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PGA OF SA GOLF COACHES MAKING THEIR MARK AT MAJORS

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The recent US Open showcased not only the strength of South African golf inside the ropes but also outside as three of the country’s top golf coaches were working with their players at Erin Hills. By Michael Vlismas PGA of South Africa coaches Peter Berman, Llewellyn van Leeuwen and Jamie Gough were all in attendance at the second Major of ...

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SPIETH HOLES 60 -FOOT BUNKER SHOT TO WIN TRAVELLERS

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In the final round of the 2017 Travelers Championship, Jordan Spieth holed out from the bunker for birdie, and the win, in sudden death on the par-4 18th hole. Source : Compleat Golfer Jordan Spieth moved past Rory McIlory into third place, following his dramatic playoff win at the Travelers Championship, writes WADE PRETORIUS. The win also ensured that Spieth ...

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OTTO TOPS SA EFFORTS IN GERMANY

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Hennie Otto played the BMW International Open in Germany at the weekend on a medical exemption, and ended up the highest-placed South African behind eventual winner Andres Romero of Argentina. Source : Sunshine Tour His final-round 69 saw him finish in a share of eighth, and that was his best performance in the tournament after his share of 14th back ...

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BIRDIE BLITZ GIVES LAWRENCE DENMARK LEAD

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Thriston Lawrence reeled off seven successive birdies in his first round of the Made in Denmark Challenge on the European Challenge Tour on Thursday to take a share of the first-round lead with Austria’s Manuel Trappel. It was the lowest round of Lawrence’s Challenge Tour career, beating his 65 at last year’s Bridgestone Challenge, as he set the new course ...

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BROOKE HOSTS SENIOR GOLFERS SOCIETY NATIONAL TOURNEY

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THE Mashonaland Senior Golf Association will host the 85th edition of the Senior Golfers Society of Zimbabwe (SGSZ) national tournament which tees off at Brooke Golf Club (formerly Borrowdale Brooke) today and runs through to Sunday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mike Ives, the Mashonaland Senior Golfers Society captain, said they were expecting a big field of 90 golfers drawn from around ...

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WOODS TEXTED DAY DURING US OPEN AN RORY SAYS WOODS IS OK

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US PGA TOUR SAN DIEGO, CA – JANUARY 26: (L-R) Jason Day and Tiger Woods celebrate their putts on the 18th green playing the south course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 26… In the last month, Tiger Woods has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and also announced his ...

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WOODS GETTING HELP TO MANAGE MEDICATION

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FORMER world number one Tiger Woods says he is getting “professional help” to manage medication for pain and sleep loss as he tries to return to fitness. Woods, 41, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. The American 14-time major winner was breathalysed in Florida in May after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. ...

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ZIM’S BURMESTER AIMS FOR FIRST WIN ON EUROPEAN SOIL

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The BMW International Open in Munich, Germany, this week marks the return to action of the European Tour following a break owing to the US Open, and Dean Burmester will be among those itching to tee off on Thursday. Source : Sunshine Tour Burmester has been in good form in Europe this season. He tied 17th at Alfred Dunhill Championship, ...

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AMATEUR MOKOENA CHASING BIG EASY TOUR GLORY

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South African Golf Development Board graduate Karabo Mokoena is looking to become the fifth amateur to win on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour in this week’s The Roar Tournament at Waterkloof Golf Club. By Michael Vlismas Mokoena, a product of both the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation (EEFF) and a former member ...

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GARY PLAYER CLASS OF 2017 GOLFERS CONTINUE TO SHINE

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The Sunshine Tour’s Gary Player Class of 2017 continues to impress as South African golf’s groundbreaking development squad for previously disadvantaged professionals, with a record six of its golfers finishing within the top 35 in a recent Sunshine Big Easy Tour event. By Michael Vlismas Omar Sandys and Jacquin Hess (pictured) led the squad’s standout performance at the recent R400,000 Big Easy Joburg ...

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