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Keith Pelley pledges: ‘No European Tour players will lose their cards in 2020’

EUROPEAN Tour chief Keith Pelley has guaranteed no players will lose their playing rights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with its international schedule in 2020. So any player who was inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019 season, will keep their cards for […]

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UK swing sees European Tour return with six events in England and Wales

THE European Tour will return with a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ starting in July – and revealed details of four new Rolex Series events. The European Tour will play two Marriott venues and return to two Ryder Cup venues, while the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth, moves from September to October 15-18. And there is […]

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Tommy Fleetwood: ‘I owe a big debt to my upbringing in England Golf squad system’

TOMMY Fleetwood has admitted pulling on England Golf’s kit as an amateur helped to make him a star on the European Tour. Fleetwood rose from the Lancashire ranks, via the England set-up, to the Challenge Tour and the European Tour, and was crowned winner of the Race to Dubai in 2017. He revealed his career […]

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Thomas Bjørn accepts place on European Tour board after death of John O’Leary

THOMAS Bjørn has been appointed to the European Tour board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. The 49-year old – who was nominated by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee – is the most successful Danish golfer in history, having also been the victorious Ryder Cup captain at Le Golf National in 2018. Bjørn will […]

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Sami Valimaki sends Stone’s hopes crashing in play-off for Oman Open title at Al Mouj

SAMI Valimaki won his first European Tour title as he defeated Brandon Stone in a play-off to lift the trophy at the 2020 Oman Open. Just six months ago the unknown Finn was playing at the third tier of professional golf in Continental Europe – now he has a winner’s exemption on the European Tour […]

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Rory McIlroy will return to play in the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet in May

World No 1 McIlroy confirms entry for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet

RORY McIlroy will make a much-anticipated return to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate in May. The four-time Major winner will join his fellow Northern Irishman, close friend and tournament host Graeme McDowell, when McIlroy tees it up at the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai season. […]

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Guido Migliozzi goes bogey- free to lead by one from Hjøggard in Oman Open

GUIDO Migliozzi fired a flawless round of 66 to rediscover his form and take the first round lead at the 2020 Oman Open. The Italian has two European Tour wins from his stunning rookie year on the Race to Dubai last season. But Migliozzi missed his first three cuts of the 2020 campaign and arrived […]

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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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Lucas Herbert winner of the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classsic

Lucas Herbert celebrates Australia Day with maiden win in Dubai Desert Classic

LUCAS Herbert won his maiden European Tour title with a play-off victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout on a dramatic final day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The duo entered the final day six shots off the lead but with strong winds and showers at Emirates Golf Club, the leaderboard was blown wide open. Lucas Herbert, […]

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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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