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Scotland recognized as world’s best golf destination

CNN  —  It remains to be seen whether football will come home for England at the World Cup in Qatar next month, but for neighboring Scotland, golf has officially – and finally – returned to its motherland. Having hosted the game for almost six centuries, “the home of golf” – …

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Padraig Harrington: Golfer gives fans $100 to buy beers for moving out of shadows

CNN  —  The beers were well and truly on Pádraig Harrington on Sunday. Surging towards an emphatic victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship – the PGA Tour Champions season finale – drinks were already set to flow for the Irishman, but Harrington seemed determined to start the party early. …

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Golfer Becky Brewerton’s mental health journey back to the top

CNN  —  Undeserving. Scared. Imposter. From two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour (LET) to Wales’ first ever Solheim Cup player, there were many ways for onlookers to label Becky Brewerton in 2012, but none got close to the way she was describing herself. Formerly a prodigious amateur, for eight …

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Atthaya Thitikul: Thai teen becomes second youngest women’s world No. 1 golfer

CNN  —  Carrying the weight of a child prodigy tag can be daunting, though clearly not for Atthaya Thitikul. Five years after bursting onto the scene as golf’s youngest ever champion, the 19-year-old Thai took her meteoric rise to new heights to become the women’s world No. 1 on Monday. …

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Dustin Johnson seals $35m year with LIV Golf team event victory at Trump course

CNN  —  Dustin Johnson took his LIV Golf earnings for the season past the $35 million mark with victory in the series’ final event of the year in Miami on Sunday. Having already claimed an $18m winners’ bonus for clinching the individual championship in Jeddah earlier this month, the American …

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Ryan Fox: Heir to cricket and rugby excellence, New Zealand golfer blazes his own trail

CNN  —  Pursuing a career in professional sports is hard. Following in your family’s footsteps is hard. Now imagine doing both at the same time. For Ryan Fox, shouldering the legacy of two generations of New Zealand sporting greats was a daily reality long before he rose to become one …

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Phil Mickelson says Saudi-backed LIV Golf series is ‘not going away’

CNN  —  Veteran golfer Phil Mickelson says the controversial LIV Golf series is a “force” in the sport and it’s “not going away.” Speaking ahead of the season finale at the Trump National Doral Golf Club, near Miami, Mickelson praised the Saudi-backed series for how much it has grown during …

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Rory McIlroy fulfills promised return to world No.1 position after CJ Cup title defense

CNN  —  When Rory McIlroy won the 2021 CJ Cup, he insisted he was still capable of being the world’s best golfer. Almost a year to the day on Sunday, the Northern Irishman delivered on his claim in emphatic style, defending his crown in South Carolina to reclaim the No. …

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When Adrian Meronk met Tiger Woods

CNN  —  Never meet your idols, the saying goes. Try telling that to Adrian Meronk. At the Open Championship in July, the Polish golfer tracked down Tiger Woods for a photo. Twenty-four hours later, he was chatting away with the 15-time major champion for nine holes of the legendary St. …

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Brooks Koepka: ‘I didn’t know if my career was over,’ says US golfer as he reflects on horror injury after bumper LIV Golf win

CNN  —  An emotional Brooks Koepka clinched playoff victory in the final individual event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. The four-time major champion edged American compatriot Peter Uihlein on the third extra hole after the duo had finished level at 12-under as Koepka …

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