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16 November 2018 6:47 AM Smith confident of staging another late Open charge

Cameron Smith, the early Australian Open favourite, will look to take full advantage of the fresh greens early Saturday and stage another late charge at the Australian Open. Just as he motored home in the Open two years ago to force a play-off with Jordan Spieth - not to mention belted a blazing final-day 66 at the US Masters earlier this year - Smith 62

14 November 2018 6:47 AM 'Millartime' ready to end Australian Open woes in opening round

"I hit the ball quite well [in the ProAm on Wednesday] and liked what I saw out there," Millar said. "The Lakes definitely suits me better than some of the other [Australian Open] courses. It's a bit more breezy ... if you can get your head around the greens, keep the errors off your card and stay patient, you'll be ahead. "I think it will suit my game, it's just a matter 32

13 November 2018 7:39 AM Smith the best $10,000 Australian Open organisers will spend

"I've worked hard back at home the last couple of weeks, just trying to prepare for this week. I really want this one. "It's a combination of winning the PGA last year and this is the last one to tick off in Australia. Open organisers have come under fire for not securing bigger names, especially perennial Australian summer pin-up Scott who was in Sydney 33

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 31

17 April 2018 7:01 AM Heidelberg get $2 million government boost to refurbish Olympic Park

Australia's champion NPL club Heidelberg United have been given a $2 million boost through a state government grant to refurbish their Olympic Park precinct, the site of the training venue for athletes at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. The project will deliver new sports fields, lighting and a synthetic pitch – improving facilities for men, women 33

5 April 2018 11:04 PM Sergio hits five balls in water on one hole, blows Masters defence

"I don't know what to tell you," Garcia said. "It's one of those things. It's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot. Simple as that. I felt like I hit a lot of good shots and unfortunately the ball just didn't want to stop. "I kept hitting good shots with the sand wedge and unfortunately I don't know why, the ball just wouldn't 42

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Jason Day well in the PGA mix at Pebble Beach

Feeling at home on Pebble Beach’s difficult greens, Jason Day is well placed to end a 25-year drought for Australians at the US PGA Tour’s celebrity pro am event. Making a whopping 140 feet of putts during a windy day three, Day booked another final-round chance to earn his first victory on California’s famed Monterey Peninsula. Day posted a three-under-par 87

9 February 2018 2:32 PM Jim Molan backs down from threat to sue MP after forcing second apology

Newly minted Senator Jim Molan, who has been at the centre of a week-long row over Britain First Facebook posts, has retreated from this threat to hit fellow MP Adam Bandt with a lawsuit, but only after he forced two apologies from the Greens representative. The member for Melbourne said Senator Molan, a retired major general who was chief of operations 65

26 January 2018 8:09 AM 'Invasion day' rally organiser says her comments Australia should 'burn to the ground' should not be taken literally

"Invasion day" rally organiser Tarneen Onus-Williams does not apologise for saying she hoped Australia would ''burn to the ground' but says her words should not be taken literally. Ms Onus-Williams stood on the steps of Victoria's Parliament on Australia Day in front of thousands of people and told the crowd: "F--- Australia, hope it burns to the ground 71

15 December 2017 3:00 AM The Greens' simple way to lift wages: pay public servants more

The Australian Greens want to lift Australia out of its wages slump in the most straightforward way possible. They want to pay public servants more. Greens treasury spokesman Peter Whish-Wilson has asked the Parliamentary Budget Office to lift public service public service wages by 4 per cent per annum. The increase would apply only to non-executive 79 1