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Aug 4, 2014

Preview – New order likely to hold sway at Valhalla

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

(Reuters) – This week’s PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky is likely to deliver further confirmation that a new world order is establishing itself in the game with players such as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott now leading the way.

While Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have been golf’s dominant figures over the past two decades, the present and immediate future appears to belong to McIlroy, Scott, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and other ‘young guns’.

Aug 4, 2014

New order likely to hold sway at Valhalla

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

(Reuters) – This week’s PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky is likely to deliver further confirmation that a new world order is establishing itself in the game with players such as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott now leading the way.

While Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have been golf’s dominant figures over the past two decades, the present and immediate future appears to belong to McIlroy, Scott, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and other ‘young guns’.

Jul 29, 2014

Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their “extensive and thorough” search for Mike D’Antoni’s replacement.

Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers during their triumphant ‘Showtime’ era in the 1980s and has worked as a head coach in the league for 13 years, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Jul 25, 2014

Lakers close to naming Scott as coach: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three months after coach Mike D’Antoni resigned, the struggling Los Angeles Lakers are expected to offer former player Byron Scott the job, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.

According to ESPN and the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have begun contract negotiations with Scott and are likely to reach an agreement within the next few days.

Jul 4, 2014

Kaymer’s composure a major trump card, says Levet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Coolness under pressure, a strong work ethic and never-say-die attitude makes Germany’s Martin Kaymer one of the favorites for this month’s British Open, according to Frenchman Thomas Levet.

Kaymer will go into the year’s third major at Hoylake with his status considerably elevated after his remarkable eight-shot victory at the Pinehurst U.S. Open last month but it is his unflappable temperament that stands out most of all for Levet.

Jun 16, 2014

‘Germanator’ Kaymer adds luster to already lofty status

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer’s astonishing dominance at the U.S. Open, on a challenging Pinehurst layout where only two other players finished under par, left his rivals purring in admiration.

More significantly, the German’s eight-stroke victory at the year’s second major has elevated him into elite company, and one can only wonder how much more the ultra-talented, hard-working Kaymer will achieve by the time his career is over.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-’Germanator’ Kaymer adds lustre to already lofty status

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 16 (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer’s astonishing dominance at the U.S. Open, on a challenging Pinehurst layout where only two other players finished under par, left his rivals purring in admiration.

More significantly, the German’s eight-stroke victory at the year’s second major has elevated him into elite company, and one can only wonder how much more the ultra-talented, hard-working Kaymer will achieve by the time his career is over.

Jun 16, 2014

Fowler delight after further major progress at Pinehurst

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Rickie Fowler ended up a distant eight shots behind runaway champion Martin Kaymer at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday but was thrilled with a tie for second, his best finish at a major.

Heading into this year, young gun Fowler had made a top priority of the four majors and midway through his 2014 campaign it is a case of so far, so good as he started off with joint fifth place in the Masters at Augusta National in April.

Jun 16, 2014

Factbox: U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.

Jun 16, 2014

Golf-U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer

PINEHURST, North Carolina, June 15 (Reuters) – Factbox on Germany’s Martin Kaymer who won his second major title with an eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina on Sunday:

* Born Dec. 28, 1984, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

MAGICAL 59

* Turned professional in 2005, and shot a 59 on the Satellite EPD Tour before joining the European Challenge Tour in 2006 where he triumphed twice.