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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.
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.
Wentworth members oppose new fees, ponder protest, legal action
Wentworth Golf Club members oppose new fees and ponder protest and legal action against Chinese owners Reignwood over increases in fees at course that hosts BMW PGA Championship.
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.
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.
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.
European Tour loosens membership quota in bid to retain top players
Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s new chief executive, has done the sensible thing in reducing the required number of tournaments to retain membership.
European Tour sets 46-event, 26-nation schedule for 2016
The men’s Olympic golf tournament has been included on the European Tour’s 2016 schedule. It’s part of a 46-event rota across 26 countries released Tuesday.
European Tour golfer Kristoffer Broberg wins BMW Masters in playoff over Patrick Reed
Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg defeated PGA Tour golfer Patrick Reed in a playoff Sunday to win the BMW Masters in Shanghai for his first European Tour title.
Walker Cup standouts advance to final stage of 2015 European Tour Q-School
At European Tour Q-School second stage, victorious Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup players Jimmy Mullen, Ashley Chesters and Paul Dunne have secured places for the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying.
American duo falls short of European Tour cards
American duo falls short of European Tour cards due to average finishes at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final, the final event of the European Challenge Tour season.
R&A, USGA allow amateur golfers to donate winnings to charity
The R&A and USGA's recent changes allow amateur golfers to donate potential earnings to charity, like Hideki Matsuyama with tsunami victims in 2011.
Tait: Latest Rules of Golf changes offer more leniency for infractions
Latest 2016 USGA and R&A's Rules of Golf changes offers more leniency for infractions.
Changes to Rules of Golf will help modernize game
Four alterations to the the USGA and R&A's Rules of Golf for 2016 will help the game of golf evolve.
The postman delivers: Matt Ford retains European Tour card with clutch performance
Englishman Matt Ford retains his European Tour card with a clutch performance at the Hong Kong Open a year after believing he would be a postman.
Wentworth Golf Club members see huge increase in fees
Wentworth Golf Club, host to European Tour events and former Ryder Cups, increases membership fees by more than $160,000.
European Tour golfer Ian Poulter to play Hong Kong Open to keep membership and Ryder Cup eligibility
Ian Poulter will play this week's Hong Kong Open in order to keep his European Tour membership and stay eligible for the European Ryder Cup team.
It's official: Royal Portrush to host 2019 British Open Championship in Northern Ireland
Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland will host the British Open in 2019 for the first time since 1951, a decision that was made official on Tuesday.
Andy Sullivan shows 'major' promise in nine-shot Portugal Masters win
Englishman Andy Sullivan shows major promise in a nine-shot win at the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal for his third European Tour win of the season.
Matthew Fitzpatrick could see big opportunities after British Masters victory
English golfer Matthew Fitzpatrick could see big opportunities after winning the European Tour's British Masters, including a return to Augusta National, this time as a professional.
Matthew Fitzpatrick captures British Masters for 1st European Tour title
Matthew Fitzpatrick won the 2015 British Masters Sunday at Woburn Golf Club for his first European Tour title.
Luke Donald, three back, determined to win again at European Tour's British Masters
Englishman Luke Donald is three back at European Tour's British Masters and determined to win again, as he is three behind Matt Fitzpatrick and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Soren Kjeldsen thinks way around Woburn to grab share of British Masters lead
European Tour players Soren Kjeldsen and Matthew Fitzpatrick share the 36-hole lead at the 2015 British Masters in Woburn, England.
European Tour says golf participation in the United Kingdom is thriving
The European Tour disseminated results of a survey that showed that golf participation in the United Kingdom is thriving rather than declining.
Luke Donald amid caddie search after recent split with longtime looper John McLaren
Luke Donald is looking for a new caddie after he and longtime looper John McLaren split recently, the former World No. 1 revealed after the first round of the £3 million British Masters at Woburn Golf Club.
British Masters host Ian Poulter, Ryder Cup hopefuls Marc Warren and Andy Sullivan trail Matthew Fitzpatrick at Woburn
British Masters host Ian Poulter opened with a 3-under 68 Thursday at Woburn and is four shots behind leader Matthew Fitzpatrick while Ryder Cup hopefuls Marc Warren and Andy Sullivan shot 65 and 67, respectively.
European Tour golfer Lee Westwood puts family first in order to resurrect his game
Lee Westwood quit the PGA Tour last month and is back on the European Tour full time for the foreseeable future so he can be closer to his children.
Ian Poulter looks to end winless streak at British Masters
European Tour golfer Ian Poulter will try to end a three-year winless streak as he hosts the British Masters this week at Woburn Golf Club.
Thorbjorn Olesen finds hope in difficult season, wins Alfred Dunhill LinksChampionship
Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen overcomes difficult year and wins third European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland over runner-up American Brooks Koepka.
BBC pulls plug on broadcast of 2016 British Open
The BBC will not broadcast the 2016 British Open from Royal Troon as planned, the network exiting its contract with the R&A a year early.
Thongchai Jaidee leads old man brigade, wins Porsche European Open
Thongchai Jaidee leads the old man brigade and wins the Porsche European Open at Bad Griesbach Golf Resort in Bad Griesbach, Germany.
Galvin Green golf clothing brand launches 2016 line with plans to expand in U.S.
Galvin Green golf clothing brand launches 2016 line with plans to expand in U.S. and plans for 2016 Ryder Cup rain suits.
Tait: Chief Executive Peter Dawson’s leadership helped strengthen R&A
Peter Dawson retires as chief executive of the R&A on Friday, but he leaves the governing body and the Royal & Ancient better than when he started.
Rikard Karlberg tops downtrending Martin Kaymer for 2015 Italian Open title
European Tour golfer Rikard Karlberg tops major-winner Martin Kaymer in a playoff to win the 2015 Italian Open as Kaymer continues puzzling season.
Tait: Home team advantage continues to dominate Walker Cup
Golfweek's Alistair Tait says that home-course advantage continues to dominate the Walker Cup after Great Britain Ireland won its fifth in its last six home tries over the U.S. 16.5-9.5 at the 2015 version at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
GB&I's Jimmy Mullen makes history with perfect 4-0 Walker Cup; full points breakdown
Great Britain & Ireland's Jimmy Mullen makes history with perfect 4-0 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and full point breakdown for GB&I and United States teams.
Great Britain & Ireland close in on Walker Cup Sunday with repeat foursomes success
Great Britain & Ireland extended their lead at the 2015 Walker Cup in Sunday foursomes over the United States, using the exact same pairings from Saturday.
Walker Cup Sunday preview: GB&I preserves foursomes lineup, looks to take back cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Walker Cup Sunday preview: Great Britain & Ireland team captain Nigel Edwards preserves foursomes lineup and looks to take back cup at Royal Lytham & St. Annes against the United States and Spider Miller.
GB&I jumps out to 2015 Walker Cup lead over U.S. after Saturday foursomes
Great Britain & Ireland took the early lead at the 2015 Walker Cup after Saturday's foursomes, with Ashley Chesters and Jimmy Mullen taking down Americans Maverick McNealy and Hunter Stewart.
2015 Walker Cup matches, tee times: Saturday foursomes and singles
Pairings, matchups and tee times for Day 1 of the 2015 Walker Cup with U.S. golfer Bryson DeChambeau sitting out for Saturday foursomes and retunring for singles matches to face GB&I's Ashley Chesters.
GB&I Walker Cup side expects home-course advantage at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club
At the 2015 Walker Cup, the Great Britain & Ireland team, led by Gavin Moynihan, expects an advantage at the difficult Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England.
After Walker Cup WD, Florida's Sam Horsfield qualifies for Gators' lineup at Carpet Capital Collegiate
Florida Gators college golfer Sam Horsfield will play in the Carpet Capital Collegiate after withdrawing from the 2015 GB&I Walker Cup team.
Lee Slattery's Russian Open victory on European Tour a testament of persistence
European Tour golfer Lee Slattery, who once worked in a clothing store after giving up golf in 2002, won the M2M Russian Open on Sunday.
Tait: European Senior Tour well behind United States' Champions Tour in prestige, money
European Senior Tour stacks up poorly to America's Champions Tour and Charles Schwab Cup Championship in prestige, number of tournaments and money.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.