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#DAMARU GOLF - Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort.

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Third Round Report
Andrew Dodt maintained his two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Australian PGA Championship after a day of dramatic twists and turns at RACV Royal Pines Resort.
The Australian entered the third round with a two-shot advantage after beginning the tournament 65-67 and while he extended that to three in the early stages, he would not have it all his own way on the Gold Coast.
Ashley Hall and Harold Varner III both recorded a pair of eagles as they attempted to chase him down, with Hall drawing himself level twice on the back nine.
Dodt was not to be passed, however, and five birdies and three bogeys in a round of 70 got him to 14 under, two shots clear of Hall and Varner.
Adam Scott and John Senden were then at ten under as the top five broke away from the chasing pack.
Dodt made just seven of 20 cuts in a frustrating 2016 season but a win on Sunday would hand him a third European Tour title and make him the first wire-to-wire winner since Alexander Levy at the …

New Race to Dubai brand unveiled at DP World Tour Championship-US$8,000,000

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New Race to Dubai brand unveiled at DP World Tour Championship
Tournament: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
Venue: The Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates
Prize fund: US$8,000,000
Hashtag: #DPWTC
The new Race to Dubai brand, featuring the official Dubai logo, was unveiled today at Jumeirah Golf Estates ahead of the 2016 DP World Tour Championship - the final tournament of the season and the culmination of this year’s Race to Dubai.
Leading European Tour members Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello along with Chief Executive Keith Pelley, took part in the launch of the new brand, which will be used from the start of next season.
Rory McIlroy said: “Dubai has always been a special place for me. I made my first cut here on the European Tour and then went on to have my first win as a professional in the Dubai Desert Classic. It’s been a pretty amazing journey since then – and throughout all the success I have enjoyed around the world, Dubai has been a constant part of the story f…

Hatton dominates Dunhill Links read from #Damaru golf

BY #DAMARU GOLF  Hatton dominates #Dunhill Links for maiden win
Tournament: #Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Venue: The Old Course St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns
Prize fund: US$5 million
Hashtag: #DunhillLinksFinal report
Tyrrell Hatton sealed his maiden European Tour title on Sunday, firing seven birdies and a solitary bogey to claim a four-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The Englishman produced a stunning third round 62 to equal the course record at St Andrews on Saturday, setting up with a healthy three shot lead, before posting an impressive final round 66 at the Old Course to finish on 23 under par.
Fellow countryman Ross Fisher and South Africa's Richard Sterne finished in a tie for second on 19 under, with Swede Joakim Lagergren two strokes back, one shot ahead of Scot Marc Warren on 16 under.
Hatton got off to a strong start in the final round, the 24 year old rolling in his birdie putt from six feet at the third before draining a 25-foot putt at th…

# golf-Alfred Dunhill Links Championship#DAMARU GOLF

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Noren tames Carnoustie to lead the Dunhill Links 
Tournament: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Venue: The Old Course at St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie
Prize fund: US$5 million
Hashtag: #DunhillLinks
Round One Report 
Alex Noren set the pace on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after producing a sublime round of 64 at Carnoustie to equal the course record.

The Swede fired eight birdies at the course widely regarded as the toughest of the three host venues to open up a one shot lead over Ross Fisher, who closed with a birdie to sign for a round of 65 at Kingsbarns.

Starting his first round on the tenth tee, Noren – bidding for his second title on Scottish soil this season after his victory at Castle Stuart – carded birdies at three of his first five holes to reach the turn in 33.

After beginning his back nine with another gain at the first, the 34 year old holed a tricky birdie putt at the fifth before picking up another shot at the long sixth hole…

#Stenson leads first wave of star names set for#Nedbank Golf Challenge

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#Stenson leads first wave of star names set for#Nedbank Golf Challenge
Open champion Henrik Stenson, the world’s fifth ranked player, will bring his Major-winning presence to the star-studded cast of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in the penultimate event of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
The Swede will be joined at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa’s magnificent Sun City resort by defending champion Marc Leishman, who forced Stenson into second place last year with an inspired performance as he raced to a six-shot victory.
Now part of the Race to Dubai’s Final Series, the Nedbank Golf Challenge will welcome 72 of the world’s best players to contest a US$7 million prize fund as the battle to be crowned the European Tour’s number one player nears its climax.
Among those 72 will be South Africa’s highest ranked trio of Branden Grace (13th), former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen (20th) and former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel (25th), as well as George Coe…

Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM Open with a course-record equalling 63

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Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM Open with a course-record equalling 63
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Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM OpenTournament: KLM Open
Venue: The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands
Prize fund: €1,800,000
Hashtag: #KLMOpen
Round four report
Home hero Joost Luiten fired a brilliant course-record equalling 63 to make history and win his second KLM Open at The Dutch.
Enormous galleries had been following the 30 year old all week in Spijk, and he gave them the result they so desperately craved with a scintillating display of iron play and long-range putting to hold off the challenge of Bernd Wiesberger.
The pair went blow for blow for large parts of Sunday afternoon but three birdies in his final five holes helped Luiten to a 19 under total and a three-shot victory over the Austrian.
The triumph makes Luiten the first Dutch player to win his national Open twice since it joined the European Tour in 1972 - following his win in 2013 - and makes him a five-time winner on Tour.
It is his first wi…

Amateur dramatics put Caron in contention at KLM Open

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Amateur dramatics put Caron in contention at KLM Open
Tournament: KLM Open Venue: The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands Prize fund: €1,800,000 Hashtag: #KLMOpen
Round one report
Dutch amateur Rowin Caron grabbed the headlines on day one of the KLM Open after a brilliant opening round of five under par 66 saw the 23 year old move into a tie for second place, just one stroke behind Englishman Ben Evans.

Caron, who is in his final year at Florida State University, produced a fine first round performance at the tournament’s new home, The Dutch, as he joined a seven-strong group of players sitting just one stroke behind Evans.
Caron is in exalted company, with former Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson joined by European Tour winners Ben An and Bernd Wiesberger, as well as Chris Hanson, Mikko Korhonen and Joakim Lagergren on five under.
Evans is looking to avoid a repeat of last season when he had to wait until the last event of the season – the UBS Hong Open – to retain his pla…