Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Nishikori's star on the rise

Phil Lutton You know you’ve made it when you get ferried on a boat into New York City, dress up as a samurai and start smashing mid-air backhands with a wooden sword (wittled lovingly from an oar) to...

John Millman back from brink of retirement to take on Roger Federer

John Millman.

Phil Lutton There was a fleeting moment when John Millman, otherwise known as the lowly ranked guy that gets to be Roger Federer’s first opponent of 2015, thought about giving the game away.

Millmania rides again as clash with Federer looms

Phil Lutton In 2013, John Millman became an unlikely cult hero of the Brisbane International, battling his way through three qualifying matches before giving Andy Murray an almighty fright in the second round of...

Bernard Tomic wins through to second round of Brisbane International

Straight-sets winner: Bernard Tomic plays a forehand against American Sam Querrey during day two of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena.

Phil Lutton Bernard Tomic has set up an all-Australian second round clash at the Brisbane International after defeating American Sam Querry in straight sets on Monday night.

Victoria Azarenka crashes out of Brisbane International after shock loss to Karolina Pliskova

Phil Lutton Tis the season for meltdowns from former top players. A night after Sam Stosur lost the unlosable at the Brisbane International, Victoria Azarenka gave up a set and two match points to fall at the...

Blade bummer: Adam Scott sticks to long putter despite bad week on the greens

Phil Lutton Adam Scott says he has no plans to abandon the long putter despite a difficult week on the greens at the Australian PGA Championship, in which he missed four putts that would have won him his second...

Live: Australian PGA Golf Championship, final day

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13:  Wade Ormsby of Australia reacts on the 18th green during day three of the 2014 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort on December 13, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton on the Gold Coast for all the action on the final day.

Ormsby must fulfill promise to win Australian PGA Championship

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Phil Lutton Wade Ormsby, who shares the joint lead of the Australian PGA Championship ahead of Sunday's final round, has found himself in illustrious company before, even if he may not have known it at the time.

Michael Hendry charges into contention at Australian PGA Championship

Michael Hendry

Phil Lutton Big Kiwi Michael Hendry can barely stretch out the legs in most Japanese hotels but had all the room in the world at Royal Pines on Saturday as he loosened the shoulders to storm into contention at...

Live: Australian PGA Golf Championship, day three

In the swing: Adam Scott on day two.

Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton on the Gold Coast for all the action on day three.

Adam Scott stalks PGA lead as Wade Ormsby, Scott Strange take charge

Adam Scott.

Phil Lutton Adam Scott's plan to leap into 2015 on the back of a morale-boosting tournament victory remains on track as the defending champion ominously stalks the leaderboard at the Australian PGA Championship...

Live: Australian PGA Golf Championship, day two

Bombs away: Adam Scott tees off during the first round of the PGA CHampionship

Phil Lutton Live coverage of day two of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.

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Boo Weekley leads Australian PGA Championship on Gold Coast

Hunting a title: Boo Weekley has set his sights on the Australian PGA Championship.

Phil Lutton There is a lone deer that has been loitering around the fringes of Boo Weekley's Florida property that should be feeling very nervous.

Live: Australian PGA Championship, round 1

Bombs away: Adam Scott tees off during the first round of the PGA Championship

Phil Lutton Live coverage from the first round of the Australian PGA Champioship.

Cate Campbell says Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games should not switch swim times for TV networks

Phil Lutton Australian swimmers could be moved to hushed corners of the Rio Olympic Village and armed with eye masks, ear plugs and blackout curtains as controversial moves to push back the timing of finals...

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Adam Scott keen to launch 2015 revival on back of Australian PGA defence

New year's resolution: Adam Scott is hoping for some better form in 2015.

Phil Lutton Adam Scott hopes to use his defence of the Australian PGA Championship as a form springboard into 2015.

'Auto-pilot' will help Sean Abbott's Sheffield Shield return after Phillip Hughes' death

SEan Abbott

Phil Lutton If Sean Abbott is looking to find sanctuary in a welcome bubble of cricketing normality, it may as well fall to Queensland to oblige.

Live: Daniel Geale v Jarrod Fletcher

Daniel Geale

Phil Lutton Join Phil Lutton for all the live action from the Daniel Geale-Jarrod Fletcher middleweight bout, including the undercard stoush between Paul Gallen and Anthony Watts.

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Union makes players' mental preparation a priority

Ryan Harris says he is unsure whether he will play in the first Test.

Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With at least one player yet to make a final call on whether he plays in the rescheduled Adelaide Test, the union representing Australia's grieving cricketers has turned its attention to ensuring...

Cricket fans urged to support new Test dates

Fans will have the chance to redeem, change or purchase addition tickets to the Gabba Test.

Phil Lutton Queensland Cricket chief executive Geoff Cockerill has urged fans to get behind the rescheduled Gabba Test, which has been moved to December 17 in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes.