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Henrik Stenson: ‘I don’t feel the rush to practise and play’

The former Open champion, whose coach has tested positive for coronavirus, understands it may be some time before he is back on the courseAs Henrik Stenson spent Thursday evening on the Sawgrass range, the frustrations of a 74 to begin the Players Cham…

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Old friends Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson reunite to turn the tide | Sean Ingle

The pair had enjoyed a successful partnership at previous Ryder Cups and invigorated Europe for the foursomesOn an afternoon when the cries of “Europe! Europe!” seemed to ring round Le Golf National on an almost permanent loop, it was two of the team’s…

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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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Expectations low for Henrik Stenson heading into the Open

• 2016 champion struggling at Carnoustie with elbow injury• Swede staying in a hotel after being burgled at Royal BirkdaleHenrik Stenson is entitled to ask what he has done wrong. Since producing an epic final round to seal the 2016 Open Championship, …

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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 stays in hunt but Stenson leads way at Arnold Palmer Invitational

• Former world No 1 five shots off lead going into final round• Stenson holds one-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeauHenrik Stenson held a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler pushing into contention and …

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Golf likely to extend its run as an Olympic sport until at least 2024

• IOC source sees golf getting an extended airing at the Games
• TV audience for Rio 2016 event thought to have ‘rated positively’

Golf is expected to retain its Olympic status despite the negative publicity that preceded its return to the Games for the first time in 112 years.

Related: Justin Rose wins gold in Olympic golf for Great Britain at Rio 2016

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Matthew Fitzpatrick holds nerve to win DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

• Fitzpatrick becomes youngest Englishman to win three European tour events
• Tyrrell Hatton made bogey at the last to let the Sheffield-born golfer in

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Matthew Fitzpatrick’s career choices were questioned. How the 22-year-old from Sheffield, who has now returned three European Tour wins inside only 13 months, has enjoyed the last laugh.

Related: Henrik Stenson’s ‘best year of my career’ after second Race to Dubai win

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Henrik Stenson hails 2016 as his best year yet after Race to Dubai win – video

Henrik Stenson believes that the past season will go down as the best of his career so far after winning the Race to Dubai on Sunday. The Swede, winner of the Open and an Olympic silver medal this year, rounded off the year, in style with a final round score of 65 at Jumeirah Golf Estates beating Masters champion Danny Willet to the title

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Henrik Stenson hails 2016 as his best year yet after Race to Dubai win – video

Henrik Stenson believes that the past season will go down as the best of his career so far after winning the Race to Dubai on Sunday. The Swede, winner of the Open and an Olympic silver medal this year, rounded off the year, in style with a final round score of 65 at Jumeirah Golf Estates beating Masters champion Danny Willet to the title

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Henrik Stenson hails ‘best year of my career’ after second Race to Dubai win

• 40-year-old wins order of merit for second time in career
• England’s Matt Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has won European Tour’s order of merit for the second time in his career after none of his challengers could usurp his position on the final day of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Sunday.

Related: Jordan Spieth wins Australian Open after three-man playoff

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Henrik Stenson hails ‘best year of my career’ after second Race to Dubai win

• 40-year-old wins order of merit for second time in career
• England’s Matt Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has won European Tour’s order of merit for the second time in his career after none of his challengers could usurp his position on the final day of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Sunday.

Related: Jordan Spieth wins Australian Open after three-man playoff

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Lee Westwood hopes camera slip does not cost him Dubai glory

• English player falls to one shot off the lead at World Tour Championship
• Francesco Molinari and Sergio García in front; Rory McIlroy eight shots behind

Should Lee Westwood’s bid to claim the DP World Tour Championship fall short by a stroke, there is no doubt about where the Englishman’s analysis will focus.

When playing a relatively simple shot from the fairway of the 18th hole during round two, Westwood was tied for the lead. Cue the interventions of an errant camera shutter, which proved sufficient to distract the 43-year-old during his backswing. Westwood duly found a water hazard, made a bogey six and trails the halfway leaders by one.

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The Agenda: A Rangers return for Holloway as Sir Bradley bids farewell

Wiggins saddles up for the final time to compete in ‘the Monaco Grand Prix of six-day racing’, while Holloway gets back in the saddle at Queens Park Rangers

Relax, the international break is almost over. On the continent, club football returns with a bang onnext Saturday evening when Diego Simeone’s Atlético host Zinedine Zidane’s Real in the Madrid derby, kick-off 7.45pm. Real sit on top of La Liga without yet being at their sparkling best and this game is more important for the hosts who are six points adrift of their neighbours. Before that, watch Der Klassiker as Bayern Munich travel to face the exciting, but unreliable, Borussia Dortmund (5.30pm).

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Danny Willett hopes Turkish Airlines Open can rekindle Race to Dubai tilt

• Masters champion acknowledges: ‘The last couple of months have been poor’
• Yorkshireman trails Henrik Stenson, who is absent from event in Antalya

Danny Willett’s 2016 will forever be defined by the donning of the Green Jacket. There remains scope for the Yorkshireman to end the year with the European Order of Merit prize which so narrowly eluded him 12 months ago, though by Willett’s own admission the scaling of heights even close to what transpired at Augusta National in April is proving tricky.

Related: Jordan Spieth ‘slump’ says as much about rivals’ strength as his own woes | Ewan Murray

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Henrik Stenson prods alligator – video

Swedish Open champion golfer Henrik Stenson pokes an alligator with his golf club on Sunday while on the Men’s Individual event. The alligator, more specifically a caiman, chose not to respond to the Swede’s provocation. Caiman alligators are a common sight at the Olympic golf course along with a range of native wildlife

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Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson set to fight it out for Rio 2016 gold

• Rose’s third-round 65 takes him one shot clear of Swede
• Overnight leader Marcus Fraser completes final group

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, past Ryder Cup partners, will head into the final round of the first Olympic golf competition since 1904 in the gold and silver medal positions.

Rose, who combined with last month’s Open champion, Stenson, to win all three of their matches at Gleneagles in 2014, had a third round of 65 in Rio to finish a shot ahead of the Swede, with Australia’s Marcus Fraser two shots further back.

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Jason Day banishes doubts at US PGA but Rory McIlroy misses cut

• Day records second round of 65 and sits two shots off lead
• McIlroy’s hopes die but Henrik Stenson’s fine form continues

There were enough reasons to doubt whether Jason Day could win back-to-back US PGA Championships – namely a pre-tournament rush to hospital with his wife, a mild bout of illness for Day himself, the failure to play a single practice hole at Baltusrol before Wednesday and, in round two, the playing of his first seven holes in two over par. Day was drifting.

What followed was almost like cruelty from Day towards Rory McIlroy, his playing partner who was enduring such a turbulent time on the greens that he must have felt like snapping his putter over one knee. The world No1 recorded seven birdies in eight holes, signed for a 65 and is two off the nine-under-par lead with half this tournament played.

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Henrik Stenson’s Open win spells end of an era for smoking caddie

• Gareth Lord had a bet he would quit smoking if Swede won first major
• ‘He played one of the greatest rounds I have ever seen’, says Jack Nicklaus

Henrik Stenson’s celebration to mark his Open Championship win may be deemed lavish in certain contexts. In respect of golf, it will be pretty understated.

“He will get on his boat in Copenhagen then sail into Malmo with his wife and three children,” Gareth Lord, Stenson’s caddie, said. “Nothing outlandish. He is a family man, that’s what makes him tick.”

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Henrik Stenson dedicates Open victory to late friend Mike Gerbich

•Sweden’s first major champion holds off Mickelson with record-equalling 63
• ‘It makes it even better that I beat a competitor like Phil’

Henrik Stenson spoke of the inner belief that he would win the 145th Open Championship, with the Swede dedicating the Claret Jug to a late friend after claiming his first major in stunning fashion.

On an extraordinary Sunday, Stenson carded a record-equalling major round of 63 to take the Open by three shots from Phil Mickelson.

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