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LEE WESTWOOD IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE 2020 ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP

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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How Italian Job by Francesco Laporta drove him to the top of Abu Dhabi leaderboard

FRANCESCO Laporta birdied his last five holes in a stunning nine-under par round of 63 to leap to the top of the leaderboard at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Italian secured his playing rights after topping the European Challenge Tour’s Road to Mallorca Rankings in 2019. And he displayed the form that saw him […]

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Defending champion Shane Lowry admits he his eyes on playing in the 2020 Olympics

Olympics and Ryder Cup are on Shane Lowry’s bucket list for 2020 after first Claret Jug

IT’S onwards and upwards for Shane Lowry as he begins his title defence at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – with one eye on the Olympics and the other on the Ryder Cup. The Irishman won his first Rolex Series title at Abu Dhabi Golf Club 12 months ago – and carried his form and […]

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Johannes Veerman playing in the first round of the 2020 South African Open on Randpark GC’s Bushwillow Course

Veerman steers his way to top of leaderboard in first round of South African Open

AMERICAN Johannes Veerman fired the lowest round of his fledgling European Tour career to take the first round lead at the South African Open. Veerman shot a brilliant bogey-free 62 over the Bushwillow Course at Randpark Golf Club to get to nine-under. He leads the way by one from Italy’s Nino Bertasio and South African […]

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Gleneagles’ Calum Hill leader of the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after two rounds

Calum Hill makes move in Mauritius with a 64 as Stone steps on gas at Hertitage GC

EUROPEAN Challenge Tour graduate Calum Hill will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after a stunning second round 64. The Scot recorded a top 15 finish at last week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship to get the season off to a promising start. And he brought that form to Heritage […]

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2019 HILTON European Tour Golfer of the Year Jon Rahm

Rahm runs away with Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year after Race to Dubai win

REIGNING Race to Dubai Champion Jon Rahm has been named the 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year. Rahm was selected by a panel comprising members of the golfing media as the winner of the prestigious annual award. A superb season saw Rahm claim two Rolex Series events, defend his national Open title and […]

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2019 SIR Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year winner Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre Cottons on to the list of great Scots to have won Rookie of the Year

SCOTLAND’S Robert MacIntyre capped a superb debut season on the European Tour by finishing tied 14th in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to seal two prestigious awards. The 23-year-old was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. The Walker Cup player also picked up the Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year […]

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Jon Rahm playing in the 2019 DP World Tour Championship

Jon Rahm cleans up in Dubai with $5m prize and first Race to Dubai title to match Seve

JON Rahm was left overwhelmed after he claimed his first Race to Dubai, earning $5m in the process. But it was not the life-changing sum in prize money – including the biggest single sum for winning a golf tournament anywhere in the world that stunned the Spaniard. It was the fact that in all the […]

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Michael Lornenzo-Vera led the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

Lorenzo-Vera defies being under the weather to lead DP World Tour Championship

FRANCE’S Mike Lorenzo-Vera finished with four consecutive birdies in an opening round of 63 to take a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. Despite feeling “under the weather,” Lorenzo-Vera equalled his lowest round of the season to set the early pace on nine-under par in the […]

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Bernd Wiesberger at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

Wiesberger stands on verge of history if he is crowned European No. 1 in Dubai

BERND Wiesberger is determined to hold off the challenge of three Ryder Cup players and The Open Champion as he aims to become Austria’s first Race to Dubai Champion at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The 34-year-old, who missed most of the 2018 season through injury, has enjoyed an impressive 2019 […]

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Rory McIlroy in practice at the 2019 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

McIlroy puts mate Niall on bag as he sets sights on $3m DP World Tour title in Dubai

RORY McIlroy and defending champion Danny Willett are hoping to sign off their impressive personal 2019 campaigns in style at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. World No. 2 McIlroy has won four times globally during the calendar year. But his decision no to rejoin the European Tour until after the Masters […]

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2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge winner Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood flying high with three eagles to win Nedbank and Europe’s biggest prize

TOMMY Fleetwood defeated Marcus Kinhult in a thrilling play-off to win his second Rolex Series title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after coming from six shots after three eagles in his final round at Sun City. Victory put the hero of Europe’s record Ryder Cup win at Le Paris National last year, in contention to […]

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Zander Lombard playing in the second round of the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge, at Sun City

Lombard is looking to bank €2.5m after outplaying his heroes at Nedbank Challenge

ZANDER Lombard continued his recent run of fine form to take a two shot-lead into the weekend at South Africa’s Nedbank Golf Challenge. The South African, who topped last season’s Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, carded a round of 65 to get to 11-under par. Lombard, who came closest to his breakthrough win losing a […]

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CHILEAN golfer Hugo Leon

Leon to light up Lumine in bid for one of 25 European Tour Qualifying School cards

HUGO Leon did not let the disappointment of being the first player to miss out on retaining his European Tour card linger for very long. And the Chilean and is eager to tee it up at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage which gets under way at Lumine Golf Club in Spain’s Tarragona, on Friday. […]

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout practicising at the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City

Bezuidenhout can’t wait to hear Sun City fans’ roar at Nedbank Golf Challenge

NEDBANK Golf Challenge debutant Christiaan Bezuidenhout is living the dream as he prepares to tee it up in “Africa’s Major” for the first time in his career, in the penultimate Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. The 25-year-old has had a break-out year on the European Tour in his second full season, […]

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LEE WESTWOOD who returns to the Algarve for the 2019 Portugal Master

Westwood in the running for back-to-back Nedbank Golf Challenge titles at Sun City

LEE Westwood is primed for his first European Tour title defence in five years when he tees it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge – the penultimate Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai. The former World No. 1 fired a stunning final round of 64 at Gary Player Country Club last year […]

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Matthias Schwab in the second round of the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open

Captain America Reed waits in wings as Matthias Schwab leads Turkish Airlines Open

MATTHIAS Schwab maintained his position at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard after another low-scoring day at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. But America’s Patrick Reed, who received a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup overnight, clearly took inspiration from his phone call with United States captain Tiger Woods. Reed – nicknamed Captain America […]

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AUSTRIA’S Matthias Schwab in the first round of the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open

Tom Lewis looks to back up Korn Ferry win with another at Turkish Airlines Open

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Tom Lewis and Matthias Schwab share a one-shot lead fter a low scoring opening day in the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Perfect conditions greeted the leading players on the 2019 Race to Dubai as they gathered in Antalya for the sixth Rolex Series event of the season. And it was […]

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Justin Rose, who won a play-off to defend his Turkish Airlines Open title in 2018

Justin Rose attempting 3-peat at Turkish Airlines Open to join Faldo, Monty & Woosie

AS twice-defending champion, Justin Rose is bidding to join a list of European Tour greats as he returns to the Turkish Airlines Open. If the North Hants GC member were to successfully defend his title for the second year in a row, Rose would join Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam as the only […]

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Open Champion Shane Lowry

Open Champion Lowry looks to round season off by taking No. 1 spot on Race to Dubai

OPEN Champion Shane Lowry has his sights set on a strong finish to the 2019 Race to Dubai with the aim of becoming European No. 1 for the first time in his career as he prepares for the Turkish Airlines Open. The Irishman, who triumphed at Royal Portrush in July, is less than 700 points […]

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