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Rory McIlroy: ‘I had to take a long, hard look at myself after Portrush’

The world No 1 has been undergoing a resurgence since missing the cut at his home Open and feels adversity has helped his game Rory McIlroy turned responses to personal adversity into an art form long ago. His Masters capitulation of 2011 was followed …

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Henrik Stenson: ‘I don’t feel the rush to practise and play’

The former Open champion, whose coach has tested positive for coronavirus, understands it may be some time before he is back on the courseAs Henrik Stenson spent Thursday evening on the Sawgrass range, the frustrations of a 74 to begin the Players Cham…

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Sebastian Coe says delaying 2020 Games relieved ‘mental turmoil’ of athletes

‘Sport, on this occasion, had to take a back seat,’ says CoeAtheletes’ wellbeing became the priority in postponing GamesSebastian Coe has said the postponement of the Olympics was necessary in order to safeguard the psychological wellbeing of athletes…

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Open moves closer to postponement as R&A looks at 2020 reschedule

Announcement could be made next weekEvian Championship put back and US PGA aims for 6 AugustThe R&A is understood to be edging closer to a postponement of the Open Championship, amid a growing realisation golf’s oldest major cannot be held in July …

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Golf’s hiatus offers reminder of what the Open was before money talked | Ewan Murray

Wonderful reruns being broadcast of past Opens stirs memories of a time when venues were not favoured on the basis of how many spectators they held. Less can be moreCrunch time should not be far away for the Open. The Royal St George’s event is one of …

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Golf’s hiatus offers reminder of what the Open was before money talked | Ewan Murray

Wonderful reruns being broadcast of past Opens stirs memories of a time when venues were not favoured on the basis of how many spectators they held. Less can be moreCrunch time should not be far away for the Open. The Royal St George’s event is one of …

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Future of Scottish season needs clear plan to counter squabbling | Ewan Murray

League should provide agreed percentages of prize money to help cashflow problems and issue amended rules for 2020-21Scottish football doesn’t need fixtures to trigger warfare. Circumstances around Rangers’ financial implosion in 2012 were such that th…

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Future of Scottish season needs clear plan to counter squabbling | Ewan Murray

League should provide agreed percentages of prize money to help cashflow problems and issue amended rules for 2020-21Scottish football doesn’t need fixtures to trigger warfare. Circumstances around Rangers’ financial implosion in 2012 were such that th…

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Ryder Cup could be a battle between a dozen captain’s picks apiece | Ewan Murray

If golf gets going again in time for Whistling Straits but too late for a meaningful qualification period, it could all come down to those Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker take a shine toTommy Fleetwood, John Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Victor Perez, Tyrr…

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Masters golf tournament becomes the latest event to be postponed

Augusta will not stage event in April due to coronavirusPlayers Championship was abandoned on ThursdayThe Masters at Augusta, which was scheduled to be the first major of the year, has been postponed, with the organisers hopeful it can be moved to late…

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Sawgrass closes doors to spectators and Masters may have to follow suit

Final three rounds of Players to be played behind closed doorsHideki Matsuyama equals course record with a nine-under 63The potential for a Masters free from spectators dominated discussion during the first round of the Players Championship, after the …

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PGA Tour will pay even bigger bucks to fend off Premier Golf League threat

• Sawgrass purse increases to $15m (£11.5m) for this week’s event• Venue for May’s PGA Championship still uncertainThe world might be heading for economic crisis as the impact of the coronavirus hits home but the PGA Tour has presented a picture of sha…

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Steve Clarke: ‘In Scotland people sweep sectarianism under the carpet’

Scotland head coach on Euro 2020 play-offs, being Mourinho’s No 2 and why he checked his bank balance before becoming a managerSteve Clarke speaks with an occasional undertone of menace that suggests he could have starred on an alternative career path….

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Rory McIlroy makes the case for streamlining ‘over-saturated’ golf tours

‘There’s so many tournaments,’ says world No 1McIlroy believes talk of breakaway may influence organisersRory McIlroy hopes the threat of a breakaway golf circuit can be the trigger for a “streamlined” version of existing tours.McIlroy has been extreme…

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Improved accuracy sends Bryson DeChambeau to the top

American shoots 63 in second round in MexicoRory McIlroy three shots adrift after firing 69A Bryson DeChambeau masterclass was followed by another trace of his extrovert nature. Quite naturally after DeChambeau had delivered a 63, including a closing n…

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Improved accuracy sends Bryson DeChambeau to the top

American shoots 63 in second round in MexicoRory McIlroy three shots adrift after firing 69A Bryson DeChambeau masterclass was followed by another trace of his extrovert nature. Quite naturally after DeChambeau had delivered a 63, including a closing n…

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Glasgow City: a unique club championing girls and women

In the women’s game in Scotland, Celtic and Rangers have been put in the shade by neighbours who have won the last 13 titlesIf Scott Booth is consumed by fear regarding what an apparently bright new era in Scottish women’s football means for Glasgow Ci…

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Glasgow City: a unique club championing girls and women

In the women’s game in Scotland, Celtic and Rangers have been put in the shade by neighbours who have won the last 13 titlesIf Scott Booth is consumed by fear regarding what an apparently bright new era in Scottish women’s football means for Glasgow Ci…

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Cautious Tiger Woods holds key to success of Premier League revolution | Ewan Murray

As Woods prepares to host the Genesis Invitational, his response to Premier League Golf’s plans faces intense scrutinyThis week’s dreamy narrative is perfectly understandable. Should Tiger Woods, back in his native southern California, secure PGA Tour …

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Celtic refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports after Morelos mistranslation

Sky not welcome at Celtic press conferenceInterview with Rangers striker was mistranslatedCeltic are refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports as the Scottish champions pursue a full explanation for a mistranslated interview with the Rangers striker Alfre…