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Woods confident he is worthy of a Ryder Cup spot

The Northern Echo:

9:50am Monday 21st July 2014

TIGER WOODS believes he should be at this year’s Ryder Cup – but accepts he may have to do more to convince United States captain Tom Watson.

Garcia satisfied after his second-placed Open finish

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Monday 21st July 2014

SPAIN’S Sergio Garcia finished as the Open Championship’s runner-up for the second time in his career but insisted this near miss was a positive experience.

History for McIlroy after leading from start to finish

9:46am Monday 21st July 2014

THIS time there was no procession, but Rory McIlroy still created more history as he held off a spirited challenge from Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the 143rd Open Championship.

Rory bounces back

9:44am Monday 21st July 2014

A YEAR on from labelling his own play “brain dead”, Rory McIlroy spoke of his pride at winning the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and immediately targeted more major glory.

The Open: Day two

The Northern Echo: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

7:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Woods’ solid start

The Northern Echo:

9:50am Friday 18th July 2014

IT was not quite exactly the same as 2006, but it was not far off as Tiger Woods returned to major championship action in the Open at Royal Liverpool.

McIlroy is not worried by poor Friday form

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Friday 18th July 2014

RORY McILROY insists he does not fear Fridays and has no worries about a repeat of the last time he led the Open Championship after day one.

Tales of an Open marshal: Arnold Palmer, the eel and a hole-in-one

The Northern Echo: Open memories: Former Durham Golf Union president Edward Bunting. Picture: TOM BANKS (8267570)

6:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

THERE’S an iconic picture of the legendary Arnold Palmer, standing on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews 19 years ago. With a cap in his hand, the true golfing great waved farewell as his final Open Championship neared an end.

While Tiger takes attention, Stenson focuses on major

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE eyes of the golfing world, not to mention a dedicated TV channel, will be on Tiger Woods in the opening round of the 143rd Open Championship on Thursday.

Woods applies finishing touches in final practice

The Northern Echo:

10:11am Thursday 17th July 2014

THREE-TIME champion Tiger Woods put the finishing touches to his game in a short final practice session in preparation for the 143rd Open Championship which afforded him time for his army of fans at Royal Liverpool.

Golf shorts: Bates clinches Blackwell title and Ryder Cup buses

The Northern Echo: Champion: Blackwell Grange's No 1 Adam Bates (right) pictured with Rebecca Gibson and

8:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ADAM BATES has clinched the Blackwell Grange club championship for a sixth time – only this time on a different course.

Woods sets top target

9:55am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TIGER WOODS needed just one word to describe what an acceptable finishing position would be on his return to major championship action in the 143rd Open Championship.

Mickelson insists his best is yet to come

The Northern Echo:

9:46am Tuesday 15th July 2014

HE has to start and end each day on a physio ball to cope with arthritis and has recorded just one top-ten finish in 2014, but Phil Mickelson still believes the best is yet to come.

Watson backing Woods

9:42am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FIVE-TIME Open champion Tom Watson has warned the doubters that Tiger Woods is a long way from being written off.

Rose is in bloom ahead of The Open

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Monday 14th July 2014

JUSTIN ROSE believes he has enough energy in the tank to challenge for a third win in succession in the Open Championship.

Graeme Storm and Simon Dyson finish positively in Scotland

4:39pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Malton & Norton’s Simon Dyson finished strongly at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open by climbing in to a top 30 finish.

Mixed fortunes for North-East's Tour golfers

5:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAEME Storm's final drive to earn a late place at next week's Open Championship started strongly today.

Ian Woosnam to play at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo:

8:50am Friday 11th July 2014

ANOTHER former Ryder Cup captain will be gracing County Durham next month when he appears in the English Senior Open.

McIlroy sets the pace with a record

The Northern Echo:

10:39am Friday 11th July 2014

NOT for the first time this season, Rory McIlroy started a tournament in brilliant fashion with a course-record 64 in the opening round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Jodi's back in the country and means business at Birkdale

6:33am Thursday 10th July 2014

IT is that time of the year when Jodi Ewart-Shadoff can come back home. Opportunities are rare these days because of the hectic nature of her schedule, but operating in the upper echelons of the LPGA Tour means an appearance at the Ricoh Women’s British Open - again.

Golf shorts: Torrance ready for North-East appearance as youngsters shine for Durham

The Northern Echo: Road to Rockliffe: Sam Torrance heading to the North-East

6:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

TWO big name European golfers are set to play at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth next month.

Time running out to enter Northern Masters

12:16pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

GOLFERS across the North-East have only a few days left to get their entries in for one of the region’s biggest amateur golf tournaments.

Golf shorts: Patterson tees up match play semi-final spot in style

The Northern Echo: Champion: England A team player Daniel Wasteney won the North of England Open Amateur Golf Championship last year

6:08am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FORMER Durham county champion David Patterson booked his semi-final place in style for the County Match Play Championship at Wynyard.

Could Durham Union be touched by Open presence?

The Northern Echo: James Simpson in trouble on the 17th hole at Seaton Carew Golf Club. Picture by Tom Collins. (7638829)

6:02am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FOLLOWING the success of the Brabazon Trophy’s second visit to Seaton Carew, the English Golf Union is ready to recommend more visits to the area – and there is even a chance of it becoming an Open qualifying venue.

Qualifying: Chances of North-East interest at The Open reduce

The Northern Echo:

8:10pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

IT has grown more unlikely that there will be a North-East golfer involved in this month’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool after a frustrating day in final qualifying.

North-East's golfers aiming to clinch a place at The Open

6:01am Tuesday 1st July 2014

TEN of the region’s best golfers will be trying to seal a place at this year’s Open Championship today.

Brabazon Trophy: Big Ben creates a little bit of history for Seaton Carew

The Northern Echo: Ben Stow in action during his round at Seaton Carew Golf Club. Picture: Tom Collins

10:32pm Sunday 29th June 2014

SEATON CAREW had a glimpse of golf’s future when the brilliant Ben Stow created his own little piece of history on a dramatic final day of Brabazon Trophy action.

Frustrating end for Storm in Germany

12:48pm Sunday 29th June 2014

GRAEME STORM was unable to make sufficient progress on the final day of the BMW International Open in Germany to claim a top 20 finish.

Brabazon: Ben Stow wins Brabazon title at Seaton Carew

3:46pm Saturday 28th June 2014

BEN STOW has clinched the Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew in dramatic fashion.

Brabazon: Region's hopefuls finish steadily as leaders start final round

12:21pm Saturday 28th June 2014

THE leaders of the Brabazon Trophy have headed out on their final rounds just as the leading two North-East golfers have walked off the 18th green at Seaton Carew.

Work to do for Storm after dropping out of contention

11:37pm Friday 27th June 2014

GRAEME STORM dropped 42 places on the second round of the BMW International Open in Germany.

Irishman intent on leaving 'changing' Seaton Carew with Brabazon title

The Northern Echo: Ryan Evans(left) and Ben Stow share a joke during their round at Seaton Carew Golf Club. Picture: Tom Collins

10:48pm Friday 27th June 2014

MOVING day proved just perfect for County Down’s Cormac Sharvin yesterday, even if he felt like his two nearest rivals would be in complete control going in to the final round at Seaton Carew today.

Brabazon: Irishman turns heat on English duo at Seaton Carew

4:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

IRELAND’S Cormac Sharvin was rewarded for holding his nerve on a testing afternoon at Seaton Carew with a share of the lead going in to the final round of the Brabazon trophy.

Brabazon: Leader hits trouble as Casey makes his march

1:31pm Friday 27th June 2014

HARRY CASEY has made his move for the Brabazon Trophy by posting the best of the morning rounds at Seaton Carew.

Brabazon: Evans hits top spot with course record at Seaton Carew

The Northern Echo: On the bag: Former Pools winger Barry Parkes is caddying for Tom Fox

8:31pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AN OVERNIGHT change of putter led to the overnight lead in the hunt for the Brabazon Trophy for Ryan Evans – and it earned him a share of the course record at Seaton Carew too.

Brabazon: Ben Stow takes centre stage as Bedale's Brown is disqualified

3:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

DORSET’S Ben Stow has gone one better than his impressive first round total at Seaton Carew to take pole position in the hunt for the Brabazon Trophy.

Brabazon: Things tighten up on the leaderboard as Storm does well in Germany

1:49pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THERE are two new names at the top of the Brabazon Trophy leaderboard at Seaton Carew after solid mornings on another bright day on the fairways.

Golf Shorts: Region still have Open hopefuls as Rockliffe confirm new signing

The Northern Echo: New deal: James Maw is officially attached to Rockliffe Hall as he plots EuroPro Tour success

6:10am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Open dream is still alive for a number of North-East golfers after they progressed from regional qualifying earlier this week.

Early leader Doherty happy for a change of fortune at Seaton

11:11pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MISSING the cut in your previous two events is not the best preparation for the biggest English championship of the season.

Proud day for the region as Brabazon gets off to a 'perfect' start at Seaton Carew

The Northern Echo: Back at the Brabazon: Former scratch golfer Don Robinson was watching at Seaton Carew yesterday and played in the Brabazon in 1985. Picture: Tom Collins

10:01pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

FOR those around to remember the last time the Brabazon Trophy paid a visit to Seaton Carew Golf Club, the first day could not have been much tougher for the golfers in May 1985. The wind blew, the rain fell and the bogeys, plenty of them, flowed.

Andersen joins Fox and Doherty in three-way lead way in Brabazon Trophy

7:36pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

THERE is a three-way lead at the top of the Brabazon Trophy leaderboard at Seaton Carew going in to Thursday’s second round.

Brabazon update: Dynamic Doherty shines on Seaton Carew

4:38pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

BURY’S Cieran Doherty is the man setting the pace at Seaton Carew after making the most of the favourable conditions on the first day of the Brabazon Trophy.

Seb makes early progress in pursuit of Brabazon glory

The Northern Echo: Seb makes early progress in pursuit of Brabazon glory

1:02pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

SEB CROOKHALL-NIXON is the early clubhouse leader of the Brabazon Trophy after a superb morning round at Seaton Carew Goilf Club.

England manager Casey predicting Seaton will be a tough test

The Northern Echo: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: James Simpson (left), Daniel Garner and James Allan on the putting green at Seaton Carew. Picture: DAVID WOOD

9:24am Wednesday 25th June 2014

IN front of the clubhouse, many of the world’s top amateur golfers practiced on the putting green and powered drives from the first tee in preparation for the challenge of Seaton Carew this week.

Seaton Carew ready to shine when Brabazon Trophy comes calling

The Northern Echo: BRABAZON TROPHY: Seaton Carew Golf course. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton. (7205201)

6:12am Saturday 21st June 2014

THE world’s best amateur golfers will descend on Seaton Carew Golf Club next week in the hope of joining a list of Brabazon Trophy winners that have gone on to become household names on the professional circuit.

Bedale's Brown enters last eight at Royal Portrush

The Northern Echo: Progress: Daniel Brown has reached the last-eight

4:57pm Friday 20th June 2014

BEDALE’S promising golfer Daniel Brown has reached the quarter-final of the British Amateur Championship.

Golf shorts: Free entry to see stars of the future at Seaton Carew

The Northern Echo: BRABAZON TROPHY: Seaton Carew Golf course will host the big event next week. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton.

7:02am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE Brabazon Trophy returns to Seaton Carew after almost three decades next week when top amateurs from around the world will be look for glory.

Skipp and Donald light up Eaglescliffe's birthday celebrations

The Northern Echo: County champion: Eaglescliffe's Sam Donald is Durham Boys No 1

3:45pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE future of golf at Eaglescliffe is bright after two teenagers marked the golf club’s centenary in style by claiming county titles.

Kaymer off to a fine start

10:01am Monday 16th June 2014

MARTIN KAYMER made the ideal start to his bid for a second major title at the end of a historic week in the US Open at Pinehurst.

Storm blows out of US Open

The Northern Echo: Gone to America: Graeme Storm teed off at Rockliffe Hall on Friday before heading off to Pinehurst (7053382)

4:44pm Friday 13th June 2014

Graeme Storm’s second US Open appearance turned in to a nightmare. After an encouraging opening round left him sitting decently placed on two over at Pinehurst, he lost his nerve after making a bogey six at the fifth. He was unable to recover and things deteriorated pretty quickly.



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