Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Golf

Great Scott: Aussie Adam leads the way at British Open

Richard Hinds Adam Scott turned 32 last Monday and, somewhat strangely, his parents gave him a golf bag. That is about the only thing that has not gone to plan for the Queenslander at Royal Lytham and St Annes so...

Confident Scott off to brilliant start

Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.

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Straight shooter likes his chances

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds, Lytham For Adam Scott, major championships have proven far too elusive to suggest he should win. But at the British Open venue that suits his game better than any other, and with Scott looking almost...

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Scott shines on day one at the Open

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.

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Adam Scott one shot off lead

Adam Scott on the fifth hole at the British Open.

Richard Hinds Adam Scott could hardly have a better chance to win the British Open victory. After opening rounds of 64-67, the Australian was just one shot behind the surprise leader, American Brandt Snedeker, and...

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My collapse will be compared to Norman's: Scott

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Richard Hinds Even as the magnitude of his capitulation was still sinking in, Adam Scott was aware his calamitous four bogey finish to the British Open would be considered one of the most ignominious collapses in...

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Scott squanders his chance at major glory

Adam Scott and Ernie Els.

Richard Hinds Evoking painful memories of some of Greg Norman's infamous collapses, Australian golfer Adam Scott has squandered a four-shot back-nine lead to hand the British Open to South African Ernie Els.

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Shades of Norman, but all to play for

Ernie Els kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open.

Richard Hinds, Lytham Adam Scott aware his four-bogey finish one of the most ignominious collapses.

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Scott takes positives out of Lytham meltdown

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Richard Hinds After Adam Scott held a four-shot lead with four holes to play at this year's British Open, he somehow blew his chance to win a first major, but handled the post-round inquisitions about his game and...

Masters of their domain

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Richard Hinds Adam Scott's appetite for success might be gauged by performance at Australian Masters

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Scott puts frustrating year behind him with panache

Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongos.

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Yellow jacket will serve as bright reminder of ability to stay cool

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Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongoes. There is such a fierce spotlight on the things he cannot do - putt with sufficient reliability, win a major -...

A day when a nice guy finished first

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds Decades of heartbreak was wiped away with the swipe of an elongated putter.

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Day when a nice guy finished first

Richard Hinds Decades of heartbreak was wiped away with the swipe of an elongated putter.

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Plenty of rain, but Lytham will bring thunder, lightning and fireworks

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Richard Hinds The best measure of how bleak the English weather has been is the formidably plucky response it has aroused from the natives.