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Ben Schmidt on the trail of The Amateur crown and place in Masters and Open

YORKSHIRE’S Benjamin Schmidt comfortably advanced in his quest to win The 125th Amateur Championship. Taking on Germany’s Brandon Dietzel, Schmidt – the highest ranked player in the field at No. 35 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking – recorded a 3&2 victory across the famed Royal Birkdale links. The 18-year-old, from Rotherham GC, will meet […]

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The winner of the 2020 Amateur Championship can expect to receive invites to play in three Majors in 2021

Amateur Championship: Play abanonded at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire

THE first round of strokeplay qualifying at The Amateur Championship and The Women’s Amateur Championship was abandoned late on Tuesday afternoon. The start of play was delayed by two hours in the morning due to inclement weather. Following a second suspension of play this afternoon at both courses – Royal Birkdale for the men and […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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R&A push on with plans for big six championships – IF amateur golf gets green light

THE R&A has published a rearranged schedule for its 2020 amateur championships – but all of its international matches between Europe and Great Britain and Ireland, and the Home Internationals have been cancelled. The R&A’s two biggest junior events – the Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championships – will go ahead as planned in August, while […]

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R&A put back Curtis Cup to 2021 and men’s and women’s Amateurs now set for August

THE R&A have announced that both of its major amateur championships – and the women’s Curtis Cup clash with America – are being put back to later dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Amateur Championship – due to be held at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire from June 15-20 – and the Women’s Amateur […]

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Iron Golfer Luke Willett at Royal Birkdale in his Great British Open Challenge

Can you spare price of a golf ball to support Iron Golfer on his GB Open Challenge?

‘IRON Golfer’ Luke Willett is asking for support to complete The Great British Open Challenge having played 10 Open Championship courses and cycling 500 miles in just over six days. As Luke holed out on the 18th at Royal Birkdale today (Thursday) he was making steady progress towards playing all 14 Open Championship venues as […]

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Stephen Dodd led the 2019 Murhof Legends Austrian Senior Open after an eight-under par 64

Why Dodd drives himself on to maintain winning run on Staysure Tour in Austria

STEPHEN Dodd has been the first to admit his 2019 Staysure Tour campaign had not gone to plan. Yet despite a balky driver, he carded an opening-round of 64 to take a one-shot lead at the Murhof Legends – Austrian Senior Open on eight-under par. The Welshman – who was crowned The Amateur Champion at […]

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Sky secures TV rights deal to show The Open until 2024

THE R&A and Sky Sports have extended the agreement for the award-winning live coverage of The Open through to 2024. The Open, golf’s original championship and the only men’s major championship played outside of the United States, will be part of a comprehensive schedule of live golf shown by Sky Sports. It will include more […]

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Women’s British Open: Mo Martin wins at Royal Birkdale

Women’s British Open: Mo Martin wins at Royal Birkdale Women’s British Open final round leaderboard -1 M Martin (US) Par S Pettersen (Nor), S Feng (Chn) +1 I Park (Kor) +3 J Korda (US), A Stanford (US), EH Ji (Kor), J Granada (Par) Selected others +4 L Davies (Eng);+5 S Lewis (US), C Hull (Eng);+9 […]

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