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Conor Purcell Makes History With Australian Amateur Championship Win

Conor Purcell became the first ever Irishman to win the Australian Amateur Championship after claiming victory in a playoff at Woodlands Golf Club in Melbourne. The competition has a long and storied history spanning 125-years with the Portmarnock man becoming the tournament’s first ever Irish victor. Purcell faced adversity during his final round in Melbourne with Nathan Barbieri coming back from …

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Phil Mickelson Maintains Two-Shot Lead In Desert Classic

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson fired six birdies in a six-under par 66 on Saturday to maintain his two-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Desert Classic. The 48-year-old American heads into Sunday’s final round chasing a 44th US PGA Tour title and his third in this event in the California desert east of Los Angeles. His 22-under par total …

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ILGU & GUI Formally Approve Establishment Of Golf Ireland

After landmark votes at separate meetings held today, the Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland have formally approved the establishment of Golf Ireland. The Irish Ladies Golf Union approved a special resolution at their AGM, while simultaneously the Golfing Union of Ireland passed a motion at a Special General Meeting. In the case of the GUI, …

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Shane Lowry Continues Flying Form To Extend Abu Dhabi Lead

Shane Lowry continued his mastery over the par-three holes of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Friday, making birdies on three out of four to take a commanding lead into the final round of the HSBC Championship. The Irishman has now birdied the par-3 seventh, 12th and 15th holes of the golf course on each of the first three rounds, …

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Rose Puts Ranking Aside As He Prepares For 2019 Debut

Justin Rose

Justin Rose says he won’t be weighed down by his world number one ranking when he makes his 2019 debut at the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic in La Quinta, California on Thursday. The English ace makes his first appearance of the year when he tees it up in the 60th edition of the tournament staged at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament …

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Tiger Woods To Make 2019 Bow At Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods will make his 2019 debut at next week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California, tournament organisers confirmed on Wednesday. The 43-year-old world number 12, who made a successful return to the sport last year after missing nearly two years through injury, has been a regular competitor at Torrey Pines throughout his career. He won the last …

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Leader Shane Lowry Equals Course Record In Abu Dhabi

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry holds a three-shot lead at the HSBC Championship Abu Dhabi after a blistering first round in which he equalled the course record. The Offaly man sits on 10-under par after recording a bogey-free round of 62. He could have set a new course record at the final hole with a birdie opportunity, but he had to settle for par. There …

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Kuchar Extends Lead At Sony Open In Hawaii

Matt Kuchar was model of consistency, shooting a bogey-free 66 Saturday in the third round of the PGA Tour’s Sony Open to stretch his lead to two strokes over Andrew Putnam. Kuchar used a hot putter to roll in four birdies and missed just two greens in regulation on the Waialae Country Club course in Hawaii to move to 18-under …

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Newcomer Svensson Snatches Sony Open Lead In Hawaii

Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the US PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson’s capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who …

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