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Alistair Tait

Senior Writer

Alistair Tait joined Golfweek in 1994 and became a senior writer in 1999 after leaving Golf Monthly in the UK. He divides his time between the European Tour and the British amateur scene. Tait graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters degree in English after completing his BA at the University of Waterloo. When not covering golf, he can be found at Woburn Golf Club near his home in rural Hertfordshire, England, trying, unsuccessfully, to live up to an 8 handicap alongside his dog Izzy.
 
• First set of clubs: Mother’s hand-me-down set with baby blue grips
• Favorite story you’ve written: The 72 Club, about a bunch of masochists who annually play 72 holes in a day at Littlestone Golf Club, walking and carrying their clubs. Stupidly, I’ve since joined the club!
• Describe your perfect day: 18 holes in the morning, walk the dog in the afternoon, take my family to the local pub for dinner in the evening – with the dog too!
• Favorite book: The Dubliners by James Joyce or Heart Songs by Annie Proux.

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McCullen keeps Moore from history at McEvoy Trophy

No one has ever won the McEvoy Trophy in consecutive years, and that record will remain for another year after Haydn McCullen held off defending champ Bradley Moore on Thursday in England.

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Player-by-player look at Europe's Palmer Cup squad

Here's a player-by-player look at the 2014 European Palmer Cup squad, which includes plenty of college talent from the U.S.

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Carin Koch to captain Europe's Solheim Cup team

Carin Koch will spearhead Europe’s defense of the Solheim Cup in Germany next year, the Ladies’ European Tour announced today. Koch becomes the fifth Swede to captain the European side.

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Euros find easier path to Augusta than in past

Twenty-eight Europeans will tee it up in the 2014 Masters. Sam Torrance, Ken Brown, Mark James and Howard Clark must wish they’d played in these times when it's easier European Tour players to earn an invitation to Augusta National.

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Fitzpatrick takes a pragmatic view of his future

Even Matthew Fitzpatrick, 19, finds it hard to believe he will tee it up in next week’s Masters, plus starts in the U.S. Open and Open Championship, the rewards that go with winning America’s national amateur.

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Porteous looks to break British Am slump in Masters

A two-time British Amateur winner explains a few keys to Garrick Porteous becoming just the third player to use the champion's invite to the Masters and make the cut during the last 33 years -- despite having history against him.

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Muirfield moves toward possible vote for women

Twenty-four hours after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club decided to hold a vote on allowing female members, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield looks set to do the same.

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Dawson: Rio delays shrink timeline for test event

There will likely be no test tournament at the venue for the 2016 Olympics because of delays to construction of the golf course, according to International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson.

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Royal & Ancient Golf Club to vote on female members

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club is set to break with centuries of tradition and allow female members, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson announced today -- club members will vote during their annual business meeting Sept. 18.

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Players sway Euro Tour to Final Series changes

The European Tour no longer requires its members to play in two out of the first three events of the Final Series to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship, one of three major changes announced today.

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