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NEVILLE LECK: CADDY-TRACKER: WHERE TO NOW?

17-12-2013 14:13

The embrace a gleeful Sergio Garcia gave his German caddy after his first victory in 2013 at the Thailand Open on Sunday wasn't exactly an everyday thing.

The happy, 33-year-old Spaniard planted a big kiss on the mouth of his bag carrier, in part because he was delighted to have finally broken his winless drought this season - and this in a field that contained Henrik Stenson, 2013's super hot...
 
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HARRY THE HAT: DAY-VID AND GOLIATH

25-02-2011 13:21

If you were ever unsure about the unpredictable nature of Match Play the first two rounds should have put your mind at rest.

We've seen long and short matches, high and low scores, old and young winners, bombers and plodders, high and low ranked winners, experienced players and rookies progressing and the winners from a host of different nationalities.

Who knows how long a match will last?...
 
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DAVE TINDALL: AUGUSTA ON MY MIND - PART 2

10-12-2010 12:43

In part one, I discussed the merits of the ante-post Masters punt and listed some of the successful winners from years gone by.

So now it's time to turn to the 2011 event and get some bets on.

The price that sticks out like a sore thumb as being unexpectedly high must be the 50/1 about Graeme McDowell.

The Northern Irisman has enjoyed an extraordinary 2010 and climbed to w...
 
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MATT COOPER: RETURNING TO WREKIN

24-11-2010 10:27

My love of golf owes much to watching the old World Matchplay Championship - great golfers going head-to-head between the golden autumnal trees of the West Course at Wentworth.

Inspired by the television pictures, and also motivated by the fact that two local boys (Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle) were major winners, I decided to try the game for myself. So I ended up at Wrekin GC in Wellington, Shr...
 
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MATTHEW FREEMANTLE: DRUG PROBLEM

14-10-2008 17:21

Now a few months on from Gary Player's outlandish claim that he knew of at least 10 players taking drugs on tour, there is still no testing I have heard of.
Certainly, Player is a thunder-stealing egomaniac at the best of times. He has been doing it for years, from claiming to be the adult with the most air miles in history to scrabbling around for the praise when a young South African wins somet...
 
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NEVILLE LECK: BRING BACK THE WESTERN CAPE

16-12-2013 09:24

The European Tour's venue organisers along with their sponsors are going to have to think twice about putting all their eggs into the baskets of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

It can get very wet and stormy in these regions at this time of the year and the chance of a washout or a rain-ruined tournament always poses a very real threat.

Last week's Nelson Mandela Championship presented by...
 
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HARRY THE HAT: MORE OF THE SAME!

24-02-2011 10:10

After a lucky nine winners (seven outsiders) and three losers (two favourites) yesterday let's see if lightning can strike twice and have a look at today's 16 second round matches.

The course is long (7,800 yards) and should favour long hitters but at 3,500 feet above sea level it doesn't play that long and accurate players are always difficult to beat as they rarely give a hole away.

In r...
 
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DAVE TINDALL: AUGUSTA ON MY MIND - PART 1

08-12-2010 10:26

A couple of people on Twitter this week have been asking my opinion on next year's US Masters.

Initially I thought they were jumping the gun a bit - especially with so many golf tournaments, however silly, to bet on at the moment.

But then it slowly dawned on me that my four most memorable Masters bets have all been ante-post wagers struck way in advance of the tournament.

Some of the pri...
 
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MATTHEW FREEMANTLE: EASTERN PROMISES

07-10-2008 13:28

The Middle East has been attracting America for years. Its vast oil supply has been of particular interest to the US Government. Partly as a result, that region is now more appealing than ever to US golfers.
It is ironic that America's own spending on Middle Eastern oil, which in turn has enabled the region in general - and Dubai in particular - to construct first world cities in the desert, is n...
 
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NEVILLE LECK: THOMAS BJORN'S STILL A FORCE

09-12-2013 06:53

Henrik Stenson and Thomas Bjorn, who on Sunday picked up a career-best first prize of $1.25m when he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, have a few things in common.

Both six-footers are quality golfers who have represented Europe in the Ryder Cup, but who, each in turn, seemed to disappear from all of golf's key leaderboards in their mid-thirties, due to a combination of reasons which...
 
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Final day at the Masters

Some choice images from the final round of the Masters at Augusta, as Bubba Watson pulled of a superb repeat victory. Go to Gallery

Day three at the Masters

The movers and shakers at the third round of the US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

Day two at the Masters

Selected images from second-round action at the 78th US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

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