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One Direction’s Niall Horan Makes BMW PGA Celebrity Pro-Am Debut

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:58 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:51

altOne Direction’s Niall Horan will swap the stage for the fairways when he joins the defending champion and World Number One, Rory McIlroy, in the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth Club, on Wednesday May 20.

The 21-year-old singer caddied for four-time Major Champion McIlroy in the pre-Masters Tournament Par 3 contest at Augusta National last month, and the pair will rekindle their friendship over Wentworth’s iconic West Course for the annual curtain-raiser to the BMW PGA Championship, The European Tour’s flagship event.

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Canada’s Connelly and Partner Advance to Semis at US Amateur Four-Ball

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:48 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:41

Austin ConnellySAN FRANCISCO, California (Pete Kowalski/USGA) — Three sides of mid-amateurs and a side of highly ranked teenagers all won two matches Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at the Olympic Club’s Lake Course, which has hosted five U.S. Opens.

The victorious veterans were led by 2013 USA Walker Cup Team members Todd White, of Spartanburg, S.C., and four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith, of Pittsburgh, Pa., who did not make a bogey in their two victories.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:21 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 04:56

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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner's share: $1.8 million.

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CN Future Links Pacific Championship Set to Open 2015 Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:30 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:21

CN Future Links ChampionshipsQUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada’s 2015 competitive season will begin with the Pacific edition of the CN Future Links Championships. Hosted at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C., the competition featuring a field of the nation’s top junior-aged golfers will be held May 7-10.

The CN Future Links Pacific Championship is the first in a series of six junior competitions presented in partnership with CN. The 54-hole stroke play tournament will begin on Friday, May 8 following the previous day’s practice round. Set amongst expansive meadows, lush woodlands and the snowy peaks of Mount Arrowsmith, Pheasant Glen showcases the natural beauty and prestige of Vancouver Island.

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Mackenzie Hughes Finishes 4th at NGA Tour’s Savannah Lakes Village Classic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:20 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:18

Mackenzie HughesMcCORMICK, South Carolina (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes could not hold onto his third-round lead, slipping to 13-under par with a 2-over 74 for a fourth-place finish at the NGA Tour’s Savannah Lakes Village Classic.

Despite an eagle on the par-5 3rd hole, the 24-year-old Team Canada Young Pro Squad member struggled with six bogeys on the day. American Chas Narramore jumped on the opportunity, winning the tournament for a second time with a 5-under par 67.

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