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Scott Jamieson one off lead in Spain as Connor Syme makes third cut

Scott Jamieson stepped up his bid for a second European Tour title with one of the best second-round efforts in the Andalucia Masters and was joined in making the cut at Valderrama by Connor Syme after he dug deep to maintain his promising start in the paid ranks.

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Bradley Neil in action on the Old Course. Picture: Kenny Smith

Bradley Neil boosts card bid with eight birdies

Bradley Neil bagged eight birdies in his bid to earn a step up to the European Tour next season as Jack McDonald stayed in the hunt at halfway in the Alps Tour Grand Final.

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Chris Kelly with the trophy following his win at the Kings Course, Gleneagles.
 Picture: Kenny Smith

Chris Kelly wins third Scottish PGA title at Gleneagles

It will go down as one of the best wins in Tartan Tour history. Step forward Chris Kelly, who may have been reluctant to place a third M&H Logistics PGA Scottish Championship victory ahead of his previous title triumphs in 2003 and 2015, but that was probably only because he was in a daze.

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CADIZ, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19:  Sergio Garcia of Spain and Shane Lowry of Ireland (R) shake on the 9th green during day one of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters at Real Club Valderrama on October 19, 2017 in Cadiz, Spain.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Host Sergio Garcia shares Valderrama Masters lead

Tournament host Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead after the first round of his belated title defence in 
the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

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Justin Thomas lines up a putt on the 11th green Picture: Getty Images

Thomas races to turn in 29 as he opens with 63 to lead by three in Korea

Justin Thomas lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite with a superb first round of 63 – he was out in 29 – in the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges in Korea.

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McDonald and Young both get off to bright starts in Alps Tour Grand Final

Jack McDonald secured a share of the lead and Daniel Young nestled in just behind him as the Scottish duo got off to promising starts in the Alps Tour Grand Final in Italy, writes Martin Dempster.

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Grant Forrest is sitting in 29th place on the Road to Oman.

Grant Forrest fired up for Foshan Open after Hainan heroics

Fresh from a career-best finish on Hainan Island last weekend, Grant Forrest is determined to rise further up the Road to Oman Rankings with another strong showing at the Foshan Open.

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Robert MacIntyre poses with his Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship trophy

Robert MacIntyre wins MENA Tour event on second pro start

Robert MacIntyre’s bold decision to start his professional career on the third-tier MENA Tour rather than try to secure a spot in the Dunhill Links has paid off for the 
left-hander, writes Martin Dempster.

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Duncan Stewart has played 27 European Tour events this season but is down in 129th on the money list. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Duncan Stewart’s last chance to his save European Tour card

Duncan Stewart could have done with the two good pay-days rookie professional Connor Syme has enjoyed in recent weeks. Put it this way, they would have left the 33-year-old in a much healthier position than he finds himself for his final throw of the dice at the end of a season-long battle to try and hang on to a European Tour card.

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Leader Chris Kelly hits out the rough on the 17th hole. Picture: Kenny Smith

Chris Kelly ‘astounded’ that he’s five clear at Scottish PGA

Chris Kelly’s biggest danger
in the final round of the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship could be himself. Even sitting with a five-shot lead after two rounds in the weather-shortened tournament at Gleneagles, the 40-year-old, after all, was 
not exactly a man oozing 
confidence.

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Robert MacIntyre shows off the Sahara Kuwait Golf Championship trophy after his two-shot victory

Robert MacIntyre wins MENA Tour event on second pro start

Rising Scottish star Robert MacIntyre has taken just two attempts to land his first professional victory.

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Scottish Golf in disarray as Dodds quits for Tennis Scotland

Scottish Golf has been left in disarray just six weeks before a crucial vote on future funding for the governing body after Blane Dodds stepped down as chief executive to take up the same role at Tennis Scotland.

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Captains Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn are eager for Ryder Cup 2018

Captain Jim Furyk believes the United States have “25 years of scars” to overcome to retain the Ryder Cup in Paris next year.

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MacIntyre and Hendry both in the mix in Kuwait

Scottish duo Robert 
MacIntyre and Daniel Hendry are both in the mix heading into the final round of the MENA Tour’s latest event, the Sahara Kuwait Championship.

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Woods making steady progress following back surgery, says agent

Tiger Woods has been given the green light by his doctor to step up his rehabilitation from back surgery with no restrictions, according to his agent.

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Chris Kelly leads Scottish PGA Championship at King’s Course

Chris Kelly didn’t sound too confident about what lies ahead in the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship. “There’s a hell of a lot of crap golf to be played,” quipped the 40-year-old after completing his opening circuit on the King’s Course at Gleneagles.

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Blane Dodds is leaving Scottish Golf to become chief executive at Tennis Scotland

Blane Dodds leaves Scottish Golf to become Scottish Tennis CEO

Blane Dodds has resigned as CEO of Scottish Golf to take over at the helm of Tennis Scotland.

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Connor Syme has started well in the paid ranks with Edinburgh man  Tim Poyser caddying for him. Picture: John Stewart.

Tim Poyser urges patience with Connor Syme

Connor Syme has been tipped to become a European Tour winner as the young Fifer prepares to try to build on his stunning start in the professional ranks after securing a spot in this week’s Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

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Liam Johnston, Grant Forrest and Connor Syme have all been flying the flag with aplomb in recent weeks. Picture: Getty.

Martin Dempster: Forrest and Johnston maintain feelgood factor

Another week, another step or two forward for Scottish golf. Grant Forrest finishing second in a Challenge Tour event in China and Liam Johnston winning the Pro Golf Tour Qualifying School has certainly added to a growing feelgood factor sparked by Marc Warren and Connor Syme in recent weeks.

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Colin Montgomerie claims sixth Champions Tour triumph

Colin Montgomerie is heading into the Charles Schwab Cup Play-Offs in buoyant mood after claiming his second victory in five weeks on the Champions Tour.

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