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Miguel Angel Jimenez Wins Champions Tour Opener

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 21:25 Sunday, 25 January 2015 21:22

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KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez rallied to win the Champions Tour’s season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship, birdieing six of the final nine holes for a one-stroke victory over Mark O’Meara.

The Spaniard closed with a 6-under 66 for his second victory in three career starts on the 50-and-over tour. He won the Greater Gwinnett Championship last year, a week after finishing fourth in the Masters. In May, he won the Spanish Open at 50 years, 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion.

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Cabot Links to Host 2015 PGA Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:26 Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:22

altACTON, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — The PGA of Canada’s most prestigious championship is set to be contested at the country’s most talked about golf venue.

Cabot Links plays host to the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf on June 14-18, 2015.

Cabot Links, which debuted at No. 2 on SCOREGolf’s 2014 Top 100 Ranking and is currently No. 42 on Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, is located on the western shores of Cape Breton Island in Inverness, N.S.

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Branden Grace Wins Qatar Masters by 1 Stroke

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:19 Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:47

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Branden Grace made a decisive eagle on the 16th to win the Qatar Masters by one stroke and clinch his sixth European Tour title.

The South African shot a final round 6-under 66 for an overall 19-under 269 to hold off runner-up Marc Warren (67) of Scotland.

Bernd Wiesberger’s two bogeys on the second and third holes proved costly as the Austrian settled for third place at 17 under.

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The 2015 GB&I Walker Cup Squad is Announced

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:20 Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:17

altAn initial 20-man squad for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team to face the USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes in September has been announced by The R&A.

The 45th Walker Cup match will be played on the weekend of September 12-13, 2015, and will see GB&I bidding to win back the historic trophy after the USA’s convincing 17-9 victory in the 2013 match at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York.

A get together for the 20-man squad will be held on July 21-22, 2015, at Royal Lytham & St Annes and the players will also meet ahead of the Lytham Trophy in May.

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Strong International Field Gathers for the South American Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:19 Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:09

altA field of 107 top male and female amateur golfers from around the world are in Peru this week for the tenth staging of the South American Amateur.

Seventy men and 37 women from 20 countries will compete at Lima Golf Club in the heart of Peru’s capital city. The Peruvian Golf Federation will conduct the championship, under the auspices of the South American Golf Federation.

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