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Gary Woodland leads home charge as storms halt US PGA second round

Thunder and lightning disrupted play on day two of this year’s final major, but home golfers were firmly in control in the clubhousePerhaps it is appropriate that the 100th playing of this major sees the US firmly in control of the US PGA. On a Friday …

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Laura Davies calls for major champion Georgia Hall to preserve energy

• Hall is only the fifth British woman to win a major• The golfers will pair up at the European championshipsLaura Davies, Britain’s most famous woman golfer, has urged Georgia Hall to develop a ruthless streak as she seeks to build on her British Open…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/07/georgia-hall-womens-british-open

Not on Sky, BT Sport or free-to-air: a guide on how to watch the US PGA

Golf is trying to appeal to a younger market with an online experiment beginning at Bellerive in Missouri on ThursdayHow golf can appeal to a broader and younger market has been the subject of much discussion. This week, the biggest departure yet from …

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Georgia Hall’s rapid journey to the top came with plenty of sacrifices

Hall couldn’t afford to make it to three majors but with her plasterer dad on her bag, she delivered her finest momentTo suggest life was not always this way for Georgia Hall is something of an understatement. The 22-year-old from Bournemouth began Mon…

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Rory McIlroy can defy doubters at US PGA Championship

Everything from his caddie to his demeanour has been criticised but this hides the fact that he’s been playing well leading up to the season’s final majorLight was fading badly the last time Rory McIlroy claimed a major. You do not have to scratch far …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/04/rory-mcilroy-us-pga-championship

Catriona Matthew and the legend of Supermum: ‘There was a lot of hype’

The 2009 British Open golf champion, returning to the scene of her win, reflects on her triumph shortly after giving birthThe legend of Supermum was established even before Catriona Matthew claimed the Women’s British Open of 2009. The mere fact the Sc…

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Melissa Reid: ‘My demons meant I couldn’t be bothered to play golf’

Six years after her mum was killed in a crash on her way to a tournament, the 30-year-old says victory at the British Open would prove adversity can be overcomeMelissa Reid has plenty to say. That shouldn’t be interpreted as a criticism; it was apparen…

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Patrick Reed heads for the Open: ‘I feel like I can win every week’

Masters champion believes, having won a first major, he is now ready to go for the career slam and next on his list is The OpenFour years have passed since Patrick Reed, giddy with excitement following a World Golf Championship success in Florida, decl…

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Steven Gerrard calls on Rangers to walk the walk in Europa League opener

• Gerrard: ‘I have every confidence and belief in the players’• Rangers face FK Shkupi of Macedonia in qualifying tieSteven Gerrard views the fevered anticipation of his first season as Rangers manager as a challenge to his players.The scale of the exc…

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The Open ready to fill the void and keep endless sporting summer rolling | Ewan Murray

The World Cup and Wimbledon both finish on Sunday so while golf may be largely ignored this week, come Monday sporting eyes will shift to CarnoustieThe Open Championship’s marketing theme has been perfectly obvious in recent times. Rather than preside …

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Sung Kang disputed drop shows golf must get serious on policing its rules | Ewan Murray

Controversy over a drop from a water hazard last week showed golf must be more systematic about dealing with cheating and cannot merely rely on a lofty moral code among playersIt is a given that the PGA Tour is celebrating the unexpected prominence of …

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Phil Mickelson loses the plot as Justin Rose stays in contention

• Dustin Johnson shares lead with three others after third round• Rose one shot back; Mickelson assessed for hitting moving ballThe US Open could trademark its recurring and spectacular brand of chaos. Nobody does it better. On a day in which Dustin Jo…

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Dustin Johnson puts winning above being No 1 as he heads to US Open

American’s six-stroke win at the St Jude Classic a ‘big statement’ and a perfectly timed confidence booster for golf’s second major of the year at Shinnecock HillsDustin Johnson places more faith in the means by which he returned to No 1 in the wo…

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Decade elapses since Tiger Woods won his last major – on one leg | Ewan Murray

The former world No 1’s play-off victory over Rocco Mediate in the 2008 US Open has become the stuff of legend“I don’t know how I did it. My ACL was gone. My leg was broken. When I finished the rounds, it was not fun to try and get my leg drained so I …

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Phil Mickelson cannot resist jabs at USGA in pursuit of elusive US Open title | Ewan Murray

The American leads calls for fairness to prevail at Shinnecock Hills after the debacle that was the 2004 tournamentThe world’s best golfers fear being lulled into a false sense of security. Those who have visited Shinnecock Hills for reconnaissance wor…

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Luke Donald: ‘It’s been frustrating but I haven’t lost the competitive fire’ | Ewan Murray

The former world No 1 has plummeted down the rankings since a near-miss at the 2013 US Open but backs himself for a late‑career revival and is eager to embrace his Ryder Cup roleIt is a given that the 2013 US Open had a profound impact on an English go…

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