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Lyoness Open Agrees A New Five Year Deal With European Tour

The European Tour have agreed a new five year deal for The Lyoness Open to feature in the Race To Dubai until 2019 .

The tournament held in Austria will see it’s tenth consecutive staging next year but also held the event between 1990 and 1996 in the past and has had famous winners with the likes of Bernhard Langer and Paul McGinley.

The prize money has increased a bit since those days, and as part of the new agreement the 2015 tournament will see the prize money increase by 50% from €1,000,000 to €1,500,000. Diamond Country Club will be the host again next year as it has been since 2010.

This years event was won by Mikael Lundberg after holing a 40ft putt in a play-off against home favourite Bernd Wiesberger who was the winner of the event back in 2012.

This is a really excellent tournament and to have it as part of the Race To Dubai until 2019 is a great thing for the tour and for the players.

Langer Loses Out in Play-Off After Epic Battle

After the drama of last night in The Senior Open at Royal Birkdale, Mark Wiebe and Bernhard Langer came back this morning to complete the play-off which had to be cut short last night due to bad light.

They played the 18th twice last night and a further three times today, and it was Mark Wiebe who came out on top after the epic battle.

Langer had the chance to win outright last night when he only needed a bogey or better coming down the last, but after hitting the fairway, he then found the greenside bunker, to which it took him two shots to get out and then he missed a seven foot putt to leave him tied with Wiebe.

It’s a tough one to take for Langer, he’s normally pretty steady under pressure and will be livid at the way he played the last hole in regulation play last night.

Monty Shoots 69 In First Champions Tour Event

Colin Montgomerie entered new territory this week when he played in his first Champions Tour event in Pittsburgh.

After turning 50 last week Monty played alongside good friend Bernhard Langer and made a solid start with an opening round of 69 which is one over par for the tournament, but finds himself four shots behind leader John Houston who opened up with a 65.

It was a day dominated by Americans who fill the 10 top spots but i’m sure the Europeans will fight back in great Ryder Cup fashion!

The Irish Open is taking nice shape where another Ryder Cup legend Jose Maria Olazabal is near the top of the leaderboard, one shot behind Robert Rock and Peter Uihlein.

Rory McIlroy will be hoping for a better day after his opening round of 74 yesterday, he finds himself eleven shots off the lead as it stands and is in danger of missing yet another cut this year.

Another great weekend of golf coming up. Enjoy!