Erskine McCullough
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/ 18 July 2005

Tiger raises the bar again

The 2005 season started with dreams of golf’s ”Big Five” fighting it out for the Majors. After three of them, reality has been restored. It’s back to the ”Big One” and the rest are reduced to scrambling for the crumbs. Tiger Woods won the Masters, could not putt to save his life but still came second in the US Open, and won the British Open with a stunning display of controlled golf.

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/ 14 July 2005

Nicklaus starts his British Open farewell

A determined Jack Nicklaus began his farewell march in spectacular fashion at the British Open on Thursday when he birdied the opening hole. Nicklaus (65), paired with five-time Open winner Tom Watson and England’s Luke Donald, received a massive welcome from the huge gallery. Watson matched Nicklaus’s birdie at the first.

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/ 7 July 2005

Coe, Blair behind London’s 2012 upset

Bid leader Sebastian Coe and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are being credited with masterminding London’s stunning upset victory over Paris for the 2012 Olympics. As Paris bid chiefs start an inquiry into how they fell from being firm favourites to end up losers, IOC members were singing the praises of the London leaders.

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/ 15 October 2004

Rampaging Goosen sets score record

South African Retief Goosen rewrote the record books of the World Match Play Championship when he overran American Jeff Maggert 12 and 11 in their rain-hit first-round showdown at Wentworth on Thursday. While Goosen was wreaking havoc, fellow countryman Ernie Els was looking too strong for Scotland’s Scott Drummond.