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Apr 7, 2014

Less is more approach paying dividends for Stricker

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Most of the 97-strong field with designs on sporting the coveted Green Jacket are keen on playing their way into tip-top shape ahead of this week’s Masters but Steve Stricker almost takes the opposite approach.

The world number 15 is an advocate of less is more as far as tournament action is concerned and has only featured on the PGA Tour three times this year, his best effort being a tie for 24th in the Houston Open on Sunday.

Apr 7, 2014

Strange backs Scott to respond to adversity

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Curtis Strange was shocked by Adam Scott’s meltdown at last month’s Arnold Palmer Invitational but the double U.S. Open champion believes the Australian will bounce back at this week’s Masters.

The world number two collapsed to a final-round 76 as he tossed away a seemingly unbeatable seven-stroke lead at the Bay Hill course in Florida to finish two shots behind tournament winner Matt Every of the United States.

Apr 3, 2014

McIlroy heads to Augusta with a spring in his step

LONDON (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has made such encouraging progress since the struggles of last season that he can look ahead to next week’s Masters with genuine hope of finally exorcising the demons of Augusta 2011.

Three years ago the mop-haired youngster from Northern Ireland took the Masters by storm, charging into a four-shot lead with one round to go.

Apr 1, 2014

Kaymer pleased to be quick on the draw these days

LONDON (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer had just seized his first victory in a major and was riding high at number one in the world rankings but a fourth successive missed cut at the U.S. Masters prompted him to completely revamp his game.

It was back in 2011, eight months after landing the U.S. PGA Championship title, that the young German decided he could no longer tolerate the fact he was unable to shape his golf ball from right to left.

Mar 27, 2014

EurAsia Cup officials hit back in Ballesteros dispute

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – Organizers of the EurAsia Cup hit back at criticism of the inaugural Ryder Cup-style team event on Thursday, saying the competition had the backing of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

Earlier, Royal Trophy co-managing director Ivan Ballesteros called the new event “an act of aggression” from the European Tour and the Asian Tour.

Mar 20, 2014

Sol Campbell salutes Wenger the Professor

LONDON (Reuters) – Sol Campbell refers to Arsene Wenger as ‘The Professor’ and the former England captain says he received a first-class education in football management during his time as a player under the Arsenal boss.

The former centre half featured for a host of managers in his nine years with first club Tottenham Hotspur but considers Wenger, who takes charge of his 1,000th match for the north London club against Chelsea on Saturday, as special.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Sol Campbell salutes Wenger the Professor

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Sol Campbell refers to Arsene Wenger as ‘The Professor’ and the former England captain says he received a first-class education in football management during his time as a player under the Arsenal boss.

The former centre half featured for a host of managers in his nine years with first club Tottenham Hotspur but considers Wenger, who takes charge of his 1,000th match for the north London club against Chelsea on Saturday, as special.

Mar 17, 2014

Drogba will rejoin Chelsea family one day – Mourinho

LONDON (Reuters) – Didier Drogba will be a part of the Chelsea family again one day, manager Jose Mourinho predicted on the eve of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Galatasaray.

Mourinho told reporters the 36-year-old Galatasaray striker was such an important part of Chelsea’s history that it was inevitable that he would be a Stamford Bridge employee again at some point in the future.

Mar 17, 2014

Soccer-Drogba will rejoin Chelsea family one day – Mourinho

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Didier Drogba will be a part of the Chelsea family again one day, manager Jose Mourinho predicted on the eve of Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Galatasaray.

Mourinho told reporters the 36-year-old Galatasaray striker was such an important part of Chelsea’s history that it was inevitable that he would be a Stamford Bridge employee again at some point in the future.

Mar 17, 2014

I must control emotions on Stamford Bridge return: Drogba

LONDON (Reuters) – Didier Drogba will have to fight hard to control his emotions when he returns to Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea, the Ivorian said on the eve of Tuesday’s match.

The 36-year-old striker ended a glittering eight-year career with the London club by scoring the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League shootout victory over Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena.

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