Ewan Murray at Dundonald Links

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Name: Ewan Murray at Dundonald Links
Date registered: July 12, 2017
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/golf

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  1. Rafa Cabrera-Bello beats Callum Shinkwin in Scottish Open play-off — July 16, 2017
  2. Ian Poulter fights off brutal Ayrshire conditions to share Scottish Open lead — July 15, 2017
  3. Rory McIlroy knows he must find form quickly as Open and US PGA loom — July 12, 2017

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Jul 16

Rafa Cabrera-Bello beats Callum Shinkwin in Scottish Open play-off

• Spaniard claims first European Tour victory since 2012
• Par at 72nd hole would have given young Englishman win

Only those with the hardest of hearts would not feel sympathy for Callum Shinkwin. What a cruel sport golf can be.

For Rafa Cabrera-Bello, a first European Tour victory since 2012 was set up by a sensational fairway wood into the green of the first play-off hole. Two putts from there proved sufficient to claim the Scottish Open.

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Jul 15

Ian Poulter fights off brutal Ayrshire conditions to share Scottish Open lead

• Poulter intends to be aggressive in search of first title since 2012
• Callum Shinkwin and Andrew Dodt also sit at the top on nine under

Any sense that Ian Poulter was of a mind to take out his pipe and slippers after the second-place finish at the Players Championship would clearly have been a mistake. Poulter would have been entitled to reflect on a job well done after his performance at Sawgrass in May secured the Englishman’s PGA Tour status for next season.

Events since the Players rather endorse the attitude that continues to serve Poulter so well. He earned an Open Championship place via final qualifyingand the 41-year-old is now tied for the lead at the Scottish Open with just 18 holes to play. Poulter may yet head for Birkdale and the third major of 2017 with what would be a first European Tour win in almost five years under his belt.

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Jul 12

Rory McIlroy knows he must find form quickly as Open and US PGA loom

• Former world No1, playing at Scottish Open this week, is winless in 2017
• ‘It’s close … but I need to see it happen sooner rather than later’

Rory McIlroy is wise enough to realise bullish chat outweighs results for only so long. With just a week to go until the Open Championship, the Northern Irishman has arrived at the Scottish Open determined to produce a showing that will endorse his Birkdale claims.

The former world No1 is without a victory in 2017, a matter attributable largely to the injury problem that has disrupted his schedule. When an equipment change and his wedding are factored in, there is little wonder the four-times major champion uses “transitional” to describe recent months. Nonetheless, McIlroy’s demeanour and much of his golf suggest an upturn in fortunes may be imminent. Now for the hard part: proving it.

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