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Tiger Woods adamant lack of pre-Open practice is not a problem

• Woods has not played a tournament in four weeks• Padraig Harrington: ‘You’ve got to be playing before the Open’After an Open Championship buildup that has been low-key to the point of non-existent Tiger Woods defended his scheduling choices after pla…

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Padraig Harrington: ‘It’s huge for the Open to go back to Portrush’

Major returns to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 and the Ryder Cup captain believes it is a symbol of moving forwardThe innocence of youth was useful as the Troubles raged in Northern Ireland. Padraig Harrington bears testament to that, …

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Rory McIlroy takes comfort in familiarity of Portrush on Open return

• Four-times major champion spent time practicing on course• McIlroy says he is ‘fully focused’ on Scottish OpenAny fears Rory McIlroy harboured regarding the scale of an Open Championship in his native Northern Ireland were banished on a weekend recon…

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John Daly opts out of Open after R&A refuse to allow him to use golf cart

• Former champion withdraws from event at Portrush• Daly has degenerative arthritis in his right kneeThe former champion John Daly has withdrawn from the Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week.Daly said initially that he would try to play “throu…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019 Women’s US Open golf: final round – live!

Hole-by-hole coverage of the action at CharlestonOfficial live USGA leaderboardAny comments? Feel free to email Scott Murray 5.28pm BST Welcome to our live coverage of the second major of the year: the US Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston …

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Gulf between US Open prize funds for women and men remains a chasm

Second major of the season gets under way at the Country Club of Charleston on Thursday but the $5.5m purse is dwarfed by the men’s of $12.5mThe USGA normally has to wait until June before the annual necessity to hunker down as criticism flies from all…

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John Daly’s buggy gives us a joyride in front of po-faced golf authorities

It’s hard to escape the sense that the powers-that-be just feel someone like Daly makes the place untidyNews that the R&A is considering John Daly’s request for permission to use a buggy for July’s Open at Royal Portrush has been met by a growing c…

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British Masters clings on but golf’s great imbalance needs addressing | Ewan Murray

This week’s British Masters goes ahead thanks to Tommy Fleetwood’s generosity rather than the PGA and European Tours actually putting their heads togetherThere were reasons to celebrate Tommy Fleetwood’s status within the commonly self-serving world of…