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USA's Jordan Spieth and USA Dustin Johnson (right) during day one of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 16, 2015. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. R

FRASER AT THE OPEN: Spieth in the St Andrew's spotlight

ICONIC: Ian Baker-Finch, Todd Hamilton, Tom Watson and Louis Oosthuizen pose for a photo on the famous Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews yesterday. Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

The Open says goodbye Tom, hello Jordan

OPEN BOW: Robert Dinwiddie tees off the 18th during practice yesterday. The Barnard Castle golfer is competing at the Open for the first time. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Dinwiddie delighted to be on the Open stage

Jordan Spieth tees off on the 18th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). (22942602)

Record-breaking Spieth firmly in control at Augusta

Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 6, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). (22518983)

Will McIlroy and Stenson lead European charge at Augusta

SAME AGAIN? Rory McIlroy takes part in the Honda Classic this week, an event he won in 2012. Picture: David Davies/PA

McIlroy ready for 'bear trap' test

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Graham Wylie (centre), the owner of Close House, pictured with PGA Seniors tour player David Russell (left) and PGA tour joint chief operating officer Rob Maxfield (right)

North-East course selected to host major PGA Seniors tour event

Clarke: I will seek McGinley advice

NOT THIS TIME: Miguel Angel Jimenez missed out on being named European Ryder Cup captain

Jimenez switches focus to India

On the tee:  Former PGA North East North West Matchplay Championship winner Sam Oliver

Well-known northern golfer's dressing to impress

CHANGING CHANNEL: Sergio Garcia tees off during last year's Open at Hoylake

BBC lose TV rights to golf major The Open from 2017

Strong mind: John Parry, in action at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last year, is satisfied to be back on Tour

Harrogate pro confident of a strong 2015 on Tour

Trip: Chris Wall is competing inn Morocco

Golf's new era while Boro golfer looks to sparkle in Morocco

APPROACH: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays the ninth hole during first round in Abu Dhabi

McIlroy and Fowler neck and neck

WARM WELCOME: Dunmurry Springs Golf Club in County Kildare, where visitors receive a warm welcome in a compact and comfortable clubhouse

Enjoy a feelgood factor in every hole at Dunmurry

Juniors: Romanby  Golf Club has extended their sponsorship agreement

Golf shorts: Final frustration for Seaton Carew and boosts for Romanby and Darlington

IN FRONT: Rory McIlroy plays a shot on the second fairway at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai

McIlroy makes a flying start

AIMING HIGH: Ian Poulter is bidding for a win in the DP World Tour Championship

Poulter looking to rescue season

On the tee: The golf simulator at the Golf Rooms in Newcastle

Golf shorts: Golf rooms offer something new, as Tour hopes fade for region's pros

IMPROVED: Graeme Storm had a good weekend

Strong finish for Graeme Storm in Turkey

Top performance: Graeme Storm in action at the 12th during the Omega European Masters when he finished second

Fraser from the Fairway: Storm ready to ease off after strong finish in Turkey

Europe's Sergio Garcia (front) and Rory McIlroy pose with The Ryder Cup on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire

No complaints if McIlroy wins early

New role: Rochdale-born Pete Newton has a bigger role at Rockliffe Hall

Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club celebrates centenary

New job: Consett's Tom Lynch has left Slaley Hall

Golf shorts: Darlington handed cash boost, Lynch lined up for new post and NERGA create new league

PROMISING: Darlington's Ella Crang is in the Under-16s squad

Bedale's Brown leading the region's hopes on the England scene as squads confirmed

Poor opening: Storm

BMW Masters opening round from China

LIFTING THE LID: Ian Poulter. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Poulter lifts lid on Ryder Cup square-up

Westwood eyes more Asian success

Top man: John Howarth, left, receives his scorecard from Crook captain Sean Lauder after hitting 64

Howarth hits the spot with new Crook record

New role: Jonathan Ward is inn line to become the new secretary of Durham Golf Union

Fraser from the Fairway: Durham and Yorkshire making changes at the top

France's Victor Dubuisson smiles during his match against Scotland's Stephen Gallacher during day three of the World Match Play Championship at The London Golf Club, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 17, 2014. See PA stor

Reed wreaks revenge on Donaldson

ENJOYING: Graeme McDowell

Focused McDowell aiming high

Changes: Sharpley Golf has started work on a new pitch and putt alongside the course's 18th hole

Fraser from the Fairway: Robinson is refreshed and shining brightly as a Tour guide

Golf shorts: Seaton and South Moor hit Spain while Downs narrowly beaten

Heavy rain hits Portugal Masters

ALMOST: Nicolas Colsaerts narrowly missed out on setting a European Tour first round record with a 59 but had to settle for a superb 60 after his putt on the 18th shaved the edge of the hole

Colsaerts narrowly misses out on record-breaking first round of 59

Westwood criticises US Ryder Cup team for airing 'dirty laundry in public'

Progress: Andrew Wilson, a Geography student at Northumbria University, first showed what he was capable of at Middlesbrough Brass Castle last year when he won the North of England Open Amateur Youth Championship.

Fraser from the Fairway: Set-back will not hold Wilson back in his bid to rise to the top

Runners-up: Blackwell's  Pam Bolton and Carol Casson

Golf Shorts: Slaley offers up free golf for juniors, Blackwell celebrates second spot and Rabbits season ends

England’s David Howell

Howell joins Ryder Cup panel

Golf: Lily Downs aims to impress in Portugal

MONTY'S MASTERCLASS: Colin Montgomerie during his tutorial at Slaley Hall in Northumberland on Tuesday

Monty dismisses return to Ryder Cup captaincy during masterclass at Slaley Hall

Eastern promise: Teessider Neil Hunter-Smith is helping to develop golfers in China

Golf shorts: Neil heads for China as Beamish end wait for prestigious honour

McIlroy weighs up chances in Dunhill Links

Europe's Sergio Garcia (front) and Rory McIlroy pose with The Ryder Cup on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron

Garcia moves on from Faldo comment

sweet moment: European captain Paul McGinley enjoys the moment after winning the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles yesterdayPicture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Contrasting reactions for Ryder Cup captains

Europe's Victor Dubuisson celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

McGinley gets it right with Europe

USA’s Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up on the eighth green during the singles matches on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should rea

Mickelson questions Watson strategy

Rory McIlroy

Rory to face Phil

Kaymer relives sinking winning putt

Kaymer relives sinking winning putt

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