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Fox Sports and Drummond Golf celebrate The Masters on Foxtel and Foxtel Now

Fox Sports and Drummond Golf celebrate The Masters on Foxtel and Foxtel Now

Golf fans can settle in and enjoy a week-long celebration of The Masters, when FOX SPORTS presents a special pop-up channel commencing Monday, April 6 on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW. Coinciding with when the now postponed 2020 Masters tournament had been scheduled to be played, FOX SPORTS 503 will pay homage all week to the […]

March 30: Golf Australia recommends all golf clubs close until further notice

March 30: Golf Australia recommends all golf clubs close until further notice

Golf Australia has released the following statement on March 30: ——————————– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is continuing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on this important […]

Golf Australia announcement: Victorian golf clubs should close immediately

Golf Australia announcement: Victorian golf clubs should close immediately

Golf Australia has sent the following advice:   Dear Victorian golf clubs and facilities, As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities […]

Can you play golf during COVID-19 crisis? Current Australian state-by-state status

Can you play golf during COVID-19 crisis? Current Australian state-by-state status

Golf Australia and the GMA have released the following statement regarding COVID-19 —– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities on […]

Covid-19: The R&A announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

Covid-19: The R&A  announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

The R&A and Golf Australia have announced a series of temporary measures that will enable clubs to remove any hygiene implications related to complying with the Rules of Golf. These temporary measures are effective immediately and allow the Rules of Golf, and Model Local Rules, to be modified as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. […]

March 18: Latest advice from Golf Australia and the GMA

Golf Australia and the GMA have today announced the following advice regarding Covid-19: —– As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance and guidance to our clubs and facilities […]

PGA TOUR cancels/postpones more tournaments through May/June

PGA TOUR cancels/postpones more tournaments through May/June

The PGA Tour has released the following announcement in response to the Covid-19 situation: ——- The health and safety of everyone associated with the PGA TOUR and the global community is and will continue to be our No. 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus Pandemic. On March 12, the […]

Covid-19: Golf Australia cancels, postpones some key events

Covid-19: Golf Australia cancels, postpones some key events

Golf Australia has announced key changes to several planned tournaments. The following is a statement released by Golf Australia: “In light of national and ongoing Covid-19 concerns, GA chairman Andrew Newbold reluctantly confirms the scheduled Australian Junior Championships in April, both for girls and boys, has been cancelled. “In addition, the subsequent girls’ and boys’ […]

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Golf Australia and the GMA have released the following advice regarding golf clubs and Covid-19: Important updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance […]

PGA of Australia postpones overseas tournaments

PGA of Australia postpones overseas tournaments

The PGA of Australia will postpone the Morobe Open and Papua New Guinea Open as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The two events, staged on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia respectively, were set to be played in April and May, but are likely to be rescheduled later in […]

Statement from PGA Tour announcing cancellation of The Players Championship and Upcoming PGA Tour Events

Statement from PGA Tour announcing cancellation of The Players Championship and Upcoming PGA Tour Events

The following is a PGA TOUR Statement regarding cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship and upcoming PGA TOUR events It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship. We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the […]

COVID-19 Statement: PGA Tour events to continue without fans

COVID-19 Statement: PGA Tour events to continue without fans

The PGA Tour has announced that, in response to concerns amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak,  Tour events will continue as scheduled, but without fans in attendance. The announcement was made in a statement by PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, and begins tomorrow (Friday’s 2nd round) The Players Championship. It will continue through the Valero Texas Open, barring […]

World Golf Hall of Fame to Induct Tiger Woods in Class of 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame to Induct Tiger Woods in Class of 2021

The World Golf Hall of Fame will enshrine 82-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods as part of its Class of 2021. Woods received the news of his impending Induction in the Male Competitor category via phone today from PGA TOUR Commissioner and World Golf Foundation Board Chairman Jay Monahan. “I am both honored and humbled […]

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

The Hero Indian Open, scheduled to take place from March 19-22 at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram, New Delhi, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union , the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the […]

Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Balls awarded in first leg of Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition

Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Balls awarded in first leg of Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition

It was a hard-fought race in February, with the Inside Golf 2020 Golf Tipping Competition leaderboard changing on a weekly (and daily) basis. It all came down to a single shot on the final hole at the Honda Classic, where overnight leader Tommy Fleetwood–needing a birdie to force a playoff with Sungjae Im–sprayed his approach […]

Kennedy captures second New Zealand Open crown

Kennedy captures second New Zealand Open crown

Brad Kennedy has become a two-time New Zealand Open champion after winning the 101st edition of the tournament at Millbrook Resort. Kennedy capitalised on perfect scoring conditions and an ability to go low on Sunday to post a bogey-free round of 8-under and take a two-shot victory over Victorian Lucas Herbert. With twin results of […]

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Julia Engström saved her best for last as she made a fantastic birdie two to win her first Ladies European Tour title at the Women’s New South Wales Open at Dubbo Golf Club. The 18-year-old from Halmstad in southern Sweden began the final round five strokes behind the overnight leader, Manon De Roey, but put […]

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

The European Tour Qualifying School will make its first appearance outside of Europe when Rosebud Country Club hosts a First Stage event in 2020. European Tour hopefuls will tee it up in Australia from September 1-4, marking the first time in the European Tour Qualifying School’s 45-year history that an event will be staged in […]

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Add to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open trophy the name of Inbee Park, South Korea’s quiet, humble champion of the game. She sits there comfortably on the Patricia Bridges Bowl with the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lydia Ko, Dame Laura Davies, Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson, all legends of the game. It is a […]

Sim cards 268 to win Qld PGA in playoff

Sim cards 268 to win Qld PGA in playoff

  GOLD COAST-BASED Michael Sim edged out close mate Scott Arnold in a dramatic playoff to lift the Queensland PGA Championship trophy at Toowoomba’s City Golf Club. Sim carded rounds of 68-67-63-70 for a 268 total (12-under par) while Arnold returned scores of 70-64-65-69 – 268. Brad Kennedy, who fired a course record nine-under-par 61 […]

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

Due to the continuing concern over the coronavirus that originated in China but has since spread to other countries, PGA TOUR Series-China has announced it is postponing two Qualifying Tournaments scheduled for Bintan, Indonesia, and Phuket, Thailand. As a result of this decision, PGA TOUR Series-China will also postpone the first four tournaments of the […]

Min Woo Lee, Hee Young Park capture 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

Min Woo Lee, Hee Young Park capture 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open

21-year-old Perth professional Min Woo Lee, and 32-year-old Korean Hee Young Park have taken out the Men’s and Women’s titles at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open. Lee, from Royal Fremantle, was greeted with a hug from his sister, Minjee, after he birdied the 72nd hole to win by two shots from New Zealand’s Ryan […]

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Lucas Herbert won his maiden European Tour title with a play-off victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout on a dramatic final day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The duo entered the final day six shots off the lead but with strong winds and showers at Emirates Golf Club, the leaderboard was blown wide open. Bezuidenhout and […]

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Australian golf is pitching in to help the victims of the country’s bushfire crisis. The central point for donations has been set up by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), the collaboration of all the industry bodies. It includes not only a GoFundMe page, but a designated bank account for donations for donors who prefer […]

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Australia’s Wade Ormsby has won the Hong Kong Open for the second time, cruising to victory by closing with a four-under-par 66 at the Hong Kong Golf Club on Sunday. Unlike his first win at the Hong Kong Open in 2017 where he won by a single shot, Ormsby enjoyed a more comfortable victory as […]

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year. The time-honoured tournament, one of the feature events on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played in Queensland’s capital for the first time since 2001. This year’s Australian PGA Championship will take place in […]

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

The boards of the PGA and the ALPG met recently to celebrate a world-first collaboration, with the two organisations agreeing to an alignment. “Together we can create an exciting future that retains the independence of the individual bodies, respecting and growing on the great heritage of both the PGA and ALPG,” said a joint statement by […]

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Tiger Woods ended 2019 the same way he started it. As a winner. It started 245 days earlier at The Masters Tournament, when Woods’ unforgettable year began with his first major championship in 11 years and first green jacket in 14 years. It continued into late October, when he matched Sam Snead atop the PGA […]

Round Two Notes – 2019 Presidents Cup

Round Two Notes – 2019 Presidents Cup

Overall Score – International 6.5, United States 3.5 Round 2 – Foursomes – International 2.5, United States 2.5 Round 1 – Four-Ball – International 4, United States 1 The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Things to Know This week marks the first time the International Team has carried the lead into round three […]

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

Presidents Cup – Day one notes Four-Ball Matches – International 4, United States 1 The International Team got off to a magnificent start on Day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup, dominating the USA team 4 matches to 1. The last time the International Team held a lead after round one of the Presidents Cup […]

2019 Presidents Cup Pairings- Round 2

2019 Presidents Cup Pairings- Round 2

2019 Presidents Cup – Round 2 Foursome Matches and Starting Times International 4.0, United States 1.0   Match 6 11:02 AM Louis Oosthuizen International, South Africa Adam Scott International, Australia V Dustin Johnson United States Matt Kuchar United States Match 7 11:15 AM Adam Hadwin International, Canada Joaquin Niemann International, Chile V Xander Schauffele United States […]

Pairings and post-audio for Presidents Cup – Round 1

Pairings and post-audio for Presidents Cup – Round 1

2019 Presidents Cup -Four-ball Matches and Starting Times Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Round 1 Match 1 09:32 AM Marc Leishman, International, Australia Joaquin Niemann, International Chile V Justin Thomas, United States Tiger Woods, United States Match 2 09:47 AM Adam Hadwin, International, Canada Sungjae Im, International, Korea V Xander Schauffele, United States Patrick Cantlay, […]

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

Brendon Goddard, Guy Matthews (Citi Australia & New Zealand), Tim Finchem (Vice Chair, First Tee), Gavin Kirkman (CEO PGA Australia) Hannah Green, Nick O’Hern with future First Tee Participants Former PGA TOUR Commissioner and the Vice-Chairman of First Tee Tim Finchem and CEO of PGA of Australia Gavin Kirkman announced today the launch of the […]

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules by reducing complexity and ensuring the Rules effectively guide how the game is played today. As part of […]

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Matt Jones, Aaron Pike and World Number 1 amateur Takumi Kanaya have secured their places in The 149th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 104th playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers […]

Els names An to Presidents Cup International Team following Day withdrawal

Els names An to Presidents Cup International Team following Day withdrawal

Presidents Cup Captain Ernie Els today announced that Korean Byeong Hun An will join the International Team following the withdrawal of Australian Jason Day. Day, who recently was selected by Els as a captain’s pick to be a part of the International Team for the fifth time, announced that he has been forced to withdraw […]

Koepka withdraws from U.S. Presidents Cup Team, Woods names Fowler as replacement

Koepka withdraws from U.S. Presidents Cup Team, Woods names Fowler as replacement

  Brooks Koepka, who qualified as the No. 1-ranked player for the U.S. Presidents Cup Team, announced today that he has been forced to withdraw from the 2019 competition due to a knee injury. U.S. Team Playing Captain Tiger Woods used the additional selection afforded to him by Koepka’s withdrawal to select Rickie Fowler. The […]

2019 Presidents Cup unveils unique, interactive fan experiences

2019 Presidents Cup unveils unique, interactive fan experiences

While 24 of the best players in the world prepare to deliver an inspiring and dramatic competition at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Presidents Cup officials today announced several unique and interactive fan experiences that will engage fans away from the competition and showcase the Presidents Cup as much more than a golf tournament. The […]

Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Perth’s Hannah Green, defending champion Nelly Korda of the United States and Australia’s top-ranked female golfer, Minjee Lee, have committed to play the 2020 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide, 13-16 February. Green is making a triumphant return to Australia from a wonderful 2019 campaign overseas, aiming to fulfil her dream of winning […]

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

With the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the final four players for the U.S. Team were determined today as U.S. Team Captain Tiger Woods announced his four captain’s picks. Woods chose Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and himself, making him the second-ever […]

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