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Law and Boutier win Vic Open titles as Moynihan makes history

David Law and Celine Boutier triumphed at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Picture: Getty Images Scotland's David Law clinched a life-changing win in the innovative ISPS Handa Vic Open as Ireland's Gavin Moynihan etched his name in European Tour history.Michael Hoey closed with a 69 to tie for 17th with Paul Dunne, who posted a one-over 73 at 13th Beach Golf Club near Melbourne to leave t...
Tags: England, Law, Scotland, Alabama, Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Belgium, Wade Ormsby, Melbourne, Padraig Harrington, University Of Alabama, Moynihan, Maguire, Duke University

Male golfers happily took Saudi money. Female players may think twice

Saudi Arabia plans to host a tournament for female golfers but athletes may have qualms about a country in which women are second-class citizensSaudi Arabia, a country that recently took the radical step of allowing women to drive, is now a stop on the European Tour. Surprisingly, given that until recently women weren’t even allowed to watch sporting events in Saudi Arabia, there is even talk of a women’s tournament being held in the kingdom. (Insert your joke about the country finally welcoming...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, US sports, Golf, European Tour, Majed Al Sorour, Saudi Golf Federation

Hoey and Meadow lead Irish challenges in Vic Open

Stephanie Meadow ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy James Nitties had a world-record equalling nine birdies in a row, but his eight-under 64 still left him two adrift of Nick Flanagan on a positive day for the Irish in the opening round of the $3 million ISPS Handa Vic Open.The event is unique in the game as the men and women play concurrent events for equal prize money over the Creek and Beach...
Tags: Florida, England, Australia, Saudi Arabia, US, Sport, Chile, Golf, European Tour, Portugal, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, George W Bush, Mark, Moynihan, Flanagan

The Wacky World of Pro Golf

Keith Pelley, executive director of the European Tour, is a gent who likes living in the limelight, it seems. At least that’s where he’s been lately with the controversy surrounding the inaugural Saudi Invitational and now his move to embrace Patrick Reed. Earlier this week Pelley extended the privilege of Honorary Life Time Membership in the European Tour to Reed. Why we ask? As a reward for winning the 2018 MASTERS, as some would suggest? Because Reed has once again… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, Sergio Garcia, Pga Tour, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Waste Management, Mea Culpa, Donald Trump, European, Sergio, Reed, Pelley, Keith Pelley, Johnny Miller, Chip Shots

Euro Tour Making News

The European Tour was the subject of discussion for much of this week as the Saudi International took place in Saudi Arabia and many felt the tour made a questionable decision to play in a country beset with human rights violations. Well, the European Tour continues to make headlines with some more controversy as well as some improbable golf. First the Tour welcomed American Patrick Reed with a Life Time Membership allowing “Captain America” to play any European Tour event… Continue Reading → ...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, Golf, Sergio Garcia, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Masters, Jack Nicklaus, Captain America, Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Chip Shots, European Tour Event, Time Membership

Harrington urges Lowry to have "self-confidence"; hails Dunne's "X-factor" 

Padraig Harrington talks about the golf swing with PGA coach Brendan McDaid at the opening of Spawell Golf Academy in Templeogue this week Pádraig Harrington’s wrist injury will keep him out of action for at least another fortnight but he has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Rory McIlroy’s Masters build-up or Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne as potential Ryder Cup rookies.Having...
Tags: England, Sport, Pga, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Bubba Watson, Dubai, Wisconsin, Dustin Johnson, Belfast, Honda, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi

Harrington on Li Haotong’s “harsh” penalty: “Somebody had to take the hit for everybody else”

Pádraig Harrington opened the newly renovated Spawell Golf Academy, which is now under the management of his longtime friend, Peter Lawrie Pádraig Harrington thought the two-stroke penalty handed to China's Li Haotong in Sunday's Dubai Desert Classic was "borderline" and "very harsh" but felt that somebody had "to take the hit" as officials work to make players aware of the slew o...
Tags: China, Sport, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Dublin, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Peter Lawrie, Bryson DeChambeau, Harrington, Li Haotong, Haotong Li, Rules of Golf, Haotong, Spawell Golf Academy

Saudi Arabia, sportswashing and golf’s daring sortie into enemy coffers | Marina Hyde

The European Tour breaks new and controversial ground in the Middle East this week, with Justin Rose among the players being paid up to $1m to compete in the Saudi InternationalIn a flawlessly manicured instance of cosmic timing, last Sunday saw Justin Rose become the sixth golfer to surpass $50m in PGA Tour earnings. With his win at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, Rose now sits on a total of $51.02m, and counting. That, however, does not include his European Tour earnings, which curren...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Ian Poulter, Golf, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Marina Hyde, Ewan Murray, Farmers Insurance Open, Jamal Khashoggi, San Diego Rose

Saudi International Winners and History

Saudi International Winners and History New for 2019 on the European Tour is the Saudi ... Read more. The post Saudi International Winners and History appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour

Fleetwood and Lowry Lahinch bound as strong Irish Open field takes shape

Shane Lowry and Tommy Fleetwood will be in Lahinch for the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Shane Lowry has the game to win a major but if he fails to achieve that lofty goal he believes he may regard winning the 2009 Irish Open at Baltray as an amateur as his greatest achievement.Who knows what may happen in the Masters, the US PGA or the US Open before the Offaly man (31) returns...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Ireland, Paris, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Paul Mcginley, Pga Tour, European Tour, Alan, Shane Lowry, Lowry, US Open, PAUL

Saudi Arabia and Golf’s Shame

I guess I wasn’t paying attention when the European Tour announced it’s schedule for the 2018-2019 season which included a new stop in Saudi Arabia. The sixth European Tour sanctioned event for the current wrap around season is scheduled this week at The Royal Green G&CC in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. Why Saudi Arabia? And why is such a controversy brewing now on the eve of the tournament? To start, the European Tour is a bit of a… Continue Reading →
Tags: Saudi Arabia, America, Sport, Pga, Golf Channel, Golf, Pga Tour, European Tour, Controversy, European, Tournament, Chip Shots, World Golf, Appearance Fees, Royal Green G CC

DeChambeau Leaves Field in His Dust at Dubai Desert Classic

Bryson DeChambeau, the golf scientist, collected his fifth major pro tour win today in the past seven months by lapping the field at the 30th playing of the Dubai Desert Classic. He started the round with a 1 shot lead over defending champion Haotong Li but was never put under pressure by any competitor as he broke from the gate with birdies on his opening three holes. Seven strokes was the margin of victory, as DeChambeau posted an 8-under par… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Dubai, Champion, Dubai Desert Classic, Bryson DeChambeau, Golf Swing, Chip Shots, DeChambeau, Haotong Li, Flat Belly, Margin Of Victory

DeChambeau Does Dubai

They say it doesn’t matter how you get the ball in the hole as long as you get it there.  But that doesn’t hold for Bryson DeChambeau.  To him it truly matters how that ball finds the bottom of the cup. And the maddest of the “mad-scientists” in golf worked his formulas, calculations, geometries and physics  calculations to win again at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.  DeChambeau lapped the field with a final round 64 to finish seven shots clear… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Dubai, Dubai Desert Classic, John Deere, IMG, Bryson DeChambeau, Bryson, John Deere Classic, Chip Shots, Pga Tour Player, Omega Dubai

McIlroy grinds at Torrey Pines as Lowry maintains desert momentum

England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick was the first round leader in Dubai. Picture: Getty Images Rory McIlroy had to dig deep on his debut as Spain's Jon Rahm lit up the Farmers Insurance Open with a blistering 10-under 62 at Torrey Pines.As the Northern Ireland star chiselled out a workmanlike one-under 71 on the testing,  7,698-yard  South Course, 2017 champion Rahm (24) ripped up the m...
Tags: England, America, Spain, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Pga Tour, European Tour, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Dubai, North, Belfast, Shane Lowry

Lowry banks big on confidence after grittiest round: "I had to go right the bottom of the well for that one”

Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship held at Bellerive Golf Club on August 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America) Shane Lowry banked much more than a cheque for €1.04 million in the Arabian Desert on Saturday — he rediscovered his confidence and stashed some away for major days to...
Tags: Sport, Ryder Cup, Golf, Lee Westwood, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Portugal, Shane Lowry, Richard, Padraig Harrington, Lowry, Abu Dhabi HSBC, Neil, Harrington, Arabian Desert, Valderrama

Lowry officially 41st in the world

Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America Shane Lowry’s dramatic Abu Dhabi HSBC victory has catapulted him 34 places to 41st in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.The Offaly man (31) is also top of the Race to Dubai heading to this we...
Tags: Japan, New York, Sport, Thailand, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Wgc, Dubai, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Memphis, Pebble Beach, Paul Casey

Lowry thrilled "bottle" remains intact as he lays Oakmont hoodoo to rest

Shane Lowry shakes hands with Andrew Landry at the end of their round during the final round of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Sunday, June 19, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky) Shane Lowry was thrilled with the "bottle" he showed as he snatched the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship from Richard Sterne and put his Oakmont nightmare behind him with a clutc...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Dustin Johnson, Johnson, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, Richard, Padraig Harrington, Doha, Lowry, Pittsburgh, Majors, Oakmont, Oakmont Country Club, Richard Sterne

Relentless Lowry takes three-shot lead into final round at Abu Dhabi

Shane Lowry in full flow at last year’s US PGA. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America) Shane Lowry produced another barn-storming performance — especially on the par threes — to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship.Leading by just one stroke from Lois Oosthuizen starting the day, he carded a five-under par 67 to leave his Richard Stern...
Tags: US, Spain, Sport, Hawaii, Ian Poulter, Golf, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Bubba Watson, Portugal, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, Ross Fisher, Clara, Lowry

Patient Lowry relishing desert challenge

Shane Lowry in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Picture Getty Shane Lowry shrugged off some "horrendous" early mistakes to remain in pole position in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.The Clara man (31) knew it would be tough to go low again after opening with a blistering, 10-under par 62.But despite bogeys at the second and third, he remained patient, avoided more mistakes and made four birdi...
Tags: Sport, South Africa, Golf, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Dubai, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, Clara, Lowry, Louis, Abu Dhabi HSBC, Sterne, Oosthuizen, Louis Oosthuizen

Lowry seeks desert bloom as Ryder Cup ambitions loom large

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 10: Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his shot on the 12th hole during Round One for the 99th PGA Championship held at Quail Hollow Club on August 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Scott Halleran/PGA of America) CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 10: Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his shot on the 12th hole during Round One for the 99th PGA Championship held at Quail Hollow Club on August 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Scott Halleran/PGA of America)
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Shane Lowry, Lowry, Quail Hollow Club

Harrington "consumed" by Ryder Cup as gun goes: "I'm hoping that dies down"

Pádraig Harrington has been Ryder Cup captain for less than a week but already admitted that he's "consumed" by the job and hoping things calm down as he eases into his 20-month journey.The Dubliner (47) confessed that he was so drained by his first afternoon as skipper that he had to go to bed and has been regularly taking naps since his unveiling at Wentworth."I can't believe how much it is consuming my thinking at the mom...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Paris, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Sergio Garcia, Pga Tour, European Tour, Padraig Harrington, Wentworth, Sergio, Sam Torrance, McIlroy, Caroline, Harrington

Robin Dawson to represent Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Robin Dawson (centre) with Conor Russell (PGA professional) and Barry O’Connor (Resort Director) at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Robin Dawson has signed a two-year contract to represent Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links as its touring professional.He will wear the Portmarnock Links crest as he competes around the world this season. The Waterford native, 21, had a glittering amateur...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Ireland, Pga, Golf, European Tour, Robin, Great Britain, Dawson, Portmarnock, Bernhard Langer, Royal County Down, Challenge Tour, Robin Dawson, St Andrews Trophy, Portmarnock Hotel

Harrington ready for tough task if Stricker captains US

Steve Stricker Pádraig Harrington will not underestimate no-nonsense Steve Stricker if the Wisconsin native is named as US skipper for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.The PGA of America is expected to name Jim Furyk's successor shortly with Stricker considered the red-hot favourite to get the job in his home state.If Stricker is chosen, Harrington knows he will have his wo...
Tags: Japan, Scotland, US, America, Sport, Bbc, Santiago, Chile, Ryder Cup, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, European Tour, Argentina, Wisconsin, Steve

Harrington banking on Ryder Cup Rors

2020 European Ryder Cup captain, Pádraig Harrington. Picture: Getty Images  Pádraig Harrington is ready to put his reputation on the line as Ryder Cup captain with Rory McIlroy as his team room talisman.The Dubliner (47) confessed that he had to think "long and hard" before accepting the task of leading Europe's defence of the trophy at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in 2020.But h...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Ryder Cup, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Wisconsin, Padraig Harrington, McIlroy, Harrington, Whistling Straits, Rory is top

Harrington nursing broken wrist as Ryder Cup announcement looms

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 10: Padraig Harrington of Ireland hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during Round One for the 99th PGA Championship held at Quail Hollow Club on August 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Scott Halleran/PGA of America) Team Europe needs a strong hand on the tiller as it voyages to the US to defend the Ryder Cup next year and Padraig Harrington looks cert...
Tags: Europe, Minnesota, Virginia, US, Sport, Rome, Ireland, Pga, Ryder Cup, Golf, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Dubai, Dustin Johnson

Mid-summer madness a concern for Rory

Rory McIlroy speaks to the media on the eve of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Picture: PGATour/Periscope Rory McIlroy teed off his 2019 season in Hawaii last night admitting that mid-season burn out is his biggest challenge as he bids to get back to the very top of the game.The Co Down man (29) believes it’s crucial he remains fresh and motivated between the US Open in mid-Ju...
Tags: Europe, Florida, US, Atlanta, Sport, Hawaii, Middle East, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, Ernie Els, Rbc, Rory, McIlroy, Erica

McIlroy flexes his muscle

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the 100th PGA Championship held at Bellerive Golf Club on August 10, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America Rory McIlroy will put on a power show in the $6.5 million Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii tonight - in more ways that one.The Holywood star will be relishing...
Tags: Europe, Florida, US, America, Sport, Hawaii, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, Wgc, Dubai, Dustin Johnson, Associated Press, Abu Dhabi, Wentworth

McIlroy plays down European Tour “loyalty”

Rory McIlroy lines up a putt in the US PGA last year. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America Rory McIlroy insists he will concentrate on the PGA Tour in 2019 and feels no sense of undivided loyalty to his home circuitWhile he has yet to confirm speculation he has agreed to play the required four events outside the majors and World Golf Championships to keep his European Tour me...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Atlantic, Hawaii, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, States, Maui, McIlroy, Kapalua, Keith Pelley

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open plans take shape; 13th extended 60 yards

Lahinch’s 11th green Rory McIlroy's presence remains uncertain but European Tour officials and organisers are working hard to ensure a world-class field will tee it up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch from July 4-7.While fans may have to wait until after the Masters to see if McIlroy will answer the call and add the Co Clare spectacular to his schedule, plans to make t...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Danny Willett, Pebble Beach, South, Gardai, Blake, McIlroy, Clare, Lahinch, Keane, Royal Portrush

Seve Ballesteros and Jon Rahm: An irresistible cocktail

Combining the eternal appeal of Seve Ballesteros with the star power of Ryder Cup hero Jon Rahm has drawn more than 600 children to participate in the ‘Seve & Jon Golf for Kids’ programme in Spain.While the youngsters know all about Seve through watching his videos and hearing the stories of his feats, they were keen to get to know Rahm and played golf with their hero at Meaztegi Golf, a Seve-designed public golf course in O...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Ian Poulter, Golf, European Tour, Javier Ballesteros, Santander, Seve Ballesteros, Bilbao, Jon, St Andrews, Irwin, Taylormade, Rahm, Shaun Micheel, Seve