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“My parents and my brother totally got it, ‘You should stay there, the weather is nice, play golf,’ ” Hausmann said. “But some of my friends were like, ‘You’re not coming home? No, you can still play golf?’ ”
The Coachella music festival is being postponed from April to October amid concerns about the new coronavirus and large public gatherings.
Thomas Pieters birdied four of his first six holes and overcame a mid-round blip to take the lead on Day 1 of the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour on Thursday.
Out of the running for the Race to Dubai title, Rory McIlroy still forced his way onto center stage at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday by producing one of his greatest shots of the year.
Jeff Maggert holed out from 123 yards for eagle on the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and hand Scott McCarron the season points title on the PGA Tour Champions
Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65. At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever 54-hole total at the European Tour event, and the lowest of his career.
Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked players in the field, opened with 67s. That was only slightly better than the field average on a day when 118 players broke par at The Renaissance Club, which was softened by heavy early-morning rain. Kuchar made two eagles on his first nine.
Zander Lombard shot a 3-under 67 to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Irish Open. The 24-year-old South African, who hadn’t made a cut since early March, found himself inspired at bumpy, quirky Lahinch on Ireland’s West coast. He closed with three straight birdies in the opening round for a 64, and he followed it up by playing the back nine in 3 under to post 9-under 131. Eddie Pepperell was one shot back.
Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington shot a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Zander Lombard in the opening round of the Irish Open. With Rory McIlroy skipping the tournament, the 47-year-old Harrington quickly became a crowd favorite in his national open which he previously won in 2007. Harrington made eight birdies and a bogey at Lahinch. He closed out his round by blasting from a deep greenside bunker to 4 feet for birdie on the par-5 18th.
Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin to win the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory.
An 11-hour sleep and a hearty Scottish breakfast sparked the latest impressive round in Russell Knox’s glorious summer of golf, putting him in contention to seal back-to-back wins on the European Tour at the Scottish Open on Saturday. Knox mastered the windiest conditions of the week over the Gullane links to shoot a 4-under 66 in the third round, leaving him two strokes off leader Jens Dantorb (68) and one behind a six-way tie for second place.
Robert Rock set the record for the lowest 36-hole total since the Scottish Open was launched by the European Tour in 1972 by shooting a 7-under 63 in the second round to open a two-stroke lead. Tyrrell Hatton (64) and unheralded Swede Jens Dantorp (65) were the closest challengers to Rock who is on 13-under 127. If Rock is one of the leading three players to finish in the top 10 who is not otherwise exempt for next week’s British Open he will earn a place in the field at Carnoustie.
American golfer Luke List equaled the Gullane course record with a 7-under-par 63 to start the Scottish Open. List moved into the lead with his ninth birdie on the 15th hole and held it to finish the round ahead by one stroke.
Elvis Costello has canceled the rest of his European summer tour after undergoing surgery for a “small but very aggressive” cancerous tumor.
Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 to move into the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship. So good was McIlroy’s bogey-free round at Wentworth that playing partner Alex Noren, the defending champion, called it “the best round I’ve ever seen.”
Adrian Otaegui has carded a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Qatar Masters. The Spaniard has finished his second round with three straight birdies at Doha Golf Club to move to 11 under overall and clear of four players tied for second.
Lady Gaga has canceled 10 concerts in Europe because of severe pain, the tour’s promoter said Saturday.
Welsh golfer Jamie Donaldson has followed his opening 62 with a solid 3-under-par 69 to take the clubhouse lead in the weather-interrupted second round of the Dubai Desert Classic. Tee times were delayed for nearly three hours because of thick fog.
Rory McIlroy’s expectations are on the rise. The 28-year-old Northern Irishman ended his injury-plagued 2017 season early but he shot 18-under last week and finished only four shots behind champion Tommy Fleetwood at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Next up is the Dubai Desert Classic