Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

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

Tennis

Roger Federer confident of Australian Open success despite loss to Lleyton Hewitt

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer insists he can still be a force at the Australian Open despite his loss in the Brisbane International final to a resurgent Lleyton Hewitt.

Tennis

Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer in final of Brisbane International tennis tournament

C'mon: Lleyton Hewitt kisses the trophy after beating Roger Federer in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton Australian played aggressive, confident tennis and rattled Federer from the start.

Tennis

Bulldog Lleyton Hewitt downs Roger Federer in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his finals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 5, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The early clues for Lleyton Hewitt's stunning 6-1 4-6 6-3 upset of Swiss great Roger Federer in the Brisbane International decider lay in the opening game on Pat Rafter Arena.

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Golf

Adam Scott's caddy Steve Williams to go part-time

Adam Scott of Australia and caddy Steve Williams.

Phil Lutton, Matt Richens Adam Scott faces a challenging decision about who will be on his bag beyond next year.

Caddie Williams has plans to chart a new course

Steve Williams

Phil Lutton, Matt Richens Adam Scott faces a challenging decision about who will be on his bag beyond next year, with celebrated caddie Steve Williams saying he intends to go part-time at the end of 2014.

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Golf

Adam Scott enjoys a green and gold year

Phil Lutton dinkus

Phil Lutton It had been so long, the jacket so close to being slipped on Australian shoulders, that the rest of the golfing world seemed to annually share the sense of longing (then anguish).

Tennis

Brisbane International: Roger Federer eases into quarter-finals after putting on a masterclass

Roger Federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

Roger Federer enjoys pace of Brisbane International surface

roger federer

Phil Lutton Roger Federer is enjoying life in the fast lane in Brisbane as he laps up the type of speedy playing surface he has been advocating for years.

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Tennis

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Marinko Matosevic

Phil Lutton Roger Federer disposed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets, shattering any dreams that might have been.

Federer trounces Matosevic in Brisbane

Phil Lutton Federer far too strong for Matosevic in Brisbane clash

Tennis

Azarenka through to Brisbane open finals

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02:  Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves in her match against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland during day five of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 2, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Victoria Azarenka has booked a place in the final of the Brisbane International

Roger Federer to play Brisbane International tennis tournament

Roger Federer will grace Pat Rafter Arena in January.

Phil Lutton Roger Federer will make an early start to his quest for a fifth Australian Open title after agreeing to play the Brisbane International for the first time.

PGA

Snedeker adds more firepower to PGA field

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Brandt Snedeker of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia.   Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP

Phil Lutton The Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast has added another big name, with world number nine Brandt Snedeker joining Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler as one of the headline acts for the November...

Great Scott: Adam to headline Australian PGA field

Adam Scott's historic final putt (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton Australian PGA Championship organisers have completed a major coup, with US Masters champion Adam Scott confirming he will play in his home-town tournament on the Gold Coast in November.

Golf

Shark bites something foul

Greg Norman

Phil Lutton Stuart Appleby knows the feeling all too well. It arrives with a rumble about three or four in the morning, turns into a raging typhoon by the time you are due on the tee and prompts the inevitable...

Golf

Popovic to look to sick father for inspiration

Daniel Popovic

Phil Lutton Victorian bolter Daniel Popovic will draw inspiration from his sick father as he boldly backs himself to hold off the big guns at the Australian PGA Championship and turn a brilliant first round into...

Golf

Shark attacked: Norman's upset stomach puts bite on hopes

Stuart Appleby

Phil Lutton STUART APPLEBY knows the feeling all too well. It arrives with a rumble about three or four in the morning, turns into a raging typhoon by the time you are due on the tee and prompts the inevitable...

Golf

Emotion-filled Popovic shares PGA lead

Daniel Popovic

Phil Lutton, Coolum Daniel Popovic isn't done yet in the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum.

Golf

Ageless Senior has no pity for the juniors

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15:  Peter Senior of Australia plays a shot on the 7th hole during round three of the Australian PGA Championship at the Palmer Coolum Resort on December 15, 2012 in Sunshine Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton SOMEONE tell Peter Senior there's a queue of bright young things and tour journeymen waiting for their big break. Australian golf's ageless wonder is on the verge of taking more spoils for himself.

Golf

All the way with JFK and Coolum PGA

Leading the way: Daniel Popovic on the 13th hole at Coolum.

Phil Lutton Clive Palmer says Coolum resort can continue to host Australian PGA championship.