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20 June 2018 2:04 AM Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson, aged 88

Asked about this once, Thomson said that neither he nor Norman owned the sobriquet; that it belonged to Karrie Webb, winner of seven major titles on the women’s tour. This was typical of Thomson, who had the self-belief common to all great sports people, but who also knew his limitations. His confidence was not overt, and he carried a dignity all of his own. Thomson 8

12 June 2018 8:15 AM Rank outsider: Canadian amateur swaps ice skates for golf shoes

The 30-year-old’s extraordinary back story includes a battle with testicular cancer while studying at university in 2011. Rank said it gave him a dose of perspective that he still uses while refereeing and playing elite amateur golf, having won three straight Canadian mid-amateur titles. ‘‘It probably paved the way to where I am today, just in terms 10

5 June 2018 1:59 PM Canberra on radar to host first men's pro golf tournament in 20 years

The second-tier tour is used as a development step for emerging stars, and hosting it in Canberra would open the door for Australia's top players to compete for a share of the likely $350,000 prize pool. Royal Canberra hosted the women's Australian Open in 2013 as part of the city's centenary celebrations and the ALPG is working to lure some of the best female 6

5 June 2018 7:44 AM Canberra golfer Matt Millar misses out on US open

Canberra golfer Matt Millar has missed out on a spot at the US Open after finishing two-over par at Sectional Qualifying. Millar competed against 120 other golfers at Walton Heath Golf Club in suburban London on Monday but he was not one of the lucky 14 who booked their spot at the US Open which tees off on June 14 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course on Long Island 9

31 May 2018 11:58 PM Australian Smith leads US Women's Open

Australia's Sarah Jane Smith has seized a share of the first-round lead at the US Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama. The 33-year-old from the Sunshine Coast via Geelong made a brilliant closing stretch including a hole-out eagle with a wedge at the par-five 11th and further birdies from close range at the 13th, a bomb at the 14th and another nice putt at the 17th to card a five-under-par 45

21 May 2018 10:00 AM Inside the Socceroos' lavish pre-World Cup camp

They might enter Russia as minnows but the Socceroos are being treated like kings on their way to the World Cup. On the Turkish Mediterranean coast, the core of the preliminary Australia squad have been put through their first training session together at a five-star resort that includes a high-performance football centre usually reserved for Europe's 23

2 May 2018 8:06 AM Leishman eyes missing piece in resume with Australian PGA return

Marc Leishman has confessed a major Australian win has left a "frustrating" hole in his worldwide resume after the laid-back Victorian committed to an Australian PGA homecoming later this year. The world No.16, who hasn't ruled out adding the Australian Open to a potentially gruelling three-week stretch Down Under, which could also take in the World 24

7 April 2018 3:04 AM Marc Leishman looking to prove good guys do finish first at Masters

To sum up Marc Leishman, it's best to find a photo that pinged from mobile phone to mobile phone a couple of days after Adam Scott broke Australia's US Masters hoodoo in 2013. Leishman is a little out of focus, but it's clear he's pumping his fist. In the foreground is Scott, who has just rolled in the most clutch of clutch putts for birdie on the last hole of the last round 17

4 April 2018 9:48 AM Smith's nerves settled, Augusta holds no fears second time around

It wasn't quite the head spinning, knees knocking, hands shaking experience your Average Joe would expect to have at Augusta, but Cameron Smith's first visit to golf's most famous cathedral wasn't too far removed. "I was actually saying to Leish [fellow Aussie Marc Leishman] it doesn't feel as daunting second time around," Australia's world No.44 said of a US Masters 25

23 March 2018 11:00 AM Chautauqua answers our questions

A. No, just you. I’m a horse, not an ass. But anyway, I’m trying to set an example. I’m not jumping out of the barriers and you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. A. There might be any number of reasons. I might be needing a nervous poo before I start. Racing makes me anxious. I might be doing some deep-breathing and visualisation exercises, like Jason Day. It takes 40