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  1. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Rory McIlroy wants to emulate Nicklaus and Player at Australian Open

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... non-Australians of winning the title for a second year in a row. Nicklaus won in 1975 and 1976, while Player managed the feat twice- retaining the title for the first time in 1963 and then again in 1970. ... to the Northern Irishman's notice. "Mr Nicklaus and Mr Player are two players to have won the grand slam and their connection with the Australian Open is pretty timely for me." McIlroy only ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    New feeder tour speeds up the emergence of Chinese golf talent

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 09:48pm by AP

    ... Doug Ferguson in Shanghai The PGA's mainland circuit is helping young players boost their skills to world-class levels New feeder tour speeds up Chinese talent The graceful movement ... experience." The one setback on PGA Tour China was the other Chinese winner- Zhang Xinjun, whom the CGA banned for six months after he was disqualified for the second time for turning in an incorrect ...

  3. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Captain Tom Watson takes blame for US Ryder Cup loss

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 12:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York The 65-year-old responds to Phil Mickelson's criticism over his approach, saying he had a good discussion with the player Watson takes blame for US loss in Ryder Cup US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said he takes full blame for the Americans' latest loss to Europe last weekend at Gleneagles and regrets communication woes with his ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - GOLF

    The US Ryder Cup team needs Paul Azinger as an adviser but not as captain

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:44pm by AP

    ... America in the Ryder Cup. But that's not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when ... at PGA Tour events. That stopped working as the tour became populated with the best players from around the world. And he somehow persuaded the PGA of America to copy the PGA Tour. The new ...

  5. Sport - GOLF

    Europe players pay tribute to the new ‘Captain Fantastic' – Paul McGinley

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:39am by Reuters

    ... of derogatory comments this week from 2008 skipper Nick Faldo who described the Spaniard as “useless” at Valhalla six years ago, then brought the house down with a pointed barb at the six-times major ... skills. “Paul was amazing,” said the 34-year-old world number three. “I was talking to Thomas Bjorn yesterday on the way back to the hotel and he was mentioning he strongly feels Paul is the new ...

  6. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Looks like Lefty is reading from a familiar script at US Open

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:11pm by APSPT

    ... but Mickelson caught one early in the day after a report in The New York Times said US federal authorities found no evidence he traded in the stock of a firm, Clorox, that was part of an insider-trading ... There is no escaping the feeling that Phil Mickelson is setting himself up for another fall. It has happened half a dozen times before at the US Open, almost always following the same script. Mickelson digs ...

  7. Sport - GOLF

    Rickie Fowler’s haircut a sign of Team USA’s Ryder Cup passion

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:57am by AFP

    ... on Monday with US and European players arriving in Scotland and assembling at Gleneagles. Fowler, ranked 10th, shocked the squad with his new haircut, which features the “USA” lettering shaved ... basically told them don’t worry about your golf swings for the next couple days, get your body on time, just see the golf course and by Thursday or Friday that’s when the focus on the golf swing ...

  8. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Tiger Woods' whimpering play hard to watch at PGA Championship

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:53am by APSPT

    ... to be by the time he returned to New York to play his final two seasons for the Mets. In game two of the 1973 World Series, he stumbled and fell trying to run down a ball in the outfield and said not long ... his first conventional birdie until he rolled in a 12-footer on No 15 in round two.  The only time he looked out from under the bill of his cap and up at the gallery was to acknowledge a warm ...

  9. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Rory McIlroy refuses to be sucked in by PGA Championship hype

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... there was even talk about the start of a new era in the sport. McIlroy was not buying. "I'm just really happy with where my golf game is at the minute, and I just want to try and continue ... time as possible to recover. The PGA Championship said players who notify officials they would register late had until tee off today. Woods was among six such players. He is to tee off ...

  10. Sport - GOLF

    Now for a WGC prize: Open champion Rory McIlroy sets new goals

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... of golf left to play and a lot of things I still want to achieve Rory McIlroy “I’ve obviously had a bit of time to reflect after the Open and everything, but just decided I wanted to move ... a springboard in a way,” said the 25-year-old, who has already triumphed seven times on the PGA Tour. “Especially after the [2012] PGA [Championship] at Kiawah, I didn’t want to rest on that. I’d ...




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