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Fleetwood returns to Algarve to fine tune his game before next week’s US Open

TOMMY Fleetwood is teeing it up at the Portugal Masters, on the Algarve, for the first time since 2016. And the Ryder Cup star is excited to be back at a regular European Tour event after the four-month hiatus due to coronavirus. Fleetwood played every edition of this event between 2012 and 2016. And the […]

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Martin Kaymer can’t find a better course in Spain than Ryder Cup’s Valderrama

A REJUVANATED Martin Kaymer cannot wait to take on the test of Real Club Valderrama at this week’s Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters. The former World No. 1 has made no secret of his love for the 1997 Ryder Cup venue. And the German heads into the week with renewed confidence afterchallenging for the title at […]

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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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Horsfield goes for hat-trick of wins by avoiding ‘bad shot to the left’ at Celtic Manor

SAM Horsfield is aiming to make it a hat-trick of victories in the space of four UK Swing events at Celtic Manor. The Florida-based Englishman tees it up in the ISPS Handa Wales Open on the same Twenty Ten course upon which he triumphed just four days ago. The 23-year-old, who hails from Manchester, became […]

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Horsfield bounces back with another win at Celtic Classic to make it two from three

SAM Horsfield made European Tour history claiming his second win at the Celtic Classic. The Tour’s Manchester-born star who grew up in Florida became the first player to win, miss a cut, and then win again in the space of three weeks at three different tournaments. A delighted Horsfield said: “It was pretty crazy. My […]

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Sullivan glad to be back in winner’s circle at Hanbury Manor after five-year wait

ANDY Sullivan cruised to a commanding victory at the English Championship at Hanbury Manor. The former Ryder Cup player claimed his fourth European Tour title and his first in nearly five years in the process after his win at the Portugal Masters in 2015. The Walker Cup winner held the lead in the UK Swing’s […]

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Horsfield eyes US Open spot as tees it up in English Champs at Hanbury Manor

SAM Horsfield has one eye on a place in the US Open as he tees it up in the inaugural English Championship at Hanbury Manor. The 23-year-old moved to the top of the UK Swing Order of Merit after his maiden European Tour win at last week’s Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. The […]

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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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Qualifiers for US Open and USGA’s remaining amateur championships cancelled

THE qualifiers for the 2020 US Open on both sides of the Atlantic have been scrapped by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Each year thousands of amateurs, club professionals as well as Tour stars from all over the world enter the USGA’s regional and sectional qualifiers. They include the event held at Walton Heath […]

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PGA Tour will return at Hogan’s Alley with Colonial’s Charles Schwab Challenge

THE PGA Tour will restart in Texas in two months’ time with the Charles Schwab Challenge Cup at Colonial Country Club –with at least the first four tournaments being played behind closed doors. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stressed the decision on whether spectators will be allowed in to watch events starting with July’s John […]

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Graeme McDowell – winner of the 2020 Saudi International

McDowell gets his Masters invite to secure three starts in 2020’s rearranged Majors

GRAEME McDowell will get to play in the 2020 Masters – if the coronavirus pandemic relents enough for Augusta National Golf Club’s plans for the new November date to go ahead. The 2010 US Open champion was sweating on his invite from Augusta National for the 2020 Masters throughout March – and then came the […]

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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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Justin Rose wants the Ryder Cup to remain as the highlight of the 2020 golf season amid all the changes to the Majors

Rose may back eight picks for Harrington in Ryder Cup because of ‘imperfect season’

HAMPSHIRE’S Justin Rose thinks European captain Padraig Harrington may need eight captain’s picks as a one-off selection policy for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, in September. Rose is determined that whatever happens to the Majors in 2020, the Ryder Cup should remain the highlight of the golfing calendar – and does not want […]

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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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Martin Kaymer practicising for the first round of the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters which moves from Doha Golf Club to Education City Golf Club

Qatar Masters: Why Kaymer feels victory No. 12 is long overdue after six-year wait

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping he can turn his recent consistency into a long-awaited win at the 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The German is a former European and World No. 1 with 11 European Tour wins – including two Major Championships. But the last of those victories came nearly six years ago at the 2014 […]

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Two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer makes his debut at the 2020 Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf

Kaymer: Why caddy Craig Connelly is key to unlocking first win in six seasons

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping to continue his strong start to the 2020 Race to Dubai as he makes his debut at the Oman Open this week. The German has finished in the top 20 in his three events so far as he looks to change his consistency of the last two seasons into the sort […]

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GMac shows grit that got him back into world’s top 50 with victory in the sands of Saudi

GRAEME McDowell showed the kind of determination which helped GMac become a Major Champion as he claimed his first European Tour win in six years at the second Saudi International. The Northern Irelander, who grew up playing links golf at Portrush, battled to a final round 70 to pick up a cheque for €529,337 – […]

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Graeme McDowell shared the first round lead in the 2020 Saudi International

Graeme McDowell puts wind up rivals after watching ‘Phil the Thrill’ make nine birdies

FORMER US Open champion Graeme McDowell birdied his final three holes to take a share of the lead with Malaysia’s Gavin Green after the opening round of the Saudi International. The Northern Ireland ace, who holed the winning putt at the 2010 Ryder Cup, also birdied four consecutive holes from the second in a superb […]

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Joost Luiten during practice at the 2019 KLM Open

Luiten looking for hat-trick in KLM Dutch Open to mark centenary at International

HOME favourite Joost Luiten is keen to make up for lost time when he tees it up at the 100th edition of the KLM Open in Amsterdam. The 33-year-old was forced to miss last year’s event at The Dutch due to a wrist injury which sidelined the six-time European Tour winner for five months. However […]

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