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Lowry Happy To Opt For Any Open Championship Defence Option

Shane Lowry’s definitely in no hurry insisting he’s prepared to wait to later this year or whenever to defend his Open Championship crown. The St. Andrews-based R & A, as organisers of golf’s oldest major, is under increasing pressure not only from sponsors and supporters but from golf’s major tours to make a decision if they intend to stick with the allocated July 16-19 host dates. Each time a tournament is postponed to later in 2020, it obviously reduces the number of weeks available. There’s ...

Matthews Concerned For Solheim Cup Should Ryder Cup Postponed To 2021

Dual Solheim Cup European captain Catriona Matthews expressed her concerns should the 2020 Ryder Cup be postponed to 2021. Matthews, 50 was afforded the opportunity to remain as Europe’s captain following the team’s thrilling one-point success over the visiting Americans in the 16th hosting of the event in 2019 at Gleneagles. It was only a sixth European Team win in the history of the event with five of the victories, and four of those in Scotland, being on home soil. The inaugural Solheim ...

Hill Claims The Most Bizarre Win Of His Short Pro Career.

With the likes of World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and reigning Masters champ Tiger Woods unable to tee-up in Florida, Scotland’s Calum Hill has claimed a most bizarre sixth pro career at the Verrado Founders Championship on the Outlaw Tour in Arizona. Hill, 25 first paid a $875 non-members fee to claim success over the three rounds with a 15-under par total and pocket the $4,500 first prize cheque in an eventual field of just 28 players. The Scot bogeyed his second hole but then eagled the fifth ...

Lawrie ‘Surprised’ If 149th Open Championship Is Not Postponed

Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie says he would be ‘surprised’ if the 149th Open Championship is not postponed to later in the year. Two of the four Majors of 2020 have alread been postponed to laster this year and with the U.S. Open almost certain to be the next to be put back to later in 2020. The R & A, as organised of The Open, has been in constant discussion with the host Royal St. George’s course in Kent, but it’s a UK Government ruling that will decide if golf’s ...

Paul Lawrie Uniquely Placed To Assess Impact Of ‘StayAtHome’ Golfing Shutdown.

It is not a choosing he would prefer but Open Champion Paul Lawrie is in a unique position during the current Coronavirus fears. Not only is Lawrie side-lined from his chosen profession but outside of the European Tour competition ropes the proud Scot is a golf-related businessman. Lawrie, 51 runs the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre located at South Deeside in his beloved Aberdeen. The Centre boasts a nine-hole par-3 golf course, a 26 bay driving range and a world class short game area.  The Centre also ...

McIlroy’s RBC Canadian Open Mid-June Defence Cancelled.

Rory McIlroy’s defence of his RBC Canadian Open title will not take place from June 11th to 14th after the Toronto Mayor John Tory announced all city-led events and permits have been cancelled through the end of June, 2020. McIlroy brilliantly won for a first occasion last year in Canada posting a Tour career low of a final round 9-under par 61 and win also with a record-setting 22-under-par 258 tally in the countries largest city. The host St. George’s Golf and Country Club is located just ...

Haney Ruled ‘In Bounds’ By Florida Court After PGA Tour Loses Motion To Dismiss

Tiger Woods’ former coach Hank Haney will now have his day in court. This is after the PGA Tour’s motion to dismiss Haney’s allegations were stated by the ruling South District of Florida in Miami, and strangely in golf terms, to be ‘like a well-hit drive on the golf course—have avoided pleading hazards under Rule 12(b)(6), remained in bounds’. Haney was suspended by the Tour and SiriusXM in May 2019 when he and co-host Steve Johnson were chatting about the then up-coming ...