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European Open to make comeback at Bad Griesbach, Germany after a six-year absence from the schedule

The European Tour has announced that the European Open will return to its calendar in 2015. Last staged in 2009, the tournament will be held in September next year at the Hartl Resort in Bad Griesbach, Germany. Previous winners of the event include Darren Clarke, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman and Lee Westwood and the 2015 […]

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Paul Casey’s sponsor exemption success, Rory McIlroy’s sliding ranking and Anthony Kim’s absence in the Van Cynical Mailbag

The short game: Paul Casey moved up to No. 1 on my sponsor’s exemption leaderboard. He’s made four cuts on five exemptions and won more than $ 332,000, passing Brooks Koepka. Max Homa got his seventh sponsor’s exemption in New Orleans, tying Koepka for the most exemptions received this year. Koepka made $ 73,440 in […]

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Tiger Woods’ absence leaves golf in great shape

This is not to deny that Woods has been a focal point. Where he scores is in his ability to attract floating voters, those sports fans who do not naturally gravitate towards the driving range on a Sunday morning. But then something similar could be said of Roger Federer, or Usain Bolt, or LeBron James. […]

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Woods’ absence from winner’s circle allows youth in golf to finally shine

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The pool of young talent in golf has by no means looked deeper. Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open at age 22, the second-youngest player to win a significant since the Masters began in 1934. Jason Day, the 24-year-old Australian, was a runner-up in two majors this year. Rickie Fowler, 22, […]

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