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Pernilla Lindberg sees off Inbee Park on 8th Playoff Hole for career defining win

It took her 193 starts on the LPGA and then eight playoff holes, but Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg broke through on Monday morning at the ANA Inspiration to claim her first LPGA victory. She dropped a brilliant 30-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole of the morning to stamp her long awaited signature LPGA moment.

“I just know I’m a grinder and I just felt this was mine and I’m going to do this,” said Lindberg immediately after the win. “I couldn’t believe that last one went in and Inbee didn’t hole hers and it’s mine.


Rahm ready for debut at Open de España

World Number Three Jon Rahm is excited to make his debut at the Open de España, one of the oldest and most celebrated tournaments in Continental Europe, when the Spanish sensation tees it up at Centro Nacional de Golf from April 12-15.

It has been a meteoric rise to the top of the world game for the 23 year old, and he will return to the familiar surroundings of the Madrid venue, which is the home of the Royal Spanish Federation, for the first time as a professional.


Rory McIlroy to return to PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to the BMW PGA Championship – the first of eight Rolex Series events on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai in 2018 – with the four-time Major Champion set to join Paul Casey and 2017 Race to Dubai Champion Tommy Fleetwood in the field at Wentworth Club, from May 24-27.

The former World Number One, who won the prestigious title in 2014, will get his first chance to take on the revamped West Course, which underwent an extensive renovation programme before the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, after being forced to miss last year’s event due to a recurrence of a rib injury.


Johnston warming up for Open de España defence

Andrew “Beef” Johnston is hoping fond memories of Spain will help in his maiden title defence at the Open de España when he tees it up at Centro Nacional de Golf from April 12-15.

The Englishman, who finished second at the Hero Indian Open in his last start, will face stiff competition in a field full of European Tour winners, including Ryder Cup star and home favourite Rafa Cabrera Bello and his countrymen Pablo Larrazábal, Alvaro Quirós, Adrian Otaegui, and Jorge Campillo.


Fleetwood pitching for double-double in France

Tommy Fleetwood has his sights set on a double-double at this year’s HNA Open de France, the third Rolex Series event of the year, as the Englishman prepares to defend his title from June 28-July 1. The World Number 11 is the first star to confirm his return to Le Golf National, which is also the host venue of The 2018 Ryder Cup.

Fleetwood has already enjoyed a stellar start to his 2018 campaign, when he became only the second player to successfully defend his title in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA in January, and now, the 27 year old is relishing the opportunity to do it all over again in France.


Watson cruises to WGC - Dell Match Play victory

Bubba Watson claimed a thumping 7 and 6 victory over Kevin Kisner to win a second World Golf Championships title at the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play.

Kisner had beaten Alex Noren in a high-quality semi-final and the championship match looked set to be a tight affair but Watson won the first five holes to storm into a lead he never looked like relinquishing.


Gagli triumphs in Kenya epic

Lorenzo Gagli secured his first victory on the European Challenge Tour by holding his nerve to beat Jens Fahrbring in a three-hole play-off to claim the Barclays Kenya Open title.

On what is the 50th anniversary of the African event it was fitting that the tournament proved to be such a spectacle with large crowds witnessing Italy’s Gagli and Sweden’s Fahrbring go head to head over extra holes.


Noren charges into WGC – Dell Match Play semi-finals

Alex Noren will face Kevin Kisner in the semi-finals of the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play after beating Cameron Smith 4 and 2 on Saturday afternoon. After taking down Patrick Reed in the last 16 earlier in the day, the Swede led from start to finish as he saw off Smith with minimal fuss.

Justin Thomas will take on Bubba Watson in the other semi-final, knowing victory will take him to World Number One – regardless of the result in the final.


Kiradech goes down to Watson in WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Q-finals

Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s glorious run at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play was stopped by American left-hander Bubba Watson in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Thai was beaten 5 & 3 by the former two-time Masters Tournament champion, who earned a semi-final showdown with reigning FedExCup No. 1 Justin Thomas at the Austin Country Club. Thomas can become the new World No. 1 if he beats Watson to get into the final.


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