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End-of-season review: from McIlroy’s agony to Xiyu Lin’s shot along a bridge | Scott Murray

A review of the golfing year features McIlroy’s disastrous start at Portrush and Hinako Shibuno’s fairytale win at the British OpenAs the freshly plundered FedEx truck disappears down the lane, not so much as a bronze centime left rattling around the b…

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Tiger Woods needs alchemy to keep rust-inducing schedule at bay | Ewan Murray

The 15-times major winner is missing at East Lake raising questions over his ability to compete next seasonIt was the best of times to precede the best of times. That Tiger Woods had lived through the worst of times merely added to the cacophony of emo…

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Adam Scott wins Presidents Cup spot, Jason Day misses out

Australians Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith selectedDay likely to pick up a wildcard spot in early NovemberThree Australian golfers have secured International team spots for December’s Presidents Cup contest in Melbourne but former world No…

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Rory McIlroy’s Open fightback falls just short as Shane Lowry takes share of lead

• McIlroy misses the cut by one shot after brilliant round of 65• JB Holmes and Lowry head halfway field on eight underAmid spine-tingling scenes, which began on Royal Portrush’s 1st tee and concluded with a standing ovation as Rory McIlroy waved goodb…

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‘I just want to go home,’ says Tiger Woods after missing Open cut

• Three-times champion candid after finishing on six over• ‘I don’t have the flexibility I used to have, and never will’Tiger Woods looked to be moving into Muhammad Ali territory this summer. He was not Ali in his pomp but the 1974 Rumble-in-the-Jungl…

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Tiger Woods struggles with old enemies of weather and bad back | Sean Ingle

Winner at Augusta in April admitted his body is struggling with the legacy of all his back surgery as he signed for a seven-over 78 on the first day of the Open“It’s just the way it is,” said Tiger Woods softly. “And it’s just the way it is going to be…

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Art of playing Opens keeps Tiger Woods confident about his chances

Woods is short of tournament practice but, with three Open wins, he knows he can work his way around Royal PortrushAccording to the nice lady at the tourist office, 200,000 people will swarm into Portrush for the Open Championship this week. Early on T…

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‘It’s a funny story’: Tiger Woods on Brooks Koepka’s snub at the Open – video

Tiger Woods has shrugged off concerns about his lack of golf heading into the Open this week, saying he needs to carefully manage the remaining years of his career. Woods said his Masters victory in April took a lot out of him and h…

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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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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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Tiger Woods’ Pebble Beach mauling a once-in-a-lifetime feat of greatness | Ewan Murray

Rory McIlroy remains in awe of Woods’s 2000 US Open victory, while Brooks Koepka eyes history of his own this yearThey were the best of times within the best of times. If peak Tiger Woods was the year 2000, nothing emphasised his dominance more than th…

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‘Just didn’t quite have it’: Tiger Woods reacts to missing the cut at US PGA – video

Tiger Woods shot a 73 on Friday to fall to five over par and miss the cut at the 101st PGA Championship. ‘I didn’t do all the little things I need to do correctly to post good scores,’ said the Masters champion.Brooks Koepka untouchable at US PGA as Wo…

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Tiger Woods’ US PGA rust thrown into sharp relief by Brooks Koepka’s power

While the 15-time major winner looked physically jaded at Bethpage, his rival obliterated the field with ‘Tiger-esque’ easeComparisons with Tiger Woods are not so much a well-worn path as proven worthy of ridicule. It is of course legitimate for young …

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Brooks Koepka untouchable at US PGA as Woods bows out after second round

• Koepka seven clear and on course to retain title• Woods misses cut on first start since Masters winThey continue to swing and miss at Brooks Koepka. Closing time drunks may have more of a hit rate than those seeking to topple this major specialist. T…

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Brooks Koepka in no mood to relinquish his US PGA title with round of 63

• Brooks Koepka: ‘I’ve never been this confident’• Tiger Woods fights for a 72 after early mistakesBrooks Koepka is not the individual you want to encounter when seeking a cure from illness at a major championship. Just ask Tiger Woods. As Koepka’s lov…

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US PGA Championship 2019: first round – live!

Live updates from Bethpage Black, the year’s second majorOfficial site leaderboard: latest standings from round oneAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 2.00pm BST Sergio has started stodgily, with bogeys at 11 and now 12. He’s +2 early d…

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Tiger Woods: ‘Would I like to play in the Olympics? Yes’ – video

Tiger Woods has said that featuring for the USA in the 2020 Olympics remains firmly on his radar. The Masters champion was speaking to media at Bethpage Black Course ahead of the US PGA Championship, which he has won four times in the past.Tiger Woods …

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Tiger Woods says recent rest gives him ‘best chance’ of US PGA win

• Woods has not played since Masters win on 14 April• American open to playing in the Olympics in 2020It felt as if Tiger Woods had determined that the level of hype others are producing around him meant there was no need for him to contribute as he ma…

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Tiger Woods named in wrongful death lawsuit involving former employee

Nicholas Immesberger was killed in drink driving incidentParents says their son was served alcohol at Woods’s restaurantTiger Woods has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a former employee at his Florida restaurant, The Woods.The parents …

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How an amateur’s favour revealed the ‘cold-blooded’ winner in Tiger Woods

Steve Scott handed Woods the 1996 US amateur title with a sporting gesture and is in awe of his old rival’s resurgenceSteve Scott understands Tiger Woods’s propensity for heroics to a greater degree than most. It has been 23 years since he finished ru…