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  • Spieth, Scott go in opposite directions at Australian Open

    Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott went in opposite directions at the Australian Open on Friday while Matt Jones used home-course advantage to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a three-stroke lead after two rounds. Jones, a member at The Australian Golf Club, had a 36-hole total of 7-under 135 on a course that…

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  • Schwartzel leads Euro Tour opener in South Africa

    Charl Schwartzel shot a 5-under 67 Friday to open a five-shot lead after the second round of the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship. South Africa's Schwartzel, a three-time champion at the Alfred Dunhill, made six birdies and a bogey for an 11-under total of 133 at the…

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  • Golf-Proper agronomy a final test for Rio Games course

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes Nov 26 (Reuters) - With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now constructed, the only concern ahead is whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed, International Golf Federation vice-president Ty Votaw told Reuters. "The biggest issue we have right now is…

  • Golf-Jones soars on Sydney winds, frustrated Spieth in touch

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Sydneysider Matt Jones stormed into a three-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday as reigning champion Jordan Spieth moved into a share of third despite another frustrating day. The American world…

  • Ill wind blows some good for Sydney local Jones

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Having missed the cut last year, Matt Jones knows that local knowledge alone is not enough to challenge at the Australian Open but the Sydneysider's mastery of the wind has put him right in contention this week. The U.S.-based PGA Tour regular shot a superb 67…

  • Spieth finds going tough in 1st round of Australian Open

    Last year, Jordan Spieth played what he called the best round of his life by shooting a record 8-under 63 to win the Australian Open by six strokes. A year later, under similarly tough conditions at the Australian Golf Club, the 22-year-old American, now a two-time major and Tour Championship…

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  • Golf-European Tour Dunhill Championship scores

    Nov 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Dunhill Championship at the par-72 course on Friday in Malelane. The cut was set at 144. ...

  • Golf-Birdie-less Scott not giving up on Australian Open

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Adam Scott cannot remember the last time he failed to secure a birdie in a round of golf but despite shooting a two-over-par 73 on Friday he still has not given up hope of a second Australian Open title this week. The 35-year-old Australian has still not…

  • Tighe thrives as Sydney winds flummox Spieth and Co

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Unheralded local Lincoln Tighe upstaged a field including world number one Jordan Spieth and a string of major winners after swirling winds wreaked havoc on the opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The big-hitting 26-year-old, so lowly-ranked he was…

  • Spieth sees Tiger as 'intimidation' edge at Ryder Cup

    World number one Jordan Spieth believes the appointment of Tiger Woods as a vice-captain will be a "huge intimidation" advantage for the US Ryder Cup team as they bid to win the trophy for the first time since 2008. The two-time Major winner also expects Woods to qualify automatically for Hazeltine…

  • Schwartzel surges into five-stroke lead at Dunhill event

    Charl Schwartzel continued his love affair with the Leopard Creek County Club as he surged into to a five-shot lead after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday. The 18-hole course on the border of the Kruger National Park has wild animals roaming its fringes and crocodiles…

  • Spieth struggles with Australian Open 'guessing game'

    World number one Jordan Spieth found it difficult to contend with strong wind in the first round of his Australian Open title defence.

  • Spieth gets into contention at the Australian Open, trails Jones by 4

    Jordan Spieth shot 68 in the second round, a day after windy conditions made scoring almost impossible

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  • Golf-South African Basson races three clear at Dunhill event

    An eight-under 64 handed Christiaan Basson a three-shot lead on the first day of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday, the opening event of the 2015-16 European Tour season. The 27-year-old South African carded eight birdies at the Leopard Creek Country Club on the border of the Kruger…

  • Golf-Scrambling Spieth struggles in Sydney cross-winds

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth proved that even world number ones can be reduced to scrambling around a golf course by blustery winds after carding an even par 71 in the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday. It was a far cry from his final round at The…

  • New Euro Tour season opens in South Africa, Basson leads

    Christiaan Basson held the clubhouse lead in the first round of the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship after play was suspended Thursday because of lightning. Charl Schwartzel was part of a tie for second three shots behind Basson, but was one of a small number of players…

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  • Spieth, Scott shoot 71s at Australian Open, trail by 5 shots

    SYDNEY (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott struggled to even-par 71s in the hot, windy opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday, leaving the top two-ranked players in the tournament five strokes behind little-known leader Lincoln Tighe.

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