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European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

Mar 29th, 2020

Golfers on the European Tour have come together to record a message to encourage everyone across the world to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak, reinforcing the #STAYATHOME message.

European Tour events in danger

European Tour events in danger

Jan 8th, 2020

The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.

Patrick Reed becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Patrick Reed becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Feb 2nd, 2019

Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Jan 30th, 2019

It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

Jan 19th, 2019

Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Dec 13th, 2018

Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world. 

The European Tour's 2018 schedule

The European Tour's 2018 schedule

Oct 1st, 2017

The European Tour have announced their new schedule with four new tournaments for 2018, but there are some interesting omissions which say something about the state of the European Tour.

Mizuno announces European Tour Workshop

Mizuno announces European Tour Workshop

Apr 19th, 2017

The Mizuno European Tour workshop is to host four of its popular Fitting Days in April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club. 

Stadium golf next for European Tour

Stadium golf next for European Tour

Feb 17th, 2017

First he started the inaugural World Super 6 with its mix of stroke and match play climaxing with a series of six-hole, knockout duels. Now he's got his eye on 6-hole stadium golf!

European Tour launch GolfSixes

European Tour launch GolfSixes

Feb 12th, 2017

The European Tour is creating a unique six–hole team event in England in May, in an attempt to bring a new audience into the game. 

Founder of the European Tour dies

Founder of the European Tour dies

Jan 13th, 2017

John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

European Tour unveils Rolex Series

Nov 15th, 2016

The European Tour has officially announced the Rolex Series, a new alliance of leading tournaments, which is designed to strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards.

Patrick Reed retains European Tour card

Patrick Reed retains European Tour card

Nov 14th, 2016

Patrick Reed has retained his European Tour membership for 2017, even though he failed to compete in the required number of events on the Race to Dubai. So what's going on?

European Tour to introduce 6-hole tournament

European Tour to introduce 6-hole tournament

Jul 23rd, 2016

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers.

Paul Casey lays into European Tour

Paul Casey lays into European Tour

Mar 2nd, 2016

Paul Casey has not being pulling his punches in an interview with The Times over his frustrations about the Ryder Cup, which he is ineligible for as he not playing on the European Tour.

European Tour launches its new Travel Club

European Tour launches its new Travel Club

Feb 27th, 2016

The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.  

European Tour gets heavy on slow play

European Tour gets heavy on slow play

Feb 13th, 2016

Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.

Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour!

Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour!

Jan 12th, 2016

Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour! Well, he does play of scratch. Will he be joining the hallowed ranks of fellow footballers who tried (and failed) to make a go of it on tour?

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Rory McIlroy the European Tour Golfer of the Year

Dec 15th, 2015

It’s no shock to announce that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years. Having won the Race to Dubai three times in four years too, it was the least surprising announcement all season. 

All Change on the European Tour

All Change on the European Tour

Nov 17th, 2015

Today the European Tour announced a significant change to its membership regulations for the 2016 season, with players now only required to compete in a minimum of five European Tour sanctioned tournaments outside the Major Championships and World Golf Championships. 

Shake up planned for European Tour

Shake up planned for European Tour

Nov 8th, 2015

It is rumored that the European Tour is going to drastically shake up its qualification process, and only require players to compete in five standard tournaments to retain their full status on the tour. Here's what we have heard on the grapevine.

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Jan 16th, 2019

Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Nov 28th, 2018

Aaron Rai beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to clinch the season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open. The three-time Challenge Tour winner wore his signature MacWet Golf Gloves on both hands throughout all rounds.

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Sep 20th, 2018

The Algarve’s premier golf brand, Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, has completed the final touches as it prepares to host the 12th Portugal Masters. 

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

European Tour's Crossbar Challenge

Jul 7th, 2018

World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.

European Tour returns to Verdura

European Tour returns to Verdura

Jan 19th, 2018

European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.

Paul Casey rejoins the European Tour

Paul Casey rejoins the European Tour

Oct 30th, 2017

Paul Casey has rejoined the European Tour in an attempt to make his first Ryder Cup appearance in ten years next autumn at Le Golf National.

adidas Golf Signs European Tour Pro Jordan Smith

adidas Golf Signs European Tour Pro Jordan Smith

Jan 15th, 2019

adidas is adding another rising star to its ranks. Today, adidas Golf announced a multi-year contract with tour professional Jordan Smith to wear adidas’ apparel and footwear on and off the course.

Amy Boulden Ladies European Tour Swingin' Siren

Amy Boulden Ladies European Tour Swingin' Siren

Dec 5th, 2018

Swingin Siren Amy Boulden has been busy on Instagrtam lately. Here's a catch up with the LET star and a cracking interview in which she ponders if they really did land on the moon, and if she can lend us a fiver... Oh yes, and happy birthday Amy!

Play the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage

Play the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage

Nov 30th, 2018

Lumine Mediterranea Beach & Golf Coummunity, the home of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stages is offering brand-new winter sun packages to give golfers the chance to experience the courses which witnessed the drama of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage.

Revamped European Tour announces 2019 schedule

Revamped European Tour announces 2019 schedule

Oct 30th, 2018

It's all change on The European Tour for 2019. The BMW is now in September, the British Masters is now in May and The Open has moved to November 15th. Only kidding. About the Open...

Prime Verdura resort impresses European Tour elite

Prime Verdura resort impresses European Tour elite

May 17th, 2018

Sicily's Verdura Resort has further established its place among the most beautiful golf destinations in the world, with 2018 Rocco Forte Sicilian Open winner Joaquim Lagergren leading the plaudits for the multi-award-winning venue. 

Eddie Pepperell gets first European Tour win in Qatar

Eddie Pepperell gets first European Tour win in Qatar

Feb 25th, 2018

Eddie Pepperell held off the challenge of Oliver Fisher to win his first European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. His celebration was proper old-school, hurling his cap into the air and throwing his ball into the crowd. He also handed his glove to a fan and, at one point, looked like he was going to take his shirt off and give that away too.

Bushnell partners with 5 European Tour Caddie ambassadors

Bushnell partners with 5 European Tour Caddie ambassadors

Jan 30th, 2018

Bushnell Golf, the undisputed #1 laser rangefinder in professional golf for over a decade and used by over 95% of Tour caddies*, has partnered with five professional caddies to act as ambassadors on the European Tour in 2018.

  Peter Millar Grows Presence on PGA Tour and European Tour

Peter Millar Grows Presence on PGA Tour and European Tour

Jan 3rd, 2018

Peter Millar has announced new additions to their team of brand ambassadors for  2018. The new line up now features Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim, Chesson Hadley, Hudson Swafford, Chez Reavie, Scott Brown, Sam Saunders, Johnson Wagner,  Shawn Stefani, Matteo Manassero, Davis (Dru) Love IV, Chris Wilson and Brett Quigley.   

European Tour launch Super 6 Tournament

European Tour launch Super 6 Tournament

Sep 14th, 2016

The European Tour are launching the Perth Super 6 Tournament next year, with a new and unique format to entice new players to the sport. But have they done enough?

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Feb 20th, 2020

Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.

Casey takes European Open

Casey takes European Open

Sep 9th, 2019

Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.

Life on Tour

Life on Tour

Jun 27th, 2018

Launched two weeks ago with special guest Luke Donald, the European Tour's Life on Tour aims to take the listener behind the curtain to find out what life is really like for some of the biggest names in golf.

European Trio get PGA special exemption

European Trio get PGA special exemption

Mar 28th, 2017

European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.  

 Verdura Resort to host new Tour event

Verdura Resort to host new Tour event

Dec 15th, 2016

Verdura Resort, the Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily, is preparing to host a European Tour tournament after it was selected to stage the new event on the professional calendar next spring from May 18-21.

Tour CEO on shorts debate

Tour CEO on shorts debate

Feb 7th, 2016

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has admitted his surprise at how well his shorts change has gone down. 

What's in a Tour Pro's golf bag?

What's in a Tour Pro's golf bag?

Feb 4th, 2016

You've got to love John Daly's response to this European Tour Tweet about what's in a pro golfer's Tour bag. And why he knows it's certainly not his bag.

Tour cards secured

Tour cards secured

Nov 21st, 2015

22 year-old Irishman Paul Dunne secured his 2016 European Tour card yesterday as he tied 13th at the final qualifier in Girona, Spain. Joining him is Matthew Southgate.

R&A Need to make a decision

R&A Need to make a decision

Apr 3rd, 2020

As the various tours are losing millions each week in TV and sponsorship income and the Coronavirus trundles on the R&A continues to put out woolly statements about continuing to look at the options. Given the likely time frames for the lifting of social distancing and the issues over international travel, the R&A must postpone.

LPGA moves Evian Championship

LPGA moves Evian Championship

Mar 29th, 2020

The LPGA has announced the movement of the Evian Championship to 6th to 9th August, the week before the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. At the same time, the signs are that both the R&A and USGA will announce the postponement of the Open and US Open in the coming week.

Not so Manic Monday

Not so Manic Monday

Mar 16th, 2020

It’s not so Manic Monday as sadly the golf calendar has been decimated by the Coronavirus crisis. It will be a very quick round-up of all the results and stories from the weekend as only the Ladies European Tour managed to finish an event.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Mar 9th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Magical Kenya Open postponed

Magical Kenya Open postponed

Mar 6th, 2020

The European Tour has announced the postponement of the Magical Kenya Open Presented by Absa which was due to take place between 12th and 15th of March. This followed the decision by the Government of Kenya to postpone all meetings and conferences in the country of an international nature.

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Mar 5th, 2020

A careless error on his card has dumped England's Eddie Pepperell out of the Qatar Masters at the Education City Golf Club in Doha. The 2018 champion had hoped to find that form of two years ago and force his way into the world's top 50 in time to qualify for The Masters.

More Coronavirus chaos

More Coronavirus chaos

Mar 4th, 2020

Poor old Francesco Laporta, he flew into Doha to play in the Qatar Masters only to be shown the red card and had to turn about and fly straight back to Italy. The Qatari authorities have decided that any passenger arriving on a direct flight from Italy, or having been in the country in the last two weeks have a choice of going into quarantine for 14 days or flying back to Italy.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Mar 2nd, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Poults rips into Zinger

Poults rips into Zinger

Mar 2nd, 2020

GolfPunk favourite Ian Poulter saw red following comments by Paul Azinger at the weekend suggesting the European Tour was a lot easier than the PGA Tour. Poulter took to Twitter and did not hold back on what he thought about what was said by the ex-Ryder Cup captain.

Coronavirus threatens Oman Open

Coronavirus threatens Oman Open

Feb 27th, 2020

It was a worrying time for the European Tour as Italian golfers Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Gagli were quarantined in Muscat and originally forced to pull out of the Oman Open over fears they may have contracted the coronavirus. However, the pair will now play, partnering each other after Gagli’s test proved negative.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Feb 24th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Van Rooyen ties course record at WGC

Feb 22nd, 2020

Erik van Rooyen celebrated his 30th birthday most spectacularly at the WGC-Mexico Championship as the South African tied the course record at Chapultepec Golf Club with a sizzling 62. That nine under par round moved van Rooyen to a ten under total and within a shot of Bryson DeChambeau’s lead.

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

Feb 21st, 2020

He has been saying for a while now that he needs to get off to better starts in events and in Mexico yesterday Rory McIlroy delivered. The World Number One soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue an excellent run of form of late with a six-under-par 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club.

Premier Golf League

Premier Golf League

Feb 18th, 2020

For those of a certain age and most likely from this side of the pond will see parallels between the move by the proposed Premier Golf League and the World Series Cricket (WSC) competition of the late 1970s. Both ventures share two fundamental drivers, the chance for players to earn more money and access to broadcast rights for the organisers.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Feb 17th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Feb 10th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Was Gmac lucky not to be penalised?

Was Gmac lucky not to be penalised?

Feb 9th, 2020

It was great to see Graeme McDowell win again on the European Tour but had the tour applied the slow play rules more strictly come Sunday afternoon might it have been a different story? The Northern Irishman was carrying a ‘bad time’ after a transgression during his second round and playing in the final pairing come Sunday he and partner Victor Dubuisson became detached at the back of the field.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Feb 3rd, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

14 Club Challenge

14 Club Challenge

Feb 3rd, 2020

We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk.  In an all European clash, Spain's Sergio Garcia took on Sweden's Henrik on the 170 yard par three 16th hole at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club ahead of last weeks Saudi International. As always it made for some amusing viewing.

Manic Monday

Manic Monday

Jan 27th, 2020

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. It was certainly a great day for the folk down under yesterday!

Muirhead takes control

Muirhead takes control

Jan 24th, 2020

Alison Muirhead, from Scotland who last week won the Pre-Qualifier event came alive on day two of the final stage of Ladies European Tour Qualifying School. Firing a superb six-under-par 67 around the South Course at La Manga Club in Cartagena, Spain. Muirhead now leads by five shots from overnight leader Morgane Metraux who could only post a level par 73 around the South Course and Pia Babnik of Slovenia.

Brooks gets a lesson

Brooks gets a lesson

Jan 23rd, 2020

Look out Claude Harmon you could soon be out of a job. A six-year-old hilariously analysed Brooks Koepka’s swing during last week’s the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Apparently, Brooks dips a  bit during his swing and he should know which way the wind is blowing!

Pieters leads the way in Dubai

Pieters leads the way in Dubai

Jan 23rd, 2020

Thomas Pieters leads the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after an impressive opening round of 67 on the tough Emirates Golf Club course. The Belgian leads by one shot from David Lipsky of the USA with a gaggle of twelve players, which includes Englishman Eddie Pepperell, Robert Karlsson of Sweden and Dane Søren Kjeldsen, a further shot back.

Encouraging signs on slow play

Encouraging signs on slow play

Jan 21st, 2020

Encouraging signs from the first event with the European Tour’s new regime on slow play. The toughened up four-point plan did not result in any penalties but the general consensus was that the pace of play was better. Even Bryson DeChambeau seemed to have responded positively – might the penny be finally dropping?