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Dec 4, 2013

I must avoid distractions, says flavor-of-month Stenson

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – Henrik Stenson’s dramatic rise to number three in the world has led to a sudden surge in off-course demands and distractions that could damage his golf unless he is careful, the Swede said on Wednesday.

The former Ryder Cup player has rocketed up the rankings after a remarkable year during which he became the first man to win the U.S. Tour’s lucrative FedExCup series and finish top of the European money list.

Dec 4, 2013

Golf-I must avoid distractions, says flavour-of-month Stenson

Dec 4 (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson’s dramatic rise to number three in the world has led to a sudden surge in off-course demands and distractions that could damage his golf unless he is careful, the Swede said on Wednesday.

The former Ryder Cup player has rocketed up the rankings after a remarkable year during which he became the first man to win the U.S. Tour’s lucrative FedExCup series and finish top of the European money list.

Dec 2, 2013

Mastermind Mourinho digs Chelsea out of a hole

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho again showed his tactical acumen could play a pivotal role in deciding the destiny of the Premier League title when his halftime formation switch prompted a stirring Chelsea comeback against Southampton.

The lively Saints silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd on Sunday when Jay Rodriguez pounced on a dreadful blunder by Michael Essien to put his side in front after just 13 seconds.

Dec 2, 2013

Soccer-Mastermind Mourinho digs Chelsea out of a hole

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho again showed his tactical acumen could play a pivotal role in deciding the destiny of the Premier League title when his halftime formation switch prompted a stirring Chelsea comeback against Southampton.

The lively Saints silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd on Sunday when Jay Rodriguez pounced on a dreadful blunder by Michael Essien to put his side in front after just 13 seconds.

Nov 23, 2013

1966 World Cup win was bad for England – Hudson

LONDON (Reuters) – The 1966 World Cup triumph was one of the worst things to happen to English football and the national team have been suffering ever since, according to former Chelsea, Arsenal and Stoke City playmaker Alan Hudson.

Hudson’s international profile was typical of the 1960s and 1970s, a flair player mistrusted by England manager Alf Ramsey, and a meagre total of two caps was scant reward for one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.

Nov 23, 2013

Soccer-1966 World Cup win was bad for England – Hudson

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The 1966 World Cup triumph was one of the worst things to happen to English football and the national team have been suffering ever since, according to former Chelsea, Arsenal and Stoke City playmaker Alan Hudson.

Hudson’s international profile was typical of the 1960s and 1970s, a flair player mistrusted by England manager Alf Ramsey, and a meagre total of two caps was scant reward for one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.

Nov 18, 2013

Mind coach hails mountain-climbing Stenson

LONDON (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson’s mind coach Torsten Hansson was a proud and happy man on Monday after having been in Dubai to witness his protégé accomplish the task of climbing “the world’s highest golfing mountain”.

A win at the 2009 Players Championship in Florida, the sport’s unofficial fifth major, took the Swede up to fourth in the world before he suffered the second big form slump of his career to crash out of the top 200.

Nov 11, 2013

Dubuisson had to fight demons in his head to win in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Victor Dubuisson had to repel challenges from golfing heavyweights Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter to land the Turkish Open title on Sunday but the biggest fight the Frenchman had to win was with himself.

An unheralded Dubuisson began the final round at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course on the Mediterranean coast of Antalya holding a five-stroke lead and knew he had to be mentally strong to claim the first European Tour victory of his career.

Nov 11, 2013

Stenson worried about wrist ahead of Dubai finale

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – European money-list leader Henrik Stenson is concerned about a nagging wrist problem and may dial down his workload ahead of this week’s season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The 37-year-old Swede has been troubled by the injury for three weeks and could withdraw from the pro-am in Dubai in order to make sure he is ready for the first round of the tournament on Thursday.

Nov 10, 2013

No top player should be denied Dubai spot: Molinari

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Ryder Cup player Francesco Molinari joined the debate over the controversial Final Series rules on Sunday by saying no one in the top-60 of the money list should be denied a place in the season-ending event in Dubai.

The 31-year-old Italian also wants the 20 percent bonus pool money that is awarded to players who compete in all four Final Series events to be scrapped.

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