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Tagged with "2020"

Nov 6th, 2020 Article

MacIntyre sets the pace in Cyprus

Robert MacIntyre started the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown as he ended last week’s Cyprus Open, with a six under par 65 to take the lead after the first round at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

Nov 6th, 2020 Article

Hedwall still on top in Dubai

Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall added a two-under-par bogey-free round of 70 to yesterday’s effort of 65 to maintain a narrow one-shot lead at nine-under-par from England’s Meghan MacLaren heading into the final round at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic. Luckily tomorrow’s final round doesn’t begin until 5 pm (local time), giving her adequate time to turn in her papers before the deadline.

Nov 5th, 2020 Article

Headwall aces it in Dubai

Sweden’s Caroline Headwall made headlines at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic after a bogey-free round of 65 (-7), which included a hole-in-one, fired her into a two-shot first round lead from morning leader Laura Fuenfstueck and fellow Solheim Cup player, Celine Boutier. Courtesy of the ace, the 31-year-old walked away with an OMEGA Speedmaster 38, Co-Axial Chronograph 30MM.

Nov 3rd, 2020 Article

Masters 2020: Who’s in the Field?

In unprecedented times, we have one more men’s golf major to look forward to this year. The Masters at Augusta is scheduled in November for the first time, after the cancellation earlier in the year. It has thrown the plans of golfers into the air, but we have seen events running every week for some time now, so there can be no claims of rustiness or a lack of practice.

Nov 3rd, 2020 Article

Golf bodies keep up the pressure on Boris

England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson is among a group of signatories on a letter to the Prime Minister which makes a compelling case for golf courses to be allowed to stay open during the second national lockdown. The letter argues that golf courses should remain open after the lockdown begins in England at midnight on Thursday. A copy of the letter is provided below.

Nov 3rd, 2020 Article

adidas pays homage to the Low Amateur

With the Masters just a couple of weeks away the folk at adidas have launched a limited-edition shoe that has been inspired by those select amateurs who will be battling for the tournament's Low Amateur crown come Sunday. "Whenever we do footwear like this, we always look for the subtle storylines that make a tournament special," said Masun Denison, global director of footwear, adidas Golf.

Nov 3rd, 2020 Article

Iturrioz returns to defend in the moonlight

The Ladies European Tour is back this week with Nuria Iturrioz set to defend her crown against an international field in the latest event on our 2020 schedule at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic from 4-6 November. In such a unique format, it is not very often that a player has experience playing under the floodlights but Iturrioz let us into a little secret ahead of her first round.

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Strategy will be key under the lights says Faldo

Six-time Major champion and golf course designer, Sir Nick Faldo, anticipates strategy as being the key to win around his Dubai-based course ahead of the iconic Ladies European Tour event, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic. “This is a unique event, absolutely, and it will do a great deal to highlight where the Ladies game is at right now.”  

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Clarke grabs his first PGA Tour Champions title

Darren Clarke tapped in a short birdie putt at the last to register his first win in forty efforts on the PGA Tour Champions. The big man from Northern Ireland won by a single shot from Jim Furyk and defending champion Bernhard Langer at the TimberTech Champions in Boca Raton, Florida. It was the first victory for Clarke since his Open triumph at Royal St, George's in 2011.

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Gay beats the youngsters in Bermuda

Brian Gay rolled in his long birdie putt at the first playoff hole at the Bermuda Championship to beat a man almost half his age and become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour since Davis Love III in 2015. "Well, this is absolutely insane," said  Gay after his round. "I’ve been playing awful since Covid… it’s been a struggle. I’ve been trying to work hard and get back."

Nov 2nd, 2020 Article

Shinkwin claims maiden title in Cyprus

Callum Shinkwin defeated Kalle Samooja in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after a dramatic final day at the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. The Englishman was two shots behind the Finn as he stood on the17th tee in regulation and while a birdie there edged him closer, his chances of victory looked slim when he found rough off the tee at the par five last.

Nov 1st, 2020 Article

English courses to close again

Sadly following the Prime Minister's announcement Golf courses in England are set to shut when new national lockdown measures come into force at midnight on 5 November. Although a statement from England Golf suggests there may be some room for manoeuvre.