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Wednesday 14th October 2020

Finca Cortesin in Spain to host Solheim Cup 2023

Finca Cortesin in Andalucia will host the 2023 Solheim Cup - the first time Spain has staged the match between Europe and the United States.

Spain will become the sixth European nation to stage the biggest team event in women's golf.

The country hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997, at Valderrama, and has staged 75 events on the Ladies European Tour and its development tour.

The dates for the event are yet to be finalised.

Finca Cortesin, which hosted the 2012 World Match Play won by Nicolas Colsaerts, was designed by American architect Cabell Robinson and is regarded as one of the top-10 courses in Spain.


 

BMW PGA Championship: Tyrrell Hatton seals four-shot win at Wentworth

Englishman Tyrrell Hatton sealed his fifth European Tour win with a four-stroke victory at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The 28-year-old world number 15 from Buckinghamshire was three ahead overnight and shot a five-under 67 for a 19-under total on the West Course.

Victor Perez of France challenged but eventually finished second after a 68.

Andy Sullivan's 65 put him joint third with Patrick Reed, with Tommy Fleetwood tied 13th at nine under after a 73.

The victory will see Hatton break into the world's top 10 for the first time when the rankings are updated on Monday, two days before his 29th birthday.


 

US Open 2020: Bryson DeChambeau storms to first major title at Winged Foot

American Bryson DeChambeau produced a wonderful final-round display to win the US Open by six shots and claim the first major title of his career.

The 27-year-old was the only player to break par at the notoriously difficult Winged Foot, in New York.

Renowned for his big-hitting approach, the world number nine showed maturity and composure to card an impressive three-under 67 to win on six under par.

Matthew Wolff faded on the back nine, shooting 75 to finish second at level.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who finished third at two over, and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy were the only non-Americans to place inside the top 10.

World number four McIlroy ended joint eighth at six over after a final-day 75 that included two double bogeys, while England's Lee Westwood was a stroke further back.

DeChambeau becomes only the second player to win the men's US Open at Winged Foot with a score under par, joining 1984 champion Fuzzy Zoeller.


 

2020 Ryder Cup postponed until 2021

The 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed for a year because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The event between the United States and Europe was due to be held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on 25-27 September.

But it has now been rescheduled for 24-26 September 2021.

Professional men's golf in the US has resumed behind closed doors but players say the biennial event should not go ahead without fans.


 

BMW PGA Championship: Danny Willett wins by three shots at Wentworth

England's Danny Willett has won the PGA Championship by three shots after a five-under-par 67 on the final day at Wentworth.

Willett began the day tied for the lead with Spain's Jon Rahm, who shot 70 to finish second, with South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout third.

It is the 31-year-old's biggest win since the 2016 US Masters and the seventh of his career.

Justin Rose was eighth after a 72, one place ahead of Rory McIlroy.


 

The Open 2022: Royal Liverpool to host major for 13th time

Royal Liverpool Golf Club will host the Open Championship in 2022.

It will be the 13th time the Hoylake venue has hosted the championship, with Rory McIlroy winning on the last occasion it staged the event in 2014.

Governing body the R&A said the 151st edition of the major will take place from 10-17 July.

This year's Open will be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, followed by Royal St George's in England in 2020 and St Andrews in 2021.