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May 20, 2015

Golf-Injury could force Harrington out for first time

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Padraig Harrington may be forced to pull out of a tournament through injury for the first time in his 20-year professional career after sustaining a problem to his left shoulder while working out in the gym.

The triple major champion withdrew from Wednesday’s BMW PGA Championship pro-am and is hoping 24 hours of treatment and rest will help him recover in time for the first round at Wentworth on Thursday.

May 19, 2015

Out of form Donald hoping for Wentworth spark

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Former world number one Luke Donald has been in the golfing doldrums for the last three years but is hoping a return to the scene of past glories this week can kickstart a turnaround in fortunes.

The Chicago-based Englishman is without a victory in Europe or the United States since 2012 and has slumped to 60th in the rankings, a position that puts his place in the sport’s leading tournaments in jeopardy.

May 19, 2015

Golf – Out of form Donald hoping for Wentworth spark

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Former world number one Luke Donald has been in the golfing doldrums for the last three years but is hoping a return to the scene of past glories this week can kickstart a turnaround in fortunes.

The Chicago-based Englishman is without a victory in Europe or the United States since 2012 and has slumped to 60th in the rankings, a position that puts his place in the sport’s leading tournaments in jeopardy.

May 19, 2015

Golf – Kaymer wants Wentworth event later in year

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – World number 18 Martin Kaymer has called on the European Tour to move its flagship event, this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, to later in the season.

The course, redesigned by four-times major winner Ernie Els in recent years, is not to everyone’s liking.

May 19, 2015

Kaymer wants Wentworth event later in year

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – World number 18 Martin Kaymer has called on the European Tour to move its flagship event, this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, to later in the season.

The course, redesigned by four-times major winner Ernie Els in recent years, is not to everyone’s liking.

May 15, 2015

Limit ball carry and use more par-threes: Jacklin

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has called on golf’s ruling bodies to take action over what he describes as the biggest divide that has ever existed between professional players and weekend hackers.

The sport is going through a worldwide crisis with courses closing down and amateurs leaving the game in their droves.

May 15, 2015

Interview – Limit ball carry and use more par-threes – Jacklin

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has called on golf’s ruling bodies to take action over what he describes as the biggest divide that has ever existed between professional players and weekend hackers.

The sport is going through a worldwide crisis with courses closing down and amateurs leaving the game in their droves.

May 15, 2015

Golf-Limit ball carry and use more par-threes – Jacklin

LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – Former Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has called on golf’s ruling bodies to take action over what he describes as the biggest divide that has ever existed between professional players and weekend hackers.

The sport is going through a worldwide crisis with courses closing down and amateurs leaving the game in their droves.

May 14, 2015

Marriage would help McIlroy and company – Jacklin

LONDON (Reuters) – Twice major winner Tony Jacklin believes marriage would help Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to settle down off the golf course and aid their bid to dominate the sport for the next decade.

Jacklin, who is also the most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time, says the three young tyros should emulate Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player by finding a long-term partner early in their careers.

May 3, 2015

Mourinho’s Chelsea sequel as good as the original

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho heard phrases like ‘never go back’ and ‘the sequel is rarely as good as the original’ when he agreed to rejoin Chelsea, but how he has rammed those words back down the throats of his critics.

The 52-year-old Portuguese may want to respond with the equally popular ‘I told you so’ refrain after masterminding Chelsea’s first Premier League title triumph for five years.

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