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Sep 20

Price of golf must be reduced, says 1999 Open champion Lawrie

Two-time Ryder Cup player Paul Lawrie says the expense involved in playing golf is driving away the next generation of talent.

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Sep 19

PGA Tour threatens to remove Tiger Woods’s tournament from schedule

• Quicken Loans has seemingly dropped out and venue will change
• Woods’s agent: ‘We have leads and are talking to sponsors daily’

The PGA Tour has threatened to remove the tournament hosted by Tiger Woods from its schedule after the loss of a title sponsor. Quicken Loans has failed to extend its four-year association with the June event, of which Woods’s charity is a beneficiary, with the PGA Tour duly cutting ties with Congressional in Washington DC, where it was to be held in 2018.

The Tour released a 49-tournament schedule for the 2017-18 season on Tuesday. Included in it is “The National” from 25 June, with venue yet to be decided. Speaking at East Lake, where the FedEx Cup will conclude on Sunday, the PGA Tour’s commissioner, Jay Monahan, admitted necessary glances towards a plan B.

Related: Tiger Woods says he has completed treatment over issues with pain medication

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Sep 18

Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman adds British Masters to late-season schedule

Rory McIlroy adds the British Masters to his schedule after failing to qualify for the Tour Championship in the US.

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Sep 17

Leishman wins BMW title with England’s Rose second

Australian Marc Leishman sees off a late charge from England’s Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship by five shots.

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Sep 17

Nordqvist claims play-off victory at weather-affected Evian Championship

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden wins the final major of the season, the Evian Championship, after a play-off against American Brittany Altomare.

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Sep 16

Leishman extends lead as McIlroy’s FedEx Cup hopes fade

Marc Leishman leads by five strokes heading into the BMW Championship final round with Rory McIlroy’s FedEx Cup hopes all but over.

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Sep 16

Jutanugarn leads Evian Championship, England’s Hall four behind

Moriya Jutanugarn leads by one shot going into the final round of the Evian Championship, the last major of the season, reduced to 54 holes by rain.

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Sep 15

Leishman leads as McIlroy’s FedEx Cup hopes fade

Marc Leishman opens up a three-stroke lead at the BMW Championship, while Rory McIlroy’s FedEx Cup hopes fade.

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Sep 15

Evian Championship: Sung Hyun Park leads after first round

South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park leads with an eight-under 63 in the first of three rounds at a shortened Evian Championship.

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Sep 14

Leishman leads as McIlroy struggles in BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy’s defence of the FedEx Cup is in danger as he struggles in round one of the BMW Championship in Illinois.

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Sep 14

Evian Championship: First round cancelled and tournament cut to 54 holes

The Evian Championship will be played over 54 holes in three days after Thursday’s first round is cancelled because of severe weather.

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Sep 14

Singh Brar hopes to secure European Tour card

Jack Singh Brar hopes to secure his European Tour card after individual success in the Walker Cup

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Sep 13

Rory McIlroy needs top-four BMW finish to maintain play-offs hopes

Rory McIlroy requires a top-four finish at week’s BMW Championship to retain any hopes of repeating his 2016 FedEx Cup triumph.

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Sep 13

Golf tips for beginners: grip and chip with Tour pro Stephen Gallacher

European Tour pro Stephen Gallacher gives BBC Scotland’s Catriona Shearer a beginner’s golf lesson on gripping the club and chipping the ball.

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Sep 11

Walker Cup 2017: United States thrash Great Britain & Ireland 19-7

The United States win back the Walker Cup by thrashing Great Britain and Ireland 19-7 at the Los Angeles Country Club.

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Sep 10

European Masters: Matthew Fitzpatrick defeats Scott Hend in dramatic play-off

Matthew Fitzpatrick wins his fourth European Tour title as he beats Scott Hend in a dramatic play-off at the European Masters.

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