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US Open winner Gary Woodland testament to teaching of Pete Cowen | Ewan Murray

Yorkshireman has coached most of the world’s top golfers at one time but maintains ‘it’s about the players’Sitting in a quiet corner of an airport lounge in San Francisco as the US Open hurtled towards its conclusion, Pete Cowen realised that he could …

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Woodland holds off Rose and Koepka to win US Open

An emotional Gary Woodland celebrated his first major title at Pebble BeachThe finest tribute payable to Gary Woodland for this, his maiden major triumph, lies in the identity of the individual he held off.As Brooks Koepka stalked to within one stroke …

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Phil Mickelson springs major surprise by praising USPGA over Pebble Beach

Often at odds with the governing body, the five-times major winner has lauded it for the course setup for the 2019 US OpenTo suggest Phil Mickelson and the United States Golf Association have not historically seen eye to eye would be akin to pointing o…

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Gary Woodland holds onto lead as Justin Rose edges closer at US Open

Rose the closest challenger heading into final roundHistory chaser Brooks Koepka trails leader by fourPresumably Brooks Koepka will spend the build up to the final round of this US Open finding a reason to bear a grudge against Gary Woodland. As things…

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Patrick Reed in no mood for a ruck after US Open club-snapping tantrum

At Pebble Beach’s 18th on Friday Patrick Reed snapped his lob wedge over his knee after a fluffed chip but is struggling to see what all the fuss is aboutAnybody seeking a heartfelt show of contrition from Patrick Reed after the US Open temper tantrum …

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Gary Woodland moves into lead at US Open as sturdy Rory McIlroy looms

Woodland (9-under) takes lead ahead of Rose, OosthuizenRory McIlroy rallies for 5-under finish, three shots off leadTiger Woods ‘a little hot’ after poor finish to second roundShould Rory McIlroy summon the weekend spirit of Ontario, there would be lit…

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Spieth’s caddie criticism shows turbulent side of teamwork at US Open

Michael Greller got it in the ear during the opening round but Jason Day’s new hire shows how golfers value the partnershipIt constitutes a leap of faith to suggest we are witnessing the beginning of the end for one of golf’s most identifiable – and pr…

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Rory McIlroy walks the walk but Rickie Fowler sets early pace at the US Open

• Northern Irishman completes first round in three-under 68• Schauffele and Oosthuizen soon join Fowler in the 66 clubRory McIlroy had become frustrated by slow starts in majors to the point where he made a point of highlighting what damage a poor firs…

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Chips on shoulder drive Brooks Koepka’s shot at US Open history

A third consecutive title is within reach at Pebble Beach – thanks in part to the 29-year-old’s sense of grievanceRory McIlroy’s quartet of major triumphs between 2011 and 2014 hinted at separation from the rest of the world’s leading contenders. After…

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Tiger Woods gives himself 10 years to break Jack Nicklaus’s major record

• 15-times major winner in ‘better shape’ than at US PGA• Brooks Koepka miffed at perceived lack of respect from FoxTiger Woods has set himself a target of a decade more at the top level as he looks to overhaul the majors record of 18 held by Jack Nick…