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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has cut the number of wild card picks from four to three for the 2020 match against America at Whistling Straits. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington cuts Ryder Cup picks to three

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has opted to reduce his number of wild cards from four to three when his team defends the trophy at Whistling Straits in 2020. The European Tour has confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth […]

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Ireland’s  former World No. 1 Amateur golfer – Leona Maguire – made nine birdies after playing the last six holes under the lights on the Faldo Course. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Maguire makes hay in sunshine and Moonlight in Dubai

LADIES European Tour rookie Leona Maguire shot a course record eight-under-par 64 in round one of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic – the world’s first professional day-night golf tournament, played on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club as golf took a leaf out of cricket’s book on opening up to a new group of […]

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Castle Royle’s Cara Gainer who claimed the 47th Hampshire Rose to deny Waterlooville’s Kerry Smith a record fourth victory at North Hants.

Gainer’s blooming after Hampshire Rose victory

ENGLAND Squad member Cara Gainer held off a great field in tough conditions to win the 47th Hampshire Rose. The 23-year-old, from Castle Royle Golf Club, near Maidenhead, shot an impressive 36-hole total of four-under after carding rounds of 72 and 68. That was enough to hold off Hampshire veteran Kerry Smith, from Waterlooville GC, […]

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A record crowd of more than 270,000 watched Europe inflict the biggest defeat on the USA in Ryder Cup history – with millions watching on TV and following events at Paris’s Le Golf National via social media. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Ryder Cup named Event of the Year

THE 2018 Ryder Cup was named Event of the Year at the prestigious BT Sport Industry Awards in London at the end of April. A record crowd of more than 270,000 fans watched Europe defeat the United States at Le Golf National, Paris, in September – with millions more tuning in around the world on […]

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Stoke Park Conor Gough is the youngest member of the GB&I Walker Cup squad named this week. Picture courtesy The R&A

Gough is youngest named in Walker Cup squad at 16

STOKE Park’s reigning British Amateur champion Conor Gough heads a strong contingent of 12 players from England included in the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad, named today. The R&A has announced an initial squad of 26 players who are in contention for selection for the GB&I team to play against the United States […]

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Meghan MacLaren is hoping to improve on her record in the Lalla Meryem Cup at Moroccos Royal Golf Dar Es Salam this week. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

MacLaren won’t be overtaken easily in Morocco

MEGHAN MacLaren is looking to build on her recent strong performances in Australia and Jordan as she sets her sights firmly on the Lalla Meryem Cup this week. A victory in the Moroccan capital of Rabat would see her take the lead in the race to be crowned European No. 1 and leapfrog Charley Hull […]

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The Ladies European Tour will break new ground with the first professional event under the lights at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club, in early May

Ladies European Tour goes under lights in Dubai

DUBAI is set to host the first professional day-night golf tournament next month – the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic  will be played on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club. Golf course designer Sir Nick Faldo made floodlights an integral part of the design. Excitement is already building as fans look to witness and be […]

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Hexham’s Matty Lamb broke the course record with a six-unde par 63 including eight birdies at North Hants in the Hampshire Hog. Picture by ANDREW GRIFFIN / AMG Pictures

Lamb puts Hampshire Hog to slaughter

NORTHUMBERLAND’S Matty Lamb travelled further than any of the 72 competitors vying to put their name alongside Justin Rose’s on the Hampshire Hog honours board at North Hants GC. And the plus-five handicapper, who is currently not a member of the England squad – gave the biggest hint possible that he should be on the […]

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Tiger Woods holds the Masters Trophy after claiming his fifth Green Jacket at Augusta National. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Lucky 13 for Tiger as he grabs fifth Green Jacket

TIGER Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in sporting history to win an emotional 15th Major Championship by one shot at the Masters Tournament. The American’s last Major title came at the U.S. Open 11 years ago and since then he has undergone numerous back surgeries, falling to 1,199th in the Official World […]

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Bryson DeChambeau matched the fireworks of last year’s US Open and PGA Champion Brooks Koepka by firing a superb 66 to lead the Masters at Augusta after the first round . Picture by GETTY IMAGES.

The ‘Mad Scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau leads Masters

BRYSON DeChambeau produced an incredible finish, posting four closing birdies to share the lead with Brooks Koepka at six-under par the end of day one at the Masters. A remarkable run of scoring in the late groups stretched the field at Augusta National Golf Club, with DeChambeau amongst a host of European Tour players in […]

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Wellingboro Golf Club’s Meghan Maclaren in the third round of Jordan Mixed Open, at Ayla Golf Club. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

MacLaren disappointed to be overtaken in Jordan thriller

MEGHAN MacLaren could not produce her second win in a month – and more importantly this time against a field of men – as she lost out to Holland’s Daan Huizing in the ground-breaking Jordan Mixed Open, on Saturday. Having been an outspoken critic of the disparities in prize money between men and women’s golf […]

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Challenge Tour winner Daan Huizing who held off Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren to claim the first-ever Jordan Mixed Open. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Huizing back in the winner’s circle in Jordan

DAAN Huizing made golfing history by becoming the first player to win a full-field mixed professional tournament with his triumph at the Jordan Mixed Open. The Dutchman began the final round at Ayla Golf Club two shots behind overnight leader Meghan MacLaren, who opened the world-first tournament with consecutive rounds of 65 to get to […]

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Spain’s Noemi Jimenez Martin  who led the 2018 LET Access Series Order of Merit. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

LET Access Series introduces Road to La Largue

THE LET Access Series (LETAS) will field the strongest schedule in its history as it celebrates its 10th year in 2019 – including a new Road to Largue with a new tour championship at the season’s conclusion. The series will feature 20 tournaments in nine countries across Europe, an increase from 13 last year including […]

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Meghan MacLaren leads the first Jordan Mixed Open after shooting a second successive 65 at the Ayla Golf Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

MacLaren accelerating towards Jordan finish line

MEGHAN MacLaren picked up where she left off by carding a second consecutive 65 and will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Jordan Mixed Open, on Saturday. The Northamptonshire-based pro, who is a champion for the strength of the women’s professional game, has carded 15 birdies and only one bogey through […]

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