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Wales Open moved to prime pre-Ryder Cup slot

10:28am Monday 18th November 2013

THE ISPS HANDA Wales Open is to move to a new autumn date on the European Tour international schedule in 2014, when it takes place at The Celtic Manor Resort from September 18-21.

Brilliant Bourdy triumphs at Wales Open

South Wales Argus: France's Gregory Bourdy celebrates with the trophy after winning the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Newport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 1, 2013. See PA story GOLF Wales. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wir

8:02pm Sunday 1st September 2013

A SENSATIONAL final round with a spectacular climax saw Frenchman Grégory Bourdy crowned the 2013 ISPS Handa Wales Open champion.

Bourdy wins Wales Open

5:21pm Sunday 1st September 2013

FRENCHMAN Grégory Bourdy has won the ISPS Handa Wales Open at the Celtic Manor.

Price heads list of Ryder Cup casualties at Celtic Manor

10:01pm Friday 30th August 2013

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price was among a host of Welsh and/or Ryder Cup players to exit the ISPS Handa Wales Open at the Celtic Manor yesterday, writes Michael Pearlman.

Brilliant Bond leading and seeing fortune turn in his favour

4:40pm Friday 30th August 2013

A complete transformation in the weather conditions have provided Chepstow's Liam Bond with yet another piece of good news.

Brilliant Bond finishes day one in top ten

8:10pm Thursday 29th August 2013

CHEPSTOW’S Liam Bond produced one of the best rounds of his entire career on the opening day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Newport's Phil Price predicts dire future if Wales Open is lost

South Wales Argus: GOLF Open 16 (970620)

7:02am Thursday 29th August 2013

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price has issued a stark warning on the future of Welsh golf.

Jaidee believes Wales Open can be fantastic

6:51am Wednesday 28th August 2013

DEFENDING champion Thongchai Jaidee believes the ISPA Wales Open is one of the most difficult to predict tournaments on the entire European Tour, writes Michael Pearlman.

Ryder Cup race to start at Wales Open

11:36am Sunday 25th November 2012

THE Wales Open will kick off the race for qualification for the 2014 Ryder Cup when it switches to a new date in August.

Future looking grim for the Wales Open

6:00am Saturday 9th June 2012

THE WALES Open golf tournament at the Celtic Manor is likely to come to an end in 2014 with the resort keen to upgrade to a bigger event.

Sir Terry committed to Wales Open, but wants to change timing

South Wales Argus: MAN ON A MISSION: Sir Terry Matthews

6:40am Tuesday 5th June 2012

SIR Terry Matthews says the Wales Open remains an important part of the long-term business strategy for his Celtic Manor Resort but admits the current scheduling of the event is hampering its success.

Pearlo's Notes from the Manor

7:28pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

CELEBRITY endorsements are never something to be sniffed at by any business but, as in the case of one Newport restaurant, they can come from unexpected sources.

Crowning moment for joyful Jaidee

7:26pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

THAILAND’S Thongchai Jaidee hailed the best moment of his career after he defied the weather to win his fifth European Tour event last night.

Jaidee holds his nerve to take Wales Open title

South Wales Argus: SPECIAL MOMENT: Thongchai Jaidee with the Wales Open trophy

7:23pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

THAILAND’S Thongchai Jaidee won the ISPS Wales Open today after keeping his head when all those around him couldn’t.

Thongchai Jaidee wins Wales Open

6:16pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher left Celtic Manor in angry mood after being given a one-shot penalty and a £6,000 fine for slow play when only one off the lead at the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Jaidee moves ahead of Fisher in close Wales Open

7:48pm Saturday 2nd June 2012

Accident-prone Ross Fisher overcame another incident to keep himself in the hunt for the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor.

Black day for Welsh hopes

South Wales Argus: PHILOSOPHICAL: Gwent’s Bradley Dredge at the Celtic Manor today before missing the cut along with all the other Welsh hopefuls

7:44pm Friday 1st June 2012

HISTORY was made for all the wrong reasons yesterday at the Celtic Manor as the entire Welsh contingent at the ISPS Wales Open failed to make the cut.

Welsh fortunes like the weather

10:10pm Thursday 31st May 2012

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge led the home charge at the ISPS Handa Wales Open on a day where Welsh fortunes fluctuated as much as the weather.

Star names suffer at the Manor

8:12pm Thursday 31st May 2012

ENGLISHMAN Lee Slattery was the surprise leader at the ISPS Handa Wales Open yesterday as a host of big names floundered in the wind and the cold at Newport’s Celtic Manor.

Fond memories for Noren and Jimenez

7:30am Thursday 31st May 2012

DEFENDING champion Alexander Noren qualified for the US Open on Monday, just as he did a year ago before his stunning victory performance at the ISPS Wales Open.

Olazábal delighted to be back at the Manor

South Wales Argus: RYDER CUP CAPTAIN: Jose Maria Olazábal

6:20am Thursday 31st May 2012

RYDER Cup captain Jose Maria Olazábal is delighted to be at the Celtic Manor for the Wales Open, the event that “all the Welsh players want to win more than any other”.

Rhys Davies looks to regain Wales Open form of 2010

South Wales Argus: CONFIDENT: Rhys Davies

9:50am Wednesday 30th May 2012

WELSHMAN Rhys Davies returns to the Celtic Manor this week for the ISPS Handa Wales Open looking to get back to the stellar form that saw him finish second in the 2010 tournament.

LIVE: 2012 Wales Open

South Wales Argus: LIVE: 2012 Wales Open

9:00am Wednesday 30th May 2012

FOLLOW all the action from the Celtic Manor resort with our live blog from the 2012 Wales Open.

Wales Open 2012 course map

3:00pm Thursday 24th May 2012

USE our map to find your way round the 2012 Wales Open course.

Veterans looking to be Bjorn again at Celtic Manor

6:10am Thursday 17th May 2012

Ryder Cup stars Miguel Angel Jiménez and Thomas Bjorn are among the late entries for the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor from May 31-June 3.

Donald vows to improve

6:50am Saturday 16th July 2011

World number one Luke Donald denied expectation weighed heavily on him as he crashed out of the Open but admitted he is still trying to find a way to compete in majors.

Clarke ready to push for glory

8:59pm Friday 15th July 2011

DARREN Clarke, as proud as anyone about what is already a golden era for Irish golf, has the chance this weekend to add another chapter to the remarkable story.

McDowell: I need to work on my attitude

3:15pm Friday 15th July 2011

NORTHERN Ireland's Graeme McDowell described himself as "a mental case’’ on the course after criticising his attitude over two poor rounds at the Open which is likely to send him home.

Shock leader has big ambition

9:22pm Thursday 14th July 2011

ENGLAND'S Tom Lewis, the shock co-leader after the first round of the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's, simply wants to be the best player ever from his golf club.

OPEN 2011 Day One Leaderboard

9:19pm Thursday 14th July 2011

5 under - Thomas Bjorn (Den), Tom Lewis (18)

McIlroy pleased with patient approach

5:28pm Thursday 14th July 2011

RORY McIlroy admits he has had "about four’’ hangovers since his runaway US Open victory, but he will not be adding his slow start to the Open to the list.

Bjorn-again Thomas is clubhouse leader

1:07pm Thursday 14th July 2011

THOMAS Bjorn's decision to treat the Open Championship as "a bit of a joyride’’ paid off today as he posted the clubhouse target with a superb opening 65 at Royal St George's.

Bogey start for McIlroy

South Wales Argus: Rory McIlroy

12:10pm Thursday 14th July 2011

Rory McIlroy today began his bid to become the youngest Open champion since 1893, but it was veterans Mark Calcavecchia and Thomas Bjorn who were making the early headlines.

Kelly struggles at start of Open

South Wales Argus: Jerry Kelly

11:43am Thursday 14th July 2011

American Jerry Kelly slumped to four over par in the early stages of the 140th Open Championship - but was still on course to better his previous trip to Sandwich.

McIlroy steals limelight

South Wales Argus: Rory McIlroy

5:07pm Wednesday 13th July 2011

Rory McIlroy added another £20 to his millions on Wednesday after he and Darren Clarke warmed up for The Open by beating defending champion Louis Oosthuizen and Masters winner Charl Schwartzel at Sandwich.

Sir Terry aims to keep Newport on the sporting map

South Wales Argus: VISIONARY: Sir Terry Matthews

6:50am Tuesday 7th June 2011

THE Ryder Cup may have come and gone but Sir Terry Matthews is as committed as ever to bringing top class sport to Newport.

Price is right back on top

11:20am Monday 6th June 2011

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price will head to Sunningdale today for The Open Championship qualifying event full of confidence after a fine finish at the Saab Wales Open.

Saab Wales Open: Noren claims the title

4:56pm Sunday 5th June 2011

ALEXANDER Noren won the Saab Wales Open by two shots at the Celtic Manor this afternoon.

Saab Wales Open: Noren leads going into final day

5:01pm Saturday 4th June 2011

SCANDINAVIANS rule the roost at the Celtic Manor with the top three on the leaderboard reading Noren, Hansen and Hanson after day three of the Saab Wales Open.

Saab Wales Open: McDowell heading backwards

3:08pm Saturday 4th June 2011

DEFENDING champion Graeme McDowell has suffered more than most in the wet and windy conditions at Celtic Manor this afternoon.

Monty's misery at the Manor

South Wales Argus: EARLY EXIT: Colin Montgomerie

7:20am Saturday 4th June 2011

COLIN Montgomerie’s miserable return to the Celtic Manor ended yesterday lunchtime with the veteran Scot blaming a hectic schedule for his dismal showing.

Jamie's poised for a final push

12:10am Saturday 4th June 2011

AFTER 12 years of hurt Jamie Donaldson is in the hunt to become the first home winner of the Saab Wales Open.

Saab Wales Open leaderboard after day two

8:04pm Friday 3rd June 2011

Alexander Noren -8

Saab Wales Open second round scores

8:02pm Friday 3rd June 2011

134 Alexander Noren (Swe) 67 67

G-Mac stays on course for title

South Wales Argus: GREAT FORM: Graeme McDowell

8:00pm Friday 3rd June 2011

GRAEME McDowell remains on course to retain his Saab Wales Open title at the Celtic Manor after a classy round of 68 yesterday left him ominously placed just one shot behind halfway leader Alexander Noren.

Wales Open 2011: Noren out in front

2:47pm Friday 3rd June 2011

ALEXANDER Noren is the new clubhouse leader after shooting 67 in tough conditions at the Celtic Manor today.

Wales Open 2011: New leader at the Manor

10:45am Friday 3rd June 2011

ENGLAND'S Paul Broadhurst has soared to the top of the leaderboard at the Celtic Manor this morning.

Saab Wales Open leaderboard after day one

8:26pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

7 under - Keith Horne (Rsa) (after 18 holes)

Saab Wales Open first round scores

8:25pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

64 Keith Horne (Rsa)

Hot Horne the early leader

8:19pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

THE surprise leader on day one at the Celtic Manor was little-known South African Keith Horne, writes Andrew Penman.






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