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McIlroy says foolish to rule 'contender' Woods out of Augusta Masters

McIlroy says foolish to rule 'contender' Woods out of Augusta Masters

London, Apr 06 : World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has expressed that it would be foolish to rule 'contender' American golfer Tiger Woods out of the Augusta Masters, which starts on Thursday.

Earlier in the week, 14-time major champion Woods ended his self-imposed two-month sabbatical from the game by confirming that he would play in the Masters.

McIlroy said that Golf is always a bit more exciting with Woods in the field, adding that it would be foolish to rule him out as a contender as he has got that remarkable ability to surprise them all, the Mirror reported.

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McIlroy says 2011 Augusta demons behind him as world No.1 eyes career Grand Slam at 2015 Masters

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy

London, Apr 05 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has revealed that he has become much better at handling himself under pressure since the day in 2011 which cost him a Green Jacket, as he prepares to win the Masters at Augusta this week to complete a career Grand Slam.

The world number one golfer is the red-hot favourite to win the Masters and become the first Brit to have landed all four Majors -The Open, US Open, USPGA and the Masters.

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Ex-Masters champ Mickelson expects 'sharp game' from Woods at Augusta

Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson

Johannesburg, Apr 05 - Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson believes that former world number one Tiger Woods will be all set to produce a 'sharp' game in the Masters at Augusta, which starts on Thursday.

Earlier in the week, Woods ended his self-imposed two-month sabbatical from the game by confirming that he would play in the Masters.

Reflecting on Woods' decision to play at Augusta, Mickelson said that he didn't think anybody would miss it if they were in it, if they were physically able to play.

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McIlroy set sights on winning all four Majors when he was only seven years old

McIlroy set sights on winning all four Majors when he was only seven years old

London, Apr 03 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy had set his sights on turning professional and winning all the four Majors when he was only seven years old and he believes that now he has got the chance to do it.

And the world number one has now admitted it would be unthinkable if he never completes his career Grand Slam at the Masters, which begins its 2015 drama next Thursday.

It was revealed this week that as a nine-year-old McIlroy wrote to former world number one Tiger Woods in 1999, warning him that he was coming to get him, The Mirror reported.

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Ko fires 29th consecutive under-par in California to equal LPGA Tour record

Lydia Ko

London, Apr 03 - Teenaged South Korea -born New Zealand golf prodigy Lydia Ko fired a 29th consecutive under-par round in the ANA Inspiration in California to equal the LPGA Tour record.

The world number one carded a one-under-par 71 in the opening round of the first women's major of the season to equal Swede Annika Sorenstam's record.

The 17-year-old, who has won six LPGA Tour titles but is yet to claim her first major crown, branded the landmark as 'pretty cool', Stuff. co. nz reported.

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Tiger Woods still uncertain about competing in Augusta Masters

Tiger Woods

Johannesburg, Apr 02 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods is still reportedly uncertain if he will compete in next week's Masters despite playing an 18-hole practice round on Tuesday at Augusta National.

Citing comments from Woods' agent Mark Steinberg, ESPN and USA Today had reported that the American golfer continues to work on his game but is undecided if he would be ready in time for the year's first major and try for a fifth green jacket.

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Woods drops out of world's top 100 for first time since 1996

Tiger Woods

London, Mar 31 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time in his career since 1996.

Woods, who spent a cumulative record 683 weeks as world number one, has dropped to 104 in the world rankings, having not played since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open on 6 February.

Woods has said that he is hopeful of a return for the first major of the year, the Masters, starting on 9 April, the BBC reported.

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Woods announces scholarship for golfers from 'unrepresented populations'

Tiger Woods

Johannesburg, Mar 28 - In a tribute to Charlie Sifford, who broke the US PGA colour barrier, former world number one Tiger Woods has made a 10,000 dollars donation to launch a scholarship fund at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tour.

Sifford, who died last month at age 92, was an African-American golf pioneer who joined the PGA Tour in 1961 after twice playing in the US Open.

Despite facing racial insults and threats Sifford won two titles, the 1967 Greater Hartford Open and 1969 Los Angeles Open, Sport24 reported.

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Darren Clarke 'absolutely thrilled' with chance to make history as Europe's Ryder Cup captain

Darren Clarke 'absolutely thrilled' with chance to make history as Europe's Ryde

London, Mar 24 : Northern Irishman Darren Clarke has claimed that the timing of him being appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captaincy couldn't have been better, insisting that they have a chance to make history by registering a fourth successive victory at Hazeltine, United States in 2016.

Clarke, whose friend Davis Love would lead the American team for the second time, said that if he could have chosen where and when, then it would have been America and now, to lead the Europe team.

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Ernie Els cleared of possible rules violation

Ernie Els cleared of possible rules violation

Florida - Four-times major winner Ernie Els was questioned by officials for a possible rules violation before being cleared at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday.

Television showed Els touching his wedge in long grass in a hazard at the par-five sixth hole during the third round at Bay Hill in Florida.

However, tour rules official Steve Rintoul could not determine from watching the video whether the South African grounded his club, which would have resulted in a two-stroke penalty.

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