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Alistair Tait

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European Tour sets 46-event, 26-nation schedule for 2016

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.

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Kristoffer Broberg wins BMW Masters in playoff over Patrick Reed

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.

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Walker Cup standouts advance to final stage of European Tour Q-School

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.

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American duo falls short of European Tour cards

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.

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R&A, USGA allow amateur golfers to donate winnings to charity

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.

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Tait: Latest Rules of Golf changes offer more leniency for infractions

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.

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Changes to Rules of Golf will help modernize game

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.

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The postman delivers: Matt Ford retains European Tour card with clutch performance

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.

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Want to stay a Wentworth Golf Club member? It will cost $167,000 more

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.

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Poulter playing Hong Kong Open to keep Euro Tour card, Ryder Cup eligibility

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.

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It's official: Royal Portrush to host 2019 British Open

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.

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Sullivan shows 'major' promise in nine-shot Portugal Masters win

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.

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Fitzpatrick could see big opportunities after British Masters victory

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.

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Fitzpatrick captures British Masters for 1st European Tour title

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.

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Luke Donald, three back, determined to win again at British Masters

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.

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Kjeldsen thinks way around Woburn to grab share of British Masters lead

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.

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European Tour says golf participation in United Kingdom is thriving

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.

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Donald amid caddie search after split with longtime looper McLaren

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.

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British Masters host Poulter, Ryder Cup hopefuls trail Fitzpatrick at Woburn

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.

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Lee Westwood puts family first in order to resurrect his game

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.

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Poulter looks to end winless streak at British Masters

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.

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Thorbjorn Olesen finds hope in difficult season, wins Alfred Dunhill Links

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.

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BBC pulls plug on broadcast of 2016 British Open

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.

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Jaidee leads old man brigade, wins European Open

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.

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Galvin Green 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.

Galvin Green golf clothing brand launches 2016 line with plans to expand in U.S. and plans for 2016 Ryder Cup rain suits.

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Tait: Dawson’s leadership helped strengthen R&A

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.

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Karlberg tops downtrending Kaymer for Italian Open title

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.

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Tait: Home team advantage continues to dominate Walker Cup

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.

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GB&I's Mullen makes history with perfect Walker Cup; full points breakdown

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.

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GB&I close in on Walker Cup with repeat foursomes success

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.

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Walker Cup Sunday preview: GB&I preserves lineup, looks to take back cup

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.

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GB&I jumps out to Walker Cup lead after Saturday foursomes

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.

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Walker Cup matches, tee times: Saturday foursomes and singles

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.

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GB&I Walker Cup side expects home-course advantage at Royal Lytham

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.

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After Walker Cup WD, Horsfield qualifies for Gators' lineup at Carpet Capital

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.

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Slattery's Russian Open victory a testament of persistence

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.

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Tait: European Senior Tour well behind Champions Tour in prestige, money

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.

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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.