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Ryder Cup trio join BMW PGA Championship field – Golf News

Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren are the latest players from the winning European team at the 2018 Ryder Cup to join the star-studded field for the BMW PGA Championship, the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai. The prestigious event at Wentworth Club enters a new chapter this year with the date moving from May to September 18-22. Its significance at the business end of the
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Matthews completes Solheim Cup team with captain’s picks – Golf News

European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew has named Celine Boutier, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Bronte Law and Suzann Pettersen as her four wildcard picks for next month’s contest against the USA at Gleneagles. Matthew named France’s Celine Boutier as her first pick, followed by England’s Bronte Law, Norway’s Suzann Pettersen (who Matthew replaced as a player due to injury in the 2017 contest), and finally England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff. Suzann Pettersen is
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Reed takes Northern Trust title – Golf News

Patrick Reed defended his slender overnight lead to win the Northern Trust in New Jersey by one stroke after shooting a final round 69. The 29-year-old American, who won the US Masters Tournament in 2018, began the day one shot ahead of Abraham Ancer and that is the way it finished after the Mexican also carded a two-under-par 69. Reed made three birdies and three bogeys on his outward nine
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Automatic qualifiers confirmed for European Solheim Cup team – Golf News

The first eight players have been confirmed for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team. Following the Ladies Scottish Open, Carlota Ciganda, Anne Van Dam and Caroline Hedwall qualified via the LET Solheim Cup points’ list, while Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Azahara Munoz, Caroline Masson and Anna Nordqvist qualified via the world rankings. Captain Catriona Matthew will announce her four picks live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports News at 2pm on
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Mi Jung Hur wins Ladies Scottish Open – Golf News

South Korea’s Mi Jung Hur fired a final round 66 to claim a four-stroke victory in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open held at a rain-swept Renaissance Club. The 29-year-old, who led by two at the halfway stage after a nine-under-par 62, came from a stroke back entering the final round to win on 20 under par. Despite having set the tournament scoring record after two rounds, and having
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European Tour suspends Olesen after assault charge – Golf News

Thorbjorn Olesen has been suspended by the European Tour pending the investigation into his arrest on charges of being drunk on an aircraft and assaulting a female passenger while she slept. Olesen is to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on August 21 on charges of sexual assault, being drunk aboard an aircraft and common assault, according to Metropolitan Police. He is alleged to have urinated in the first-class aisle of
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ENGLAND WIN WOMEN’S & GIRL’S HOME INTERNATIONALS – Golf News

England has won both the Women’s and Girls’ Home Internationals after the rain-affected final day of the round-robin competitions that were played at Downfield in Scotland. England and Ireland came into final day having beaten both Scotland and Wales over the first two days of competition, leading to a title shoot-out between the two sides in both events. With the weather causing havoc, it was a long and frustrating final
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Sandelin wins Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship – Golf News

Sweden’s Jarmo Sandelin has won this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship following a dramatic final day at Nailcote Hall, where he also made a hole-in-one. Sandelin won the event with a total score of eight-under par on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory and the €50,000 prize that comes with it. Last year’s champion Steven Tiley was the overnight leader on -5, two strokes ahead of Gary Wolstenholme. The
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England edge out Ireland in Boys Internationals – Golf News

England has won the R&A Boys’ Home Internationals for the fourth year running after defeating Ireland 8-7 in a nail-biting title decider at Ashburnham Golf Club in Wales. For the second straight year, England triumphed at the expense of its Irish counterparts in a tense contest, and the match was almost a carbon copy of last year at Royal Dornoch. England won the deciding match by the identical score of
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Rose and Mcllroy off to good starts at Northern Trust – Golf News

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose enjoyed strong starts to The Northern Trust as Tiger Woods faced an early exit after the opening day of the FedExCup Play-Offs.Troy Merritt matched the course-record of 62 to claim the outright lead on nine under par, one clear of two-time champion Dustin Johnson, while McIlroy and Rose both fired 65s as two-thirds of the field managed to break the par of 71.But