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Chawrasia leads the way at Hong Kong Open

India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia took the early honours by carding a five-under-par 65 to take the first round lead at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

The six-time Asian Tour winner leads by one over England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick and compatriot Shubhankar Sharma after overcoming the tricky windy conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club in the morning. 

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Rose named Golfer of the Month for October

Justin Rose has been named the European Tour Golfer of the Month for October after setting up a thrilling conclusion to the Race to Dubai with a spectacular victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

The Englishman produced the biggest comeback of the season to win his ninth European Tour title on a dramatic final day in Shanghai.

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Fleetwood, Johnson, McIlroy, Stenson, Rose, Kuchar and Paul Casey to play in Abu Dhabi

The award-winning Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA will see defending champion and the 2017 European Tour prize money winner Tommy Fleetwood go head-to-head with World Number One, Dustin Johnson, four-time Major winner, Rory McIlroy and 2016 Open Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Henrik Stenson. With three of the world’s top ten, Abu Dhabi will welcome another stunning line-up of the world’s best at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, 18 - 21 January.

The headlining pack will be joined by American Ryder Cup star and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Matt Kuchar, making his Middle East debut and two-time championship winner Paul Casey who has had a remarkable 2017, with a strong performance at the Masters and the Bridgestone Invitational.

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Rahm takes Tour Championship as Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai

Jon Rahm carded a closing 67 to win the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, as Tommy Fleetwood claimed the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai title ahead of Justin Rose.

Rose had looked on course to claim both the eighth Rolex Series event of the season and the Race to Dubai as he turned in 32 at Jumeirah Golf Estates but three bogeys on a dramatic back nine brought him back to the pack and opened the door for Rahm.

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Céline Boutier wins first Ladies European Tour title in Sanya

France’s Céline Boutier won her first Ladies European Tour title by a four-stroke margin at the Sanya Ladies Open in Hainan, China.

With a final round of 68, played in warm and breezy conditions, the 24-year-old Parisienne recorded a 54-hole total of 12-under-par and became the second French rookie to win in a fortnight after Camille Chevalier’s victory at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

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Rose and Fleetwood set up thriller in Dubai

Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood produced matching seven under 65s during a sensational third day of the DP World Tour Championship to guarantee a thrilling climax to the Race to Dubai.

Rose has continued his electrifying form, which has seen him win his last two events in China and Turkey, into the final week of the season as he looks to complete an incredible late surge and leapfrog current Number One Fleetwood on the Race to Dubai Rankings.

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China's Liu tipped to shine at the Asian Golf Championship

Chinese teenager Liu Yan-wei hopes to shine on home soil at the inaugural Asian Golf Championship which gets underway in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in a fortnight.

The 20-year-old Liu, rated as one of China’s rising stars in the game, has plied his trade on the Asian Tour and the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in the past three years. He showed glimpses of his talent when he registered a first top-10 finish on the Asian Tour in Bangladesh in February. 

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Fitzpatrick makes case for the defence in Dubai

Matt Fitzpatrick’s title defence of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai continued apace on a thrilling second day at Jumeriah Golf Estates as the Englishman carded a five under 67 to move one shot clear, as the tussle to win the Race to Dubai also gathered momentum.

Fitzpatrick was afforded the rare luxury of coming into the final event of the European Tour season under the radar despite claiming the title last year and entering the week on an imperious run of results.

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Kapur eyes more success at AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Shiv Kapur of India hopes to sweeten his year when he competes at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open from November 30 to December 3.

The 2017 season has been one of Kapur’s finest years on the Asian Tour and he is determined to continue his winning form at the €1million (approximately US$1.07 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and Sunshine Tour. 

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