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Alistair Tait

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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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Martin Kaymer grants Ian Poulter a pass on skipping BMW PGA

Martin Kaymer grants Ian Poulter a pass on skipping BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Martin Kaymer doesn't believe European Tour members must play the BMW PGA Championship and granted Ian Poulter a pass.

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Despite Coetzee's European Tour win, Olesen and Davies steal show

Despite George Coetzee's European Tour win, Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies steal show

The European Tour's 2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open has George Coetzee win in a playoff over Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies wins on the European Challenge Tour.

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Sweden's Kinhult adds Lytham Trophy to his spring haul

Sweden's Marcus Kinhult adds Lytham Trophy to his spring haul

Marcus Kinhult became the first Swede to win the Lytham Trophy on Sunday when he claimed an eight-shot victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

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Ashun Wu makes history with win at Volvo China Open

Ashun Wu makes history with win at European Tour's Volvo China Open in Shanghai

European Tour golfer Ashun Wu made history on Sunday becoming the first Chinese golfer to win on home soil with a victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai.

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Trump Turnberry to undergo renovations for future British Opens

Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo renovations for future British Opens

Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo major renovations for future British Opens, Donald Trump said Tuesday. Golf course architect Martin Ebert is leading the charge.

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Faldo, Watson era of the Open Championship ends at St. Andrews

Nick Faldo, Tom Watson era of the Open Championship ends at St. Andrews

Like Tom Watson, Nick Faldo will end his Open Championship run at the Old Course at St. Andrews in July.

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Big-money events should be focus of Pelley's European Tour tenure

Big-money events should be focus of Keith Pelley's European Tour tenure

European Tour golf new chief executive Keith Pelley should focus on bringing in more money to attract the likes of Rory McIlroy Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter.

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Penge, 16, scores record-tying McEvoy victory

Marco Penge, 16, scores record-tying victory at McEvoy Trophy

Marco Penge won the prestigious McEvoy Trophy on April 16 and now heads to the Sage Valley Junior Invitational.

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Keith Pelley chosen to replace Euro Tour's George O'Grady

Keith Pelley chosen to replace Euro Tour's George O'Grady

The European Tour has hired a Canadian as its new chief executive. Keith Pelley has been appointed to replace George O’Grady, who retires this summer.

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Willett enters Masters leading England’s next generation of talent

Danny Willett enters Masters leading England’s next generation of talent

Danny Willett will make his Masters debut this week as one of European Tour's young leading men.

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Harrington sings McIlroy's praises ahead of the Masters

Padraig Harrington sings Rory McIlroy's praises ahead of the 2015 Masters

Rory McIlroy replaced Tiger Woods at the Masters as the PGA Tour golfer to watch, according to Padraig Harrington.

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Top 10 in Morocco a throwback to the Olazabal of old

Top 10 in Morocco looks like the Jose Maria Olazabal of old

Jose Maria Olazabal’s joint ninth-place finish the Trophee Hassan II is welcome news for European golf fans, and a sign of the determination that has defined his career.

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Clarke says McIlroy winning Masters is inevitable

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy will win Masters sooner or later

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy eventually will win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club because his power and comfort as World No. 1.

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Clarke hopes Tiger returns for Masters, 2016 Ryder Cup

European captain Darren Clarke hopes Tiger Woods returns for Masters, 2016 Ryder Cup

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke said that he hopes Tiger Woods will return to play at the Masters and make the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.