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Tom Watson to play at Australian Open

Tom Watson

Eight-time major winner and Champions Tour regular Tom Watson will play in the Australian Open in December for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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Tom Watson named 2014 US Ryder Cup captain

Tom Watson

Eight-time major golf champion Tom Watson was named on Thursday to be captain of the 2014 US Ryder Cup squad by the PGA of America, making him the oldest captain in US history at age 63.

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Eisenhower Tree just a memory at Augusta

Gone: Augusta National's 17th fairway, minus the Eisenhower Tree.

Rustin Dodd Dwight Eisenhower stared down Hitler and helped mastermind the grandest, most treacherous war-time invasion in the history of the world. But when it came to golf, Ike had a major tree problem.

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John Senden climbs Masters leaderboard with birdie blitz

John Senden

Adam Scott and John Senden are well placed to keep the green jacket in Australian hands halfway through the Masters at Augusta National.

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Bubba Watson wins second US Masters title in three years

Bubba Watson of the United States shakes hands with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green.

Bubba Watson won golf's Masters Tournament for the second time in three years.

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Focus the main challenge for Adam Scott, says Greg Norman

On course: Les Smith, 99,  hitting a ceremonial opening tee shot alongside Greg Norman at the new Eastern Golf Club.

Charles Happell As the world's best golfers began arriving at Augusta National over the weekend for the year's first major, Greg Norman was half a world away - examining two course-design projects outside Melbourne...

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Tiger's dream of 19 majors is surely over

Phil Mickelson presents Tiger Wood with the green jacket in 2005.

Thomas Boswell The odds are now stacked against Woods surpassing Nicklaus's record-haul, writes James Corrigan.

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Adam Scott surges to seven-stroke lead in Miami

Adam Scott

Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott fired a four-under par 68 to seize a seven-stroke lead after two rounds at the US PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Woods has Ryder Cup in his sights

Tiger Woods speaks to the media at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai on Wednesday.

Dubai Former No 1 was part of the team that was overhauled by Jose Maria Olazabal's men in 2012.

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Belly-up? Hard choice for Big Easy

So sweet: Ernie Els with the Claret Jug after his British Open win last year.

James Corrigan, London Defending British Open champion Ernie Els says he was a critic of belly putters - until he lost it on the greens.

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Rebounding Scott gets to grips with his failings

Adam Scott

The calluses that came with Adam Scott's classic swing hardened his hands but, after his action failed him in the clutch at last year's British Open, Scott realised he had much work to do.

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British Open 2013: Adam Scott falters again as Phil Mickelson wins

Adam Scott.

Liam Fitzgibbon Adam Scott suffered another painful British Open collapse as American Phil Mickelson came from the clouds to claim his fifth major golf title at Muirfield.

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Channel Seven eyes off golf's Australian Open

Tiger Woods playing at The Lakes

Martin Blake Channel Seven is on the verge of moving back into coverage of Australian golf.

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Seven to telecast Open

Greg Chalmers

Peter Stone The 2012 Australian Open at The Lakes in Sydney has an official free-to-air telecaster.

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Fewer star rivals, but Chalmers expects a hot summer

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27:  Greg Chalmers of Australia kisses the Kirkwood Cup after winning in a play-off against Robert Allenby and Marcus Fraser during day four of the 2011 Australian PGA Championship at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on November 27, 2011 at the Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Justin Chadwick Tiger Woods and his Presidents Cup comrades are not gracing our shores this year, but Greg Chalmers insists this does not mean he will get an easy run as he defends his Australian Open and Australian...

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Watson 'felt sick' watching Scott's British Open meltdown

Tom Watson of the US during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course in Sandwich, England, Monday, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

Peter Stone The five-time British Open champion Tom Watson felt sick for days after witnessing Adam Scott's meltdown on the last four holes of this year's championship, but believes Scott will benefit from the...

Broomstick clubs don't fly with Watson

Darren Walton American great Tom Watson claims using a broomstick putter is just not golf and gives players an advantage.

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Mini-maestro takes swing at Sydney

Guan Tianlang, the schoolboy who is the talk of the golfing world.

Matt Murnane Golf's wonder-kid, 14-year-old Guan Tianlang, will play in next month's Australian Open.

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Open's golden days are gone

Jack Nicklaus.

Charles Happell Jack Nicklaus chose in 1971 to forgo the season-ending US PGA Tour event in Las Vegas - which would decide who'd win that season's money-list title - and instead make the 13,000-kilometre trip to...

Teen wonder calm amid the stars

Guan Tianlang

Liam Fitzgibbon HE IS considered the next big thing in world golf, so it's unsurprising 14-year-old Guan Tianlang is showing composure beyond his years heading into this week's Australian Open.