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RYDER CUP 2016: LOVE III WANTS USA TEAM TO HELP WITH WILDCARD CHOICES

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United States captain Davis Love III will ask his team for advice about picking four wildcards for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, in Minnesota. Love aims to avoid an unprecedented fourth straight American defeat when play begins on 27 September. He will pick three wildcards to add to his eight automatic qualifiers on 12 September, with a fourth selection ...

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AHLERS’S WILD COAST PATIENCE PAYS OFF ….ZIM’S CAIRNS ON 14TH

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Patience was the name of the game on Friday as Jaco Ahlers took his fifth Sunshine Tour title, winning the R700,000 Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge by three strokes. Source – Sunshine Tour While all about him were dropping shots, he made four birdies and no bogeys in his final round of four-under-par 66 at the 5,807 par-70 Wild Coast ...

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McLLROY ‘SOMEWHAT PROVEN WRONG’ ON DOUBTS OVER RIO OLYMPIC GOLF

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McIlroy was joined by the likes of world number one Jason Day in withdrawing from Rio 2016’s golf event Rory McIlroy admits he was “somewhat proven wrong” in his belief that golf would not be a success at Rio 2016. McIlroy, 27, was among several high-profile withdrawals from the tournament over concerns about the Zika virus. He had also criticised ...

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ZIM’S WILLIAMS MAKING HIS MARK AT ARABELLA

2016 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour: Day 2

2016 Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour: Day 2Last time Mark Williams played the Arabella Country Estate course, he made four double-bogeys and a triple in two rounds. Things started a little differently for him yesterday in this week’s Vodacom Origins of Golf event there. Source – Sunshine Tour He fired an opening-round one-under-par 71, and that was in stark contrast ...

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: PARK WINS WOMEN’S GOLD MEDAL

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South Korea’s Inbee Park won the women’s Olympic golf tournament in Rio, as Great Britain’s Charley Hull finished just outside the medals. Park shot a final-round 66 to finish on 16 under, five clear of world number one Lydia Ko of New Zealand. China’s Shanshan Feng took bronze, a shot further back on 10 under par. Hull carded a three-under-par ...

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BIGGER IS BETTER FOR SUNSHINE TOUR GOLFERS

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The Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Arabella Country Estate this week made history when it featured the first 15-inch hole to be used in an official pro-am on the Sunshine Tour. By Michael Vlismas The hole was on the par-three fifth and was a hit with the amateurs and professionals who played in the pro-am on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...

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CAYEUX HEADLINES STRONG FIELD FOR NAC TOURNY

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SOUTH AFRICA-based Zimbabwean professional golfer, Marc Cayeux headlines a strong field of local professional golfers, who have confirmed their participation in the inaugural edition of National Aids Council (NAC)-sponsored Pro-Am Golf Tournament, scheduled for later this month. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Harare Hospital board chairman, Francis Ndowa, who was standing in for guest of honour, Health and Child Care minister David ...

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NEW-LOOK NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE LAUNCHED

2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge: Day 4

2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge: Day 4The 2016 Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, will undergo a major transformation as Sun City celebrates the inclusion of “Africa’s Major” on The European Tour’s elite Final Series of the Race to Dubai. Golf fans attending this year’s tournament at the Gary Player Country Club from 10 -13 November will witness a significant ...

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‘TIGER IS OUR RYDER CUP TACTICIAN’ – LOVE

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Former world No 1 Tiger Woods is taking on the role of US tactician for next month’s Ryder Cup against holders Europe, says captain Davis Love III. Fourteen-time major winner Woods has been sidelined for almost a year as he recovers from multiple back operations and seems to have spent much of his time away from the circuit thinking about ...

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: ROSE BEATS STENSON TO OLYMPIC GOLD IN TENSE FINALE

Aug 14, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;  Justin Rose (GBR) lines up a putt on the third hole in the final round of the men's golf in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Great Britain’s Justin Rose became golf’s first Olympic champion since 1904 by seeing off Henrik Stenson in a thrilling final round at Rio 2016. Rose, 36, was level with Stenson on 15 under par after 17 holes but the Swede bogeyed the last while Rose sank a birdie putt to win by two shots. The 2013 US Open champion hit ...

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