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Justin Rose Surrenders No.1 Spot Despite FedEx Cup Win

Justin Rose may have scooped the FedEx Cup trophy with a fourth-place finish at the Tour Championship on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent him from surrendering the coveted top spot in the world rankings. The 2016 Olympic champion will be replaced as world number one by Dustin Johnson when the new rankings are released on Monday. Johnson …

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2018 Ryder Cup: All You Need To Know About Team Europe

Thomas Bjorn’s Europe head into the Ryder Cup against the United States in Paris next week with five rookies and five major champions as they bid to regain the trophy after the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine. Team Europe are the underdogs this week at Le Golf National, as they host a USA side that pummelled them 17-11 last time around. …

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Tiger Woods Secures 80th PGA Title Amidst Sensational Scenes

Tiger Woods scored his first victory in more than five years on Sunday, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy tale comeback after a near two-year absence. The 42-year-old, 14-time major winner carded a one-over-par 71 at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course to claim the 80th title of his glittering career. Woods, who finished with …

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Vintage Woods Takes Three-Shot Lead At Tour Championship

Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day three of the Tour Championship here Saturday. Woods, 42 looked in a class of his own as he carded a five-under-par 65 to leave himself on 12 under for the tournament at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club. After an opening …

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Lowry Falls Behind As Herbert Claims Two-Shot Lead In Portugal

Australian Lucas Herbert will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters after firing a seven-under-par 64 on Saturday, as Sergio Garcia showed signs of form ahead of the Ryder Cup. Herbert, who is ranked 158 in the world, rolled in eight birdies in Vilamoura to reach 19-under for the tournament. The 22-year-old is playing on …

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McIlroy Hoping To Provide Spark For Europe In Ryder Cup Showdown

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy’s most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead of with a golf club. The 29-year-old Northern Irishman made a prank phone call to European captain Thomas Bjorn while driving with teammates Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood in what became a laugh-filled social media post. Whether its …

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Watch: Incredible Scenes As Fisher Cards Historic 59 In Portugal

Unheralded Englishman Oliver Fisher fired the first round of 59 in the European Tour’s 46-year history on a remarkable second day of the Portugal Masters on Friday. The 30-year-old tapped in for par on the final hole to complete an astonishing 12-under-par round featuring 10 birdies and an eagle, after his long birdie putt for a 58 grazed the edge …

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GUI Select Brazill And Gleeson To Play Nassau Invitational

The Golfing Union of Ireland has selected Robert Brazill (Naas) and Alex Gleeson (Castle) to compete at the Nassau Invitational in New York from 5-7 October. West of Ireland champion Brazill will link up with Gleeson, the player he beat in the final of the West, for the trip to the States. Gleeson won the Bridgestone Order of Merit in 2018 and …

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Bryson DeChambeau Controlling Own FedEx Cup Destiny

For FedEx Cup-leading Bryson DeChambeau the math is very simple. If the recently-turned 25-year old should capture the season-ending Tour Championship he becomes FedEx Cup champion. The PGA Tour has worked out a FedEx Cup victory scenario for all 30 players teeing up on the East Lake course in suburban Atlanta but realistically just six – DeChambeau, Justin Rose, who …

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The FedEx Cup Has Undergone A Drastic Revamp

The FedEx Cup has been the de facto Order of Merit tournament for the PGA Tour for over a decade. Aside from some initial teething problems that needed to be solved, the competition has largely remained the same since its inception in 2007. Players earn FedEx Cup points throughout the season (major championships count double), and the top 125 players …

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Spanish Golfer Found Dead At US Course, Man Charged With Murder

Police have charged a man with the premeditated murder of a Spanish golfer, Celia Barquin Arozamena, who investigators say was assaulted and killed on a golf course in the US state of Iowa. The 22-year-old’s body was discovered Monday by police officers who responded to a report of a “suspicious” unattended golf bag at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, …

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Tiger’s Ryder Cup Return To Cap Amazing Comeback Season

Playing in the Ryder Cup will be the culmination of an amazing comeback season for Tiger Woods, one the 14-time major champion feared might never happen after back surgery. The 42-year-old American has shown flashes of the form that made him golf’s dominant player in younger days in his first campaign after spinal fusion surgery, a last-gasp operation to try …

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Harrington In Contention Heading Into Final Day Of KLM Open

Padraig Harrington shot a six under par 65 on the penultimate day of the KLM Open in Holland leaving him in contention heading into tomorrow’s final round. The Irish man had been vying for a share of the lead heading down the 18th fairway but he dropped a shot on the final hole while his playing partner Hideto Tanihara birdied to …

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