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Rory McIlroy unfazed by Tiger Woods-led American challenge at US Open

• Woods’ revival will inspire compatriots says world No 6• McIlroy suited to course and says ‘I feel good about my game’As Tiger Woods continues his resurgence he has been credited with assisting his country’s own golf upswing. The US Open gets un…

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US Open: Rory McIlroy hoping lengthy preparation will boost bid for second title

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy hopes an extensive preparation process will enhance his bid for a second US Open title.

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Scottish amateur Lumsden savours ‘incredible’ US Open

Scottish amateur Ryan Lumsden says it is “a great feeling” playing in the US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

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Letter: Is golf destroying cricket? – archive, 1914

13 June 1914: Two hours’ golf or tennis will guarantee as much exercise as five hours’ cricket for the average man who is not put on to bowl and is no great batTo the Editor of the Manchester Guardian.Sir, Related: Dr WG Grace on cricket – archive, 1 J…

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US Open: Tiger Woods says playing again is ‘a pure bonus’

Tiger Woods says being able to play at the US Open for the first time since 2015 is a “pure bonus”.

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Tiger Woods happy to be back at US Open but wary of missing his tee time

• American says traffic on Long Island could be a problem • Three-time winner says taking part is a bonusThe US Open’s attachment to controversy continues not only apace but in various forms. This, the 118th staging of the major, has included its most …

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US Open has learned from 2004 Shinnecock farce, says organiser

This year’s US Open will not descend into the farce of 2004 when Shinnecock Hills last hosted it, says event boss Mike Davis.

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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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Johnson wins St Jude Classic to return to world number one

Dustin Johnson cruises to a six-shot victory at the St Jude Classic to regain the world number one ranking.

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Curtis Cup: US thrash Great Britain and Ireland 17-3 to reclaim title

United States thrash Great Britain and Ireland by a record 17-3 scoreline to reclaim the Curtis Cup, in New York.

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LPGA Classic: England’s Reid & Clyburn fall away in New Jersey

England’s Holly Clyburn and Mel Reid slip down the leaderboard after the second round of the LPGA Classic in New Jersey.

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St Jude Classic: Dustin Johnson & Andrew Putnam share lead in Memphis

Dustin Johnson is tied for the lead with Andrew Putnam as he aims to win the St Jude Classic in Memphis and return to the world number one spot.

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Clock catches Prader & Forrest on historic day

Scotland’s Grant Forrest is among the first players to be penalised for slow play at the Shot Clock Masters in Austria.

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LPGA Classic: England’s Mel Reid & Holly Clyburn in contention

England’s Holly Clyburn and Mel Reid are within two shots of the lead after carding three-under-par rounds of 68 on day one of the LPGA Classic.

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