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7 August 2018 9:15 AM Angus Brayshaw tees off at West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett and Andrew Gaff

"They didn't play golf, Hamish said he wasn't sure where they (West Coast) got that from." In contrast to Nisbett's comments, Angus pointed to his family being livid about the incident and hinted his family could take the matter further if the AFL Tribunal didn't come down hard on Gaff, who's out of contract at the end of 2018 and unlikely to play again 10

1 August 2018 11:30 AM 'Big unit' Jarrod Lyle always all class

The one abiding thought everyone in golf must have is that Jarrod Lyle was dealt a pretty lousy deck of cards to play. From Shepparton, his early skills saw him go to Melbourne to play pennant golf for Commonwealth but at only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and spend months in a hospital before the doctors announced him free of the disease. It was then he began 17

31 July 2018 7:37 AM Anasta grabs bag for Stieger as drought reality hits for family

The last time Matt Stieger went back to his family's farm in north-western NSW at Easter it rained. Since then, there's barely been a drop. In his own words, cattle on the Narrabri farm are "going down left, right and centre". This week, his father Andrew had hoped to join Stieger's friend and temporary caddy Braith Anasta for the million-dollar Fiji International 14

20 July 2018 6:00 AM Carnoustie harks back to age ruled by monster courses, not monster drives

The late Peter Thomson had a golfer’s eye for impending catastrophe. After the five-time British Open champion became a television commentator, he saw victory as nothing more than a flashing warning sign. When Greg Norman walked off a final green after yet another Australian title, arms aloft and wife in tow, grinning like a man who somehow knew he would 9

18 July 2018 10:18 AM Relaxed Australian Open champion Davis craving his major debut

In the middle of a dry British summer, Tiger Woods summed up Carnoustie best. Having had a couple of looks at the brown, almost dusty layout which will host The Open, golf's ultimate needle man quipped "the fairways are faster than the greens". The last time the Claret Jug was on offer at a course as rain-starved as this, Woods won back in 2006. He used his driver 10

17 July 2018 10:26 AM Day's short game can make him a contender at 'Carnasty', says Watson

‘‘There is very little margin for error when you are going for a major and putting in that preparation, being comfortable and confident in your short game is vital. Jack Nicklaus always said that he won so many titles by out-preparing the other players, it sounds simple but that is imperative. Especially when you are playing on a course that you are not familiar 10

16 July 2018 10:56 AM Australian Matt Jones takes on British Open as wife awaits childbirth

"The birth hasn’t affected my preparation at all, my poor play this year has done that. If I had my card wrapped up already I would be at home this week with my wife and kids awaiting the birth of my third daughter. Luckily my wife understands the situation.” He will be one of eight Australians in the field, alongside Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott 10

13 July 2018 8:41 AM Canberra teenager on cusp of junior golf world championships title

Canberra teenager Adam Thorp has the chance to etch his name alongside some of the greatest golfing names of all time on Saturday. Thorp is second heading into the fourth and final day of the junior world championships at the famous Torrey Pines golf course in California. The schoolboy is trying to follow in the footsteps of past winners Tiger Woods 14

28 June 2018 11:59 AM Tributes for Peter Thomson at MCG service

"They rubbished me at school," his son replied. "One boy said his father’s got a dozen of those!" The moment, Andrew said, tickled his father, who kept touch with his roots as a public course player at Royal Park. "Because as much as professional golf, he loved club golf. He said club golf was the plasma of the game, people trying their luck and coming 17

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 17