Wentworth drug wars claim more young lives
/ 23 July 2023

Wentworth drug wars claim more young lives

Residents say scores of young people are recruited by gangs and are gunned down in the Durban suburb where revenge killings are a reality

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/ 22 May 2008

My swing is a work in progress, says Els

Ernie Els admits his swing is no better than average as he tries to fine-tune his game with new coach Butch Harmon. Els, who plays in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week, turned to Harmon after opting to replace previous coach David Leadbetter, but the South African is still not completely happy with his revamped swing.

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/ 15 October 2007

Million-pound cheque goes Els’s way

Ernie Els rejuvenated his stalled career with an emphatic record seventh victory in the final of the World Match-Play Championship on Wentworth’s West Course on Sunday. A combination of inspired putting and creative scrambling saw the South African overwhelm Angel Cabrera of Argentina to claim the million-pound winner’s cheque.

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/ 13 October 2007

Els on course in world match-play

Ernie Els of South Africa remained on course for a seventh world match-play championship, with a six and five victory over Andres Romero of Argentina at Wentworth that booked a semifinal confrontation on Saturday with Henrik Stenson of Sweden. ”I played well when I needed to,” Els said.

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/ 18 September 2006

Casey fired up for Ryder Cup

New World Matchplay champion Paul Casey has told European captain Ian Woosnam he is ready to play all five matches in the Ryder Cup match against the United States that starts on Friday at Ireland’s K Club. Casey won the World Matchplay final against Shaun Micheel 10 and 8 playing 124 holes in four days, a record low for the tournament winner.

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/ 15 September 2006

Els, Woods fall at first hurdle

Tiger Woods was sensationally knocked out of the World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth on Thursday by fellow American Shaun Micheel 4 and 3. It brought to an end Woods’s run of five tournament wins, which encompassed two Majors, but Woods was a shadow of the player who has dominated golf recently, not least on the greens where he barely holed a putt.

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/ 16 September 2005

Aussie ‘goosed’ in World Match Play

Knowing is one thing, but doing is another, as Aussie Mark Hensby discovered in his World Match Play Championship quarterfinal clash with Retief Goosen in Wentworth on Friday. The 38-year-old had admitted before his 8.30am tee time that he had his work cut out for him against the world number five.