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  • We’ll give no room for excuses, Ibadan Golf Club’s new captain assures

    We’ll give no room for excuses, Ibadan Golf Club’s new captain assures

    The new captain of Ibadan Golf Club (IGC), Seyi Alaba, has assured that he and his executive committee members will perform optimally and leave no room for excuses. Alaba, who defeated Wale Olagoke 111-57 to emerge as the club’s captain for the next year, said he and his team would strive to take the club to a higher level. “In…

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  • Rahm back on top of world rankings after Genesis Invitational triumph

     Jon Rahm returned to the top of golf’s world rankings with his third victory of the year in the Genesis Invitational on Sunday. Rahm carded a closing 69 at Riviera to finish 17 under par, two shots ahead of American Max Homa, with Patrick Cantlay another stroke back in third. The victory is Rahm’s fifth in his last nine worldwide…

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  • Masters Amateurs tournament: Ali wins final tournament of the year

    David Ali on Sunday emerged the winner of the final Masters (Amateurs) tournament of the year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ali won the tournament with a total of 301 gross and 13 over pars through 72 holes. The Tournament Director, Ndubuisi Okeya, who confirmed the result to NAN, said three players, having proved themselves as the…

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  • Ladies golf association elects Monyei-Inyere as new president

     The Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN) has elected Juliet Monyei-Inyere as its new President, becoming the association’s 15th President. A statement on Sunday in Abuja by the LGAN Media Office indicated that the election was held at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Asaba.  Onyebuchi-Inyere, who is a Chief Superintendent in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), was…

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  • Trump builds another golf course in Scotland

    US President Donald Trump has been given permission to build another golf course in Scotland, after authorities there decided in his favour on Sunday in spite of local opposition. The new 18-hole course is to be named after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, who hailed from a Scottish island. It is to be built on the US president’s estate in…

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  • Spaniard Jon Rahm

    Rahm unsure about defending European Tour titles amid COVID-19

    Spaniard Jon Rahm enjoyed plenty of success on the European Tour last year. But the world number one said on Tuesday he might not defend any of his titles because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Rahm, competing this week in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoff opener at Norton in Massachusetts, said he would take some time on his decision. He said…

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  • HSD Golf celebrates Diri’s 365 days in office 

    As part of its plan to mark the first year in office of the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State Douye Diri and that of the club. The captain of the club and a permanent secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service Oyintonefie Ritchie Etonye, speaking to the media in Yenagoa on Thursday, said plans were afoot already to commence early…

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  • Woods promises trash talking during charity match

    Tiger Woods promised that next month’s made-for-TV match with Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will be an entertaining contest as the quartet try and raise funds for charities involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. With professional golf suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, Woods gave a brief outline of what fans tuning into `The Match: Champions for Charity’,…

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  • After 27 surgeries, Cayeux makes the cut

    Zimbabwean golfer Marc Cayeux made the cut in a professional tournament for the first time in seven years on Friday after having 27 different surgical operations following an horrific car accident in 2010. Cayeux’s right leg was shattered and his left foot was almost dangling following a collision with a police truck in southern Zimbabwe. His injuries and the extensive…

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