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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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Li Haotong walks down the 18th hole in the first round of the 2019 HSBC Champions

Li Haotong rewards Chinese crowd with first-round lead at WGC-HSBC Champions

LI Haotong carded a brilliant 64 to thrill the home crowds and open up a one-shot lead after the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions. The World No. 59 announced himself to the world with a top 10 at Sheshan International Golf Club in 2015, and since then has gone on to claim two European […]

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Rory McIlroy at a press conference before the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

HSBC Champions preview: Rory McIlroy ready to roar by claiming third WGC title

RORY McIlroy is itching to get back into the winner’s circle at a World Golf Championships event as he prepares to tee it up at this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions. The Northern Irishman won his second and latest WGC event in 2015. And since then has had nine top 10s in the tournaments, including a fourth […]

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OLIVER fisher playing in the second round of the 2019 Portugal Masters

Fisher hits 12-under mark to lead Portugal Masters again … but without a 59 this time

OLIVER Fisher holds the second round lead at the Portugal Masters for the second-consecutive year after moving to 12-under par at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in Vilamoura. The 31-year-old Essex pro shared the 36-hole lead in 2018, but holds it outright 12 months on after a second round of 65, which included two eagles […]

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LOUIS DE JAGER playing in the first round of the 2019 Portugal Masters

De Jager trying not to bomb at Portugal Masters in quest to keep European Tour card

LOUIS De Jager made a strong start to his quest to keep his European Tour card at the Portugal Masters after an eight-under par first round at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. The South African, who started the week in 123rd place on the Race to Dubai rankings, went bogey-free in the Algarve with a […]

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Tom Lewis practicsing at the 2019 Portugal Masters

Hertfordshire’s Lewis and Wallace gunning for more glory in Portugal Masters

DEFENDING Portugal Masters champion Tom Lewis could complete a hat-trick this week as he tees it up at Dom Pedro Victoria in the Algarve, starting tomorrow (Thursday). The Hertfordshire player won his second Portugal Masters crown last season, finishing three strokes ahead of Lucas Herbert and Oxfordshire’s Eddie Pepperell – his first victory since winning […]

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NICHOLAS Colsearts playing in the third found of the 2019 Open de France

Nicholas Colsearts goes three clear at Le Golf National in bid to claim Open de France

NICOLAS Colsaerts will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Amundi Open de France after a Saturday round of 67 took him to 13-under, at Le Golf National. The big-hitting Belgian claimed the last of his two European Tour titles in 2012, the same season he was part of the famous Miracle […]

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George Coetzee playing in teh first round of the 2019 French Open

Ryan Fox trots into share of lead at Le Paris National with South African Coetzee

GEORGE Coetzee and Ryan Fox opened up a one-shot lead at the top of a congested leaderboard after the first round of the Amundi Open de France. South African Coetzee fired his lowest opening round of the season to set the target at six-under par with his round of 65. The four-time Euorpean Tour winner […]

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Justin Rose winner of the Turkish Airlines Open in 2017 and 2018

Rose will challenge Monty’s three-peat record in Turkey at Montgomery Maxx Royal

JUSTIN Rose will aim to become the first player in almost two decades to win three consecutive European Tour tournaments when he defends his title at next month’s Turkish Airlines Open. The Hampshire ace has been outstanding on his last two visits to Antalya, winning both the 2017 and 2018 Turkish Airlines Open titles with […]

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FRENCH GOLFER BENJAMIN HEBERT

Hebert, Perez and Langasque excited by playing French Open at Le Paris National

BENJAMIN Hebert is currently the top ranked French player on the Race to Dubai, and he is hoping a maiden European Tour win on home soil at this week’s Amundi French Open can help him break into the top 10 – or better. The 32-year-old has two second place finishes this season, at the Volvo […]

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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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2019 Italian Open winner Bern Wiesberger

Wiesberger joins Rahm, Rose Noren and Willett in Rolex Series multiple winners’ club

BERND Wiesberger claimed his second Rolex Series title of 2019 and third European Tour victory of the season with a hard-fought victory in the Italian Open. The Austrian started the day three shots behind overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick, but carded a bogey-free final round of 65 to finish one shot clear of the Yorkshireman on […]

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Francesco Molinari talking to reporters at the 2019 Italian Open

Molinari’s memories of first Italian win as Rose wills Race to Dubai hopes to bloom

FRANCESCO Molinari and the Italian Open return to Olgiata Golf Club for the first time in 17 years this week – and it is safe to say a lot has changed for both player and event since 2002. Italy’s national open is now part of the prestigious Rolex Series, bringing a prize fund of $7million […]

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IAN POULTER in practice at the 2019 Italian Open

Poulter prepared for crack at third Italian Open 17 years after Rose putter primed win

IAN Poulter returns to the venue where he claimed his second Italian Open title 17 years ago hoping that another victory in the Rolex Series event can spark a late push in the Race to Dubai. The Ryder Cup legend won his maiden European Tour title in the Italian Open when it was played in […]

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Sir Nick Faldo in the meeting room bearing his name at the Euroepan Tour’s Wentworth HQ

European Tour chief Keith Pelley on thinking behind new branding and website

By EUROPEAN TOUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE KEITH PELLEY TODAY marks an exciting new chapter in the history and the modern evolution of the European Tour as we unveil our new brand identity along with our new website and app. More than a decade has elapsed since we last embarked on a brand refresh. It is fair […]

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South African Justin Walters playing the Old Course at St Andrews in the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links

Walters reveals dad’s spirit was present as he shot lights out at St Andrews in Dunhill

JUSTIN Walters found his form in spectacular style at St Andrews to take a one-shot lead after an emotional first day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The South African has faced plenty of adversity on the golf course during the 2019 Race to Dubai, battling a calf injury over the summer and failing to […]

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Shane Lowry at St Andrews for the 2019 Dunhill Links

Why Open Champion Shane Lowry loves Dunhill Links and has eye on Race to Dubai

SHANE Lowry will tee it up at the Home of Golf for the first time as Open Champion this week when the Irishman features in a star-studded field of golfers and celebrities at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 32-year-old claimed his maiden Major title at Royal Portrush two months ago, and has been riding […]

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