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Connor Syme shoots 64 at Royal Portrush to win second BMW Indoor Invitational

CONNOR Syme shot an eight-under par round of 64 to secure a two-shot victory to claim the second of the BMW Indoor Invitational played over simulators featuring Royal Portrush’s Dunluce Links. The Scot finished top of a leaderboard featuring 28 European Tour players in the second of five events in the new series of virtual […]

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More European Tour players join field at ‘Royal Portrush’ for BMW Indoor Invitational

A FIELD of 29 European Tour players will take on Royal Portrush in the second event in the European Tour’s BMW Indoor Invitational. Dutchman Joost Luiten won the inaugural virtual golf tournament – powered by Trackman – last Saturday. The five-time European Tour winner finished two shots clear of the field over St Andrews’ Old […]

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BMW Indoor Invitational to see Westwood and Kaymer tackle top courses online

MARTIN Kaymer and Lee Westwood will go head-to-head from their own homes as the European Tour switches formats for the new BMW Indoor Invitational. The eSport special is a series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology powered by TrackMan that will run over the summer featuring courses including St Andrews, Royal Portrush, […]

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Essex rookie Curtis Knipes leads the 2020 MENA Tour NewGiza Open with a round to go but has Challenge Tour winner Sebestien Gros in his wing mirror

Gros ready to charge Knipes as challenge heats up in MENA Tour’s NewGiza Open

CURTIS Knipes faces a final day threat from France’s European Challenge Tour winner Sebastien Gros in the MENA Tour’s NewGiza Open. Rookie Knipes may well have to rely on his three shot cushion as he seeks a maiden win in his just his second MENA event. The two-time Essex Amateur Champion, from Chelmsford Golf Club, […]

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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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Why Harry Konig is happy to be back at Ayla Golf Club for MENA Tour season opener

DEVON’S Harry Konig returned to the scene of the greatest triumph of his career so far, hoping to capitalize on his happy memories when he won the Journey to Jordan Tour Championship in November. The 2020 season of the MENA Tour by Arena gets under way today (Monday) with the $75,000 Journey to Jordan No. […]

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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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Iron Golfer Luke Willett who is undertaking the Great British Open Challenge to play every course that his hosted The Open, cycling from course to course

Willett begins Great British Open Challenge by pocketing £5k cheque from Carnoustie

IRON Golfer Luke Willett got to grips with his latest challenge – to cycle to and play every course on The Open Championship rota, by playing Carnoustie, one of the toughest tests faced by winners of the Claret Jug. The London-based PGA professional embarked on his unique 10-day golfing challenge at the first of the […]

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2019 Claret Jug winner Shane Lowry who was awarded honoroary life membership by the European Tour

Open winner Shane Lowry receives European Tour’s life membership award

SHANE Lowry has been awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Open Championship victory in July. The Irishman finished six shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush to lift the Claret Jug in front of packed galleries at the County Antrim venue. It was the perfect result to get […]

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Golf Foundation spreading Get into Golf message during Open’s return to Portrush

THE Golf Foundation is spending this week at Royal Portrush helping to spread the Get into Golf message during the 148th Open Championship. The Claret Jug’s return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years has seen the Golf Foundation working alongside hosts The R&A to get more youngsters playing golf. The Spectator […]

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Record attendance set at Royal Portrush and 2020 Open tickets selling fast

A RECORD-breaking crowd of 237,750 is attending The 148th Open at Royal Portrush, setting an attendance record for a championship staged outside St Andrews. This year’s attendance surpasses the crowd of 235,000 that attended Royal Birkdale in 2017 and the 237,000 mark set at St Andrews in 2015 making it the second largest championship ever. […]

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Wiesberger Beefs up his career earnings with first Rolex win at Scottish Open

BERND Wiesberger secured his first Rolex Series title after defeating France’s Benjamin Hebert in a thrilling play-off at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. The Austrian, who was runner-up at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open just seven days ago, was not to be denied for a second consecutive week as he triumphed over Hebert […]

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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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Stanford University graduate Brandon Wu adds Open spot at Portrush to Pebble Beach

TWENTY-two-year-old American amateur Brandon Wu maintained his fairytale spell by producing a polished performance to claim top spot at Fairmont St Andrews to earn a spot at The 148th Open Championship. The Stanford University student followed a brilliant 64 in the morning with a 67 to finish three shots clear of the field on nine-under […]

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Teenager Curtis Knipes lives the dream by qualifying for The Open at Royal Portrush

CHELMSFORD teenager Curtis Knipes enjoyed the day of his golfing life to qualify for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush at his first attempt. Twelve players from a starting field of 288 at four venues across the country qualified for golf’s original championship through Final Qualifying as part of The Open Qualifying Series. The England […]

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Top-ranked Micheluzzi on course at Portmarnock in Amateur Championship bid

DAVID Micheluzzi stayed on course for success at the 124th Amateur Championship by winning his all-Australian contest to advance to the last 32 at Portmarnock in Ireland. The top-ranked player in the field, sitting at seventh on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), came through a tight tie with compatriot and good friend Kyle Michel. […]

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