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Champion Halep retires injured from Italian Open

Champion Halep retires injured from Italian Open

ROME: Champion Simona Halep was forced to retire injured in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday (May 12) weeks before her bid to reclaim the French Open. The world number three pulled up with a left calf issue while leading Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 3-3 in their match on clay at the Foro Italico in Rome. The 29-year-old limped back to her chair helped by officials but left the court in tears after treatment. The injury comes three weeks before

Canter hoping to maintain momentum as European Tour breaks…

Last week’s Italian Open runner-up Laurie Canter hopes his good form can continue as the European Tour visits Cyprus for the first time in its 48-year history for the inaugural Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. The Englishman held the 54-hole lead last week at Chervò Golf Club, but was pipped to the post on the final hole by Ross McGowan. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old is feeling positive after his second runner-up finish in the space of five weeks, adding to his Portugal Masters result. Canter

McGowan bridges 11-year gap with emotional Italian victory

Ross McGowan sealed an emotional victory at the Italian Open, his first win in 11 years, as the Englishman holed a 20-foot putt at the last to overcome his playing partner Laurie Canter after a thrilling final day battle at Chervò Golf Club. The 38-year-old holed a plethora of long-range putts throughout the week in Brescia and once again, he had his putter to thank on the final day. His chance looked to have gone at the long par three 14th hole, where

European Tour Statement on Joachim B. Hansen

The European Tour has withdrawn Joachim B. Hansen from today’s final round of the Italian Open after the Dane was identified as a contact of his caddie Adam Drummond, who has tested positive for COVID-19. Hansen, who has not exhibited any symptoms, tested negative on site but has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution following consultation with public health authorities in Italy. In accordance with Italian public health guidelines, Hansen and Drummond will both self-isolate for a total of ten days

Canter maintains his Italian Open advantage

Round Two Report Laurie Canter followed up his incredible first round of 60 at the Italian Open with a four under par 68 to take a two shot lead going into the weekend at Chervò Golf Club. The Englishman picked up where he left off after Thursday’s 12 under par effort as he aims to secure his first European Tour victory, racing to three under through his first four holes. His pace slowed on the back nine after he dropped his first shot

Canter flies out of the traps in Italy

Laurie Canter got off to a spectacular start at the Italian Open, as the Englishman carded a 12 under par opening round 60 to take a four-shot lead at Chervò Golf Club. The 30-year-old carded ten birdies and an eagle and threatened the magic number of 59 in Brescia. An eagle three at the par-five 18th hole would have put him alongside his countryman Oliver Fisher - the only man to have carded a sub-60 round in European Tour history - albeit due to placing

Wiesberger ready to defend in Italy

Bernd Wiesberger will not be making any changes to his regular tournament routine as he prepares to defend his Italian Open title at a new venue for the 77th edition of the prestigious tournament. The Austrian held off Matt Fitzpatrick by a shot at Olgiata Golf Club in Rome last year, with the 2020 edition taking place at Chervó Golf Club in Brescia. The World Number 35 has not missed a cut since golf resumed following the coronavirus lockdown but is looking to