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Adam Scott latest top-20 golfer to test positive for Covid-19

Australian world No 15 pulls out of Zozo ChampionshipDustin Johnson and Tony Finau also recently positiveFormer Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for Covid-19 and withdrawn from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, becoming the second high-…

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US election may decide if Trump’s Turnberry can become Open host | Ewan Murray

Remote but iconic Ayrshire course has been sidelined but a change in the White House could boost championship claimsHow does golf explain Donald Trump? The truth is, it hasn’t really had to in the four years since he was elected as the 45th president o…

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World No 1 golfer Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

American has withdrawn from this week’s CJ Cup36-year-old began experiencing symptoms at the weekendWorld No 1 Dustin Johnson has pulled out of this week’s CJ Cup after testing positive for Covid-19, the PGA Tour said in a statement on Tuesday. Related…

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Tyrrell Hatton wins PGA Championship at Wentworth to extend home streak

Hatton shoots 67 to hold off Victor Perez ‘It has been a goal to win this tournament in my career’The recent tendency for the European Tour’s marquee event to fall the way of English golfers has continued, after Tyrrell Hatton confidently pressed home …

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Aaron Rai lands Scottish Open after seeing off Fleetwood in a play-off

Wolverhampton man is round in 64 for an 11-under totalFleetwood earlier misses short putt at 16th for a birdie The biggest win of Aaron Rai’s career, at the Scottish Open, was notable for Tommy Fleetwood’s painful play-off moment.Having produced a wond…

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‘Never shoot with a wonky pea!’: meet the alternative world champions

From a double-title peashooter to the Michael Schumacher of lawn-mower racing, the unlikeliest sports require skill and staminaTwo years ago, I found myself on the village green in Witcham in Cambridgeshire. It was my birthday and my boyfriend Ian had …

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Amnesty lambasts ‘irony’ of Ladies European Tour events in Saudi Arabia

Ladies European Tour calls events a ‘landmark moment’Amnesty urges golfers to show solidarity with jailed activistsAmnesty International has voiced deep concern after the Ladies European Tour announced it will stage two events in Saudi Arabia in Novemb…

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Sports quiz of the week: big waves, tough ground and the birds in the sky

Who went long? Who can’t lose? Who didn’t play ball?Kalju FC played Levadia in the Estonian Premier League this week. What happened 13 seconds into the match?The referee pulled his hamstring and the game had to be called off The Kalju goalkeeper walked…

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Bryson DeChambeau makes science out of a sport people believe should be art | Andy Bull

The American’s startling victory at the US Open has split opinion because his radical approach is a challenge to the way things have always been done in golfYou couldn’t miss Bryson DeChambeau at the Masters in 2016. He was 22 and just out of college. …

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Bryson DeChambeau is just getting started and has green jacket in crosshairs | Ewan Murray

US Open champion was the only player under par at Winged Foot and is looking forward to taking his big hitting to AugustaThe Green Jackets cannot say they have not been warned. With seven weeks to go until the Masters begins under towering Georgia pine…

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McIlroy: DeChambeau is the ‘opposite of what US Open champion does’ – video

Bryson DeChambeau collected his first major championship in his own unique style, securing US Open victory at Winged Foot, New York. DeChambeau finished six under, with a half-dozen stroke victory over Matthew Wolff. DeChambeau’s style has been a big t…

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Multi-talented Ash Barty turns to golf, unsurprisingly wins club championship

Barty wins Brookwater Golf Club women’s championshipTennis world No 1 has also played cricket professionallyCovid-19 may have cruelled her French Open hopes but it has done wonders for Ashleigh Barty’s golf game. Not content with being queen of the ten…

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Bryson DeChambeau does it all his own way and lands the US Open title

First major championship for 27-year-old CalifornianOvernight leader Wolff finishes second, six shots backThe whingeing, whining and gnashing of teeth over this US Open’s outcome promise to be more entertaining than the closing stages of its 120th edit…

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US Open golf: final round – live updates!

Hole-by-hole coverage of the final day at Winged FootDebutant Wolff at head of pack going into final roundUS Open: keep track of the official leaderboardAny comments? Email Niall | tweet @niallmcveigh 5.29pm BST Patrick Reed’s back-nine meltdown on Sat…

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Debutant Matthew Wolff at head of pack going into final round of US Open

Californian, 21, hits 65 in Saturday’s third roundBryson DeChambeau two shots back in secondWhat do Matthew Wolff and Francis Ouimet have in common? Nothing yet, but that could be about to change at Winged Foot. The scale of Wolff’s potential achieveme…

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US Open golf 2020: third round – live!

Live updates on ‘moving day’ at Winged FootUS Open leaderboard: how they standYou can get in touch with Gregg by email or Twitter 5.22pm BST Dustin Johnson, the 2016 champion of course, will hope that his opening drive is no indication of how his day i…

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Winged Foot looks a painful end of the US Open road for Phil Mickelson | Ewan Murray

The one major that has eluded Phil Mickelson has beaten him for what looks a final time, but he deserves his status as one of the greatestPhil Mickelson may have come to terms with the fact he will never win a US Open long ago. The final confirmation d…

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Reed and DeChambeau set US Open pace while big names depart

Patrick Reed leads by a shot from fellow AmericanWoods, Mickelson, Fleetwood, García and Spieth miss cutFarewell Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio García and Jordan Spieth. Welcome to the party Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. Fur…

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Reed and DeChambeau set US Open pace while big names depart

Patrick Reed leads by a shot from fellow AmericanWoods, Mickelson, Fleetwood, García and Spieth miss cutFarewell Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio García and Jordan Spieth. Welcome to the party Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. Fur…

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Reed and DeChambeau set US Open pace while big names depart

Patrick Reed leads by a shot from fellow AmericanWoods, Mickelson, Fleetwood, García and Spieth miss cutFarewell Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio García and Jordan Spieth. Welcome to the party Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. Fur…