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Chris Doak Takes Out Tournament Host Paul Lawrie At Murcar Links

Fellow Scot Chris Doak has taken out tournament host Paul Lawrie to reach the third round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match-Play Championship. In a see-sawing encounter Lawrie went 1up after 3 holes before the Callaway attached Doak leveled at the next. However for the next four holes it was 1up, all square, 1up and all square before Doak won the 13th to go 2up and then eventually silencing Lawrie 1up. In other matches England’s Chris Wood needed just two and a half hours to also book ...
Paul Lawrie on day one 2015 Saltire Energy Match-Play.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Lawrie Delivers Spark On Day One Off Saltire Energy Match-Play At Murcar Links.

Tournament host Paul Lawrie delivered plenty of spark with a resounding victory on the opening day of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay. Lawrie beat Frenchman Romain Wattel 5 and 4 at Murcar Links to join fellow Scots Chris Doak, David Drysdale, Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren in the final 32. The 46 year old got off to the perfect start, firing a birdie at the first to take an early lead before Wattel levelled things up with a gain at the third. Lawrie then won the fourth, fifth ...
Twenty-year old Hoo Joo Kim leads the opening round of the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open.

Lydia Ko Takes Big Step Towards Illusive First Major At Turnberry.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko took the first step towards that illusive first Major Championship crown on day one of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Turnberry in Scotland. It was Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim who heads the field after carding a superb seven under par 65 for a one shot lead. The 20-year old Kim  leads Ko and America’s Cristie Kerr who each shot 66s and with two other Koreans, Q Baek and So Yeon Ru, on five under par 67. On a good day for the Asian players, Japanese duo, Shiho Ohyama and ...
New Open Champion Zach Johnson in the new World No.

Injured Rory McIlroy Hangs Onto To World No. 1 Crown.

Injured Rory McIlroy holds onto his World No. 1 crown after nearest rival Jordan Spieth missed out by a shot in Monday’s dramatic Open Championship play-off. Speith had a chance to overtake McIlroy for the top spot in the world rankings, but needed to succeed at the Home of Golf to unseat McIlroy. However a 71st hole not only saw the Texan miss out on capturing a third Major in succession but miss out on the play-off and the chance to go to World No. 1 But then the 21-year old Spieth only ...
Zach Johnson does the best balancing act at the 144th Open Championship. (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Zach Johnson Lifts Claret Jug After 4-Hole St. Andrews Play-Off.

Zach Johnson is the 144th Open Champion. After 72 holes of regulation play the American succeeded in defeating South African Louis Oosthuizen and Aussie Marc Leishman over a four hole play-off on the Old Course at St. Andrews. It is Johnson’s second Major Championship title and comes eight years after the now 38-year Iowa-born golfer won the 2007 Masters at Augusta National. All three players ended regulation play tied at 15-under before Johnson finished one-under par and one fewer than Oosthuizen ...
Jason Day crosses the Swilcan Bridge for a second last time at the 2015 Open.

Day & Leishman Determined To End 22-Year Australia Victory Drought At The Open.

The Aussie duo of Jason Day and Marc Leishman are poised to end a 22-year Australian-born victory drought in golf’s oldest major. Greg Norman was the last Australian to win The Open in 1993 at Royal St. Andrews where he was handed the Claret Jug by the late Gene Sarazen and with Allan Border’s winning Test team in attendance. Now Day and Leishman will be determined to piggy back on the Australian Test team’s humbling of England to make it a double ‘down under’ triumph ...
History beckons on the Old Course for Jordan Spieth.  (Photo - www.pgatour.com)

History Beckons For Jordan Spieth – Three Majors ‘Calendar’ Victories In Succession.

History beckons on the Old Course for Jordan Spieth. Three players – Aussie Jason Day, South African Louis Oosthuizen and Irish amateur Paul Dunne – are tied for the lead, and with Spieth just one back. It’s a tightly packed leader board with 14 players are at 9 under or better and overall 25 players within five shots of the lead. “I highly doubt somebody really breaks through the pack tomorrow, given this golf course can yield a lot of birdies,” Spieth said. “It will be a pretty bunched ...