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Danny Willett enjoying his golf again as he claims PGA Championship

• Resurgent Willett beats Jon Rahm by three shots• Yorkshireman was 462 in the world 16 months agoIt felt appropriate for Danny Willett’s latest leap away from the doldrums to take place as the qualifying process started for Europe’s Ryder Cup team. It…

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Jon Rahm and Danny Willett pull three shots clear in BMW PGA Championship

• Willett makes birdie on final green to take share of lead• Rory McIlroy shoots superb round of 65 but still nine off the paceJon Rahm has derived such joy from prime events on the European Tour that it seems astonishing to think there was once doubt …

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Rory McIlroy breathes sigh of relief after making BMW PGA Championship cut

• McIlroy seals weekend spot with nerveless putt on 18th• Willett and Rahm lead the way on 11 under parIt was always likely to come down to this. Rory McIlroy’s playing of the final two holes of the Wentworth west course in three over par on Thursday l…

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PGA Championship: Matt Wallace takes first-day lead as Rory McIlroy struggles

• Englishman’s 65 is one ahead of Henrik Stenson• Rory McIlroy in danger of missing cut after late errorsThe BMW PGA Championship has been good to English golfers since the arrival of the current sponsors in 2005. David Howell, Paul Casey, Simon Khan, …

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Rory McIlroy believes golf can learn from tennis to eradicate slow play

• Northern Irishman wants proper penalties to be enforced• Golfer encouraged by European Tour’s plan to deal with issueRory McIlroy has called on his sport to follow the lead of tennis by implementing proper penalties for those players who divert atten…

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Only Masters win could come close to Open triumph, says Shane Lowry

• Lowry playing in Europe this week for first time since Portrush• Open champion is in the field for the BMW PGA ChampionshipTwo months have passed since Shane Lowry took delivery of the Claret Jug and with it, all manner of life-changing add-ons. That…

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Only Masters win could come close to Open triumph, says Shane Lowry

• Lowry playing in Europe this week for first time since Portrush• Open champion is in the field for the BMW PGA ChampionshipTwo months have passed since Shane Lowry took delivery of the Claret Jug and with it, all manner of life-changing add-ons. That…

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Pettersen’s path to Solheim captaincy may be blocked by Catriona Matthew

• Pettersen keen to lead at next Solheim Cup after retirement• Matthew ‘wouldn’t say no’ if offered leadership for second timeIf the assumption is that Suzann Pettersen’s next Solheim Cup chapter will come in the form of captaincy, Catriona Matthew may…

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Farewell summer of sport 2019, you really were one for the ages | Sean Ingle

An enthralling Ashes series, Megan Rapinoe and Coco Gauff made this summer stand out, and provided sweet relief from the bitter cultural warSo, farewell then to this glorious and elongated summer of sport, which has captivated and enthralled ever since…

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Suzann Pettersen makes putt on final green to win Solheim Cup for Europe

• Europe 14½-13½ USA• Pettersen earns redemption after four-year waitDiscussion raged for two days over how long players were taking to play Solheim Cup shots. The event has waited 29 years for this, its finest conclusion. If women’s golf, especially i…

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Solheim Cup 2019: Europe 8-8 USA on final day – live!

Updates from all 12 singles matches at GleneaglesSolheim Cup – follow the official scoreboardEurope and USA head into final day tied at 8-8Get in touch! Email Scott with your thoughts 2.00pm BST Anne van Dam rolls in a 20-foot birdie effort on 5 to mov…

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Europe stay level-headed as Hall and Boutier dig deep in Solheim Cup

• Europe and US tied 8-8 with 12 individual matches to go• Georgia Hall and Céline Boutier win after trailing by four shotsCatriona Matthew can take solace from the fact golf is not played on paper. Bare statistics heavily suggested a gap in quality in…

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Europe lead USA but Solheim Cup’s opening day is marred by slow play

• Home side a point ahead after foursomes and fourballs• USA’s Lizette Salas warned for pace of her play at GleneaglesA 100-year-old woman earned social media stardom having impressed professionals with a few swings at this weekend’s Dutch Open on the …

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Suzann Pettersen forced out of first Solheim Cup morning by illness

• Norwegian says she is ‘fine’ but misses foursomes• Korda sisters to make history as first siblings in Solheim CupSuzann Pettersen’s propensity to create headlines at the Solheim Cup shows no sign of abating. Four years after being central to chaos ov…

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Solheim Cup may have the history but it needs big names too | Ewan Murray

As Europe and the US prepare to face off at Gleneagles the claims that the Solheim Cup is ‘the pinnacle of women’s golf’ fall flat when only two of the world’s top 10 are playingWith 80,000 tickets sold – a record for a women’s golf event in Britain – …

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Brian Barnes, golfer who beat Jack Nicklaus twice in one day, dies aged 74

• Golfer famously beat Nicklaus twice in 1975 Ryder Cup• Barnes was also a regular pundit on Sky’s golf coverageBrian Barnes, who famously beat Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in the Ryder Cup, has died at the age of 74. Barnes, who won the Senior Briti…

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Anne van Dam takes strength from offbeat route to Solheim Cup debut

Dutch 23-year-old with the ‘perfect’ swing has managed to break the mould on her journey from Arnhem to GleneaglesIt would be an exaggeration to portray Anne van Dam’s journey towards the Solheim Cup as unorthodox. Yet of the 24 participants at Gleneag…

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Golfers and rugby players show cannabis is going mainstream in sport | Andy Bull

Top golfers take CBD for calmness, while Saracens locks George Kruis and Dominic Day were so impressed with it they launched their own businessThe first time I saw Charley Hoffman play, you would not have looked at him twice. That was at the Masters in…

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Hannah Green uses major experience to win again on LPGA Tour

Australian stays patient to claim Portland Classic Green reels in teenager Yealimi Noh in final roundHannah Green aims to harness extra confidence from becoming a two-time LPGA Tour winner after claiming the Portland Classic title in a thrilling final-…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast balls, wanton boys and dropped shots

Who keeps scoring? Who had no luck? Who is changing his life?Jofra Archer’s bowling against Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was extremely fast. But which of these is fastest?The fastest ball Archer bowled against Australia The fastest reco…