Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy share lead following opening round – US Open

Rory McIlroy is the joint leader of the US Open alongside Patrick Cantlay after an intriguing first day at Pinehurst, North Carolina. American Cantlay was superb in the early wave shooting a five-under 65 to lead by one from Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg. Going out late, McIlroy plotted his way round a difficult golf course, looking unruffled as he matched Cantlay’s score with a bogey-free round.

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Sublime Scheffler wins second Masters title

Scottie Scheffler fully justified his status as pre-tournament favourite with a nerveless second Masters title in the space of three years at Augusta National. The world number one carded a closing 68 to finish 11 under par and four shots clear of Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg, with England’s Tommy Fleetwood, two-time major winner Collin Morikawa and Max Homa three strokes further back.

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Scheffler one clear of Morikawa after third round – The Masters

American world number one Scottie Scheffler hung on to the Masters lead on an eventful third day where Tiger Woods shot his worst score at a major. Scheffler, who is the hottest favourite at Augusta since Woods in his 2000s pomp, shot a one-under 71 to move seven under and one clear of Collin Morikawa. Morikawa carded a 69 for six under, with Max Homa (73) next on five under.

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Scheffler ,Homa & DeChambeau share lead after second round – The Masters

American trio Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa share the lead while Tiger Woods made a record 24th consecutive halfway cut at the Masters. Homa’s 71 was one of only eight under par rounds on a blustery day two at Augusta as he improved to six under. Round one leader DeChambeau shot a 73, while Scheffler scrambled a 72.

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Europe hold off American fightback to win the Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy fought back tears of joy instead of disappointment after contributing a career-best performance to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup on a 16.5-11.5 score. McIlroy’s singles victory over Sam Burns ensured he won four matches in the biennial contest for the first time as Luke Donald’s side inflicted a seventh straight away defeat on the United States.

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