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Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Golf

Canberra's Nikki Campbell top Aussie at British Open

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finished the best of the Australians at the Ladies British Open, finishing in a tie for 38th in the major at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

Golf

Campbell ready for British Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Nikki Campbell of Australia plays a shot during day two of the 2012 Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on February 10, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images) Pics to accompany women's golf yarn

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell has warmed up for the British Open in fine style, storming home in the final round to finish tied for 12th at the Ladies European Masters in England.

Golf

Coaching from greats essential to develop youngsters' careers

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA - MARCH 22:  Karrie Webb of Australia poses for a portrait on March 22, 2011 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Veteran Australian golfers Lindsey Wright and Karen Lunn believe young players need to be mentored by former stars as Karrie Webb continues to fight a lone battle in the world rankings.

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Wright opens up over dark side of tour

Jon Tuxworth Lindsey Wright has spoken out about the dark side to tour life, insisting her battle with depression has changed her outlook on the game.

Golf

Gustafson to let her game do the talking

Sophie Gustafson

Jon Tuxworth Sophie Gustafson says she never stutters when she swears, so the 2001 Australian Open champion is hoping to rediscover her best form at Royal Canberra.

Golf

Webb tips teen ace Ko to make mark at Open

Jon Tuxworth The last time Karrie Webb played at Royal Canberra, she was a teenage schoolgirl who cracked under the pressure.

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Queen of clubs focused after tough year

Jon Tuxworth World No.1 Yani Tseng endured a rocky relationship with her golf clubs last year but now they have kissed and made up.

Ko off to a sensational start at Open

Amateur golf sensation Lydia Ko from New Zealand playing the Oatlands course during the Pro-Am in preparation for the defence of her title in the womens NSW Open beginning tomorrow. 24th January 2013 Photo Dallas Kilponen

Jon Tuxworth Teenage golf sensation Lydia Ko has made a spectacular start to her Australian Open campaign in pristine conditions at Royal Canberra this morning.

Golf

Australian Open day one highlights

SPORT - Amatuer Lydia Ko in action at the 2013 Womens Australian Open at Royal Canberra, Yarralumla                               14th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth It's impossible to go past Lydia Ko for shot of the day.

Golf

Don't write off Webb's hopes just yet, Korean rival warns

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14:  Karrie Webb of Australia reacts during day one of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 14, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Korean Jiyai Shin has issued a warning to those willing to dismiss Karrie Webb's Australian Open hopes - do so at your own peril.

Golf

World no.8 takes the lead at Australian Open

SPORT - Jiyai Shin of Korea in action during her 2nd round in the Australian Women's Open at Royal Canberra, Yarralumla     15th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth World no.8 Jiyai Shin has taken the outright Women's Australian Open lead after getting her second round off to a strong start at Royal Canberra this morning.

Colombian storms to Open lead

Mariajo Uribe

Jon Tuxworth Mariajo Uribe will not let Lydia Ko hog the limelight at the women's Australian Open.

Golf

Colombian just doing her thing at Open

SPORT - New leader Mariajo Uribe in action during the second round at the  Australian Women's Open at Royal Canberra, Yarralumla.                                                                                                                                                                                15th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth She was overshadowed by a 15-year-old on day one, but Mariajo Uribe doesn't plan on letting Lydia Ko hog the limelight at the Australian Open this weekend.

Golf

Australian Open day two highlights

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14:  Stacy Lewis of the United States reacts during day one of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 14, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth World No.3 Stacy Lewis made every hacker feel a lot better after she made a mess of her bunker play on the par-three 13th.

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Shin chips in one of her best

Women's club: Jiyai Shin triumphs.

Jon Tuxworth One of the best shots of South Korean star Jiyai Shin's life delivers her an 11th LPGA win.

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Shin wins after chips were down

Jiyai Shin.

Jon Tuxworth Most Australians were barracking for a Lydia Ko win at Royal Canberra yesterday, despite Jiyai Shin's love of meat pies, kangaroos and saying ''G'day mate''.

Ko v Shin in last-round shoot-out

Ko

Jon Tuxworth IN MANY ways, Jiyai Shin will be the villain at Royal Canberra on Sunday, the only person who can prevent the Lydia Ko fairytale most crave.

Golf

Shin the 'villain' in Ko fairytale

SPORT - Jiyai Shin in action during the 3rd round of the Women's Australian Open Golf at Royal Canberra ,Yarralumla  Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                                    16th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth IN MANY ways, Jiyai Shin will be the villain at Royal Canberra on Sunday, the only person who can prevent the Lydia Ko fairytale most crave.

Golf

Recari maintains focus in bid to reel in tearaway leaders

Beatriz Recari of Spain during  2012 Womens Australian Open Golf Day 1 at Royal Melbourne, 9th Febuary 2012.Photo Vince Caligiuri ,The Age

Jon Tuxworth Beatriz Recari's peers don't call her ''Ironwoman'' for no reason.

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Ko and Shin share Open lead

Lydia Ko of NZ in action during the 2nd round in the Australian Women's Open.

Jon Tuxworth Teenage golf sensation Lydia Ko has backed up her round one heroics to join Jiyai Shin in a share of the Australian Open lead this afternoon at Royal Canberra.