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R&A moves next three Open venues back by a year after Royal St George’s move to ’21

ROYAL Troon will miss out on plans to host the 151st Open Championship 100 years after the famous Ayrshire club first staged the world’s oldest Major championship. The R&A announced in February that Royal Troon was to host the 152nd Open to mark the historic centenary – but the subsequent cancellation of the 149th Open […]

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European Tour postpones Trophée Hassan along with LET’s Lalla Meryem Cup

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement of the Trophée Hassan II while the Scandinavian Mixed has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scandinavian Mixed was set to be a ground-breaking event – hosted by Sweden’s two most successful golfers Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam – with male and female players competing head-to-head […]

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Gold medallist Rose backs decision to put 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year

JUSTIN Rose has backed plans to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for 12 months – even though the winner of the Gold Medal in Rio four years ago won’t be guaranteed a trip to Japan in 2021. This summer’s Olympic Golf tournament was due to be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, whose East Course had […]

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Graeme McDowell shared the first round lead in the 2020 Saudi International

Graeme McDowell puts wind up rivals after watching ‘Phil the Thrill’ make nine birdies

FORMER US Open champion Graeme McDowell birdied his final three holes to take a share of the lead with Malaysia’s Gavin Green after the opening round of the Saudi International. The Northern Ireland ace, who holed the winning putt at the 2010 Ryder Cup, also birdied four consecutive holes from the second in a superb […]

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Bryson DeChambeau is using the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic as a warm up for the Major Championships

DeChambeau wants to tap in to Dubai’s link to success in the Major Championships

BRYSON DeChambeau is hopeful a successful defence of his title at this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic can act as a springboard for glory in the 2020 Major Championships. The American stormed to a dominant seven-shot victory at Emirates Golf Club in 2019, to claim his first European Tour title – and add to his […]

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Mickelson and Finau latest American stars to sign up for Saudi International at KAEC

FIVE-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson will tee it up alongside compatriot and fellow American Ryder Cup star Tony Finau when the Saudi International gets under way at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, in January. The pair are the latest high-profile Americans to join an already world-class field for the second running of the European […]

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Hong Kong Open called off by European Tour as unrest at universities continues

NEXT week’s Hong Kong Open has been cancelled as the civil unrest in the former British colony increased with violence across university campuses, after months of turmoil by protestors unhappy with Chinese rule. More than 150 golfers from Europe and Asia were set to head to Hong Kong for one of Asia’s oldest golf tournaments, […]

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The 2019 Hero Challenge Dubai participants

Hero Challenge continues for three more years as British Masters readies for Toon trip

THE Hero Challenge – featuring Major champions and Ryder Cup stars tackling tough short-hole targets in spectacular locations – is to expand over the next three years, the European Tour has announced. The innovative format tournament, which has been played against stunning backdrops – including the Dubai skyline, the Liverpool docks, London’s Canary Wharf and […]

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European Tours will co-host Sweden’s ground-breaking Scandinavian Mixed event

MAJOR champions Henrik Stenson and Annika Sörenstam will host an innovative mixed event in Sweden next year, with men and women going head-to-head for the first time on the same course. They will compete for one prize fund and one trophy at the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed tournament. The event will feature 78 men and 78 […]

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Danny Willett in the seocnd round of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Rahm ready for head-to-head with Willett at Wentworth to join legend Seve as a winner

JON Rahm and Danny Willett share a two-shot halfway lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. They head a star-studded leaderboard – also featuring local heroes Justin Rose and Paul Casey among others – sets up a thrilling weekend at the Surrey club’s Burma Road. The 2016 Masters Tournament champion Willett delighted the 20,802 […]

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Matt Wallace hit 65 in the first round of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship

Wallace wows Wentworth crowd as Ryder Cup trio bear down on first round leader

MATT Wallace delighted the Wentworth crowd in the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship, as the 29-year-old carded a flawless seven-under 65 to move into a one-stroke lead. The sun blazed down upon the pristine Wentworth Club as the prestigious championship – ushering in a new era as it moved date from May to […]

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Wiesberger gets 10-out-of-10 for sharing Scottish Open lead with Slattery after a 61

BERND Wiesberger carded the lowest round of his European Tour career to share the halfway lead of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. The Austrian, whose previous low round was 63, made 11 birdies – including five in a row to end his round – to sign for a 10-under par […]

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Lewis and Wallace flex muscles in WGC Dell World Match Play

IT was a hugely successful opening day for the stars of the European Tour at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Texas’ Austin Country Club. Francesco Molinari, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey were among the 18 members to register victories, while Tom Lewis halved his match with World No. 3 Brooks Koepka. There […]

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