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The rise of ‘smart’ Daniil Medvedev

Understanding his abilities better has led the Russian to six consecutive final appearances.

Djokovic predicts Tsitsipas will be world No 1 after shock defeat

Impressive 21 year-old has beaten the Serbian, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year.

Winner of US$1.2 mil Tiger wager was first-time sports bettor

James Adducci is the recipient of the largest golf payout in William Hill’s history.

Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The medal is the highest civilian honour in the United States and is given annually.

Tiger’s win costs FanDuel US$2 mil as sports books lose big

Despite a decade of struggles both on and off the course, Woods remained a favourite among the golf-betting public.

Two bad holes cost Molinari the Masters as he melts under...

The poor finish notwithstanding, the 36-year-old has established himself as one of the best in the world over the past year.

Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

The triumph also renewed talks of Tiger Woods making a run at Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.

Koepka comfortable to be in chasing pack at Masters

The 3-times major champion launched his drive 332 yards up the fairway and then made an eagle after his approach shot settled 10 feet from the cup.

Woods within striking distance of fifth Green Jacket

A victory would be Woods' fifth, leaving him second behind six-time champion Jack Nicklaus.

Masters adjusts final round schedule over severe storm fears

Forecasts predict severe thunderstorms for late afternoon in the vicinity of the famed course, when leaders would normally be battling for the Green Jacket.

Rose suffers cruel cut in first early exit from Augusta

The Englishman's performance was a surprise since he had arrived at the tournament in fine fettle.

Roar returns as Tiger back in contention at Masters

After an ordinary outward nine featuring three birdies offset by a pair of bogeys, Woods embarked on one of his trademark charge.

Masters play suspended due to dangerous weather

Several prominent players were still on the course when the horn blasted, including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who had just hit his tee shot on the par-three 12th.

No comparing Tiger and Golden Bear, says Player

Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus have won 32 majors between them, dominating their respective eras.

Major monster Koepka shares first-round lead at Masters

Brooks Koepka enjoyed a four-hole birdie run from the 12th to pull ahead.

Tiger starts strong, one back of early Masters co-leaders

After a routine par at the opening hole, former world number one Tiger Woods picked up a birdie at the par-five second.

Mexicans serve up Latin flair ahead of Masters

After a four-decade absence, Augusta National is getting a fresh taste of Latin flair served up by a new generation of Mexican golfers primed to battle for titles.

Once all-male Augusta National to see first woman winner

The iconic course will be tested by top young women on the same week the LPGA Tour plays its first Major championship of the year.

Masters champ Reed set to defend first major title

28-year-old Reed will defend his first major title at next month's 83rd Masters tournament

McIlroy eyes ‘awesome’ Grand Slam with Masters win

Irishman McIlroy could become only the sixth player to win all four major titles with a victory at the Masters.

Japan’s Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

The 26-year-old has 14 top-10 finishes last year and won his 2nd career title at the Bridgestone Open, closing with 3 birdies for a one-stroke victory.

National bowler strikes gold in historic win for Malaysia

Rafiq Ismail becomes the first Malaysian to clinch the men’s bowling masters gold medal in the Asian Games.

McIlroy aims to move on from Masters misery at Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy will attempt to put a sub-par performance at the Masters behind him when he takes part in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final to retain the world number one ranking.