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Tiger rolls to victory as Masters win marks miraculous comeback

Tiger Woods, one of golf’s all-time greats, won his fifteenth major championship at the Masters in Augusta recently, only 2 years after he voiced fears that he might never play the game again. As he plucked the ball from the hole and strutted off the final green in front of the Augusta patrons on the evening […]

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Anyone can win as the magic of The Masters returns

The first of golf’s four major tournaments is just around the corner and it will be as hotly contested as ever this year. Played at Augusta in Georgia, USA, the tournament has been running since 1934 and has been held every year since its inception, with the exception of the years 1943-45 due to the […]

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Environment Science

Bees can be trained to play football, despite their tiny brains

People who say that footballers aren’t intelligent have just been provided with a winning argument: a new study has shown that bees can be taught to play football. The experiments, carried out by Clint Perry and Olli Loukola of Queen Mary University of London, showed that bees can be trained to roll a ball into […]

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Why is China banning golf, and what does it imply for the game?

The building of golf courses in China was banned in 2004, with a new crackdown initiated in 2011. However, a number of new golf courses have been created since then, particularly in the region of Guangdong, which has trained some highly successful young golfers in the past decade. The game, if anything, has been expanding […]

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Sport

Gimme-gate tarnishes the reputation of women’s golf

This year’s Solheim Cup – the women’s equivalent of golf’s Ryder Cup – was notable for more than just a remarkable comeback victory by the United States team. During the fourballs section Europe’s Suzann Pettersen refused to concede a hole and subsequently the point was awarded to Europe rather than the USA. The lost point […]