Here come Team Europe! Padraig Harrington and Co depart Heathrow to take on USA

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Here come Team Europe! Padraig Harrington’s squad jet out of Heathrow to take on the USA and try to defend their Ryder Cup title at Whistling Straits The 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup starts Friday at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin  Europe are the defending champions, having defeated American back in 2018 Padraig Harrington’s side … Read more

Steve Stricker calls on 15-time major winner Tiger Woods to stir his American Ryder Cup team

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Steve Stricker calls on 15-time major winner and close friend Tiger Woods to stir his American Ryder Cup team… a far cry from Ben Crenshaw, George W Bush and the Battle of the Alamo recital Tiger Woods is still not quite fit enough to fly to Wisconsin to be there in person However, the 45-year-old … Read more

The man at the forefront of diversifying British tennis has hope after Emma Raducanu’s triumph

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By the time Ken Weatherley first considered Emma Raducanu’s request for tennis funding, he was already noticing a shift in the kind of applicants coming forward. More and more people from first or second-generation British families have been approaching his charity, which seeks to financially help aspiring young players in the UK. Weatherley now expects … Read more

‘It just takes up too much energy’: Rory McIlroy pledges not to react so much to the American crowd

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There will be no taking on the American crowd this time. No cupping his hands behind his ears. No putting his finger to his lips. No bowing theatrically and telling the disbelieving hecklers: ‘You’re welcome.’ ‘It just takes up too much energy,’ says Rory McIlroy, laughing. It was thrilling while it lasted and one of … Read more

Big brands should let Emma Raducanu just enjoy the game | Emma Raducanu


Three cheers for Adrian Chiles’s eloquent plea (Must Emma Raducanu become a brand? Let’s just enjoy her genius, 16 September) for Emma Raducanu to be allowed to develop her profile as an outstanding tennis talent, unencumbered by obligations to her sponsors and by the demands of the leech-like hangers-on from the marketing and media sectors, … Read more

Nick Bollettieri hails the potential of ‘Britain’s smiling meteor’ Emma Raducanu

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I’ve worked with 10 tennis players who have been world No 1 and won dozens of Grand Slam singles titles between them. I was Andre Agassi’s coach when he won Wimbledon in 1992, and watched Maria Sharapova thank me for helping her achieve the same thing on Centre Court, age 17, in 2004. I’ve played … Read more