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International team takes 4-1 lead in Presidents Cup – Golf News

International captain Ernie Els congratulates Adam Scott on his win during Thursday’s four-ball matches on day one of the Presidents Cup (Getty Images) The International team took an unprecedented 4-1 lead over the United States after the opening day fourballs in the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in Australia. US playing captain Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas secured their side’s only point as they beat Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann 4&3.
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R&A relaxes amateur status rules on hole-in-one prizes – Golf News

The R&A has relaxed the rules on prize limits an amateur golfer may win when making a hole-in-one outside a round of golf (e.g. on a driving range, golf simulator, or putting green) provided that shot is at least 50 yards long. The change of Rule 3-2b of the Rules of Amateur Status, which regulates hole-in-prizes, is designed to promote the game to new audiences, as well as eliminate unnecessary restrictions for
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Stenson’s the hero in the Bahamas – Golf News

Henrik Stenson won his first title in more than two years at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. The 43-year-old Swede found a timely eagle on the 15th en route shoot a final-round 66 to finish on 18 under, one shot ahead of defending champion Jon Rahm. Patrick Reed edged US compatriot and tournament host Tiger Woods by two shots, while Justin Rose finished joint fifth. Stenson, who had
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Højgaard banks Mauritius Open – Golf News

Danish teenager Rasmus Højgaard holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the third play-off hole to win his maiden professional title in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club. At the age of 18, Højgaard became the third youngest winner in European Tour history after Matteo Manassero and Danny Lee, and even eclipsed fellow countryman Thomas Bjørn, in claiming his first victory in only his fifth European Tour
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Henseleit wins LET Order of Merit with victory in Kenya – Golf News

Germany’s Esther Henseleit carded a course record 64 to win the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open by one shot and clinch the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit title on a dramatic final day at Vipingo Ridge near Mombasa. The 20-year-old first-year professional golfer from Hamburg became only the third player in the 41-year history of the Ladies European Tour to capture the Order of Merit and Rookie of the
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Woods & McIlroy turn down huge appearance fees to play Saudi tournament – Golf News

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have both turned down the opportunity to play in next month’s Saudi International tournament despite the offer of sizeable appearance fees. The event, which was introduced to the European Tour’s schedule last season, has attracted a strong field, with Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau and Phil Mickelson all choosing to take part in the tournament, which
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Lawrie to captain European Junior Ryder Cup team – Golf News

Paul Lawrie has been chosen to captain Europe at the 2020 Junior Ryder Cup in Wisconsin, where his team will attempt to win the event for the first time since 2006. Held just before the Ryder Cup itself, the Junior Ryder Cup sees the best male and female junior amateurs from Europe and the USA go head-to-head in a mixed event. Next year’s renewal takes place at Blue Mound Golf and
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Toptracer launches 9-shot challenge – Golf News

Toptracer has launched a global skills-based competition that tests golfers’ shot-making ability between 55 and 160 yards. The 9-Shot challenge starts today (December 5) and runs until December 8 at more than 200 Toptracer Ranges around the world. Scoring is based on each player’s proximity to the hole on each of their nine shots. Golfers can view their real-time rankings against participants from Toptracer Range locations throughout the world. To submit
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Everything You Need to Know About The Masters – Golf News

As all golf lovers know, the Masters is golf’s equivalent to the football fans’ World Cup. Over the years, Augusta has been the scene for many remarkable and magical golf moments, who can forget a 46-year old Jack Nicklaus shooting a 65 to win his sixth Green Jacket at the 1986 Masters? Or in 1997 when Tiger Woods stunned the millions watching at home when he won by an astonishing
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Lane turns on the magic in Madagascar – Golf News

Evergreen Barry Lane bagged his second Staysure Tour title of the season when winning the inaugural MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar held at International Golf Club Du Rova. Lane, who turns 60 next year, hit a final round of 69 to clinch his eighth victory on the over-50s circuit and his second of the year, having won the Senior Italian Open in June. The Kent-based former Ryder Cup player began the