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The top five European Tour members in the UK swing mini order of merit will earn a place in the US Open the USGA has announced

European Tour mini order of merit will offer 10 places from UK Swing for US Open

STARTING spots in the US Open will be up for grabs in a mini order of merit for players competing in the European Tour’s UK Swing, which gets under way next month. The USGA – golf’s governing body in North America – has agreen that 10 exemptions will be available to European Tour members in […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Hoylake ace saw Tiger and Rory win Open – but never dreamed of life on Tour

MATTHEW Jordan watched Tiger Wood and Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course at Hoylake in the space of eight years. But he had no notion he would one day join the World No. 1 on the European Tour. Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make […]

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Willett says England Home Internationals win in 2009 was his best team experience

DANNY Willett’s Green Jacket will always take pride of place in his locker, but an England team blazer remains dear to his heart. In fact, the 2016 Masters champion rates playing as an amateur in the Home Internationals for England as his favourite team golf experience. But given his experiences as a member of Darren […]

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TaylorMade Driving Relief could results in $1million shootout on Seminole’s 18th

RORY McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will battle for a share of $3million when they take on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in Sunday’s TaylorMade Driving Relief charity match at Seminole Golf Club. The format for the contest has been confirmed by the PGA Tour – the best ball-skins will see the value of each hole […]

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Harrington ‘names’ Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain and rules out getting 12 picks

RYDER Cup captain Padraig Harrington has unintentionally named Luke Donald as a vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Harrington confirmed two things about his plans for Whistling Straits – if the biennial clash with the Americans can go ahead in September – in a TV interview with Sky Sports. But while the European team captain […]

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Rory would be happy if Masters moves to October and after Ryder Cup

WORLD No. 1 Rory McIlroy is one of the players who want the Masters to be played in October. That could see the Augusta National Golf Club host the Masters for the first time in the autumn in its 87-year history. And it could see the players head down Magnolia Lane after Europe try to […]

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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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Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of WGC Grand Slam gets off to perfect start in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship in his bid to complete the WGC Grand Slam. The World No. 1 continued a stunning run of recent form with a six-under par 65, at Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City. The Northern Irishman has won every other World Golf Championships […]

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McIlroy looks to complete Grand Slam of WGC titles with a win in Mexico City

RORY McIlroy is hoping to convert his impressive recent form into a second successive World Golf Championships victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship – and to keep his coveted World No. 1 spot. Spaniard Jon Rahm is aiming to depose the Northern Irishman at the top of Official World Golf Ranking in the first WGC event […]

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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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