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Woosnam to headline the Wales Senior Open

The 1991 Masters Tournament champion Ian Woosnam has set his sights on securing a home victory when the SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open takes place at The Celtic Manor Resort.

The Welshman will be aiming to add the SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open to an already illustrious CV when he headlines the field in the 13th edition of the £250,000 event, which will be held over the resort’s Roman Road course from May 29-31.


Kaymer, Donald and Reed to contest Irish Open

Reigning US Open Champion and Ryder Cup hero Martin Kaymer, fellow former World Number One Luke Donald and American Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed have all added their names to a truly international field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation.

Following the addition of Dubai Duty Free as title sponsor, the prize fund will increase by 25% to €2.5 million with the 2015 champion taking home €416,660 compared to the €333,330 which Mikko Ilonen received last year.


Tabuena and Shin tied for the lead at Eagle Ridge Invitational

Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena and Micah Lauren Shin of the United States held a slim advantage atop the leaderboard after they returned with matching two-day totals of two-under-par 140s to snatch the clubhouse lead at the US$60,000 ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational on Thursday.

With play suspended for the day due to lightning threat, the duo now hold a one-shot lead after overnight leader Ferdinand Aunzo of the Philippines slipped to third when he posted a one-under-par 70.


Home hero Huang hits the high notes in Shenzhen

He may not have picked up a golf club until the age of 22, but China’s Huang Wen-yi seems determined to make up for lost time after grabbing the lead on the first day of the inaugural Shenzhen International.

The home favourite opened with a sparkling round of 66 at Genzon Golf Club to hold a one shot lead over Chile’s Felipe Aguilar, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Korea’s Byeong Hun An and America’s Peter Uihlein.


Big-hitting Kiradech leads Asian No.1s to AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Big-hitting Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will lead the region’s charge at the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open with four other former Asian Tour Order of Merit champions next month.

Tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour, the €1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) tournament will see a gathering of luminaries from the three major Tours, which Kiradech believes will positively impact the growth and development of global golf.


Asian Tour stars to add glamour to Indonesian Masters

The region’s best players will lend their star power to the US$750,000 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters presented by Enjoy Jakarta Golf when it tees off next week.

No less than 25 Asian Tour champions which include heavyweights such as Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant, Philippines’ Angelo Que and India’s Arjun Atwal will grace the fairways of the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from April 23-26.


Ferdinand Aunzo takes narrow lead at ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational

Ferdinand Aunzo took his place atop the leaderboard after battling to an even-par-71 in the opening round of the US$60,000 ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Filipino traded four birdies against four bogeys on a tough scoring day to hold a one-shot advantage over compatriots Miguel Tabuena and Randy Garalde who shared second place at the Aoki course of the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club.


NBO to stage 2015 Grand Final in Oman

The European Challenge Tour is delighted to announce that its crucial season-ending tournament will this year move to a spectacular new location, when the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final takes place at Almouj Golf, The Wave in Oman’s capital city, Muscat, from November 4-7.

NBO (National Bank of Oman) has hosted the penultimate event of the Challenge Tour season for the past two years at the breath-taking Greg Norman-designed course, but its significance will increase to a whole new level when the Grand Final moves to the Omani capital following the signature of a four-year contract.


Bubba Watson aiming to solve putting mystery

Two-time Major Champion Bubba Watson is hoping to get his putter firing in order to challenge at this week’s inaugural Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club.

Watson captured the WGC-HSBC Champions on his last visit to China, and is the pre-tournament favourite for the third of five new events on this year’s Race to Dubai.


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