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A three-under par 69 at Malaysia’s Saujana Country Club gave Belgium’s Thomas Pieters a one-shot lead at the Maybank Championship with two rounds to go. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Pieters hopes to have Maybank in the bag

BELGIUM’S Thomas Pieters will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Maybank Championship after the golf course showed its teeth on Friday. The big-hitting Belgian carded four birdies and a single bogey in his second round at Saujana Golf and Country Club to move to eight-under par. Pieters said: “I struggled off the […]

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    Australia’s Marcus Fraser who shot a seven-under par 65 at Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Golf and Country Club, to share the lead at the Maybank Championship with Spaniard Nacho Elvira. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Fraser happy to be back in action at Maybank

NACHO Elvira and former champion Marcus Fraser lead the way at the end of the first day of the Maybank Championship, following a remarkable morning of scoring at Kuala Lumpur’s Saujana Golf and County Club. Australian Fraser, who won the first staging of the tournament in 2016 to seal his third European Tour title, and […]

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    Padraig Harrington is back in Malaysia for the Maybank Championship as he continues to recover from a wrist injury. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington hopes Malaysia return will kick-off season well again

PADRAIG Harrington is teeing off his 2019 season in buoyant mood at the Maybank Championship as his recovery from a wrist injury exceeds expectations. The next European Ryder Cup captain is making his first appearance in the Kuala Lumpur event. But the two-time Open winner has previously enjoyed success in Malaysia, recording five top eight finishes […]

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Shubhankar Sharma is aiming to follow Justin Harding into the World’s top 50 when he defends his title this week. Picture courtesy of Maybank Championship

Sharma sets sights on World Top 50 at Maybank

SHUBHANKAR Sharma is feeling relaxed about his Maybank Championship title defence, as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year aims to build on a stellar debut season on the European Tour. The 22 year old burst on to the scene with two early victories on the 2018 Race to Dubai, following up his maiden […]

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he majestic Sunningdale clubhouse where the 2020 Senior Open will be hosted the Staysure European Tour has announced. Picture by KEVIN DISS

Sunningdale Old to host Senior Open in 2020

SUNNINGDALE Golf Club will host The Senior Open for the third time when Europe’s only Senior Major Championship returns in 2020. The Old Course at Sunningdale first hosted The Senior Open in 2009, when America’s Loren Roberts defeated compatriot Fred Funk and Ireland’s Mark McNulty in a play-off. Another American, Marco Dawson, was triumphant when […]

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Frilford Heath’s Eddie Pepperell tweeted after his sensational third place at The Players Championship, at Sawgrass.

Eddie puts prep and Pep-perell into Players

FRILFORD Heath’s Eddie Pepperell produced the performance of his life to shoot up the Players leaderboard even though he was eventually eclipsed by Rory McIlroy’s triumph at Sawgrass, finishing tied for third on Sunday. While Irish eyes were smiling as McIlroy sparked a huge St Patrick’s Day celebration with his first win in golf’s unofficial […]

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Golfers Invited To Join 100th Birthday Celebrations On Gleneagles’ Courses

Golfers Invited To Join 100th Birthday Celebrations On Gleneagles’ Courses Gleneagles, the world-famous hotel and sporting estate, has today unveiled two special commemorative golf packages, only available during the month of May, to coincide with centenary celebrations for The King’s and The Queen’s courses. To celebrate all the great golfing memories and moments that have […]

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Austrian Sarah Schober joint first round leader in the Investec South African Women’s Open at Cape Town’s Westlake Golf Club. Picture by SHAUN ROY (Sunshine Tour)

Boqvist and Schober lead South African Women’s Open

THE Cape southeaster played havoc with scoring in the opening round of the Investec South African Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club, with only two players in the 126-players field producing sub-par rounds. Sweden’s Lina Boqvist and Austrian Sarah Schober made the most of an early start to set an uncontested clubhouse target with rounds […]

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Former Hampshire Boys Champion Jack Singh Brar who led the Magical Kenya Open after round one thanks to a superb seven-under 64 at Karen Country Club, in Nairobi. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Jack’s game Singh’s in Kenya Open

FORMER Hampshire Boys Champion Jack Singh Brar soared up the leaderboard with a late birdie blitz to take a share of the first-round lead alongside Louis de Jager at the Magical Kenya Open. The Englishman, who is a European Tour rookie after graduating from the Challenge Tour in 2018, produced a stunning eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie finish to […]

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Commercial Bank Qatar Masters winner Justin Harding is looking for a second title in a row at the Magical Kenya Open. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harding hoping to go back-to-back in Kenya

JUSTIN Harding is looking to win back-to-back titles on three different golf tours by claiming victory at the Magical Kenya Open this week. The South African, who won on the European Tour for the first time at last week’s Qatar Masters, has triumphed on five occasions in the last ten months, with back-to-back victories coming […]

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Maclaren is showered with champagne on the 18th green at Queanbeyan Golf Club. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

MacLaren makes mark as double NSW Open champion

ENGLAND’S Meghan MacLaren  claimed the Worrells New South Wales Women’s Open for the second successive year after an impressive final round of 69 gave her a three-stroke victory at Queanbeyan Golf Club. MacLaren was the only player in the field to shoot four rounds under par and finished on 12-under – three ahead of New […]

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    Justin Harding’s final round 66 was enough to give the South African victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, at Doha Golf Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harding clears head to secure victory in Qatar

JUSTIN Harding became the fifth South African to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as he secured his first European Tour title by two strokes. The 33-year-old was one of 15 golfers who started the day three strokes behind 54-hole leader Oliver Wilson at Doha Golf Club. But he made a fast start to the […]

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Sweden’s Linnea Ström got to check out the kangaroos during practice for the Ladies European Tour’s Canberra Classic at Royal Canberra. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

Rookies ready for Canberra Classic challenge

THE Ladies European Tour rookies who made a great start to their 2019 seasons in the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville are looking for more success in this week’s ActewAGL Canberra Classic. Rising European stars Linnea Ström and Esther Henseleit both secured top-10 finishes on their LET debuts at Bonville Golf Resort, […]

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    Denmark’s J B Hansen closed on the leaders in the Oman Open before the second round was suspended because of high winds, on Friday. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Hansen closes on Kitayama as winds force halt in Oman

DENMARK’S Joachim B Hansen, winner of the European Challenge Tour Rankings in 2018, drew level with first-round leader Kurt Kitayama at the Oman Open as the second round in Muscat was suspended due to high winds. The Dane completed 16 holes at Al Mouj Golf before play was suspended, due to winds gusting up to […]

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England Golf’s Nigel Ewards has been named as the Team GB’s golf team leader for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Picture by LEADERBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Edwards to lead Toyko Olympics golf Gold defence

ENGLAND Golf performance director Nigel Edwards has been named as Team GB’s golf team leader for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The announcement of all the team leaders was made by the British Olympic Association (BOA) at a planning workshop for the Games, which are just over 500 days away. Team GB deputy chef de mission […]

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    Kurt Kitayama is looking to back up his win in Mauritius with another strong showing in the Oman Open after his opening round of 66. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Kitayama closes on Route 66 in Oman

KURT Kitayama carded a six-under par 66 to lead the Oman Open after the first round at Al Mouj Golf. The American, who earned his card for 2019 at Qualifying School and then won his first title in just his third European Tour start at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, at Anahita, parred the first […]

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Joost Luiten is looking forward to defending his Oman Open title at Al Mouj Golf this week. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Luiten looking forward to Oman defence

DUTCHMAN Joost Luiten hopes to carry his impressive form at the start of the 2019 Race to Dubai season into his Oman Open title defence at Al Mouj Golf. Luiten started the season with a third place finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship The Holland golfer then finished in a share of sixth place […]

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Nuria Iturrios has changed her swing over the winter for a lower ball flight which worked well in the second round of the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic, at Bonville Golf Resort. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

Lower ball flight works well at Bonville for Iturrios

SPAIN’S Nuria Iturrios holds a four-shot lead midway through the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic after a superb second round of 67, played in strong winds and rain at Bonville. Just nine players are in red figures for the tournament with Iturrios leading on eight-under-par. Overnight leader Doey Choi dropped to four-under and outright […]

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