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Pennsylvania golf club apologizes for calling police on black female members

Club reported women for playing too slowlyPolice ‘called for an issue that did not warrant charges’A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slow…

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‘Utter greed’: Bolton Ryder Cup plan runs into local opposition

Residents and conservationists criticise £240m hotel and homes scheme, which rests on hosting 2026 golf tournamentAmbitious plans to bring golf’s Ryder Cup to Bolton have swung off course after 10,000 residents, MPs and conservationists called on the g…

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Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, Tyson Fury and F1

Who is racing? Who remain unbeaten? And who won big at 68? Related: Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers Where are Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost racing this weekend?The Gold Coast Shanghai International Circui…

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Patrick Reed: pressure was on Rory McIlroy in Masters final round – video

US Masters winner Patrick Reed said all he had to do was ‘play golf’ insisting the pressure was on the likes of Rory McIlroy and other big names going into the final stages of the Masters on Sunday. American Reed kept his cool to seal his first ever ma…

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Patrick Reed found a way to cope with the pressure and Rory McIlroy did not | Andy Bull

After a nervous start for both on the final round of the Masters the Texan settled to play his game but McIlroy’s challenge diedThey say a Green Jacket costs around $250, though no one who knows will confirm that. Money talks in Augusta, same as anywhe…

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Patrick Reed says crowd favouring Rory McIlroy spurred him to Masters glory

• American says louder cheers for rival ‘fuelled my fire a little bit’• McIlroy: ‘I think 100% I can come back and win here’Patrick Reed said the knowledge that he was a crowd underdog inspired him towards Masters glory. The 27-year-old, who emerged vi…

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Patrick Reed: a Masters champion unlikely to win a popularity contest

Controversial statements, accusations and uneasy family relations have marked the career of Captain AmericaAfter the third round, Patrick Reed was in the interview room at Augusta National, talking journalists through his day. He had just scored 67, wh…

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Patrick Reed wins Masters after holding off challenges from Fowler and Spieth

• Reed shot 71 to finish on 15 under for the tournament• Fowler managed five-under 67 to finish second; Spieth a 64What Patrick Reed lacks in widespread support should now be offset by widespread respect. The scale of Reed’s achievement here, in winnin…

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Augusta’s desire to keep its distance may spark a lengthy dispute | Ewan Murray

A hot topic has again risen to the fore during the week after the club chief set out the intention to maintain his course’s designLost in the understandable focus that fell upon Augusta National’s decision to host a women’s amateur event, as revealed t…

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The Masters 2018: final round – live!

Official Masters leaderboardAndy Bull: McIlroy survives tight corner to display pure wizardryEmail Scott with your thoughts 2.29pm BST Only six men have ever completed the career grand slam in major-championship golf. Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Play…

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Rory McIlroy survives tight corner to display pure wizardry at Masters

Northern Irishman’s seven-under-par third round included a scramble at Amen Corner but he thrills Augusta spectators with brilliant skills and just a touch of luckThere was a crackle in the air during the Masters’ third round but, thick and close as th…

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Patrick Reed leads Masters but bullish Rory McIlroy closes the gap to three

• Reed sensationally hits eagles at the 13th and 15th • Northern Irishman’s 65, seven under par, equals day’s bestEighteen months have passed since Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy went toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in an epic Ryder Cup tie. We ain’t seen …

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The Masters 2018: third round – live!

Official Masters leaderboardPatrick Reed takes Masters initiative Old foes Woods and Poulter meet againAnd email Scott with your thoughts 4.38pm BST Tyrrell Hatton has been playing well this morning. Several birdie chances already, though he’s been pas…

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Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter bound up by more than Masters pairing | Ewan Murray

There has been needle in the past, with Poulter’s attempt to bracket himself with Woods raising eyebrows, but now they meet in Augusta’s third round amid contrasting comebacksTiger Woods and Ian Poulter have history with capital H. When they form a rar…

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Patrick Reed takes Masters initiative as McIlroy stays in the mix

• Northern Irishman cards 71 to sit five shots off lead• Marc Leishman and Henrik Stenson closest challengers• Official Masters leaderboardRory McIlroy did not have to search for a Friday reminder of Augusta National’s recurring capacity to inflict psy…

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Jordan Spieth keeps fighting on day when Augusta shows no mercy | Andy Bull

The American battled hard but struggled with his putting, though is still in contention at four under after two roundsPretty as Augusta is, warm as the locals are, sometimes the best you can hope for is to get around it with your dignity intact. On Fri…

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The Masters 2018: second round – live!

Hole by hole commentary of day two at Augusta NationalOfficial Masters leaderboardLarry Mize’s 35 years at the MastersAny comments? You can email Scott Murray 2.16pm BST What Augusta National gives with one hand, it takes away with the other. Last nigh…

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Sports quiz of the week: Masters, Neighbours and an Expendable

Where did Arsenal go down? Who sang? And what does Sue Curran do? Related: Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers Which former Neighbours star sang at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games?Holly Valance Natalie Imbruglia…

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The ball just didn’t want to stop, says Sergio García after nightmare 13

• Defending Masters champion hits meltdown on 15th hole• Jordan Spieth sets early pace with six-under 66Not even a Jordan Spieth charge could spare the blushes of Sergio Gárcia. What Augusta giveth, Augusta taketh away. Masters drama arrives in the mos…

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Tiger Woods starts sloppily but his fighting spirit remains undimmed | Andy Bull

In his first appearance at Augusta since 2015, the four-times champion showed enough grit to get round in 73 despite struggling with his tee-shotsIt was a chilly morning in Augusta, or what passes for it in these parts. The kind of day when you can spo…