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‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

McIlroy says he is ‘very much against’ proposed new tourAmnesty warns of Saudi ‘sportswashing’ of human rights abusesRory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Su…

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‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

McIlroy says he is ‘very much against’ proposed new tourAmnesty warns of Saudi ‘sportswashing’ of human rights abusesRory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Su…

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Saudi plan for breakaway golf tour rumbles on despite football backlash

Tens of millions on offer, with players as tour part-ownersSeptember 2022 launch mooted with 12-18 events per yearLess than a fortnight after the collapse of the European Super League it has gone unnoticed that a similar disruption plan remains in play…

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Golfer sets world record for furthest shot hit and caught in moving car – video

Marcus Armitage set a new world record for the furthest golf shot hit and caught in a moving car at Elvington Airfield in England. Armitage crashed a shot 303 yards before the ball landed in a car driven by Paul O’Neill, to surpass the long-standing re…

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Golfer sets world record for furthest shot hit and caught in moving car – video

Marcus Armitage set a new world record for the furthest golf shot hit and caught in a moving car at Elvington Airfield in England. Armitage crashed a shot 303 yards before the ball landed in a car driven by Paul O’Neill, to surpass the long-standing re…

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Golfer sets world record for furthest shot hit and caught in moving car – video

Marcus Armitage set a new world record for the furthest golf shot hit and caught in a moving car at Elvington Airfield in England. Armitage crashed a shot 303 yards before the ball landed in a car driven by Paul O’Neill, to surpass the long-standing re…

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Golfer sets world record for furthest shot hit and caught in moving car – video

Marcus Armitage set a new world record for the furthest golf shot hit and caught in a moving car at Elvington Airfield in England. Armitage crashed a shot 303 yards before the ball landed in a car driven by Paul O’Neill, to surpass the long-standing re…

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‘The Masters is my life’: the forgotten Augusta legacy of Philip Wahl Sr | Ewan Murray

Eisenhower’s drinking partner and the man who helped make the Masters what it is today surely deserves more recognitionTucked away in a corner of YouTube sits the kind of cheesy 1976 sales pitch Augusta National had to make to Asia decades before Hidek…

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Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win set to boost home interest in golf at Olympics

Masters champion could light cauldron at Tokyo GamesGolf’s return to Olympics hit by withdrawals at Rio 2016Golf’s rocky relationship with the Olympic Games hardly looked like improving when Dustin Johnson, the world No 1, confirmed he would skip the c…

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Hideki Matsuyama is Japanese but his victory matters for Asian Americans

The Masters champion appears to have little in common with Asian Americans. But his win comes at a time when any Asian success story is welcome in the USAnd with that, Hideki Matsuyama is the first male Japanese player ever to win a golf major.Quite in…

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Hideki Matsuyama masters Japan’s golfing nerves to lift pre-Olympic spirits

TV commentators ‘could hardly speak’ as 29-year-old becomes first Japanese man to win a majorHideki Matsuyama has recorded one of Japan’s greatest international sporting successes after winning the US Masters golf , months before Tokyo is scheduled to …

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Hideki Matsuyama holds nerve to become Masters champion

Final round of 73 enough to secure Green JacketMatsuyama becomes first Japanese male major winnerOne can only assume Hideki Matsuyama did not feel the heavy burden of history at all. There is no other reasonable explanation for the manner in which the …

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The Masters 2021: fourth round – live!

Hole-by-hole coverage of the action at Augusta NationalMatsuyama surges to four-shot lead | LeaderboardCoaches ejected for flouting Augusta’s phone rulesGet in touch! Email Scott 4.34pm BST While a few of the early starters are in the red for their rou…

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Hideki Matsuyama surges to four-shot lead in weather-hit Masters

65 moves Japanese to 11 under, with four tied for secondJustin Rose among quartet after battling his way to a 72Moving day? Matsuyama’s day. In proving how even a brief delay in a tournament – in this case 75 minutes – can totally shift its complexion …

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The Masters 2021: third round – live!

Hole-by-hole coverage of the action at Augusta NationalOfficial Masters leaderboardRose holds on to lead but has Spieth in rearview mirrorAny comments? Email Scott your thoughts 4.06pm BST Having mentioned Gary Player, it would be remiss of us not to f…

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Penalty call: coaches ejected for flouting Augusta’s phone rules

As some players’ mentors have found out in Masters week, this grand old club will punish anyone who breaks its traditionsThe famously no-nonsense approach of Augusta National to matters of discipline has been evident once more during Masters week, with…

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Gary Player’s apartheid history is not quite as smooth as his Augusta retelling | Andy Bull

Player invited Lee Elder to play in South Africa and was praised by Nelson Mandela but admits his past is not blamelessIt has been almost 50 years since Lee Elder became the first black man to play in the Masters, and five months since Augusta National…

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Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy among those to miss cut at Masters

Johnson fails to defend Augusta title he won in November‘I just didn’t putt very good. It’s pretty simple’, says world No 1The defending champion, Dustin Johnson, led a high-profile exodus from the 85th Masters, after the 36-hole cut fell at three over…

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Justin Rose holds on to Masters lead but has Jordan Spieth in rearview mirror

Rose one shot clear of Will Zalatoris and Brian HarmanSpieth makes 68 to lie two shots off leadFor a dozen holes of this Masters second round, the biggest threat to Justin Rose looked as if it came from within. By close of play, Jordan Spieth had appea…

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Tiger Woods thought he was in Florida after SUV crash, collision report says

Officials have said drugs and alcohol not a factor in accidentGolfer underwent surgery on multiple fractures of right legWoods unable to remember driving on day of crash, police sayTiger Woods wasn’t sure where he was when a sheriff’s deputy interviewe…