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Thomas Bjorn held off Tiger Woods to win the 2001 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Harrington will use Omega Dubai Desert Classic to cast eye over Ryder Cup hopefuls

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington will head to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, where he will be joined by his predecessor Thomas Bjørn and two-time winning assistant Miguel Ángel Jiménez. The trio of European Tour legends join an already star-studded field, which sees the return of the tournament-record setting defending champion, Bryson […]

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Nicholas Colsearts preparing for the 2019 AfrAsia Mauritius Bank Open at Heritage Golf Club

AfrAsia Mauritius Bank Open sees Colsearts back on familiar ground at Heritage

BELGIAN stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters are looking forward to rounding off a successful year in style when they tee it up in the idyllic surroundings of Heritage Golf Club for this week’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The two former Ryder Cup players returned to winning ways during the 2019 season – and now […]

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2017 Portugal Open winner Matt Wallace

Wallace and Harrington have happy memories of winning Portugal Masters

A STAR-studded field is set to tee it up at next week’s Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, on the Algarve. Former World No.1 1 Martin Kaymer, 2020 Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington, four-time European Tour winner Matt Wallace and 2017 Portugal Masters champion Lucas Bjerregaard have all confirmed their attendance on the […]

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First glimpse of 2022 Ryder Cup course at Marco Simone unveiled at Italian Open

THE 2022 Ryder Cup will take place at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, in Italy, from September 30-October 2, 2022. It will be the first time the Ryder Cup has been played in Italy, with the country following England, Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Wales and France as European nations to host the biennial contest between […]

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Sergio Garcia practicising at the 2019 Spanish Open

Garcia aiming for back to back wins at Spanish Open which returns to Madrid

SERGIO Garcia hopes to bring his title-winning form from the KLM Open to this week’s Mutuactivos Open de España as he prepares to tee it up in his national Open for the first time since 2016. The 39-year-old is also making his first appearance since returning to the winner’s circle last month at Holland’s KLM […]

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Ryder Cup vice-captain Robert Karlsson (left) and Padraig Harrington, the 2020 European captain at Whistling Straits

Harrington calls on Karlsson as a Ryder Cup vice-captain for Whistling Straits in 2020

EUROPEAN captain Padraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup against the United States at Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, next September. The 50-year-old Swede twice represented Europe in the Ryder Cup – including partnering Harrington twice in foursomes at Valhalla, in 2008 – and he will return to […]

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2019 D+D REAL Czech Masters winner Thomas Pieters

Pieters pips Arnaus who has to settle for third runners-up spot in the Czech Masters

THOMAS Pieters claimed his first European Tour victory in three years and a second triumph in the D+D Real Czech Masters. The Belgian held off a brave late charge from his playing partner Adri Arnaus to win by a single shot at Albatross Golf Resort. The 27-year-old’s distance from the tee was pivotal all week […]

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Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington

Harrington looking for first win in three years while Lee Westwood likes it in Prague

PADRAIG Harrington returns to this week’s D+D Real Czech Masters hoping to go one better than his debut appearance in Prague 12 months ago. The Irishman finished runner-up to Andrea Pavan after a thrilling final day battle. The 2020 Ryder Cup Captain shared a three-stroke lead with the Italian going into Sunday last year at […]

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Ryder Cup ready for Irish return in 2026 as Adare Manor gets green light

THE Ryder Cup will return to Ireland in 2026 when Adare Manor, in County Limerick, hosts the biennial contest between Europe and the United States for the first time. Ryder Cup Europe announced the five-star resort will follow in the footsteps of Whistling Straits in Wisconsin (2020), Marco Simone in Italy (2022) and Bethpage Black […]

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Irish eyes smiling at Open as Harrington has the perfect start at Lahinch with a 63

PADRAIG Harrington delighted the home crowds at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with his lowest-ever round in his home national open, a sizzling 63 in the Lahinch sunshine moving the 2020 Ryder Cup Captain one shot clear. It was a spectacular start to the second Rolex Series event of 2019, with Shane Lowry ramping […]

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Fraser happy to be back in action at Maybank

NACHO Elvira and former champion Marcus Fraser lead the way at the end of the first day of the Maybank Championship, following a remarkable morning of scoring at Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Golf and County Club. Australian Fraser, who won the first staging of the tournament in 2016 to seal his third European Tour title, and […]

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Harrington hopes Malaysia return will kick-off season well again

PADRAIG Harrington is teeing off his 2019 season in buoyant mood at the Maybank Championship as his recovery from a wrist injury exceeds expectations. The next European Ryder Cup captain is making his first appearance in the Kuala Lumpur event. But the two-time Open winner has previously enjoyed success in Malaysia, recording five top eight finishes […]

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Sharma sets sights on World Top 50 at Maybank

SHUBHANKAR Sharma is feeling relaxed about his Maybank Championship title defence, as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year aims to build on a stellar debut season on the European Tour. The 22 year old burst on to the scene with two early victories on the 2018 Race to Dubai, following up his maiden […]

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