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DJ’s solid return, Scott’s steady start

Dustin Johnson plays an approach shot on the 14th hole. ADAM Scott is the best-placed of nine Australians after the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Scott, playing his first tournament since a ninth-place finish in last month’s US Masters, carded a one-under-par 71 at Eagle Point in Wilmington, …

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Aussies struggle in shocking PGA conditions

Adam Scott during round two of the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club. ADAM Scott has struggled in atrocious conditions but remains within striking distance of the leaders after an incomplete round at the Wells Fargo Championship. Starting the day in a tie for 31st, Scott slipped 15 …

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Watch: DJ denied by epic winning putt

Brian Harman reacts after his putt on the 18th hole. BRIAN Harman sank a 28-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the PGA Wells Fargo Championship, edging top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez by a stroke. Harman, whose only prior tour triumph came at the 2014 John Deere …

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Crawford seals sudden-death PNG Open win

Golfer Cory Crawford won the PNG Open. Cory Crawford had won a princely $875 on the PGA Tour of Australasia this year before Sunday’s jackpot on the sixth sudden-death hole at Royal Port Moresby. Crawford, 24, conquered nerves, the heat, the occasion, an undulating par-three green and playoff rival Brett …

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Daly breaks 13-year title drought, honours The King

John Daly won a tournament wearing American flag pants. JOHN Daly ended a 13-year drought when he posted his first victory on the 50-and-over Champions Tour, scoring a one-stroke triumph at the Insperity Invitational in Texas. Cutting an unmistakeable figure in red, white and blue American flag pants, Daly tapped …

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Snails look out as Perth wants to use shot clock

Paul Peterson was penalised for being too slow. A SHOT clock to quicken tournament play will get its first Australian trial at the World Super 6 Perth in February if organisers get their way. The bold step will be on the table when Andrew Langford-Jones, the PGA of Australia’s director …

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Does golf need a shot clock?

John Daly kisses his trophy after his big win. Picture: AP Images A SHOT clock to quicken tournament play will get its first Australian trial at the World Super 6 Perth in February if organisers get their way. The bold step will be on the table when Andrew Langford-Jones, the …

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Why Scott’s best days are still ahead

Adam Scott during last week’s Wells Fargo Championship. ADAM Scott is confident his best days are ahead, even though almost three years have passed since he enjoyed a short reign as golf’s world No.1. As he heads to this week’s Players Championship in Florida, where he burst onto the American …

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NFL star fails in US Open bid

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. RETIRED Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s bid to reach the US Open golf championship ended in a local qualifier outside Dallas in Aledo, Texas. Romo was one-over after an eagle at the 14th hole but dunked his tee shot on the next in the …

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Golf star suffers ultimate humilation

Danny Willett is looking to reignite his career. DANNY Willett’s downward spiral since his Masters triumph has taken another bitter twist — he has been sacked by his caddie. Jonathan Smart, who was on Willett’s bag when he shocked the golfing world with his Augusta triumph 13 months ago, walked …

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