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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# European Tour

Last year
2022
# Worry
Padraig Harrington fears LIV series poses threat to future of DP World Tour
The US Senior Open champion suggests there is only room for the PGA and one other tour in the world game.
All time
# Ireland's Eye
Power breaks into world's top 100 ranking for first time after strong finish in Las Vegas
Meanwhile, Ireland’s John Murphy finished in a tie for 24th place at the Spanish Open.
# European Tour
Soderberg shoots superb 64 to take lead at Czech Masters
Padraig Harrington is seven shots off the lead.
# Down to a Tee
Dublin's Niall Kearney tied for sixth after opening round at Cazoo Classic
The Dubliner had just one bogey in a four-under par round of 68 on Thursday.
# Pay Day
The Irish Open prize money will increase to €5 million from 2022
Meanwhile the Scottish Open and two US events will be co-sanctioned by the US PGA and European Tours next season.
# To the Viktor go the spoils
Hovland makes European Tour history to cement Ryder Cup place
The Norwegian won the BMW International Open, with Ireland’s Niall Kearney finishing in 12th place.
# eurotrip
Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain
Sheikha Latifa had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.
# success
Down native Jonathan Caldwell goes from working at Nevada Bob’s to winning on European Tour
The Northern Irishman won the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed by a shot.
# European Tour
Dubliner Niall Kearney finishes with blistering 61 to finish tied-fourth in Canaries
Kearney takes home prize money of just under €55,000 after equalling Costa Adeje course record.
# Desert form
Victorious return for Casey in Dubai as Harrington finishes tied for sixth
It was a disappointing final round for Shane Lowry, who started the day inside the top 10.
# European Tour
Harrington 16th at Scottish Championship but Ulster's Caldwell is fifth
England’s Matt Wallace is leading the way, six shots ahead of fifth-placed Caldwell.
# European Tour
Hatton wins BMW PGA Championship, Lowry cards disappointing final round at Wentworth
The English golfer will now break into the top 10 of the rankings for the first time, while Lowry finished tied for 13th.
# Protocol
Catlin withdrawn from English Championship after restaurant visit
The American has apologised and accepted the European Tour’s decision.
# Golf
European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks
Beginning with the British Masters, the season will be played behind closed doors and run until December.
# major setback
R&A admits postponement is an option for The Open
The tournament is scheduled to take place at Royal St George’s in July.
# Called Off
Irish Open at Mount Juliet is postponed due to coronavirus
The tournament was scheduled to take place from 28-31 May.
# He's back
McIlroy confirmed to play at this year's Irish Open after missing out in 2019
The world number one is set to return to the tournament, which will be held at Mount Juliet in May.
# Lefty
Mickelson rules out the possibility of a 'sympathy spot' at the US Open
The 49-year-old wants to earn his place at the June tournament instead of accepting a special exemption.
# back on top
Rory McIlroy set for return to world number one spot for first time since 2015
He will dethrone Brooks Koepka in a rare instance of not even needing to play this week.
# In Front
Graeme McDowell takes the lead ahead of final day of Saudi International
He is one shot clear of his former Ryder Cup team-mate Victor Dubuisson.
# Day Three
Westwood surges into Abu Dhabi lead as Lowry misses cut
Francesco Laporta surrendered his advantage at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as Lee Westwood shot seven under to hit the front.
# Controversy
Tiger Woods defends Saudi Arabian golf tournament
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson’s decision to play in the country has been criticised.
# GMac
Graeme McDowell to host the Irish Open in 2020 and 2021
The former US Open winner succeeds Paul McGinley.
# Race to Dubai
Rory McIlroy loses ground after poor day two in Dubai
The battle for the Race to Dubai title is hotting up nicely at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
# social unrest
Hong Kong Open postponed due to anti-government protests
The European Tour has released a statement today, adding that they hope to reschedule for early next year.
# eastern promise
Schwab pulls clear in Turkey title tussle as Lowry struggles
It wasn’t a great day for the Irish in Antalya.
# by the brooks
Rory McIlroy: Koepka 'wasn't wrong' when he said we're not rivals
World number one Brooks Koepka said he doesn’t view him as a rival, a comment McIlroy took no issue with.
# almost there
Moynihan closing in on European Tour card ahead of final round in Paris
The Dubliner is tied for fifth after carding a three-under 68 at the Open de France.
# So Close
Moynihan comes within inches of winning €150,000 sports car at French Open
The Irishman is in a good position heading into the weekend at Le Golf National.
# 2020 vision
'You'll see more of that in the future' - Maguire excited by mixed-gender European Tour event
Recently-confirmed LPGA golfer Leona Maguire was pleased to hear about the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed.
# Men and Women
European Tour announces first mixed-gender event
The inaugural Scandinavian Mixed will be held in Sweden in June 2020.
# Not happy
McIlroy 'sick' of too easy European Tour courses
‘If the European Tour want to put forth a really good product, the golf courses and setups need to be tougher.’
# European Tour
Walters cards nine-under to hit the front in Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
After a difficult season, the South African took a one-shot lead at St Andrews.
# Admission
'I'm probably not playing enough to win the Race to Dubai' - Rory McIlroy
The Holywood native will attempt to improve his standing at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week.
# success
Willett holds off Rahm to win at Wentworth
Rory McIlroy added a 67 to his third round of 65 to finish in a tie for ninth.
# BMW PGA Championship
Willett and Rahm share Wentworth lead as McIlroy battles with 65
There’s a stacked leaderboard heading into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship.
# Battling
McIlroy scrambles to make cut at Wentworth
Padraig Harrington did likewise, while Shane Lowry is slightly better placed than either of them.
# worth the wait
Paul Casey claims first European Tour title in five years
The Englishman claimed victory at the European Open in Hamburg.
# tired
Rory McIlroy ready for a break after 'mental errors'
After losing in a five-man play-off in Switzerland, the FedEx Cup champion said: ‘I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off.’
# Swede Disposition
Rory McIlroy edged out in dramatic five-man play-off at European Masters
Sebastian Soderberg held his nerve to earn a first win in what was his 50th European Tour event.