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Harry Hall hits front during second round of the South African Open at Randpark

CORNWALL’S Harry Hall continued the bright start to the West Countryman’s professional career as he fired a 68 at Randpark inthe second round of the South African Open. That score saw him move into a share the clubhouse lead in the European Tour event, hosted by the City of Johannesburg. Hall, who played in Great […]

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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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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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2019 WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS winner Rory McIlroy

McIlroy completes World Golf Championships treble with HSBC Champions win

RORY McIlroy overcame Xander Schauffele in a play-off to win his third World Golf Championships title at the WGC-HSBC Champions, in China. The Northern Irishman – who claimed his second Fedex Cup win in August – entered the final day at Sheshan International Golf Club with a one-shot lead. And McIlroy still held that as […]

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Rory McIlroy playing in the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Shenzen International

Rory McIlroy closes in on World Golf Championship hat-trick but Louis’s lurking

RORY McIlroy carded a third consecutive round of 67 to take a one-shot lead into the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions. The World No. 2 is going in search of a third World Golf Championships title – and went bogey-free to move to 15-under and edge one clear of Louis Oosthuizen. The South African […]

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Matt Fitzpatrick in the second round of the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions, at Shenzen International

Matt Fitzpatrick wants to extend winning run at HSBC Champions but Rory’s ready

MATT Fitzpatrick will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the WGC-HSBC Champions as he seeks the victory that will extend his winning streak over the first four years of his career to a win in every season. But he will have World No. 2 Rory McIlroy breathing down his neck at Shanghai’s Sheshan […]

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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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Tour stars including Rory McIlory meet members of the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Program

Finest China on display as McIroy & Co. offer up tips at HSBC Champions practice

SOME of China’s leading young golfers got some first-class tips from the world’s best Tour players, including Rory McIlroy and HSBC Champions’ defending champion Xander Schauffele, in Shanghai. Schauffele joined World No. 2 McIlroy, Hampshire’s US Open winner Justin Rose, and Woburn’s Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter met stars of the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf […]

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Rory McIlroy in practice round at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links

Rory McIlroy wants Dunhill victory at St Andrews as 60th birthday present for his dad

RORY McIlroy is hoping to put the icing on the cake of a perfect 60th birthday present for his father by claiming a maiden Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. The Northern Irishman is playing alongside his dad Gerry in an event which has provided him many special memories – but not yet an elusive victory. […]

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2019 BMW PGA Champion Danny Willett

Willett wonder-putt sets up first UK win at Wentworth in BMW PGA and second Rolex

DANNY Willett claimed his second Rolex Series title in successive seasons as the Englishman overcame Jon Rahm in stunning fashion to win the BMW PGA Championship title – his first victory on home soil. The former Masters champion was locked in a tense battle with the determined Spaniard all weekend at Wentworth Club as Rahm […]

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Rory McIlory playing in practice for the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Rory revved up for run at breaking five-win record as he returns to Wentworth

RORY McIlroy is targeting a second BMW PGA Championship title as he aims to round off a memorable season by matching his career-best total of five victories in a calendar year. The World No. 2 sealed his first victory at Wentworth Club in May 2014, kicking off a sequence that saw him capture his third […]

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Molinari: Wentworth win against McIlroy sparked Claret Jug joy at Carnoustie

FRANCESCO Molinari is hoping to feed off the energy of the crowds this week as the Italian returns to defend his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth Club. The 36-year-old overcame Rory McIlroy down the stretch in nerveless fashion last year. Victory on the West Course kicked off a career-defining run of form which included […]

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Sir Rod Stewart raises £278k for Prostate Project with help of some friendly Faces

FACES frontman Sir Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood helped raise £278,000 for the Prostate Project and the Euorpean Tour Foundation during the 2019 BMW PGA Championship Gala Dinner at the weekend. The money was raised from table sales and auction prizes at the star-studded evening, as members of The Faces were reunited […]

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Rowlands Castle’s Darren Wright

Darren’s Wright way to go about tackling Hoylake and USA in the 43rd Walker Cup

AS Royal Liverpool prepares to host the 47th Walker Cup  between Great Britain and Ireland and the USA – as part of its celebration of 150 years of golf at Hoylake – ANDREW GRIFFIN spoke to the last Hampshire player to win a major domestic honour at the Merseyside course, where Tiger Woods and Rory […]

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2019 Omega European Masters winnerSebastian Soderberg

Sebastian ‘South Mountain’ is King of Crans after play-off win over Rory McIlroy

SEBASTIAN Soderberg came through a five-man play-off featuring World No. 2 Rory McIlroy to win his first European Tour title at the Omega European Masters. The 28-year-old Swede started the day four shots off the lead and remained there at the turn before he made five birdies in a row to surge to the top […]

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Rory McIlory in the second round of the 2019 Omega European Masters

FedEx champion Rory roars up leaderboard as mountain air also suits Gavin Green

RORY McIlroy produced a blistering finish to day two of the Omega European Masters and sits just one shot off the lead heading into the weekend, at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club. Malaysia’s Gavin Green posted a round of 64 from the very first group of the day to set the target at 11-under par. And while […]

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McIlroy maintains mulligan in the mountains would be marvellous despite millions

NEWLY-crowned FedEx Champion Rory McIlroy has had many incredible highs in his stellar career… but if he could take one tournament back, it would be the Omega European Masters of 11 years ago. The Northern Irishman was playing his rookie European Tour season and while he had put in some excellent performances, the then 19-year-old […]

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Fleetwood ready to climb the mountain in Crans in pursuit of second European top spot

TOMMY Fleetwood is ready for another exciting end of season run in as he arrives at the Omega European Masters for the first time since his 2017 Race to Dubai-winning season. The World No. 13 has become a model of consistency in recent years and has missed just a single European Tour cut since his […]

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