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The Forecast: Your Guide To This Weekend’s Sporting Action

We have another packed weekend of excellent sporting action coming up so let’s take a look at what’s ahead and what you should be tuning in to over the coming days, in association with RNLI.  Friday:  What? 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B: Portugal v Spain When?  Kick off time is 7 pm. Where? Fisht Stadium, Sochi. Where to watch? …

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Dustin Johnson Shares Lead As Unforgiving Shinnecock Slaughters Field

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson fired a one-under-par 69 to head a group of four players sharing the first-round on Thursday as a wind-whipped Shinnecock Hills offered a classic US Open test. As Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson saw their hopes of milestone major victories suffer serious setbacks, it was England’s Ian Poulter, and Americans Scott Piercy and Russell Henley who stood …

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Tiger Woods Starts U.S. Open With A Triple Bogey Seven

Hopes were as high as they have been in years that Tiger Woods could finally add to the 14 majors he has won in his illustrious career. The tough Shinnecock Hills set-up wasn’t going to allow anyone to romp away from the field as Brooks Koepka did last year, so all Woods had to do was to hang around until …

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Long Read: The Second Coming Of Tiger Woods

A persistent back injury, culminating in a spinal fusion procedure in 2017, has meant that for the past five years Tiger Woods has spent more time off the course than on it. But after impressing at the Valspar and The Players Championship this season, the most gifted golfer of all time is edging closer to one of the greatest comebacks …

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Five Questions Ahead Of The U.S. Open

The 118th U.S. Open begins this Thursday in Southampton, New York at one of the oldest courses in the United States. Golfers from all over the world are heading to Shinnecock Hills with hopes to come home a champion. Here are five questions ahead of the historic tournament. ___ 1. Who are the top contenders? At a glance, our top contenders …

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Woods & Mickelson Both Aiming For Major Milestone At US Open

World number one Dustin Johnson leads a string of in-form stars out to deny Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson another measure of major magic at the 118th US Open. Woods, whose pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major victories has remained stalled at 14 since his 2008 US Open triumph, will put his fused spine and gradually improving game …

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Power Ranking The Top 20 Contenders For The U.S. Open: 1-10

Ahead of the 118th U.S. Open this week, we power rank the top twenty players in contention per the bookmakers’ odds. While conflicting thoughts abound on how difficult the set-up at Shinnecock Hills will be, we will focus on form, statistics, and event/course suitability in determining who is best-placed to claim victory in the year’s second Major. Although they don’t …

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Leona Maguire Finishes 15th In Her Debut As A Professional

The Irishwoman has earned a top 15 finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey. Maguire joined the professional ranks this week along with sister Lisa, and her first start in the senior game couldn’t have gone much better. The 23-year-old started the 54 hole event with rounds of 69 and 67, leaving her in 13th on -6, …

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Power Ranking The Top 20 Contenders For The U.S. Open: 11-20

Ahead of the 118th U.S. Open this week, we rank the top twenty players in contention per the bookmakers’ odds. While conflicting thoughts abound on how difficult the set-up at Shinnecock Hills will be, we will focus on form, statistics, and event/course suitability in determining who is best placed to claim victory in the year’s second Major. Here we rank …

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Ireland’s Leona Maguire In Contention To Win In Her First Professional Start

Leona Maguire has lost none of her fantastic touch since entering the professional ranks. The 23-year-old, whose twin Lisa has also just shed her amateur status, is making her pro bow at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in New Jersey. Maguire, who owns the all-time women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings record for most weeks ranked No. 1 (135), is considered among the best amateurs …

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10 Years On, Tiger Woods Looking To End Major Drought

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It’s been 10 years since Tiger Woods limped to victory in the 2008 US Open, an unlikely triumph that has been followed by a once-inconceivable major championship drought. Woods defied the pain of a damaged left knee and two stress fractures to defeat Rocco Mediate in a Monday playoff at Torrey Pines 10 years ago — forcing the decider in …

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