Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for


Adam Scott Masters preview

Phil Lutton Everything and nothing has changed for Adam Scott as he returns to Augusta to defend his Masters crown, writes Phil Lutton.


Adam Scott makes room for another jacket

Adam Scott.

Phil Lutton Australian athletes can be dainty souls now and then. Footballers feel so aggrieved after an inconsequential loss they simply couldn't dream of facing an interview.


Scott plans big Australian summer as launching pad for majors assault

Ready: Adam Scott wearing his US Masters blazer.

Phil Lutton First Royal Pines, then the world. Adam Scott wants to add the only Australian major missing from his collection before launching an audacious bid to join a group of legends in winning golf's grand...


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).

Clarke confirms Coolum return

British Open champion Darren Clarke.

Phil Lutton Former British Open champion and Darren Clarke has confirmed he will tee off in the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum in December.


Bear's mark beyond Tiger - Shark

Tiger Woods.

Phil Lutton EVERYONE at Coolum is talking about dinosaurs but it was the Shark who had the most vicious bite on the PGA eve, with the Australian golf giant saying it will be Rory McIlroy - not Tiger Woods - who...

Popovic bucks odds to deliver

Daniel Popovic kisses the trophy after his win in the Australian PGA.

Phil Lutton There wasn't so much as an inkling that this would happen. Not even the wildest suspicion.


Popovic: the gift that just keeps giving

Phil Lutton, Coolum There wasn't so much as an inkling that this would happen. Not even the wildest suspicion.


From pizza maker to PGA champ, Popovic caps his unbelievable rise

Daniel Popovic of Australia kisses the trophy after the final round of the Australian PGA golf tournament at the par-72 Palmer Coolum Resort course on December 16, 2012. Popovic won the Australian PGA after leading the tournament from start to finish, with a final round three-under-par 69 to finish on 16-under, four shots clear.        AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON

Phil Lutton THERE wasn't so much as an inkling that this would happen. The closest thing to a premonition of Daniel Popovic's extraordinary week at the Australian PGA Championship was that he was clubbing his...