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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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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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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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Former Number One Spieth Eyes Comeback Year In 2019

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth launches what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2019 campaign Thursday when he tees it up in the US PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii. The former world number one endured his worst professional season in 2018, finishing 31st in the US tour’s FedExCup points race and failing to qualify for the Tour Championship for the first time …

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McIlroy Leads The Chase At Tournament of Champions

Gary Woodland eagled the 15th hole in a five-under par 68 on Saturday that kept him three strokes in front of Rory McIlroy atop the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions leaderboard. Woodland led McIlroy and two other players going into Saturday’s third round on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii. Northern Ireland star McIlroy, a four-time major champion, had …

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Calm Lipsky Triumphs To End 50-Month European Tour Drought

American David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes Sunday to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club for a total of 274 and a two-shot victory over Scot David Drysdale, who carded a …

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Justin Rose Chases Leaders At Storm-Hit Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose was hot on the heels of the leaders at the Indonesian Masters on Thursday despite having his opening round curtailed by a severe thunderstorm that forced play to be abandoned. Former US Open champion Rose, who needs a top-15 finish in Jakarta to reclaim the number one spot in the world golf rankings, fired four birdies and an …

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Francesco Molinari Named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Francesco Molinari won the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year award on Monday to cap a memorable 2018 for the Italian. Molinari became the first Italian to win a major when he clinched the British Open at Carnoustie earlier this year. That triumph followed his victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and a maiden PGA Tour title in …

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Oosthuizen Ends 33-Month Winless Run By Claiming South African Open

Louis Oosthuizen ended a 33-month winless run by lifting the South African Open trophy for the first time Sunday after a six-shot victory at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg. The 2010 British Open champion last triumphed on the European Tour in 2016 when he won the Perth International in western Australia. The 36-year-old South African closed with a four-under-par 67, …

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Oosthuizen Three Ahead In Pursuit Of Home SA, British Open Double

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 10: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen took a three-shot third-round lead in the EPGA South African Open Saturday as he seeks to become the sixth golfer to win the event and the British Open. South Africans Ernie Els, Bobby Locke and Gary Player, Swede Henrik Stenson and New Zealander Bob Charles have won the two oldest national championships in the world. Oosthuizen carded a …

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Gavin Moynihan Well-Placed For Best Ever European Tour Finish

The early beginnings of the 2019 European Tour season have presented a series of challengers a chance at glory. Just weeks after the Race to Dubai final, events such as this week’s Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open offer an opportunity to get a player’s foot on the winning ladder with some of the Tour’s biggest names not in attendance. One of …

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Watch: Rare Air Swing As Aussie Golfer’s Driver Snaps

Golfer John Sendon’s driver snapped on his downswing and he missed the ball in a freak air shot that sparked controversy at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast Thursday. The veteran Australian was two-under-par at the Royal Pines Resort when he lined at the tee, pulling the driver above his head only for the shaft to snap near …

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