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November 2002

Q & A on Volvo Sponsorship
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Mel Pyatt, Volvo Event Management's president and chief executive officer, has been the driving force behind Volvo's global sporting sponsorship programme. In a Q&A to commemorate the inaugural Volvo Masters of Asia, he talks about Volvo's involvement in sports and how it has raised the company's profile over the years................
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Irish Open Returns to Portmarnock
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
The famous Portmarnock links will stage the Irish Open with a new sponsor and date. Following a period of uncertainty following the loss of their long-term backers, it was confirmed the Irish Open will continue to be part of the European Tour circuit.......... Full Story

Olazbal and Faldo set for Omega Hong Kong Open
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Hong Kong, November 27: Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal starts the defence of his Omega Hong Kong Open title at the Hong Kong Golf Club tomorrow hoping that the memories of last year will inspire him to success.................

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Els Tipped to Win at Sun city
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
It's all coming to a head. This year's 12-man Nedbank Challenge at Sun City's Gary Player Country Club is looking as if it might well produce one of the most competitive big-money battles in the tournament's colourful history.................... Full Story

Will the Real Gerry Holden step forward
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
That’s the message from market leading golf brand Titleist who have so far searched in vain for three months for a competition entrant who has won a dream golf holiday in a Titleist prize draw...........
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Hayters joins forces with Teamwork
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Two of the UK's largest sports news agencies have joined forces to form Hayters Teamwork Ltd. The managing director of the new joint company is Gerry Cox and the editorial director is Nick Callow, both of whom worked for Hayters prior to setting up Teamwork in 1993.......
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Harrington Wins BMW Asian Open
Sunday, November 24, 2002
Taoyuan, Taiwan, November 24: Irishman Padraig Harrington lived up to his star billing to claim the US$1.5 BMW Asian Open by one stroke today after holing a clutch 10-foot par putt at the last hole......

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Harrington & Immelman close on Lafeber
Saturday, November 23, 2002
Taoyuan, Taiwan, November 23: Dutchman Maarten Lafeber saw his overnight four-stroke lead reduced to one as Irish star Padraig Harrington and South African Trevor Immelman caught up after the third round of the US$1.5 million BMW Asian Open today...............

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Lafeber Takes 4 Shot Lead in BMW
Friday, November 22, 2002
Taoyuan, Taiwan, November 22: Dutchman Maarten Lafeber surged into a commanding four-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US$1.5 million BMWAsian Open today.

Lafeber breezed to his second straight six-under-par 66 in blustery conditions at Ta Shee Golf and Country Club, his 12-under 132 aggregate......................
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Randhawa Takes Lead in BMW
Thursday, November 21, 2002
Taoyuan, Taiwan, November 21: India’s Jyoti Randhawa stole the early thunder in the first round of the US$1.5 million BMW Asian Open today as Irish star Padraig Harrington led the chasing pack.............

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Harringtom Looks for Winning Debut in BMW
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Taoyuan, Taiwan, November 20: World number eight Padraig Harrington tees off in the US$1.5 million BMW Asian Open tomorrow hoping to get a jump-start in his quest to become Europe’s number one player........ Full Story

Olazabal Aims to Regain Drive in BMW Asian Open
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Taipei, Spanish star Jose Maria Olazabal returns to Asia thisweek for the US$1.5 million BMW Asian Open hoping to rewind the clock by 12months.
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Golf Foundation Pro-Am
Monday, November 18, 2002
The Buckinghamshire Golf Club again hosted the Golf Foundation Pro-Am with the support of the European Tour. The winning team was First Move Development with Alan Davis, David Roberts and Micky Hancock, led by Professional James Conteh. The runners up were Jersey One, led by professional David R Jones.................
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Movie Analogy by Paul Albanese, ASGCA
Monday, November 18, 2002
After watching the HBO series Project Greenlight, a one hour weekly show which documents the process of a creating a real Hollywood movie, I started to ponder the strikingly similar process of making a movie and creating a golf course, which I design for a living.................. Full Story

PGA Appoint 1st Lady Captain
Friday, November 15, 2002
The Professional Golfers’ Association has announced the nomination of Beverly Lewis as Captain for 2005/2006. This is the first time in the 101 years history of the PGA that a woman has been put forward for this most prestigious post...................

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European Final Qualifying in Spain
Thursday, November 14, 2002
A total of 168 qualifiers head for Spain to try and secure playing spots for next season when the six-round final stage of the European Tour qualifying school tees off....... Full Story

British Masters Heads for Forest of Arden
Thursday, November 14, 2002
Marriott Hotels has been confirmed as the new host of the British Masters. Marriott have completed an agreement with International Sports Management and The PGA European Tour to host the tournament for the next three years.............
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When its Tough at the Top it just gets Tougher
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Difficult economic times made US Tour commissioner Tim Finchem's job tough and in the vernacular no one has been grinding harder........
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European Tour School Update
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Norwegian amateur Jan Are Larsen showed the professionals the way as the weather-interrupted Second Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School finally concluded at St Cyprien in France................
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Sponsor's Report for Solheim Cup 2003
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
The Evian Ladies European Tour are delighted to announce that next year’s Solheim Cup (the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup) in Sweden has already been the most commercially successful tournament since its inception in 1990............. Full Story

Volvo Masters of Asia will decide Dynasty Team
Monday, November 11, 2002
Kuala Lumpur, The inaugural Volvo Masters of Asia next month has been picked as the final tournament to count towards the points race to select the top eight Asian players for the inaugural Dynasty Cup showdown against Japan..............
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Costa Festival of Golf
Monday, November 11, 2002
PGA of Europe representatives were at Atalaya Park, Costa del Sol for the official launch of the Selected Hotels Festival of Golf, staged over a three-month period from November 2002 to January 2003.................... Full Story

Ryder Cup Preparations at Celtic Manor
Monday, November 11, 2002
Work has started on the first phase of the redevelopment of the Wentwood Hills Course at Celtic Manor for the 2010 Ryder Cup. A new par 3 second hole is being constructed which will become an interim hole when construction of the new holes impacts on parts of the existing course........... Full Story

Montgomerie, Daly, Zhang and Thongchai to Star in skins Game
Friday, November 8, 2002
China’s number one Zhang Lian-wei and Thai star Thongchai Jaidee will team up and face Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie and American “Grip it and Rip it” star John Daly in the TCL Team Skins Game onNovember 13.
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Poulter & McGinley both switch to the Maxfli M3 Tour
Monday, November 4, 2002
OLGIATA GC, Italy.Maxfli Golf, a division of TaylorMade Golf, is thrilled to announce that Ian Poulter's victory at last week's Italian Open Telecom Italia marked a 'first' for the new Maxfli M3 Tour golf ball.................... Full Story

Maconi wins Ladies European Tour School
Saturday, November 2, 2002
Grenoble, France, November 2 2002) Isabella Maconi from Italy rolled in a 30 foot eagle putt at the final hole to snatch victory by one shot at the 2002 Evian Ladies European Tour qualifying school at Golf Grenoble Charmeil......,.. Full Story

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