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Announced: By Justin Rose, that he will skip the WGC Match Play on March 21-25 at Austin (Texas) Country Club. Rose cited the timing of the event, only two weeks before the Masters, as an inopportune time to be playing match play while preparing for the season’s first major championship. Last week, Henrik Stenson also said that he would not compete in the WGC Match Play, which invites the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking as of today.

Revealed: A mixed-team format for the inaugural European Golf Mixed Team Championships, on Aug. 8-12 at Gleneagles Hotel  Golf Club in Auchterarder, Scotland.Sixteen teams of two players will compete in the men’s and women’s team events before combining to form teams of four (two men and two women) in the mixed-team championship. Qualification will be via points tables for men and women, based on the men’s Official World Golf Ranking and women’s Rolex Ranking for play from July 10, 2017, to July 9, 2018. No nation can have more than three teams.