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Henrik Stenson eyes more glory despite ‘wobbly’ start

Open champion Henrik Stenson recovered from a poor start to remain on course for back-to-back major titles as the cream rose to the top of the leaderboard in the US PGA Championship.

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Andrew Burgess tees off at the 17th hole during his semi-final win over Connor Syme. 
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Surprise Scottish Amateur finalists give selectors headache

Having already devalued the Scottish Women’s Championship by failing to pick this year’s winner, Ailsa Summers, for the Home Internationals in Wales next week, Scottish Golf performance director Steve Paulding and his fellow selectors are set to come under pressure no matter the outcome of today’s 36-hole final in the men’s equivalent at 
Royal Aberdeen.

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Nairn's Andrew Burgess is through to the Scottish Amateur Championship final at Royal Aberdeen, where he meets Windyhill's George Duncan. Picture: Kenny Smith

Nairn’s Andrew Burgess beats top seed in Scottish Amateur thriller

Nairn’s Andrew Burgess birdied the last to beat top seed Connor Syme in a thrilling semi-final clash in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen this afternoon.

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Drumoig's Connor Syme is through to the last four at Royal Aberdeen. Picture: Kenny Smith

Top seed through but title holder crashes out at Royal Aberdeen

Top seed Connor Syme progressed to the semi-finals of the Scottish Amateur Championship this morning but it was the end of the road for defending champion Robert MacIntyre at Royal Aberdeen.

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Open champion Henrik Stenson is just two shots off the lead in the US PGA. Picture: Getty Images

Henrik Stenson off to impressive start in US PGA

Open champion Henrik Stenson set his sights on claiming back-to-back major titles after making an impressive start to the US PGA Championship.

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Graham Fox is lying joint-third in the PGA Pros' Championship. Picture: Getty Images

10am Round-Up: Graham Fox two off lead in PGA Pros

Clydeway Golf’s Graham Fox is lying just two shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professional Championship at The Oxfordshire.

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Rory McIlroy cuts a frustrated figure on the ninth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy rues poor putting after opening 74 at US PGA

Rory McIlroy faces an uphill battle to maintain his brilliant record in the US PGA Championship after struggling to an opening 74 at Baltusrol.

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Connor Syme has already achieved his best performance at the Scottish Amateur this week. Picture: Kenny Smith.

Scots team-mates to clash at Scottish Amateur Championship

Three weeks after joining forces to help Scotland make a successful defence of the European Team title in France, Connor Syme and Craig Howie will lock horns at Royal Aberdeen this morning for a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Amateur Championship.

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Top seed Connor Syme is through the quarter-finals at Royal Aberdeen, where he meets Craig Howie. Picture: Kenny Smith

Host club hope bows out of Scottish Amateur amid confusion

Confusion reigned as Nairn’s Andrew Burgess progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen at the expense of host club hope Mark Halliday.

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Glenvervie's Graeme Robertson is through to the last 16 in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Picture: Kenny Smith

Graeme Robertson hopes he’s secured Scotland spot

Graeme Robertson, the 2014 beaten finalist, hopes he’s achieved his No 1 target this season after reaching the last 16 in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen.

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Ailsa Summers won the Scottish Women's Championship at West Kilbride in June

Scottish Golf defends national champion snub

Scottish Golf has defended the decision to leave Ailsa Summers, the Scottish champion, out of the side for next week’s Women’s Internationals at Conwy in Wales.

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Graham Fox tees off at the 10th in his second round at The Oxfordshire. Picture: Getty Images

9am Round-Up: Graham Fox steps up PGA Pros’ title bid

As first-round leader Andy Raitt toiled on day two of the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professional Championship at The Oxfordshire, Graham Fox had his feet up watching the latest Jason Bourne film at the cinema.

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Phil Mickelson prepares to putt on the 18th green during a practice round at Baltusrol, New Jersey. Picture: AP

Pain of Troon defeat lingers for Phil Mickelson

If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in The Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.

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Euan McIntosh plays his approach to the 13th during day two of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen.
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Euan McIntosh into last 32 at Scottish Amateur Championship

On a day when home advantage was obvious – three of the eight players in the top 
quarter of the draw are Royal Aberdeen members – a local loon holding court in the clubhouse left Euan McIntosh to almost forget that he was here playing in the Scottish Amateur Championship.

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Sam Torrance, who was one of Paul McGinley's vice captains at Gleneagles, has been handed the same role by Darren Clarke for September's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Sam Torrance appointed as Ryder Cup vice captain

Sam Torrance has been named as the fifth and final vice captain by European skipper Darren Clarke for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September.

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Bernhard Langer, pictured, Ken Brown and Howard Clark were all presented with the honour. Picture: Michael Gillen

Tour winners at Haggs Castle awarded honorary memberships

Three players who recorded European Tour victories at Haggs Castle have received honorary membership of the Glasgow club.

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Jamie McLeary is in the field for the Paul Lawrie Match Play qualifier at Archerfield Links next Monday. Picture: Getty Images

Scottish Tour duo in field for Paul Lawrie Match Play qualifier

Currently sitting well below the cut-off line on the official entry list, Andrew McArthur and Jamie McLeary have been handed an alternative avenue into next week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play at Archerfield Links.

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Matthew Clark plays his approach to the 16th green at Royal Aberdeen. Picture: Kenny Smith

Old guard comes to fore at Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship

While eyes may be cast to the up-and-coming young hopefuls chasing the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen, don’t forget the ‘old’ guard.

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John Daly is proof that players are already dressing differently to get away from 1970s-type stereotypes. Picture: Getty Images

Martin Dempster: Music on a golf course hits the wrong note

So, Keith Pelley’s plans for an exciting and bold future for professional golf includes a shorter form of the game, fewer clubs, a shot clock, players dressed differently and…music. He was doing well, in my opinion anyway, until the European Tour’s chief executive got to the last of those possibilities in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live’s Wake Up To Money: Sports Edition at the weekend.

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Connor Syme plays his approach to the 13th at Royal Aberdeen 
 Picture: Kenny Smith.

Connor Syme eases into second round of Scottish Amateur

On a day when the Scottish summer offered four seasons in a matter of hours, the fancied players weathered the rain storms at Royal Aberdeen to ease through on day one of the Scottish Men’s Amateur Championship.

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