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Oct 15, 2014

Champion McDowell turns on style at World Match Play

ASH England (Reuters) – Graeme McDowell made a winning start to his Volvo World Match Play title defense by dispatching Alexander Levy of France 3 & 2 in his opening round-robin group match at the London Club on Wednesday.

Levy, who triumphed at the rain-shortened Portugal Masters last week, was two-under-par for his round but he could not cope with a turbo-charged performance from McDowell who ignored the sopping wet conditions by rattling in seven birdies and only one bogey.

Oct 14, 2014

Golf-McDowell aims to restore World Match Play to former glories

ASH England (Reuters) – Title holder Graeme McDowell is a man on a mission this week — to restore much-needed luster to the World Match Play Championship at the London Club.

The 50th anniversary edition of the tournament has failed to attract the ‘A-list’ golfers, with world number one Rory McIlroy, third-ranked Sergio Garcia and number six Justin Rose among those missing.

Oct 14, 2014

Reed promises more excitable fist pumps at London Club

ASH England (Reuters) – Patrick Reed is unlikely to be repeating his Ryder Cup whooping and hollering at this week’s Volvo World Match Play Championship but the American has promised to adopt the same sort of “killer instinct”.

The 24-year-old formed a brilliant rookie partnership with Jordan Spieth at last month’s Ryder Cup in Scotland and his vocal exhortations and fist-pumping histrionics were among the highlights of the week at Gleneagles.

Oct 14, 2014

Golf-Reed promises more excitable fist pumps at London Club

ASH, England, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Patrick Reed is unlikely to be repeating his Ryder Cup whooping and hollering at this week’s Volvo World Match Play Championship but the American has promised to adopt the same sort of “killer instinct”.

The 24-year-old formed a brilliant rookie partnership with Jordan Spieth at last month’s Ryder Cup in Scotland and his vocal exhortations and fist-pumping histrionics were among the highlights of the week at Gleneagles.

Oct 9, 2014

Interview: McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats – Torrance

LONDON (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.

Torrance, who was able to get a close-up view of the way the world number one operates when he worked as a deputy to victorious captain Paul McGinley in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles last month, said he was mesmerised by what he saw.

Oct 9, 2014

McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats: Torrance

LONDON (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.

Torrance, who was able to get a close-up view of the way the world number one operates when he worked as a deputy to victorious captain Paul McGinley in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles last month, said he was mesmerized by what he saw.

Oct 9, 2014

Golf-McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats – Torrance

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.

Torrance, who was able to get a close-up view of the way the world number one operates when he worked as a deputy to victorious captain Paul McGinley in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles last month, said he was mesmerised by what he saw.

Sep 29, 2014

McGinley even angled for advantage with fish tank

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley’s victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.

“Everything in the room was planned, from the carpet to the wallpapers to the images on the wall, to a big fish tank with (European) blue and gold fish,” the smiling Irishman told a news conference on Monday.

Sep 29, 2014

Golf – Ferguson was a guiding light, says victorious McGinley

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Captain Paul McGinley has saluted Alex Ferguson for his contribution to Europe’s triumphant Ryder Cup campaign, calling the former Manchester United manager a guiding light to him and his team.

The 72-year-old Scot, who ended a glittering 26-year spell at United when he retired from soccer 16 months ago, was a constant presence in the locker room as Europe beat the United States by 16-1/2 points to 11-1/2 on Sunday.

Sep 29, 2014

Ferguson was a guiding light, says victorious McGinley

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Captain Paul McGinley has saluted Alex Ferguson for his contribution to Europe’s triumphant Ryder Cup campaign, calling the former Manchester United manager a guiding light to him and his team.

The 72-year-old Scot, who ended a glittering 26-year spell at United when he retired from soccer 16 months ago, was a constant presence in the locker room as Europe beat the United States by 16-1/2 points to 11-1/2 on Sunday.

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      "I am a senior sub-editor on the Reuters Sports Desk who often works as the chief sub-editor. I also have responsibility for the European golf file and among the tournaments I have covered this year are the Ryder Cup and British Open."
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