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Martin Dempster

Marcus Kinhult  celebrates after winning the British Masters at Hillside.

Let’s leave British Masters in England after Hillside success

They say golf is dying on its feet and isn’t all that appealing anymore as a spectator sport. If so, the good people of the north-west of England clearly haven’t been told that, having turned out in force to help make the European Tour’s return to Hillside after a 37-year gap an incredible success as the Southport venue hosted the Betfred British Masters last week.

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Bob Macintyre acknowledges the crowd after his birdie at the 18th. Picture: PA.

Bob McIntyre on fire as he finishes joint second at British Masters

Talk about a Bobby dazzler! It was a day to remember, after all, in the £3 million Betfred British Masters for Bob MacIntyre. The 22-year-old from Oban finished eagle-birdie at Hillside in the company of the tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood. That was set to get him into a play-off until Swede Marcus Kinhult also birdied the last to claim his maiden European Tour victory.

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Richie Ramsay signed for a 71 and a total of 12-under on day three of the Betfred British Masters. Pic: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Two Scots in the mix for Betfred British Masters title

After two Scottish successes already on the European Tour in 2019, it’s perhaps being a tad greedy to think a third tartan triumph might be on the cards before summer has even arrived. It is a possibility, though, as Richie Ramsay and Bob MacIntyre are both in the mix heading into the final round of the £3 million Betfred British Masters at Hillside.

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All eyes will be on Tiger Woods ahead of the US PGA Championship. Pic: Adam Davy/PA.

All eyes on Tiger as Woods aims for fifth US PGA Championship title

Golf history is in the making next week. If there are no withdrawals, the 101st US PGA Championship will be the first major to feature every player in the world’s top 100. With all due respect to the other 99, all eyes will be on one man at Bethpage State Park on Long Island and that, of course, is Tiger Woods.

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Richie Ramsay was praised for the way he handled an upsetting situation after hitting a spectator on the head. Picture: Getty.

Richie Ramsay off to flying start at the British Masters

A scintillating birdie-eagle-birdie start set up a six-under-par 66 for Richie Ramsay in the first round of the £3 million Betfred British Masters, yet it proved difficult for the Aberdonian to deliver the upbeat account you might expect on such a splendid day’s work at Hillside.

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