Friday 29th September 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the second day of the European Tour British Masters at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle. Alexander Norén of Sweden is the defending champion having finished eighteen-under-par at The Grove, Watford last year. The 2017 instalment of the competition features a very strong field featuring some of golf’s biggest names. Rory McIlroy, Sergio García, Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett are all in attendance. With top quality players spread throughout the leaderboard at the end of day 1, it’s set to be a great day of golf from the North East of England.

It’s close at the top after day 1 with George Coetzee and Tyrrell Hatton currently leading on seven-under-par closely followed by a number of players on six-under-par, including Álvaro Quirós and Chris Hanson. McIlroy currently sits in tied 24th with a solid-enough score of 3-under-par. Day 2 promises to be an entertaining day of golf with lots of players challenging at the top of the leaderboard.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the final ODI match of the series between England and West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. With the series already tied up in England’s favour, this will be their last outing before their Ashes tour of Australia, beginning with a warm-up match against Western Australia in early November.

It’s day two of the Presidents Cup in New Jersey. The US currently lead 3.5-1.5 over the International team after winning three of yesterday’s foursomes. Teams consisting of Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth brought the opening wins for the US. In rugby union, 11th-placed London Irish travel to Kingston Park to take on 4th-placed Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. Newcastle ran out 33-32 winners in a close-fought game away against Bath, while London Irish suffered a 40-25 defeat to Northampton Saints at home. The EFL Championship sees Queens Park Rangers host Fulham at Loftus Road. The second semi-final of the Super League takes place between Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC at Headingley Carnegie. In tennis, it is the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open in China. 

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy.

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