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Top-10 finish for Stephen Gallacher in NBO Oman Open

A strong display of driving over the last three days helped Stephen Gallacher secure his first top-10 finish in more than a year as Joost Luiten claimed a sixth European Tour title with victory in the inaugural NBO Oman Open.

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Muirfield last hosted the Open in 2013. Pic: SNS

Muirfield will have at least five-year wait to host the Open

Muirfield will have to wait until 2023 at the earliest to welcome back the Open Championship.

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Grant Forrest is being supported at Lake Karrinyup in western Australia by fellow Craigielaw member Gabrielle Macdonald

Grant Forrest one off lead in World Super 6 Perth event

Grant Forrest, who wasn’t even in the field a week ago, is on course to make the match-play phase in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 event after producing a storming back nine in the second round at Lake Karrinyup in Perth.

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Grant Forrest opened with a three-under 69 in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth

Grant Forrest makes most of late chance in Australia

Grant Forrest took advantage of a late opportunity to make the best start among five Scots in the opening round of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth tournament.

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Faldo Series Scotland heads for Bruntsfield Links

Faldo Series Scotland heads for Bruntsfield Links

An event won by Rory McIlroy as he was cutting his golfing teeth is to be held in Edinburgh for the first time later this year.

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Duncan Stewart is playing the European Tour's Super 6 event

Duncan Stewart targeting success in Australia

Duncan Stewart is feeling quietly confident that he can make it to the knock-out stages in the European Tour’s Super 6 event in Australia for the second year running.

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Craigielaw to stage Scottish Senior Open

Craigielaw to stage Scottish Senior Open

Craigielaw is the new venue for the Scottish Senior Open, joining near neighbours Archerfield Links and The Renaissance Club in staging the event in recent years.

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Lothians pro Neil Henderson bags two wins in United States

Lothians pro Neil Henderson bags two wins in United States

Lothians golf pro Neil Henderson has chalked up two wins during a trip to Florida to help him prepare for the new season.

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Beth Allen carded a six-under-par 67 to lead after the opening round of the Oates Vic Open near Melbourne

Beth Allen back on form to lead in Australia

Edinburgh-based Beth Allen rediscovered her sparkling 2016 form to set the pace in the Oates Vic Open in Australia, where she was joined in getting off to a promising start by Kylie Henry.

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The East Lothian contingent

East Lothian golfers to follow Dustin Johnson’s route

A group of young East Lothian golfers are set to follow in the spikemarks of world No.1 Dustin Johnson by teeing up in a prestigious event in the United States next month.

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Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay’s top-five finish in Dubai boosts belief that he can win again

CAPITAL-BASED Richie Ramsay is feeling quietly confident that his fourth European Tour triumph is just around the corner.

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Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay delighted to make Dubai cut with last-gasp birdie

A fist-pump to celebrate a last-hole birdie showed how pleased Richie Ramsay was with his second-day’s work in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Former champion Stephen Gallacher had a topsy-turvy round in Dubai. Pic: Getty

Topsy-turvy round leaves Stephen Gallacher in Dubai cut sweat

Stephen Gallacher’s pre-event concern about his driving was vindicated as the Lothians star had an up-and-down opening day in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Stephen Gallacher's victory in the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic helped him make the Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles that year. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dubai specialist Stephen Gallacher feeling ‘buzz’

Stephen Gallacher is hoping a “tweak” to his driver can help him continue his love affair with the Emirates Golf Club.

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Tommy Fleetwood, pictured with wife Clare after winning in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, is heading for Gullane in July. Picture: Getty Images

Tommy Fleetwood to play in Scottish Open at Gullane

Tommy Fleetwood, up to world No 12 after his successful defence of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, has confirmed he’ll be back playing in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane this summer.

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Stephen Gallacher was unhappy about having to wait over every shot in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Gallacher calls for action against slow play

Stephen Gallacher hit out at slow play and joined Richie Ramsay in bemoaning putting woes as the two Scots left standing endured a frustrating final day in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Stephen Gallacher shot a 69 in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to move to seven-under-par. Picture: Getty Images

Last-hole eagle boost for Stephen Gallacher in Abu Dhabi

Stephen Gallacher matched Rory McIlroy’s eagle finish the previous day to climb up the leaderboard in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Richie Ramsay on his way to a second-round 70 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Richie Ramsay ‘already thinking of a win’ in 2018

Just two rounds into the new season, Richie Ramsay is already feeling confident about returning to the winner’s circle this year on the European Tour.

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Tom Buchanan won a local qualifier to join the likes of world No 1 Duston Johnson and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy in this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Tom Buchanan had ‘incredible experience’ in Abu Dhabi event

Tom Buchanan may be making an early exit from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after missing the cut but the UAE-based Scot is returning to normality with his head held high.

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Stephen Gallacher talks through a shot with his new caddie, fellow Scot John Dempster, in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay off to good starts in Abu Dhabi

Desert specialist Stephen Gallacher was joined by Richie Ramsay in bursting out of the blocks as the pair started their 2018 campaigns by outscoring world No 1 Dustin Johnson in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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