Monday, 13th July 2020

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Golf & "Thistle test ye"

Golf News & Quiz

Hanson claims maiden Tour victory.
Peter Hanson beat fellow Swede Peter Gustafsson at the first play-off hole for his maiden European Tour victory in the Spanish Open at San Roque. Both players pulled their approaches to the 18th hole but it was Hanson who got up and down as Gustafsson saw his par putt hit the lip but stay above ground. The duo, both looking for their first win, filled the top two spots for much of the day after contrasting final rounds.

Scott clinches victory in Beijing.
Australian Adam Scott overcame an anxious spell midway through his final round to secure a three-shot victory in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Beijing.
Scott began the round with a five-shot lead but dropped three shots in four holes around the turn, with Retief Goosen narrowing the gap to one.

Faldo is to make Wales Open debut.
Nick Faldo will play in the Wales Open for the first time at this year’s event at the Celtic Manor Resort (2-5 June).
The six-time major winner said: “The field at this tournament just seems to get better year on year and I’m sure the event will be a complete success.”

Clarke to compete in Irish Open.
Darren Clarke will compete in the Nissan Irish Open at Carton House in Kildare from 19-22 May.
Clarke is unable to play in the Smurfit European Open at the K Club but his Irish fans will be able to see him in action six weeks earlier.

Male pros welcome Wie Open chance
Leading male golfers Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els have welcomed the prospect of Michelle Wie becoming the first woman to play at the Open.
Wie could qualify at the US Tour’s John Deere Classic in July, which offers the chance of a place at the Open.

Thistle test ye! (see below)

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Thistle test ye!

Ball accidentally knocked off tee.
Presented by: Ian MacLeod M.P.G.T.G. European Golf Teaching Professional
Q.  A player teed his ball within the teeing ground. He made a stroke at the ball but missed it. He addressed the ball again and accidentally knocked it off the tee.
How does the player proceed and is any penalty incurred?

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