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MADALITSO’S MAIDEN WIN AT WINDY WILD COAST

MUTHIYA MADALITSO

Madalitso Muthiya of Zambia fulfilled the promise he has shown over the last three years on the Sunshine Tour on Saturday, with his maiden victory coming in the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament played at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club. Source : Sunshine Tour He carded a wind-swept final round of four-under-par 66 to win at 11-under-par by two ...

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US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2016: JIMMY WALKER WINS MAIDEN MAJOR

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American Jimmy Walker won his first major with a one-shot victory at the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol. By Peter Scrivener – BBC Sport The 37-year-old closed with a bogey-free three-under-par 67 to hold off Australia’s world number one Jason Day (67) and win on 14 under. American Daniel Summerhays (66) was third on 10 under, while Open champion Henrik ...

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WILLIAMS TIES FOR FOURTH AT WILD COST

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Mark Williams’ standout year continued on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, with the Zimbabwean golfer claiming a fourth place finish at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament in KwaZulu Natal yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Williams fired a four-under-69 to move up five places on the final day of the 54-hole tournament played at reportedly windy Wild Coast Sun Country ...

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JASON DAY ‘RUNNING ON EMPTY” BEFORE TITLE DEFENCE

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World number one Jason Day says he is “running on empty” as he prepares to defend his US PGA Championship title. The Australian has played only one practice round at Baltusrol after spending Tuesday night in hospital with his wife, who had an allergic reaction. Day, 28, could lose his number one spot if he finishes 29th or worse and ...

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IMMELMAN AIMING TO RESTORE PAST GLORY

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Major winner Trevor Immelman of South Africa believes he can still conjure a masterful performance when the King’s Cup presented by PTT Group gets underway at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club on Thursday. From the Asian Tour Immelman, who is making his return to Thailand for the first time since 2004, is also relishing the challenge of coming ...

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WOODS : 14 – TIME MAJOR WINNER RULED OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON

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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the US PGA and will miss all four majors in a calendar year for the first time since his Masters debut in 1995. American Woods, 40, has not played tournament golf in almost a year and had two operations last autumn in an attempt to cure a back problem. His agent has confirmed he will ...

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PORTEOUS MAKES MAJOR WAVES IN OPEN

145th Open Championship - Day One

145th Open Championship – Day OneIt was surreal: Playing in his first major championship, Haydn Porteous made his first inroads on par with a pair of eagles in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club on Thursday. He followed that with two birdies, and, suddenly, he was leading The Open. Source : Sunshine Tour Troon did not continue ...

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STONE, PORTEOUS, LOMBARD SET FRO THE OPEN

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Open_YoungstersSet to host the 145th edition of the Open Championship, Royal Troon Golf Club welcomes three South African hopefuls for the first time in its 138-year existence. Source – Sunshine Tour Haydn Porteous and Zander Lombard, with a win and runner-up finish at the Jo’burg Open respectively, secured their playing privileges back in January, while Brandon Stone with a tie-fifth ...

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ROSE AND WILLETT IN TEAM GB’S SQUAD FOR RIO OLYMPICS

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The British Olympic Association announced the team on Tuesday as golf makes a return to the event for the first time since the 1904 Games in St Louis. Rose and Willett will compete in the men’s 72-hole stroke play event from August 11-14, while Matthew and Hull will contest the medals in the women’s competition from August 17-20. A 15-time ...

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RIO 2016: SPIETH WITHDRAWS FROM OLYMPIC GAMES

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Jordan Spieth (centre) and Rory McIlroy (left) have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics but Rickie Fowler will compete World number three Jordan Spieth will not take part in this summer’s Olympic Games, the International Golf Federation says. Spieth, 22, pulled out because of fears concerning the Zika virus in Brazil. The American is the latest high-profile player to pull out ...

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