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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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Piercy Leads But Koepka Lurks At PGA Tour Event In South Korea

Veteran Scott Piercy took the second round lead at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Friday with world number three Brooks Koepka lurking in second place. The 39-year-old Piercy defied his world ranking of 252 to fire a bogey-free seven-under-par round of 65, moving to nine under for the $9.5 million US PGA tournament. But Koepka, US PGA Tour …

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Sergio Garcia Makes Strong Start To Valderrama Title Defence

Sergio Garcia got off to a quick start in his bid for a third consecutive Valderrama Masters title on Thursday, as a three-under-par 68 left him just two strokes off the early clubhouse lead. Half of the field will finish their opening rounds on Friday after lengthy delays due to thunderstorms in Andalusia. England’s Ashley Chesters claimed the clubhouse advantage …

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Former Masters Champion Willett In Early Hunt On PGA Tour

Former Masters champion Danny Willett got into the hunt early at the CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday. The Englishman has not won a tournament since his shock 2016 success at Augusta National, but was joint second with a three-under 69 in the first round of the $9.5 million US PGA tournament. Chez Reavie of the US was in …

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PGA Tour: Leishman Breezes To Victory In CIMB Classic

Australia’s Marc Leishman unleashed an early birdie barrage as he romped home by five shots to claim top place in the $7 million CIMB Classic on Sunday. At the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur, Leishman closed with a seven-under par 65 to finish the only PGA Tour event in southeast Asia at 26-under par 262 for his fourth win on the …

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Harrington In Line For Ryder Cup Captaincy As Westwood Withdraws

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Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of the running to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, leaving Padraig Harrington as the overwhelming favourite. Westwood had previously expressed a desire to captain Europe at Whistling Straits in 2020, but told the Daily Telegraph he would “wait until Rome” hosts the biennial contest in 2022 to make his bid for the role. …

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Brooks Koepka Voted US PGA Tour Player Of The Year

Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year, having won a vote by tour players. The 28-year-old American captured the Jack Nicklaus Trophy after a historic 2017-18 campaign that saw him defend his US Open crown by winning at Shinnecock and then deny Tiger Woods a 15th …

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Harrington Blog: Debunking The Phenomenon Of ‘Voodoo Golf’

In association with In this week’s blog, Tadhg Harrington warns of the pitfalls of ‘YouTube’ and self-taught golf and gives his tips for avoiding them. _____ Let me tell you a story… Every Saturday, Bob the accountant, plays in his regular four-ball, at the local municipal. One particular Saturday, he notices that one of his playing partners, Jim, a qualified …

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Tyrrell Hatton Denied Dunhill Hat-Trick After Back Nine Collapse

Lucas Bjerregaard’s barnstorming final round at St Andrews on Sunday saw the Dane take advantage of a back-nine collapse from Tyrrell Hatton, who missed out on a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title. England’s Hatton held a five-stroke lead after a run of four consecutive front-nine birdies, but fell apart on the back nine with four bogeys. Hatton, bidding …

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Ryder Cup Heroes Atop The Leaderboard At Dunhill Links

There’s no sign of a post-Ryder Cup hangover for some of Team Europe’s stars at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Tyrrell Hatton has won this prestigious event for the last two years running, but after the triumph at Le Golf National last week, he could be forgiven for taking it handy in Scotland. But the Englishman holds a one shot …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To This Weekend’s Sporting Action

Pundit Arena previews a massive weekend of sporting action with the latest instalment of The Weekend Forecast, in association with RNLI. What? Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour. When? Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October. Where? The competition is played on three different links courses, centred on the “home of golf”, St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Where can I …

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