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Masters Champ Willett Takes 2-Shot Irish Open Lead Over Rory

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 00:36 Friday, 20 May 2016 00:28

Danny Willett at the Irish OpenCanadian Press

STRAFFAN, Ireland (Shawn Pogatchnik/AP) — Masters champion Danny Willett struck an opening round of 7-under 65 in the Irish Open to take a two-shot lead over home favorite Rory McIlroy on Thursday.to take a two-shot lead over home favorite Rory McIlroy.

Willett continued his impressive form barely a month after he won his first major title at Augusta. He hit eight birdies and dropped his only shot on the 17th when his par-saving putt stopped on the edge of the cup.

He putted precisely despite blustery conditions on the 7,350-yard (6,719-meter) course at the K Club, an American-style parkland venue designed by Arnold Palmer that hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup.

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Register Your Hole-in-One for Shot at RBC Pro-Am Golf Experience at 2016 Shaw Charity Classic

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 00:17 Friday, 20 May 2016 00:09

Shaw Charity Classic Hole in One ContestCALGARY, Alberta (Shaw Charity Classic) — Canadians who collect an ace between March 1 and August 10 can win the opportunity to play with the pros at the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic, thanks to RBC’s extended support of the Pro-Am Championship for two more years.

The award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event in Calgary, along with RBC, will bring back a truly unique, three-stage contest for a second straight year for any Canadian resident that scores a hole-in-one at a Golf Canada Member Club across the country between March 1 and August 10.

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After Her Biggest Win, Parsons Had to Pass Another Test

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 05:43 Thursday, 19 May 2016 05:29

alt(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Mary Parsons is apparently driving well on and off the golf course. The big-hitting 16-year-old Delta resident used her length off the tee en route to an impressive four-shot win at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops this past weekend.

Then after that win — the biggest of her young golf career — Parsons returned home and passed her driver’s test on Monday morning. “It has been a great few days,” she said with a laugh in an interview Monday night.

Parsons joked that she was perhaps even more nervous about the driver’s test than she was about holding onto her lead in Sunday’s final round at The Dunes in Kamloops. “I was a little nervous at the start, but after I got going I was okay,” she said of the driver’s test.

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Two Playoffs Highlight MJT Manitoba Season Opener at Transcona

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 19:34 Tuesday, 17 May 2016 19:24

altWINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza, teed off the Manitoba season opener this past weekend at Transcona Golf Club in Winnipeg, where players endured cold weather in the two-day tournament on May 14-15. The event was also a shortlist qualifier for the Junior World Championships in San Diego, and two playoffs in the Bantam and Junior divisions highlighted the action.

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Valk Low Overall on MJT Prodigy Series at Carstairs Golf Club

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 21:49 Monday, 16 May 2016 21:43

Ben Farrington and Gavin BarrCARSTAIRS, Alberta (MJT) — Over 80 junior golfers were treated incredibly well by the Carstairs Golf Club staff during the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Prodigy Series and IMG Academy Junior Worlds Qualifier in Carstairs, Alberta, on May 14-15, where the course played very difficult in the wind. The greens, which were in fantastic condition, became firmer each day as they dried out due to the warmth and wind both days.

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