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The Masters now moves to November as US Open and USPGA get new dates

THE Masters will be rescheduled to November it was announced this afternoon – just minutes after it was confirmed the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will now take place at Sandwich in 2021. And the US Open is moving to September six weeks after the PGA of America hopes to stage the USPGA […]

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The first tee at Royal St George’s – the 2020 Open is now off because of the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 crisis forces R&A to move Open at Royal St George’s back to 2021

THE R&A has cancelled The 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2020 because of the current COVID-19 crisis – the championship will now be played at Sandwich in 2021, instead. The Open was due to be staged in Kent from July 12-19, but following guidance – from the UK Government, the health authorities, public […]

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R&A keeps options open on 149th Open Championship and Women’s British Open

THE R&A are working on contingency plans in case the Open at Royal St George’s – and the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon – are unable to be played on their planned dates. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers ruled out the need to cancel the 149th Open Championship at Sandwich this early – even […]

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South Africa’s Freddie Tait Cup winner Jayden Schaper is Shape of Things to Come

SOUTH African Amateur Jayden Schaper chipped in at the last to end a remarkable week at the South African Open. The 18-year-old’s 13-under total left him in a share of sixth place, alongside fellow South Africans George Coetzee, Hennie du Plessis, JC Ritchie and Martin Rohwer, and the 2015 champion Andy Sullivan. But more importantly […]

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Open qualifier Jaco Ahlers

Armitage won’t be relying on Shanks’ pony after pocketing a place in Open at Sandwich

MARCUS Armitage thanked his partner Lucy after sealing his place at this summer’s 148th Open Championship Royal St George’s Golf Club. The Yorkshire pro birdied the last at the South African Open to seal solo third at Randpark Golf Club – and punch his ticket for the oldest Major Championship after walking off the green […]

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Iron Golfer Luke Willett

‘Iron Golfer’ Luke Willett completes his Great British Open Challenge at Sandwich

“IRON Golfer” Luke Willett completed successfully completed his Great British Open Challenge, holing out after playing 252 holes at 14 of the best known courses in UK – and after cycling some 830 miles in just 10 days. What started as a daydream became a reality after Luke cycled to all 14 historic courses that […]

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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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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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Ratcliffe’s Vagliano team can’t overcome European supremacy at Sandwich

THE Continent of Europe showed their strength to claim a 141/2-91/2 win over Great Britain and Ireland to lift the Vagliano Trophy at Royal St George’s. In securing a seventh straight victory over the sun-drenched links in Kent, the Continent of Europe maintained their dominance in the biennial contest to the delight of captain Anna […]

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