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Jul 3, 2015

Peanut butter days were special for Charley Hull

LONDON (Reuters) – Charley Hull and the Solheim Cup go together like toast and jam but for the teenage Briton the 2013 edition is almost as memorable for her first taste of peanut butter as it was for a virtuoso golfing performance.

At the age of 17, the youngest player in the history of the biennial team event, she won two of her three matches and handed the experienced Paula Creamer a 5 & 4 drubbing in the singles to inspire Europe to their first victory on U.S. soil.

Jul 3, 2015

No rocking chair and slippers yet for Laura Davies

LONDON (Reuters) – If anyone imagined Laura Davies was ready to reach out for her rocking chair and slippers they had better think again because the 51-year-old has her sights on playing in September’s Solheim Cup and the 2017 edition.

The former world number one was outside the top eight automatic qualifiers for the biennial team event going into this week’s European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club on the outskirts of London but there is no doubting the British veteran’s intentions.

Jul 2, 2015

Nocera would swap 14 tour wins for one British Open

LONDON (Reuters) – Gwladys Nocera has scooped up 14 wins on the Ladies European Tour (LET) but she would trade them all for one victory in the jewel of the crown tournament for European golfers, the British Open.

The 40-year-old Frenchwoman is in the twilight of her career and would happily hang up her spikes if she finally managed to achieve a childhood ambition by landing a breakthrough major championship triumph.

Jul 2, 2015

Solheim Cup can boost German golf: Masson

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show the locals what they are missing.

Masson was an integral member of the side when Europe won the biennial team event in the U.S. for the first time two years ago and she is anxious to qualify for the Sept. 18-20 matches that will be held on home soil at St Leon Rot in Heidelberg.

Jul 2, 2015

Golf-Solheim Cup can boost German golf – Masson

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show the locals what they are missing.

Masson was an integral member of the side when Europe won the biennial team event in the U.S. for the first time two years ago and she is anxious to qualify for the Sept. 18-20 matches that will be held on home soil at St Leon Rot in Heidelberg.

Jun 15, 2015

Analysis: It’s no longer boring, boring England

LONDON (Reuters) – Once viewed as the perennial whipping boys of one-day cricket, New Zealand have not only reinvented themselves but have also helped inspire a remarkable transformation in England’s approach.

The natural fear and caution that has permeated the soul of English cricket and left the team off the pace in the one-day arena for much of the past 40 years has given way to a new belligerent, uninhibited style of play.

Jun 15, 2015

It’s no longer boring, boring England

LONDON (Reuters) – Once viewed as the perennial whipping boys of one-day cricket, New Zealand have not only reinvented themselves but have also helped inspire a remarkable transformation in England’s approach.

The natural fear and caution that has permeated the soul of English cricket and left the team off the pace in the one-day arena for much of the past 40 years has given way to a new belligerent, uninhibited style of play.

Jun 15, 2015

Cricket-It’s no longer boring, boring England

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – Once viewed as the perennial whipping boys of one-day cricket, New Zealand have not only reinvented themselves but have also helped inspire a remarkable transformation in England’s approach.

The natural fear and caution that has permeated the soul of English cricket and left the team off the pace in the one-day arena for much of the past 40 years has given way to a new belligerent, uninhibited style of play.

Jun 2, 2015

Watson, 65, aiming to make cut in Open farewell

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Five-times champion Tom Watson is going through the full gamut of emotions ahead of his final British Open next month but he is certain of one thing, he does not want to bow out with a whimper.

The 2014 edition at Royal Liverpool was due to be the veteran American’s swansong appearance and he is grateful the Royal & Ancient organisers tweaked their rules to allow him a special exemption to sign off at St Andrews, the ‘Home of Golf’.

May 25, 2015

Golf-PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) – South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The 23-year-old is in his rookie season on the main circuit after spending three years on the second-tier Challenge Tour and he achieved the biggest victory of his fledgling career by firing a sizzling seven-under closing round of 65 on Sunday.

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