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Tiger Woods fires a five-under 65 to share East Lake lead with Rickie Fowler

• Former No 1 holds 28-foot putt on 18 for an eagle• Rory McIlroy shoots 67 with seven birdiesThe Ryder Cup marketing boost money cannot buy relates to Tiger Woods’s return to the competition falling immediately after a first victory in five years. The…

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Portugal Masters golfer plays water shot in underwear – video

25-year-old French golfer Matthieu Pavon took the unorthodox measure of playing a shot from the water in his underwear at the Portugal Masters. While he kept his trousers dry, he was unable to score better than a bogey six at hole 12 Continue reading…

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Tiger Woods praises Europe’s Ryder Cup team as one of their best

• Confident Woods targets victory at East Lake as well as in France • Former world No 1 plays down USA’s Ryder Cup favouritismA ringing endorsement of the strength of Europe’s team for next week’s Ryder Cup has arrived from Tiger Woods, the most h…

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Day, Scott and Leishman to miss Australian Open

Australian golf’s top three locals to miss OpenJordan Spieth wedding also sees prominent withdrawalsNone of Australia’s top three drawcards look likely for November’s Australian Open with golf’s biggest international talent also missing due to rival to…

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Tommy Fleetwood: ‘Teeing off at the Ryder Cup will tick off a lifetime goal’

Three years ago the Southport golfer had the yips so badly he feared for his future in the game, but now he is a household nameNext Friday, 28 September, will forever hold a place in Tommy Fleetwood’s heart. It is hardly being dismissive of the golfer’…

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LPGA Tour makes swing towards mixed golf events and more prize money

• Talks between men’s and women’s tours in US and Europe• Brittany Lincicome featured as exemption on PGA Tour in JulyThe prospect of golf’s leading men and women competing in the same event is edging closer, according to the head of the LPGA Tour who …

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Tony Finau makes US Ryder Cup team as final captain’s pick

• Finau will make Ryder Cup debut in Paris this month• Justin Rose becomes world No 1 despite play-off lossTony Finau has been selected for the American Ryder Cup team as Jim Furyk’s final captain’s pick.The 28-year-old’s first appearance in the compet…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cook, Kaepernick and county cricket

Featuring an unusual coach in South America, David Beckham’s Florida franchise and Australian embarrassmentAlastair Cook will retire from international cricket after England’s fifth Test against India. The former captain is England’s all-time leading r…

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Sports quiz of the week: Cook, Kaepernick and county cricket

Featuring an unusual coach in South America, David Beckham’s Florida franchise and Australian embarrassmentAlastair Cook will retire from international cricket after England’s fifth Test against India. The former captain is England’s all-time leading r…

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‘He is the heartbeat of the team’: Sergio García wins Ryder Cup place – video

Sergio García will compete for Europe at the Ryder Cup in France later this month after Thomas Bjørn named the Spaniard among his captain’s picks.It was widely expected that García would get the nod alongside Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter …

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Ryder Cup 2018: the European team – in pictures

As Thomas Bjørn announces his four wild cards to complete the European team for the 42nd Ryder Cup, we take a look at the 12 players who will do battle with Team USA in Paris from the 28th to the 30th of September García confirmed as a captain’s pick …

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Sergio García confirmed as a captain’s pick for Europe’s Ryder Cup team

• Thomas Bjørn names Spaniard among his four selections• García has been in poor form since winning 2017 MastersSergio García will compete at the Ryder Cup in France later this month after Thomas Bjørn named the Spaniard among his captain’s picks.It wa…

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Tiger Woods ‘honoured’ to be named in US Ryder Cup team – video

The 14-times major champion, Tiger Woods, has been named as part of the playing team in this month’s Ryder Cup in Paris. US captain Jim Furyk named Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau in his team Continue reading…

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Tiger Woods confirmed in US Ryder Cup team by captain Jim Furyk

• Former world No 1 goes to Paris as captain’s selection• Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau also pickedUS Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has named Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as his first three wild cards for the biennial contest …

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Thomas Bjorn set to choose Sergio García as Ryder Cup wild card

• García’s 2018 form has been poor but he has experience• Bjorn to announce his four wild cards on WednesdayThomas Bjorn is set to side with experience when naming his captain’s picks for the European Ryder Cup team on Wednesday. Henrik Stenson, Paul C…

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Ryder Cup wildcards: the golfers who turned rejection into redemption

Seve Ballesteros, Thomas Bjorn, Christy O’Connor Jnr and Tony Jacklin all made unlikely comebacks after being overlookedBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogMissing out on the Ryder Cup team hurts; just ask current Europe captain Thomas Bjorn. When …

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Sports quiz of the week: London losers, Tyson Fury, jokers and jazz

Where is the Vuelta? Who keeps losing? Which twins faced off?Three of these London-based clubs started the season with two defeats. Which of them has at least one point on the board after two games?ArsenalWest Ham Crystal PalaceFulhamThe Vuelta a Españ…

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson confirm high-stakes, winner-takes-all match

Mickelson: ‘Bet you think this is the easiest $9m you will make’Earlier in day, Woods said he thought he ‘was done’ in 2017Tiger Woods confirmed on Wednesday that he will meet face Phil Mickelson in a high-stakes exhibition match in Las Vegas over Than…

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Tiger Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

The last two majors – sixth at the Open, second in the US PGA – have proved that the 14-times major winner remains a live bet for another one, 11 years after his lastThere will not be a more fantastical sport plotline in our lives than Tiger Woods’s Th…

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Tiaras, grimaces and splashes: the best pictures from the European Championships 2018

As we bid farewell to the first multi-sport European Championships, it wasn’t just the athletes and competitors showcasing their talents in Glasgow and Berlin, the sports photographers present also used the event to demonstrate their own skills and tec…