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Tom Brady miracle shot can’t prevent defeat to Tiger Woods in $10m charity golf match

Match was played to raise money for Covid-19 reliefPhil Mickelson and Peyton Manning also took part in matchWoods and Manning v Mickelson and Brady – as it happenedTom Brady, an athlete acquainted with magnificent comebacks, pulled off a highlight-reel…

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The Match: Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning v Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady – live!

Golf and NFL stars compete in $10m round for charityEmail Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGraham 8.08pm BST Today’s match has been delayed until at least 3.45pm ET/8.45pm BST due to the inclement weather. It’s absolutely pouring out there….

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout bounces back after life-changing brush with mortality

South African spent six years with the Ernie Els foundation and has since announced himself in a major wayChristiaan Bezuidenhout has no recollection of the split-second that changed his life, which is entirely understandable given he was two-years-old…

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Rory McIlroy takes swing at Trump: ‘It’s not the way a leader should act’

World No 1 says he wouldn’t play golf with US president againMcIlroy blasts Trump for ‘trying to politicize’ response to virusRory McIlroy has hit out at Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, criticizing the US president of politicizing a …

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‘It’s a way of life’ – relief and elation as golf and tennis resume across England

Players rejoice as Covid-19 lockdown begins to easeEngland Golf chief executive warns of financial hardshipOf all the thousands of golfers and tennis players who were reacquainted with the reassuring swoosh and snap of club and racket on ball on Wednes…

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British-based players face 28 days of quarantine when golf resumes in US

PGA Tour resumption scheduled for 11 June in Texas Arrivals in US must self-isolate for 14 days, UK set to followPlayers and caddies hoping to travel from the UK for the restart of the PGA Tour season face 14 days in quarantine on both sides of the Atl…

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British-based players face 28 days of quarantine when golf resumes in US

PGA Tour resumption scheduled for 11 June in Texas Arrivals in US must self-isolate for 14 days, UK set to followPlayers and caddies hoping to travel from the UK for the restart of the PGA Tour season face 14 days in quarantine on both sides of the Atl…

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Back in the swing: the simple joy of returning to the golf course | Vic Marks

Changing rooms out of bounds, rakes removed from bunkers and no roll-ups, but a round of golf in Devon was never sweeterThe fairway was newly mown and welcoming; a yellow flag, 350 yards away, flickered in the chill breeze descending off Dartmoor as th…

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Sign your own balls: tennis and golf take first tentative steps out of lockdown

Guidance issued to clubs in time for Wednesday restart‘Mayhem’ as golfers and tennis players clamour to returnInitial your own balls before stepping on to court. Use hand sanitiser but avoid handshakes before the action begins. And don’t, on any accoun…

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Vijay Singh’s complicated relationship with the world of golf | Ewan Murray

Fijian beat Tiger Woods in his pomp at Augusta in 2000 but this complex character seems happy to shun the limelightAnniversaries of the sporting kind may be the only currency to soar in a pandemic. With live action paralysed, it isn’t difficult to envi…

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Tommy Fleetwood: ‘I’m not living my life to finish second’

England’s world No 10 is making the most of golf’s hiatus, feels rested in body and mind and is philosophical about the Tour’s planned return in JuneWhether golf has mislaid its moral compass is a source of rising debate. The PGA Tour’s effort to retur…

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From football to F1: when will sports fans be able to see live action again?

Live Saturday afternoon football could be back on our screens in mid-May and horse racing may soon follow but other sports face a slower returnThe Premier League, which is suggesting a maximum of seven weeks to complete 92 matches, has set a tentative …

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Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray

Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challengeHad the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That W…

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Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray

Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challengeHad the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That W…

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Rory McIlroy does not want to play in Ryder Cup without spectators

McIlroy would prefer to postpone the event until 2021‘Having a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup’Rory McIlroy would rather postpone the Ryder Cup until 2021 than play it this year without fans, saying: “It wouldn’t be a great spectacle, there’d…

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Trump wants golf back and the game plays up its advantage – privilege | Andy Bull

God forbid that anyone should have to wait another couple of months before swinging a club in publicStephen Moore appeared on the Today Programme on Tuesday morning to talk about the US protests against the lockdown. Moore, who is a member of Donald Tr…

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PGA Tour plans on using a million Covid-19 test kits to complete season

Fourteen tournaments scheduled until 7 SeptemberAt least 25 PGA Tour players living outside the USThe PGA Tour hopes to take delivery of up to one million Covid-19 test kits to assist with the completion of its season from 11 June. President Trump’s de…

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Golf returns in June with first four PGA Tour events behind closed doors

Charles Swaab Challenge in Texas wil restart TourPGA Tour was suspended in mid-MarchThe PGA Tour has announced plans to resume in June, with the first four events being closed to spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic.The tour has been suspended si…

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Crucible memories, Sky Sports lip-syncs and the magic of Murali | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features rowdy homecoming parades, Retrospective Punishment and more teammates tussling1) There will be no action at the Crucible this month, with the World Snooker Championship scheduled to take place at an unspecified date la…

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Premier Golf League will not give up easily despite lack of star power | Ewan Murray

Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those to distance themselves from the new tour, but too much time and money has been invested for PGL to turn back nowCoronavirus and its associated troubles is not the only matter to have caused Jay Monahan rec…