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Golf: Leishman fends off Rose challenge to win BMW Championship

Golf: Leishman fends off Rose challenge to win BMW Championship

Published 18/09/2017

Two weeks after a late meltdown, Marc Leishman avoided a repeat performance as he staved off a challenge from Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship by five strokes outside Chicago on Sunday. [more…]

Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

Published 14/08/2017

Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans when he stormed to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday. [more…]

Stanley wins Quicken Loans playoff for first triumph since 2012

Stanley wins Quicken Loans playoff for first triumph since 2012

Published 03/07/2017

Jul 2, 2017- Potomac, MD, USA- Kyle Stanley celebrates with the trophy after winning the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Stanley saved par on the first sudden death playoff hole to beat fellow American Charles Howell III and capture the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first victory in five years.

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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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