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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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2019 South African Open winner Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen bidding to match Immelman as back-to-back South African Open winner

DEFENDING champion Louis Oosthuizen would love to make a successful defence of his South African Open title. But the 2010 Open Champion will have some serious competition from two more home favourites desperate to lift one of the oldest trophies in golf at Johannesburg’s Randpark GC this week. Oosthuizen has been at the very top […]

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Zach Murray may not be as well- minted as PGA Tour of Australasia champ Fox, but…

BIG-hitting Kiwi Ryan Fox took the ISPS Handa PGA of Australasia Order of Merit crown at the final event of the 2019 season… but Aussie Zach Murray has really struck gold despite finishing second. Fox, who finished tied for 27th at the Australian PGA Championship, on Sunday, will receive entry into the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship, […]

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2017 AND 2018 Australian PGA Champion Cameron Smith, going for a third successive win at RACV Royal Pines Resort

Cameron Smith in three-peat bid at Australian PGA with Scott gunning for team-mate

TWO-TIME defending champion Cameron Smith is bidding to create history this week as he seeks a third consecutive Australian PGA Championship title. The Australian defeated Jordan Zunic in a play-off in 2017, and finished two strokes ahead of Marc Leishman last year. That back-to-back win set up an historic second title defence at RACV Royal […]

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Fowler in seventh heaven as fitness holds for Seychelles Constance Lemuria victory

PETER Fowler recorded a final round of 67 to win his seventh Staysure Tour title at the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles at Constance Lemuria. The Australian, who won last year’s Willow Senior Golf Classic at Hertfordshire’s Hanbury Manor, started the final round four shots adrift of leader James Kingston. But Fowler carded a three-under […]

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Race to Costa Del Sol plan for LET and bigger prize fund at Ladies Spanish Open in 2020

NEXT year’s Ladies European Tour Order of Merit will be branded the Race to Costa Del Sol while the season-ending Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino, will see its prize fund increase from €300,000 to €600,000, it was announced today (Tuesday). AFTER much speculation about the Ladies European Tour’s future since the Solheim […]

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Benjamin Poke playing the fifth round of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School

Battle to earn European Tour card will go right to the wire for top 25 at Spain’s Lumine

THE battle to earn European Tour playing privileges will go down to the wire with 22 players within three shots of the all-important 25th position. Meanwhile Benjamin Poke posted a two-under par 69 retain the lead at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage after 90 holes over five days. Poke said: “I’ve just tried […]

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Girls Golf Rocks is back for 2020 – so why not give it a go to make it bigger and better

GIRLS Golf Rocks is back for 2020 and clubs in England can now sign up to make it bigger and better then ever. The programme is now in its fifth year and has helped introduce more than 5,000 girls to the game of golf – inspiring beginners to enjoy themselves in a fun, friendly and […]

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The class of 2019 - European Challenge Tour graduates at the Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta opens the door to European Tour debut with Challenge Tour Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta secured a wire-to-wire victory at the Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And in doing so finished the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca No. 1, overtaking Scotland’s Calum Hill, who could not add to his two previous Challenge Tour wins in 2019. The Italian battled testing conditions, […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the second round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta leads after blustery day at Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Alcanada

FRANCESCO Laporta held on to his narrow lead at the halfway stage of the Challenge Tour Grand Final, at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And the Italian is in pole position to be crowned Road to Mallorca No. 1 after a two-under par second round of 69 left him in pole position with two rounds […]

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