Ewan Murray

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Le Golf National: a hole-by-hole guide to 2018’s Ryder Cup course

From a blind tee shot on ‘The Camel’ to a huge bunker on ‘The Hills of Colin’, this year’s venue is full of surprises and dangerAs if a Ryder Cup opening wasn’t scary enough, water lies all the way down the left-hand side, as can be particularly tricky…

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Rory McIlroy: ‘My proudest moments are majors; my best experiences are Ryder Cups’

The Northern Irishman will tee off in his fifth Ryder Cup on Friday and having tasted defeat for the first time two years ago he is desperate to be back on the winning sideRory McIlroy; the Ryder Cup years. It is difficult to know where to start. Even …

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Europe team does not fear Tiger Woods, says Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn

• We know we haver got to play our best against USA, he adds • Tiger is ingrained in the team atmosphere, says Jim FurykThomas Bjørn says his Europe Ryder Cup team will adopt a no-fear approach to facing a resurgent Tiger Woods at Le Golf National this…

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Tiger Woods: I didn’t know if I’d ever win again after my injuries

• 14-time Major winner ends five-year wait for victory• ‘To get 80 wins is a pretty damned good feeling’The professional rejuvenation of Tiger Woods has delivered moments of personal significance. Last November, when starting out on his latest comeback…

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Ian Poulter: ‘If Thomas Bjørn asks me to play five times, I’ll be ready’

After a spell in the wilderness Ian Poulter has returned to Europe’s Ryder Cup team at 42. Many things had to alignHow Ian Poulter will relish the familiar feeling. Two years ago he quietly exited stage left at Hazeltine having sampled the Ryder Cup in…

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Tiger Woods one round from first win in five years after 65 at East Lake

• Woods takes three-shot lead into Tour Championship finale• Rose and McIlroy leading the charge from the 30-man fieldThe moment the golf world has been waiting for – not long after it collectively doubted it could ever happen – is tantalisingly close….

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Jim Furyk’s US college boys face stern French test to retain Ryder Cup | Ewan Murray

Americans are firm favourites but home advantage and strong putters could allow Thomas Bjørn’s Europe to upset the oddsIt is an indicator of how perceptions around the United States’ Ryder Cup team have altered that the disarray surrounding their last …

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Tiger Woods and Justin Rose share halfway lead at Tour Championship

• Woods has not won on PGA Tour since 2013• Rose recently installed as world No 1Tiger Woods sits joint top of a PGA Tour leaderboard after 36 holes for the first time since 2015 after a second round of 68 at the Tour Championship. Woods, who is seekin…

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Tiger Woods fires a five-under 65 to share East Lake lead with Rickie Fowler

• Former No 1 holds 28-foot putt on 18 for an eagle• Rory McIlroy shoots 67 with seven birdiesThe Ryder Cup marketing boost money cannot buy relates to Tiger Woods’s return to the competition falling immediately after a first victory in five years. The…

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LPGA Tour makes swing towards mixed golf events and more prize money

• Talks between men’s and women’s tours in US and Europe• Brittany Lincicome featured as exemption on PGA Tour in JulyThe prospect of golf’s leading men and women competing in the same event is edging closer, according to the head of the LPGA Tour who …

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Thomas Bjorn set to choose Sergio García as Ryder Cup wild card

• García’s 2018 form has been poor but he has experience• Bjorn to announce his four wild cards on WednesdayThomas Bjørn is set to side with experience when naming his captain’s picks for the European Ryder Cup team on Wednesday. Henrik Stenson, Paul C…

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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…

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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 …

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