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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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Lee Westwood will host the 2020 Betfred British Masters and for a second time when the European Tour return to Close House in July

Westwood wants Close House win when he hosts British Masters for a second time

ADOPTED Geordie Lee Westwood is looking forward to becoming the first player to host the Betfred British Masters on two occasions when the European Tour event returns to Close House near Newcastle upon Tyne this summer. Westwood has enjoyed an impressive start to 2020, winning the season’s first Rolex Series event, the Abu Dhabi HSBC […]

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Lowry wants second Irish Open title at Mount Juliet but Rahm’s ready for a third

SHANE Lowry will make his first appearance on home soil since claiming his maiden Major title at the 2019 Open Championship, as he seeks a second Irish Open title, in May. The World No. 16 will target a second Rolex Series title, when Mount Juliet Estate hosts the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on May […]

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Lee Westwood before the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club

Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Lee Westwood looking to go back-to-back for fifth time

LEE Westwood prepares to tee it up at Omega Dubai Desert Classic – keen to continue his perfect start to the season off the back of his 25th European Tour victory on Sunday. Westwood has managed to win back-to-back four times so far in his a career and the Newcastle-based Ryder Cup ace now has […]

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Lee Westwood the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship winner

Lee Westwood: Winning run extends into fourth decade with 25th title at Abu Dhabi

LEE Westwood produced a brilliant final round display to win his 25th event on the European Tour, and take his winning run into a fourth decade at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Nottinghamshire ace entered the final day with a one shot lead and, while he was briefly caught, he was never passed […]

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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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BROOKS KOEPKA talks to reporters during practice at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

After missing Presidents Cup with knee injury, Koepka’s keen to play in Abu Dhabi

WORLD No. 1 Brooks Koepka is keen to add a Rolex Series title to his already impressive CV, as he makes his comeback from a knee injury at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after missing last month’s Presidents Cup. The four-time Major winner returns to Abu Dhabi Golf Club for the third time – […]

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Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li join elite field at 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

PRESIDENTS Cup rivals Patrick Cantlay and Haotong Li have become the latest international stars to confirm their appearance at next week’s 15th Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Patrick Cantlay, a former World No. 1 ranked amateur, has soared into the World’s Top 10, after two high-profile victories in 2018 and 2019. Cantlay, who made his Presidents […]

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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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2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Graeme McDowell will be playing at Mount Juliet Estate in the Rolex Series event

Graeme McDowell to host 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Estate

MAJOR champion and Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell will host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the next two years – beginning at Mount Juliet Estate, in May. The 40-year-old succeeds Rory McIlroy and, latterly, Paul McGinley as tournament host of the historic event. His stint will begin at the iconic County Kilkenny venue, […]

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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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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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Louis Oosthuizen leader of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after a first-round 63

Oosthuizen follows hospital treatment for kidney stones with super 63 at Nedbank

LOUIS Oosthuizen carded a stunning bogey-free round of 63 to lead the Nedbank the Golf Challenge – just hours after seeking hospital treatment for kidney stones that forced him to miss the pro-am on Wednesday. Oosthuizen was not even sure he would be able to play at all just hours before his tee time at […]

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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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2019 Turkish Airlines Open winner Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell trips light fantastic to win Turkish Airlines Open in floodlit play-off against five

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S Tyrrell Hatton survived a six-man play-off under floodlights at the Turkish Airlines Open to win the $2million Rolex Series winner’s cheque. The 28-year-old jumped to the top of the qualifying list to play in next year’s Ryder Cup. The former B.B.&O. amateur had to chip-in to keep his hopes alive on the first trip […]

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