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  • Short-lived Sydney course record fires Scott into contention

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Scott soared back into contention with a five-under par 66 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday, claiming a course record that lasted little more than half an hour. Down in the dumps after a three over-par start on Thursday, the Australian…

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  • Golf-Sporting tragedy puts Scott's poor day into perspective

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Adam Scott had a day to forget at the Australian Open on Thursday but his disappointment was put into perspective when the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes reached him in the scorer's hut. Scott was still out on the course when…

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  • McIlroy to cut out 'bad stuff' after rollercoaster round

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the "bad stuff" out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after managing to par only five holes in a rollercoaster second round on Friday. The Northern Irishman hit an eagle, six…

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  • Golf-Thai Danthai makes booming start to professional golf

    Nov 27 (Reuters) - Thai teenager Danthai Boonma made a blistering start to the professional golf ranks by firing a bogey free six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Asian Tour's King's Cup on Thursday. The 18-year-old's efforts at the Khon Kaen Golf Club in northeast Thailand were enough for…

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  • Golf - Scott roars into contention with course record

    - Adam Scott bounced back with a course record five-under-par 66 to surge into contention midway through the second round of the Australian Open in Sydney.

    AFP
  • Rio wins legal battle over Olympic golf course

    SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events.

    The Associated Press
  • Rory, Adam have contrasting Australian Open starts

    SYDNEY (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.

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    Fitness Friday: Improving Your Posture

    Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear offers a three-pronged attack to improving your posture and, in turn, improving your golf swing.

    Golf Digest
  • Brits will cycle through as host of reinvigorated British Masters

    Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald will take turns as host of the new British Masters on the European Tour

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    CEOs on the golf course: Bad for investors?

    FBN’s Charles Payne, NewOak Capital President Jim Frischling, Penn Financial Group Founder & President Mathew McCall, The Tom Sullivan Show Host Tom Sullivan, Author Hitha Herzog and Fox News Contributor Tamara Holder discuss how golf could impact CEOs.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Chalmers leads Australian Open; McIlroy shares 2nd

    SYDNEY (AP) -- Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after a 5-under 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind on a tough day for scoring.

    The Associated Press
  • Rory McIlroy didn't plan on returning to No. 1 in 2014

    The world No. 1 thought he'd have to wait until early 2015 to regain the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Golf-Steady as she goes for jet-lagged McIlroy in Sydney

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling fatigued from jet-lag and an early alarm call on Thursday but the first round of his Australian Open title defence was by no means a damage limitation exercise. Starting his day with rain clouds casting an early morning…

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  • REFILE-Golf-Chalmers leads with McIlroy lurking, Scott revived in Sydney

    (Fixes name in headline) By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Australian Greg Chalmers held a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday but defending champion Rory McIlroy was well-positioned for the weekend in a share of second place. Chalmers, twice a former…

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  • Spieth trumps McIlroy, Scott to lead Australian Open golf

    US Masters runner-up Jordan Spieth upstaged tournament drawcards Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott to grab a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney on Thursday. The 21-year-old American holed six birdies and two bogeys in a four-under 67 to lead Australians Aron Price and…

    AFP
  • Spieth upstages McIlroy, Scott at Australian Open

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rising American talent Jordan Spieth upstaged Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott with a four-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The 21-year-old Texan stormed to the top of the leaderboard with a birdie blitz…

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  • Golf - Jet-lagged McIlroy in early Australian Open hunt

    - Jet-lagged Rory McIlroy believes his best is yet to come after opening with a two-under par round in defence of his Australian Open title in Sydney on Thursday.

    AFP