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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: I will wear heart on my sleeve against Americans at Hazeltine

This is why Clarke was given the nod over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Thomas Bjorn. He has a better individual record than both in the individual and Ryder Cup arena and, on his day, is more than adept at handling the media and sponsors. But there is something more about his story that intertwines him […]

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Curtis Strange warns stayaway Americans missing Open Championship could be their “greatest regret”

Curtis Strange has warned Steve Stricker and the other Americans who are electing not to play at the Open in 12 days’ time that it could turn into their “greatest regret”. Stricker, the world No 18 who plays a limited schedule, is still undecided on whether to tee it up at Hoylake, although he said on […]

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Presidents Cup 2013: Tiger Woods shines as Americans cling to slender lead – and choose up a new squirrel mascot

Davis Adore befriended a squirrel and it proceeded to sit on his arm as the assistant captain watched the fourballs. The pair saw the US take a 3½-2½ lead, with Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar claiming the session’s most convincing victory. Then, when Woods had completed, the squirrel ended up on Woods’s shoulders soon after […]

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Ryder Cup 2013: captain’s picks key to Paul McGinley’s game plan against the Americans

“The highest number of our leading players are now members of the US Tour. Is that going to make it far more hard for the quite ideal players in Europe to qualify for the group? Do I need to have far more picks since of that?” The answers seem clear: yes and yes. McGinley acknowledges […]

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Americans all smiles after Presidents Cup win earned by playing loose

MELBOURNE, Australia — Seeking happier than he has all year, Tiger Woods slipped into the gallery for high fives and back slaps whilst wearing a green cap that he borrowed from the “Fanatics,” the renowned cheer squad that shows up at Australia’s largest sporting events. Jim Furyk soon joined him, a green-and-yellow Aussie jersey slipped […]

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