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Ian Woosnam finishes second at Wales Senior Open

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam has finished joint second at the Wales Senior Open at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

Ian Woosnam was ultimately disappointed in his attempt to claim victory on home soil. Credit: PA

The 57-year-old former Masters champion went into the final round today with a share of the lead, and shot 69, to finish on five under par.

Australian Peter Fowler also finished -5 for the tournament, with England's Paul Wesselingh claiming victory, two shots clear.

Ian Woosnam joint leader of Wales Senior Open

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam holds a share of the lead going into the final round of the Wales Senior Open at the Celtic Manor Resort.

The 57-year-old former Masters champion shot a 66 in the second round, to move to four under par, alongside England's Paul Wesselingh.

Ian Woosnam to headline Wales Senior Open

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam will headline this year's Wales Senior Open in Newport.

The event takes place at the Celtic Manor Resort on May 29-31.

Woosnam, a winner of five Senior Tour and 29 European Tour titles, will be joined in the city by a host of fellow former Ryder Cup players and the winners of more than 750 tournaments worldwide.

Welsh golfer Ian Woosnam says he is looking forward to playing in front of his home fans. Credit: European Tour Communications

It's great for the Senior Tour and also for Wales that the Wales Senior Open is back on the schedule. Obviously I’d love to add the tournament to my list of wins, so I’ll be trying my best to get my hands on the trophy at Celtic Manor this year.

It’s always nice to play in front of your home fans, so hopefully we’ll get a big crowd to come out and support us all, just like we had at Porthcawl for the Senior Open last year.

– Ian Woosnam


Donaldson focusing on job in hand ahead of Ryder Cup

Jamie Donaldson says he is focusing on not getting carried away with the occasion as he prepares for his debut in the Ryder Cup this weekend.

Donaldson is the first Welshman since Philip Price in 2002 to make it into the European Team. Their opponents the USA have arrived at Gleneagles ahead of the Friday's opening rounds. Donaldson says he is just trying to to concentrate on the job in hand.

Celebrity golf gets ready to tee off in Newport

Today sees the start of the Celebrity Cup golf competition at the Celtic Manor.

Former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher will be putting the celebrities through their paces in skills challenges which will also include special guest star, Jesse Metcalfe, of Desperate Housewives and Dallas fame.

The four captains hoping to lead their respective teams to victory are Rob Brydon (Wales), Mike Tindall (England), Keith Duffy (Ireland) and Gavin Hastings (Scotland).

Last year the event raised £65,000.

Rob Brydon taking on his teammates in last year's event

The action begins with a practice round today before the competition proper tees off with the first round robin matches over nine holes on Saturday morning.

Further matches take place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the winners and team standings are decided in the final matches on Sunday afternoon.

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Wales Open juniors tee off first

In four weeks time we will once again welcome some of the world's best golfers to the Wales for the Wales Open.

Before that though, some of our best juniors have been in action in their version of the competition. The Junior Wales Open brings together players from all across the country to battle it out at the Celtic Manor.

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