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Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Major change as Koepka wins U.S. Open

Published 19/06/2017

Jun 18, 2017- Hartford, WI, USA- Brooks Koepka holds up the U.S. Open Championship trophy after the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

The winds of change were blowing at the U.S. Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.

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Henley off to the Masters after winning Houston Open

Henley off to the Masters after winning Houston Open

Published 02/04/2017

Apr 2, 2017- Humble, TX, USA- Russell Henley tees off on #3 during the final round of the Shell Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston - The Tournament Course. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia native Russell Henley said he had “chills” thinking about his return to the U.S. Masters, a reward for his three-stroke victory at the Shell Houston Open in Texas on Sunday.

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Golf: Fowler closes deal, wins Honda Classic by four strokes

Golf: Fowler closes deal, wins Honda Classic by four strokes

Published 27/02/2017

Feb 26, 2017- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA- Rickie Fowler celebrates with the trophy after winning The Honda Classic at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

American Rickie Fowler breathed a sigh of relief after clinching a four-stroke victory at the $6.4 million Honda Classic in Florida on Sunday.

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Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic

Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic

Published 24/02/2017

Golf - WGC-HSBC Champions Golf Tournament - Shanghai, China - 27/10/16. Martin Kaymer of Germany in action. REUTERS/Aly Song

Martin Kaymer chipped in for birdie at the 17th then birdied the last to move within one stroke of the lead after Thursday's opening round of the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Springs Gardens, Florida.

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Matsuyama defends Phoenix Open title with playoff win

Matsuyama defends Phoenix Open title with playoff win

Published 06/02/2017

Feb 5, 2017- Scottsdale, AZ, USA- Hideki Matsuyama celebrates after winning the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale. Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Japan's red-hot Hideki Matsuyama maintained his sizzling run of form, successfully defending his Phoenix Open title with a gripping playoff victory over American Webb Simpson at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona on Sunday.

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Golf: Matsuyama wins fourth tournament in five starts

Golf: Matsuyama wins fourth tournament in five starts

Published 05/12/2016

File Photo - Jul 31, 2016- Springfield, NJ, USA- Hideki Matsuyama watches his tee shot on the second hole during the Sunday round of the 2016 PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol GC - Lower Course. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, the hottest player in world golf over the past two months, survived a shaky back nine to clinch his fourth win in five starts with a two-stroke victory at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Sunday.

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Golf: Rose slams weak course and `pro-am feel` of flag positions

Golf: Rose slams weak course and `pro-am feel` of flag positions

Published 03/10/2016

Oct 2, 2016- Chaska, MN, USA- Justin Rose of England reacts to a putt on the first green during the single matches in 41st Ryder Cup Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Rose complained about the "weak" set-up of the Hazeltine National course and the "pro-am feel" of the flag positions after Europe slumped to a 17-11 defeat by the U.S. in the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

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Newly fashioned U.S. team end Ryder losing streak

Newly fashioned U.S. team end Ryder losing streak

Published 03/10/2016

Oct 2, 2016- Chaska, MN, USA- Jordan Spieth of the United States and Team USA vice-captain Bubba Watson celebrate after the USA wins the Ryder Cup during the single matches in 41st Ryder Cup Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

A more team-oriented U.S. Ryder Cup squad took care of business on Sunday, completing a 17-11 thumping of Europe to snap a losing streak and validate changes in their approach to golf's top team competition.

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Reed seeks ‘sweet revenge’ against Europe in Ryder Cup

Reed seeks ‘sweet revenge’ against Europe in Ryder Cup

Published 29/08/2016

Aug 28, 2016- Farmingdale, NY, USA- Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Reed clinched a spot on the American Ryder Cup team when he won The Barclays on Sunday and immediately set his sights on gaining "sweet revenge" when the U.S. take on Europe in five weeks' time.

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