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Alistair Tait

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Rory McIlroy keeps European Tour membership, remains eligible for Race to Dubai crown

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy keeps membership, remains eligible for European Tour's Race to Dubai Final Series

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy keeps European Tour membership and remains eligible for The Final Series for European Tour's Race to Dubai despite Northern Irishman falling short of 13-tournament minimum requirement.

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Sam Horsfield withdraws from 2015 GB&I Walker Cup team

Florida Gators men's golfer Sam Horsfield withdraws from 2015 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team

Florida Gators men's golfer Sam Horsfield withdraws from 2015 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team for September match against United States, citing "personal reason."

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Pieters' win at Czech Masters a sign of things to come

Thomas Pieters' win at Czech Masters a sign of things to come for European Tour golfer

Belgium's Thomas Pieters notches his maiden European Tour victory Sunday at the D+D Real Czech Masters, a sign of things to come for the former NCAA champion.

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Irish players dominate Great Britain & Ireland roster for 2015 Walker Cup

Irish players dominate Great Britain & Ireland roster for 2015 Walker Cup, including Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan

Great Britain & Ireland roster and team for 2015 Walker Cup, Irish amateur golfers dominate roster including Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan.

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Horsey continues to defy expectations with Made in Denmark win

David Horsey continues to defy expectations with Made in Denmark win

English European Tour golfer David Horsey defies expectations with his fourth European Tour win at the 2015 Made in Denmark.

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Tait: European Tour's joint venture with Asian Tour a win-win deal

Tait: European Tour's joint venture with Asian Tour a win-win deal

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley announced a new joint venture between the European Tour and Asian Tour on Friday.

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Euro Tour’s Made in Denmark event needs a modern makeover

Euro Tour’s Made in Denmark event needs a modern makeover

If Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s new chief executive, needed a lesson on the disparity of European Tour fields, then his trip to this week’s Made in Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farsø should provide much clarity.

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Irish eyes could be smiling on GB&I Walker Cup team

Irish eyes could be smiling on top amateurs who make 2016 GB&I Walker Cup team

Irish players should play a big part in the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup that will take on the Americans next month at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

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Sweden's Marcus Svensson wins British Boys title

Marcus Svensson of Sweden wins 2015 British Boys Championship title

Marcus Svensson defeated South Africa’s Keegan de Lange, 4 and 3, in the scheduled 36-hole final to become the second consecutive Swedish winner of the British Boys Championship.

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WGC-Bridgestone victory could lead Shane Lowry to PGA Tour

With WGC-Bridgestone victory, Shane Lowry could join European exodus to PGA Tour

Shane Lowry produced an exceptional victory in the recent WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but what does it mean for the European Tour?

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Mazzoli wins European Amateur, earns British Open berth

Stefano Mazzoli wins European Amateur, earns British Open berth; Gary Hurley builds Walker Cup case

Italy's Stefano Mazzoli qualified for the 2016 British Open by winning the European Amateur Saturday in Slovakia while Gary Hurley improved his Walker Cup case.

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On Keith Pelley's first day with European Tour, the mission is clear

On Keith Pelley's first day with European Tour, the mission is clear

The European Tour's new chief executive Keith Pelley begins his tenure Monday and his priority should be keeping Europe's top stars at home.

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Dawson fends off Langer for Senior British Open title

Marco Dawson fends off Bernhard Langer for Senior British Open title

Champions Tour golfer Marco Dawson wins the 2015 Senior British Open at Sunningdale Golf Club over Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez for his first senior major championship.

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Co-leader Paul Dunne leads amateur charge at British Open

British Open co-leader Paul Dunne leads amateur charge at St. Andrews

British Open co-leader Paul Dunne rose from unknown to amateur star Sunday with a 6-under 66 at St. Andrews.

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Spieth sets up British Open title chase with eye on something more

Jordan Spieth sets up British Open 2015 title chase with eye on something more

Jordan Spieth sets up British Open 2015 title chase based on motivation to win third leg of the Grand Slam

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Pepperell matures from 'cocky' junior to British Open contender

Eddie Pepperell matures from 'cocky' junior to 2015 British Open contender

European Tour golfer Eddie Pepperell makes journey from talented but cocky junior golfer to 2015 British Open contender at St. Andrews.

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Lawrie seeks to validate ’99 British Open with another Claret Jug

Paul Lawrie seeks to validate ’99 British Open with another Claret Jug

Paul Lawrie plays into contention at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland and seeks to validate 1999 British Open Championship win with another Claret Jug.

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Strong winds blow British Open off course toward Monday finish

Strong winds blow British Open 2015 off course toward Monday finish at St. Andrews

British Open 2015 heads toward the rare Monday finish at St. Andrews thanks to weather delays.

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Inner demons? Not a factor in Dustin Johnson's British Open run

Inner demons? Not a factor in PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson's 2015 British Open run

Dustin Johnson's British Open run doesn't seem to be affected by other major letdowns.

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Nick Faldo's final British Open stroll around St. Andrews ends early

Nick Faldo's final British Open stroll around St. Andrews ends early

Former British Open champion Nick Faldo made his final stroll around the Old Course at St. Andrews despite a freak injury to his hand.

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Willett rides wave of confidence to top of British Open field, a childhood dream

Danny Willett rides wave of confidence to top of 2015 British Open field, a childhood dream

Topping the British Open leaderboard is a childhood dream come true for European Tour player Danny Willett.

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Henrik Stenson remains patient in quest for first major title

Henrik Stenson stays patient in his quest to become Sweden's first male major winner

PGA Tour player Henrik Stenson chases a British Open 2015 victory at St. Andrews for his first major title.

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Langasque learns from France’s best in preparing for British Open debut

Romain Langasque learns from France’s best in preparing for British Open debut

Thanks in part to mentor and fellow countryman Victor Dubuisson, French amateur Romain Langasque is confident entering the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews.

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Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth's chances at St. Andrews

Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth's chances at winning British Open 2015 for third leg of Grand Slam

Three-time British Open winner Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth's chances at winning third leg of Grand Slam at St. Andrews.

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Casey stalks elusive British Open title at scene of his 2010 challenge

Paul Casey stalks elusive British Open title at St. Andrews, scene of his 2010 challenge

PGA Tour player Paul Casey returns to St. Andrews for British Open 2015 feeling unfulfilled.

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Rickie Fowler wins Scottish Open in tune-up for St. Andrews

Rickie Fowler wins European Tour's Scottish Open in tune-up for St. Andrews

PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler wins 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on European Tour ahead of 2015 British Open after making clutch birdie on 18th hole.

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As spotlight shines on ‘Home of Golf,’ participation issues loom in Scotland

As spotlight shines on ‘Home of Golf,’ participation issues loom in Scotland

Scotland will host the European Tour's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews, but participation and club golf membership in down in the home of golf.

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Rory McIlroy ankle injury leaves British Open start in question

Rory McIlroy ankle injury leaves British Open 2015 start at St. Andrews in question

PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy ankle injury while playing soccer with friends before 2015 British Open PGA Tour major championship at St. Andrews.

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For European Tour success, copy the French

For European Tour success, copy the French system of amateur, pro development

French golf fans have much to celebrate on the European Tour and on the amateur-golf ranks.

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Bernd Wiesberger closes out French Open victory

European Tour player Bernd Wiesberger closes out French Open victory

Bernd Wiesberger closed out his third European Tour title Sunday at the French Open while three others earned spots in the British Open.

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Langasque shows shades of Dubuisson in British Amateur win

Romain Langasque shows shades of fellow Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in 2015 British Amateur win

The 2015 British Amateur Championship final match with French golfer Romain Langasque and Scotland's Grant Forrest has Langasque win and show signs of PGA Tour golfer Victor Dubuisson.

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Langasque, Forrest reach final at British Amateur

Romain Langasque, Grant Forrest reach final at British Amateur

The 2015 British Amateur Championship match-play final with former San Diego men's golfer Grant Forrest of Scotland and Romain Langasque of France at Carnoustie.

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Match-play quarterfinals set for British Amateur Championship

Match-play quarterfinals set for British Amateur Championship

The 2015 British Amateur Championship match-play quarterfinals are set with Jack McDonald and Sean Towndrow making the fourth round in Scotland.

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Stanford's David Boote puts on a show at Carnoustie

Stanford's David Boote puts on a show at Carnoustie in British Amateur match play

Stanford college golfer David Boote put on a show at Carnoustie in British Amateur match play.

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Niebrugge among match-play qualifiers at British Amateur

Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge among match-play qualifiers at British Amateur

Oklahoma State college golfer and Walker Cup hopeful Jordan Niebrugge made match play Tuesday at the British Amateur in Carnoustie, Scotland.

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Tait: Will the British Amateur produce a worthy winner?

Tait: Will the 2015 British Amateur Championship produce a worthy winner?

The 2015 British Amateur Championship men's amateur golf tournament past champions have failed to make it in professional ranks but Marcus Kinhult, Ryan Ruffels and Austin Connelly are among 2015 contestants to seek amateur and professional success.

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Unfortunate overlap: Palmer Cup dilutes Amateur Championship field

Unfortunate overlap: Palmer Cup dilutes Amateur Championship field

The Palmer Cup overlaps the Amateur Championship this month which will dilute the field at the historic amateur event.

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Kjeldsen breaks winless streak with Irish Open title

Soren Kjeldsen breaks winless streak on European Tour with Irish Open title

Soren Kjeldsen broke a winless streak on the European Tour by winning the Irish Open in a playoff.

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Harrington, Uihlein fail to qualify for U.S. Open; Levy medals at England sectional

Padraig Harrington, Peter Uihlein fail to qualify for U.S. Open; Alexander Levy medals at England sectional

Padraig Harrington and Peter Uihlein failed to qualify for the 2015 U.S. Open via sectional qualifying while Alexander Levy was one of 11 qualifiers Monday in England.

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Byeong-hun An breaks through with BMW PGA Championship win

Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win

Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win for the former U.S. Amateur Championship winner out of South Korea.

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Molinari, An share 54-hole lead at BMW PGA Championship

European Tour players Francesco Molinari, Byeong Hun An share lead at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

European Tour players Francesco Molinari and Byeong Hun An share the 54-hole lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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McIlroy struggles to 78, misses cut at BMW PGA

Rory McIlroy misses European Tour cut at BMW PGA Championship after second-round 78 at Wentworth

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship after a second-round 78 Friday at Wentworth.

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Morrison moves into contention at BMW PGA with second-round 66

European Tour player James Morrison moves into contention at BMW PGA Championship with second-round 66

European Tour player James Morrison carded a 6-under 66 Friday at Wentworth to move into contention at the BMW PGA Championship.

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With eye on majors, Molinari surges into BMW PGA lead

With eye on majors, Francesco Molinari surges into European Tour BMW PGA Championship lead

Francesco Molinari fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to grab the first-round lead at BMW PGA Championship as he looks to qualify for the U.S. Open and British Open.

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McIlroy throws club at BMW PGA, could face fine

Rory McIlroy throws club at BMW PGA Championship, could face fine from Europen Tour

Rory McIlroy could face a stiff fine from the European Tour’s 15-man tournament committee for club throwing during the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship.

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Number of golfers in Europe continues to slide, KPMG report finds

Number of golfers in Europe continues to slide, KPMG report finds

European golf numbers are continuing to drop, according to a new KPMG survey, "Golf Participation in Europe 2015."

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Road-weary McIlroy posts solid 71 in opening round of BMW PGA

Road-weary Rory McIlroy posts solid 71 in opening round of European Tour BMW PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy opened the BMW PGA Championship with a 1-under 71 despite fighting a little mental fatigue Thursday at Wentworth.

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McIlroy returns to BMW PGA site that kick-started his big 2014 season

Rory McIlroy returns to European Tour's BMW PGA site that kick-started his big 2014 season

Rory McIlroy returns to the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where a red-hot summer began in 2014.

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Top Europeans want tour's new boss to close gap with PGA Tour

Top European Tour players want new boss to close the gap with PGA Tour

European Tour stars want chief executive Keith Pelley to close the gap with PGA Tour.

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Luke Donald hopes friendly Wentworth helps reverse slide

European Tour's Luke Donald hopes friendly Wentworth helps reverse slide

Luke Donald could be forced to quit the European Tour if he continues his slide down the Official World Golf Ranking but hopes to turn it around at the BMW PGA Championship.

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