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Andrew “Beef” Johnston feels right at home Down Under and is hoping for a strong showing at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Picture by GOLF AUSTRALIA

Beef won’t be stewing Down Under

ANDREW Johnston feels like he is getting back to his best as he prepares to tee it up at this week’s ISPS Handa Vic Open for the first time. The man affectionately known as “Beef” is a big hit with golf fans in Australia and the feeling is mutual, with the Englishman happy to admit […]

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Dustin Johnson who finished with back-to-back birdies to beat China’s Haotong Li in the inaugural Saudi International

Dustin dusts himself down to win in Saudi

DUSTIN Johnson overcame a determined challenge from Haotong Li to win the European Tour’s inaugural Saudi International by two strokes, on Sunday. The World No. 3 prevailed in a fascinating back nine battle with the Chinese star at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, birdieing the closing two holes for a round of 67 and […]

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Reed just fourth American to become honorary life member

PATRICK Reed has been awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. The American claimed the famous Green Jacket by finishing one shot clear of countryman Rickie Fowler to win his first Major Championship and join the star-studded list of players to triumph at Augusta National. […]

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Dustin Johnson shot to the top of the leaderboard in the Saudi  International with a superb 61 at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Johnson’s TaylorMade M6 route to top in Saudi International

DUSTIN Johnson demonstrated his class with a stunning nine-under par 61 to lead the inaugural Saudi International by three shots at the halfway stage. The American took full advantage of the benign morning conditions at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to move to 11-under for the tournament, ahead of China’s Haotong Li (65) and […]

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Tapton Park Golf Club’s new captain Terry Kirby is chairman of the Handigolf Foundation, which provides adapted wheelchairs to help disabled golfers play the game

Terry will be a very Handigolf club captain

DERBYSHIRE’S Terry Kirby is about to make history as the first wheelchair golfer to become a club captain, certainly in England – and probably worldwide. Terry will take office at Chesterfield’s Tapton Park Golf Club, in February – almost 25 years after a tumour in his spinal cord cost him the use of his legs. The […]

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Bryson DeChambeau with the famous trophy after claiming the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Bryson breaks Dubai record with maiden win

MATT Wallace called Bryson DeChambeau a “worthy champion” after he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by seven shots – but vowed to try to catch him the next time they do battle. Wallace, who hails from Moor Park Golf Club, in Hertfordshire, finished alone in second after mixing six birdies with two bogeys in […]

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Bryson DeChambeau who fired seven birdies and an eagle on his way to a 66 in the second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Leading Scientist Bryson not mad about game

WORLD No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau carded a second successive 66 to move into a share of the halfway lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic alongside rising Australian star Lucas Herbert.  DeChambeau is chasing a first overseas victory as a professional but has form at the Emirates Golf Club, having won the amateur medal thanks […]

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Matt Fitzpatrick who shot a fine 65 to lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Last is first as Fitzpatrick seeks Omega hat-trick

MATT Fitzpatrick closed his opening round 65 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with four successive birdies to move into a one-stroke lead at Emirates Golf Club. The South Yorkshire ace, whose two most recent victories have come at the 2017 and 2018 Omega European Masters, got off to a perfect start in his first […]

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Team Ireland’s 2018 GolfSixes winners Paul Dunne (right) and Gavin Moynihan, PICTURE BY GETTY IMAGES

GolfSixes heading for Portugal’s Oitavos Dunes

  THE European Tour’s innovative GolfSixes event will enter a new era in 2019 when it moves to continental Europe for the first time. Portugal’s Municipality of Cascais and the spectacular Oitavos Dunes is set to host GolfSixes Cascais, from June 7-8. The idyllic Portuguese region of Cascais will play host to the third edition […]

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Fleetwood can’t Li-e, he’s sharper in Dubai

Fleetwood can’t Li-e, he’s sharper in Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood sharpening up his game during practice for this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES Tommy Fleetwood is feeling sharper by the day as the Englishman returns to action at this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic, where China’s Li Haotong will defend his title. The 2017 […]

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Lowry clocks first Rolex win in Abu Dhabi

Lowry clocks first Rolex win in Abu Dhabi

Shane Lowry holds the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship trophy aloft after claiming his first Rolex Series victory. Picture by GETTY IMAGES SHANE Lowry claimed the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a wonderful wire-to-wire after coming out on top in a trilling final-round battle with South Africa’s Richard Sterne. The Irishman, who now leads Rolex’s Race […]

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Shane Lowry. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Lowry’s Not Quite Perfect 10

Lowry’s Not Quite Perfect 10 SHANE Lowry will take a three-shot lead into the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after equalling the course record with a sparkling 62 on Wednesday. The Irishman became the first man to match Henrik Stenson’s 13-year-old record after firing 10 birdies and no bogeys at Abu Dhabi […]

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