect start in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship in his bid to complete the WGC Grand Slam. The World No. 1 continued a stunning run of recent form with a six-under par 65, at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City. The Northern Irishman has won every other World Golf Championships […]

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England Women’s squad is slimmed down to four with overseas players to be added

THE national selectors have named the players who will make up a much smaller England Women’s Squad for 2020, alongside announcing the make-up of the Girls’ group. Four of the country’s top talents will lead the way for the women in the season ahead with Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath and Somerset’s Mimi Rhodes promoted from last […]

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Essex rookie Curtis Knipes leads the 2020 MENA Tour NewGiza Open with a round to go but has Challenge Tour winner Sebestien Gros in his wing mirror

Gros ready to charge Knipes as challenge heats up in MENA Tour’s NewGiza Open

CURTIS Knipes faces a final day threat from France’s European Challenge Tour winner Sebastien Gros in the MENA Tour’s NewGiza Open. Rookie Knipes may well have to rely on his three shot cushion as he seeks a maiden win in his just his second MENA event. The two-time Essex Amateur Champion, from Chelmsford Golf Club, […]

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JC Ritchie clinches back to back Limpopo titles after holding off Nienaber charge

JC RITCHIE carded a five-under par 67 in his final round to successfully defend his Limpopo Championship title and claim the opening tournament on the 2020 Road to Mallorca season. The South African held off a determined charge from his compatriot Wilco Nienaber at Euphoria Golf Club to seal his second consecutive victory at the […]

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Ben Stow will start his 2020 European Challenge Tour season at the Limpopo Championship

Challenge Tour – Limpopo Championship: Stow greets five extra cards up for grabs

WILTSHIRE’S Ben Stow is aiming for a winning start to the European Challenge Tour season at this week’s Limpopo Championship. A Walker Cup winner five years ago, Stow is looking to put the disappointment of narrowly missing out on his 2020 European Tour card behind him. The European Challenge Tour travels to South Africa for […]

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CANADIAN David Morland IV at the 2020 Staysure Tour’s Qualifying School, at Pestana Golf Club, on the Algarve

Morland takes one-shot lead into final round of Staysure Qualifying School at Pestana

DAVID Morland IV is back on top of a Staysure Tour Qualifying School leaderboard – and takes a one-shot lead into the last round of Final Stage at Pestana Golf Resort, on Thursday. The Canadian, who won First Stage at Gramacho Golf Course last week, sits on 10-under par following rounds of 66, 70 and […]

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Mallorca’s Son Muntaner is part of the Arabella Golf group and joined European Tour Destinations in January 2020

Mallorca’s Son Muntaner course signs up to become a European Tour Destination

EUROPEAN Tour Destinations are delighted to welcome Golf Son Muntaner, a member of Arabella Golf, to their network of world-class venues. The Mallorcan venue becomes the third Spanish destination to join the network, alongside Finca Cortesin in Málaga and PGA Catalunya Resort, in Girona. Golf Son Muntaner – designed by Kurt Rossknecht – opened in […]

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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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