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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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‘I’m pretty good’: Gary Woodland holds off Koepka and Rose to win first major at US Open – video

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the US Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka’s two-year reign to an end.Woodland had not managed a top-10 finish in his first 27 majors before last year’…

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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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US Open 2019: final round – live!

All the action from the 119th US Open at Pebble BeachOfficial leader boardSend an email to Scott if you so desire 6.50pm BST Kinhult isn’t the only one to have started fast this morning. Andrew Putnam, the 30-year-old from Washington state playing in h…

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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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US Open 2019: third round – live!

Live updates from day three’s play at Pebble BeachOfficial leaderboard for the 119th US OpenAnd feel free to email Scott your thoughts 7.33pm BST Here comes Tiger! He starts the day at level par for the championship. Nine behind the leader Gary Woodlan…

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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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US Open 2019: second round – live!

Get all the latest updates from day two at Pebble Beach Official leaderboard for the 119th US OpenSpieth’s caddie criticism shows teamwork gets turbulentAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 3.55pm BST Chesson Hadley has done absolutely n…

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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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US Open 2019: first round – live!

Keep up with all the action from Pebble BeachOfficial live leaderboardChips on shoulder drive Koepka’s shot at historyAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 3.35pm BST It’s traditional on these live Guardian golf blogs to record which play…

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India v Pakistan, Boris Johnson’s street rugby and US Open memories

This week’s roundup also features a goalkeeper’s calamitous loss of focus, USA goal gluts and office chair racing1) There’s no doubt what the most watched Cricket World Cup match will be this weekend (if the rain holds off): India v Pakistan excites pa…

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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…

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Rory McIlroy thunders on to US Open after storming win in Canada

• McIlroy heads to Pebble Beach as favourite• ‘My consistency this year has been great,’ says McIlroyIf Rory McIlroy’s golf really is all about his state of mind, it is little wonder the odds on the 30-year-old winning a second US Open title had come c…

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Tiger Woods’ Pebble Beach mauling a once-in-a-lifetime feat of greatness | Ewan Murray

Rory McIlroy remains in awe of Woods’s 2000 US Open victory, while Brooks Koepka eyes history of his own this yearThey were the best of times within the best of times. If peak Tiger Woods was the year 2000, nothing emphasised his dominance more than th…

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Rory McIlroy fires a nine-under 61 to win Canadian Open by seven shots

• Northern Irishman heads to US Open in good heart• McDowell sinks 30-footer to make Royal PortrushRory McIlroy was narrowly denied only the 11th sub-60 round in US PGA Tour history but one of the most dominant displays of his professional career, in v…

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Thomas Bjørn: ‘We are privileged with a good life but this is sport’s dark side’ | Donald McRae

Golf almost broke Thomas Bjørn and even the high of captaining a winning Ryder Cup team was shrouded in his struggles with depression‘I think you hide from it,” Thomas Bjørn says quietly of the anguish which has affected him and so many other professio…