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Masters Champions Neck-And-Neck At Nedbank, Irish Challenge Fades

Sergio Garcia bogeyed the par-four 18th and Louis Oosthuizen birdied the hole, providing a vital lifeline for the South African on Saturday after the third round of the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City. The Spaniard goes into Sunday’s final round as the wire-to-wire leader, his one-under-par 71 lifting him to a 10-under-par total of 206, with Oosthuizen two shots behind …

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Lowry In The Hunt As Garcia Retains Lead In South Africa

It’s hotting up in Sun City as the Gary Player Country Club plays host to the penultimate event of the European Tour season. This last Race To Dubai event before we end up in Dubai itself next week sees just 80 players in the field this week, meaning no weekend cut. The event is no less competitive however, with the …

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Rose Regains Number One Spot With Turkey Play-Off Win

Justin Rose is the new world number one after overcoming a three-stroke deficit to capture a second straight Turkish Airlines Open with a victory in Belek. Rose, 38 posted a final round four-under par 68 to finish tied after regulation play on 17-under par with China’s Haotong Li on the Regnum Caya course. Rose then putted out for a par …

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Li Three Clear In Turkey After Water Visits For Rose

China’s Li Haotong is set to create European Tour history after seizing a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Turkish Open in Belek. Li, 23, brilliantly holed his second shot for eagle at the 10th and managed six birdies in a blistering eight-under par 63 on Saturday to move to 17-under on the Regnum Carya course. Defending …

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Padraig Harrington To Cut US Schedule In Ryder Cup Boost

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Padraig Harrington revealed Thursday he is to cut back on his PGA Tour schedule to play more in Europe ahead of his expected appointment as the 2020 European Ryder Cup captain. Harrington remains the odds-on favourite to be handed the captaincy role in December and this despite suggestions there is one and possibly two other names being mooted to challenge …

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Xander Schauffele Edges Out Tony Finau In Nail-Biting Shanghai Play-Off

Xander Schauffele bagged the biggest victory of his young career on Sunday, chasing down Tony Finau to win a nail-biting WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in a play-off. Schauffele, the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year who celebrated his 25th birthday on opening-round Thursday, started the final round three strokes behind fellow American Finau at a windy Sheshan International Golf Club …

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Finau Sinks Three Birdies To Atone For Unlucky Bounce

Tony Finau charged into a three-stroke lead at the midway point of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Friday with a splendid five-under 67 that was slowed only by an improbable hard-luck bounce off a sprinkler head. Finau had snatched the lead from overnight front-runner Patrick Reed and was pulling away after birdies on five of the first 10 holes despite swirling …

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Watch: McIlroy Gets Creative As Reed Shines In Shanghai

Patrick Reed was in glittering form in his first competitive round following the Ryder Cup, posting a superb eight-under-par 64 for the opening-round lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions. The reigning Masters champ overcame gusting winds en route to an eight-birdie, bogey-free performance at the $10 million tournament in Shanghai. The 28-year old let his game do the talking at par-72 …

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Harrington Blog: So, You Want To Be A Pro?

In association with  ___ Prologue – The bicycle ride. Consider the following scenario, you, or your son, (bear with me on the male angle) play golf and are in that rarified bracket of finding it, well, dare I say it, quite easy? A ton of fun, I mean who doesn’t have fun hitting it 300 yards with a baby draw? …

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Lowry Makes Final Day Charge To Finish 2nd At Valderrama Masters

Irish golfer Shane Lowry finished second at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain following a final round charge saw him card a -5, 66. Lowry finished four shots off eventual winner and tournament host Sergio Garcia, who picked up his third straight victory in this competition. Poor weather meant that the tournament had to run into Monday and it was …

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Lowry Reduces Gap To Garcia, But Event Postponed To Monday

Despite the week-long storms in Spain, the Valderrama Masters is set for an intriguing finish. Delays each day, meaning that the first two rounds didn’t finish until yesterday and the 126-man field was still full, saw the event cut to 54 holes. Even with that, a Monday finish is necessary to complete the tournament. Home favourite and two-time event winner, …

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Brooks Koepka Becomes New World No.1 Following CJ Cup Triumph

Triple major champion Brooks Koepka will overtake Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose to become world number one for the first time after winning the CJ Cup on Sunday by four strokes. “It’s a dream come true,” said Koepka after completing a final round of eight-under-par 64 at the US PGA Tour event in South Korea, highlighted by a chip-in for …

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Flawless Garcia Closes In On Valderrama Treble, Lowry Sixth

Home favourite Sergio Garcia fired a magnificent seven-under-par 64 to seize a four-shot lead heading into the third and final round of the weather-hit Valderrama Masters on Saturday. The tournament host had not hit a shot since Thursday after thunderstorms forced the event to be cut to 54 holes, but he carded the lowest score of the week to close …

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Harrington Blog: Let’s Hear It For The Girls

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In association with  They say “everything happens for a reason.” I have been following young Leona Maguire at Tour school this week in her quest to gain membership of the LPGA tour in the States. It was a tough week for the 23-year-old, a former amateur, world number one, missing out by just one shot to advance to the final …

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