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Tiger touches down in Melbourne ahead of Presidents Cup

International captain Ernie Els is bracing for an in-form Tiger Woods and his US teammates, who touched down in Melbourne on Monday ahead of this week's Presidents Cup. Woods and a star-studded American side including Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland arrived on a charter flight from the Bahamas, where Woods placed fourth at […]

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US captain Woods braced, Reed unfazed by likely Presidents Cup drama

Tiger Woods is bracing for the Presidents Cup build-up to be hijacked by Patrick Reed's rules furore as the man dubbed "Captain America" insisted "nothing is going to get in my way" in Melbourne. Australian golfing legend Ian Baker-Finch joined the chorus of people warning Reed will cop a savage reception from Royal Melbourne galleries […]

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Presidents Cup gets the Royal treatment

Richard Forsyth spends more time at Royal Melbourne Golf Club than he does anywhere else. The course's superintendent, or chief groundskeeper, and his 44 staff spend their days curating and refining one of the highest-ranked golf courses in the world. Since finding out about it in 2015, Forsyth has been slowly building the track's condition […]

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The Presidents Cup: Succeeding despite a lopsided rivalry

The Presidents Cup golf comes to Royal Melbourne this week for the third time. We run the rule over a competition that's quirky, but ultimately popular. Scroll to the bottom for teams and the full schedule. The USA own it This is meant literally, because the event was started in 1994 by the US PGA […]

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Golf: Stenson wins World Challenge as Woods fades to fourth

NASSAU (REUTERS) – Henrik Stenson almost made albatross at the 15th hole en route to a one-shot victory over Jon Rahm at the Hero World Challenge on Saturday (Dec 7) as tournament host Tiger Woods faded down the stretch in the Bahamas. Swede Stenson hit a mighty approach shot from 260 yards that almost trickled […]

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Tiger Woods hits five-under par to roar into contention

Tiger Woods hits five-under par to roar into contention for sixth Hero World Challenge title in Bahamas The Masters champion carded a five-under-par 67 in the third round in Bahamas At 11 under for the week, Tiger Woods trails leader Gary Woodland by two shots Woodland had five birdies and a single bogey in his […]

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Golf: Woodland one-shot ahead at World Challenge, Woods lurks

NASSAU (REUTERS) – US Open champion Gary Woodland birdied the final two holes for a one-shot lead after the third round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday (Dec 6) as tournament host Tiger Woods lurked two shots behind. Woodland fired a wedge shot within 18 inches at the final hole to […]

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Hong Kong Open to go ahead without European Tour backing

The Hong Kong Open has been rescheduled to take place in January but will not be sanctioned by the European Tour. Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson were among the star names intending to compete in the event last week, but organisers were forced to postpone the tournament due to the ongoing civil unrest in the […]

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Els, Scott, Garcia miss Open cut as Jones thrives again on home course

Adam Scott will be able to shadow Ernie Els for an early Presidents Cup reconnaissance¬†mission after the International team leader missed the cut for the first time at the Australian Open as a professional. The world No.15 and tournament drawcard fired a vastly improved four-under 67 during the second round at The Australian Golf Club […]