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Alistair Tait

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Tshwane Open field lacks star power, but gives little guys chance to shine

Tshwane Open field lacks star power, but gives little guys chance to shine

With just three top-100 players in the field, the European Tour's Tshwane Open lacks star power, but that will give little guys a chance to shine.

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Danny Willett on course to make European Ryder Cup team with win in Dubai

European Tour Danny Willett on course to make European Ryder Cup team with win in Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Danny Willett is on course to play on the European Ryder Cup team after winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Tait: Renwick an old-school character who never backed down

Alistair Tait: Dave Renwick an old-school character who never backed down

Through several bags and five major championships, Dave Renwick was a tough, colorful old-school character through and through, writes Golfweek's Alistair Tait.

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McIlroy expects victory in Dubai, but many Challenge Tour, Q-School grads left out

Rory McIlroy expects victory in Dubai, but many Challenge Tour, Q-School grads left out

While Rory McIlroy expects to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, many European Challenge Tour and Q-School grads didn't get the opportunity to play this week.

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Watson replaces Edwards as GB&I Walker Cup captain

Craig Watson replaces Nigel Edwards as GB&I Walker Cup captain

Scotland’s Craig Watson will captain Great Britain & Ireland in the 2017 Walker Cup matches against the United States at Los Angeles Country Club.

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Ladies European Tour launches career planning program

Ladies European Tour launches career planning program

The Ladies European Tour has launched a career planning program to help members make the jump from full-time tournament golf to employment.

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BMW PGA Championship facing possible disruption from Wentworth Residents Association

BMW PGA Championship facing possible disruption from Wentworth Residents Association European Tour

The European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship could face severe disruption because of the dispute between Wentworth Golf Club and its members.

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Wentworth members appoint law firm, threaten legal action against new owners

Wentworth members appoint law firm, threaten legal action against new owners

Wentworth Golf Club members retain a law firm and threaten legal action over new fees and membership reduction that new owners are looking to impose.

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Lawrie leads Qatar Masters heading into final day

Lawrie leads Qatar Masters heading into final day

Lawrie's 2-under 70 gets him to 13 under and hands him a two-stroke lead on defending champ Branden Grace and Thorbjorn Olesen.

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Rickie Fowler rises in ranking after win at Abu Dhabi

PGA Tour Rickie Fowler rises in ranking after win at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship European Tour

Rickie Fowler’s victory in the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship could pave the way for talk of the Big Four.

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Road-weary Spieth vows to rethink schedule after tie for 5th at Abu Dhabi

Road-weary Jordan Spieth vows to rethink schedule after tie for 5th at Abu Dhabi

Jordan Spieth rethinks his schedule after a tie for 5th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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Spieth on fringes of contention in Abu Dhabi, as McIlroy, Fowler among leaders

Jordan Spieth on fringes of contention in Abu Dhabi, as Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler among leaders

In a logjam at the top, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler are among the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship leaders in the middle of the third round; Jordan Spieth on fringes of contention at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

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R&A will consider practice-round shorts for future British Opens

R&A will consider practice-round shorts for future British Opens

The R&A says in a statement that it will consider allowing players to wear shorts in practice rounds in future British Opens, as the organization may follow the European Tour's lead on this issue.

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Rory McIlroy moves into contention in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy moves into contention at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

A birdie-eagle finish transformed Rory McIlroy’s second round and put him into joint-second place at the halfway point of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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McIlroy tries out DeChambeau's golf clubs on range in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy tries out Bryson DeChambeau's golf clubs on range in Abu Dhabi

PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy tried out Bryson DeChambeau's unique same-length golf clubs on the range this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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DeChambeau continues threat as potential amateur winner at Abu Dhabi

Bryson DeChambeau continues threat as potential amateur winner at Abu Dhabi

Bryson DeChambeau is within one of the lead through 27 holes at Abu Dhabi, as the reigning NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion looks to become the European Tour's first amateur winner since 2009.

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Andy Sullivan teases Ryder Cup captain Clarke on way to early Abu Dhabi lead

Andy Sullivan teases Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke on way to early Abu Dhabi lead

Andy Sullivan posts a second-round 67 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship as he takes the early lead and makes fun of 2016 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke in the process.

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Clock ticks on European Tour’s merger effort with Asian Tour

Clock ticks on European Tour’s merger effort with Asian Tour

With the former merger deal with the Asian Tour rejected, the European Tour has until the end of 2016 to produce a merger, said European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley.

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Jordan Spieth incurs pace of play monitoring penalty on Euro Tour

Jordan Spieth incurs pace of play monitoring penalty on Euro Tour

Jordan Spieth fell foul to the European Tour's new pace of play policy during his opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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Bryson DeChambeau off to hot start in Abu Dhabi

Bryson DeChambeau off to hot start in Abu Dhabi European Tour

Bryson DeChambeau returned an 8-under-par 64 in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to take an early one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson.

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European Tour debuts new slow-play policy in Abu Dhabi

European Tour debuts new slow-play policy in Abu Dhabi

The European Tour began a new slow-play policy this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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Rory McIlroy focuses on own game, with sights set on top ranking

Rory McIlroy focuses on own game, with sights set on top ranking

Rory McIlroy will focus on his own game, with his sights set on returning to the top of the world order.

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Spieth: PGA Tour should follow Euros’ lead and allow shorts

Jordan Spieth: PGA Tour should follow Euros’ lead and allow shorts

Jordan Spieth says the PGA Tour should take a cue from the European Tour and allow players to wear shorts.

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It’s no easy answer for some of world’s top golfers: Major title or Olympic gold?

It’s no easy answer for some of world’s top golfers: Major title or Olympic gold? Rickie Fowler Rory McIlroy

The world's top golfers debate whether they want to win a major championship or Olympic gold medal this year.

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European Tour may change rule and allow shorts during practice rounds

European Tour may change rule and allow shorts during practice rounds

The European Tour may start allowing players to wear shorts during practice rounds.

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Henrik Stenson returns to European Tour after off-season knee surgery

Henrik Stenson returns to European Tour after off-season knee surgery

Henrik Stenson returns to the European Tour this week after having surgery this off-season to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

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Rickie Fowler considers adding European Tour starts for dual membership

Rickie Fowler considers adding European Tour starts for dual membership

Rickie Fowler might consider joining the European Tour, he revealed ahead of this week's $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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Porteous, yet another young South African, earns first win at Joburg Open

Haydn Porteous, yet another young South African, earns first win at Joburg Open

A week after Brandon Stone won his first European Tour title, another young South African named Haydn Porteous captures opening win at Joburg Open in Johannesburg.

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Europe dominates EurAsia Cup; proves perfect rehearsal for Ryder Cup

Europe dominates EurAsia Cup; proves perfect rehearsal for Ryder Cup

Team Europe earns an 18.5-5.5 victory over Team Asia at the 2016 EurAsia Cup, which was the perfect rehearsal for the 2016 Ryder Cup in Minnesota at Hazeltine.

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Stone wins first European Tour title by two at BMW SA Open

Brandon Stone wins first European Tour title by two at BMW SA Open

Brandon Stone captured his first European Tour victory on home soil at the BMW SA Open in South Africa.

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Euro Tour’s Pelley seeks to rescue shaky deal with Asian Tour

European Tour’s Keith Pelley seeks to rescue shaky deal with Asian Tour

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley still has work to do to close the deal of taking over the Asian Tour.

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Banned in Britain? U.K. turns up heat on Trump, who fires back

Banned in Britain? U.K. government turns up heat on Donald Trump, who fires back to pull Scottish golf course investments

Donald Trump claims he will pull $1 billion of investment from his two Scottish golf courses if he is banned by the U.K. government from British soil.

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Irish golf legend O’Connor Jr. dies at 67

Irish golf legend O’Connor Jr. dies at 67

Christy O’Connor Jr., who helped Europe retain the Ryder Cup in 1989, has died. He was 67.

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Tiger Woods' most memorable victories

PGA Tour Tiger Woods' most memorable victories

Tiger Woods has 79 PGA Tour victories and Golfweek writers picked the win that was most memorable.

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My Year in Golf: Alistair Tait

Tait: The best, the worst and the valuable lesson from 2015 European Tour coverage

From his 2015 travels, Golfweek's Alistair Tait recounts the best, worst and most surprising moment of 2015.

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Memorable moments from Tiger Woods' career

Memorable moments from Tiger Woods' career

There are countless moments from Tiger Woods' career that stand out, but the writers at Golfweek picked out their most memorable.

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Favorite quotes from Tiger Woods

Favorite quotes from Tiger Woods PGA Tour

In celebration of Tiger Woods' 40th Birthday, our Golfweek writers weigh in with their favorite quotes from Tiger.

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Number crunching: Matteo Manassero

Number crunching: Matteo Manassero drops off in rankings after frustrating season

Former teenage prodigy Matteo Manassero experienced the worst year of his career by far in 2015, and the Italian dropped more than 500 spots in Golfweek's rankings because of it.

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Number crunching: Andy Sullivan

Number crunching: Andy Sullivan springboards in World Golf Rankings

Andy Sullivan had a breakout 2015 season on the European Tour, and for that he moved well up in Golfweek's rankings into the top 100.

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Number crunching: Sam Hutsby

Number crunching: Sam Hutsby experiences large drop in golf rankings

After a miserable 2015 on the European Tour, Sam Hutsby fell precipitously in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

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With Trump as owner, Turnberry stands little chance of hosting British Open

With Donald Trump as owner, Turnberry stands little chance of hosting British Open

Donald Trump's chances of bringing the British Open to Trump Turnberry are slim, according to Alistair Tait.

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Italy to host 2022 Ryder Cup

European Tour awarded Italy 2022 Ryder Cup

Italy will host the 2022 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the European Tour announced Monday.

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Number crunching: John Parry

Number crunching: John Parry one of European Tour's success stories in 2015

Over the final three weeks of 2015, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight John Parry.

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European top 10 moments in 2015: Watson's final Open; GB&I's Walker Cup triumph

European golf top 10 moments in 2015: Tom Watson's final Open; GB&I's Walker Cup triumph

From the GB&I squad's Walker Cup victory to Tom Watson's final British Open, here are the top 10 moments from the European Tour and European amateur golf in 2015, according to Golfweek's Alistair Tait.

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Tait: Spirit of golf has left Wentworth Golf Club

Alistair Tait: Spirit of golf has left Wentworth Golf Club after Reignwood purchase

The decision by Reignwood to increase membership fees at Wentworth Golf Club is a disgrace to the spirit of golf, writes Alistair Tait.

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Charl Schwartzel continues dominance of Alfred Dunhill Championship

Charl Schwartzel continues dominance of Alfred Dunhill Championship

European Tour golfer Charl Schwartzel continued his dominance of Leopard Creek Golf Club by winning the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday.

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Wentworth members oppose new fees, ponder protest, legal action

Wentworth members oppose new fees, ponder protest, legal action

Wentworth Golf Club members are angry and prepare decisive action against Chinese owners Reignwood over increases in membership fees.

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Tait: R&A active on slow-play issue; now it must follow through

Tait: R&A active on slow-play issue; now it must follow through

The R&A has been out front on the slow play problem, and this time it can't wait to take initiative after a St. Andrews seminar on the issue.

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Tait: Young talent looks ready to take over in Europe

Tait: Young talent looks ready to take over in Europe

A talented set of young players appears prepared to lead European golf for the future, including upcoming Ryder Cup squads.

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American Daniel Im shares European Tour Q-School medal as 27 earn cards

American Daniel Im shares European Tour Q-School medal as 27 earn cards

Daniel Im, Ulrich Van Den Berg and Adrian Otaegui shared medalist honors at European Tour Qualifying School and were among 27 players to earn their cards for next season.

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