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Patrick Reed, left, and US captain Tiger Woods during practice ahead of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne. Picture: Andy Brownbill/AP

Patrick Reed rules violation dominates chat ahead of Presidents Cup

As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren’t enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role yesterday at Royal Melbourne. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a US team still trying to shake off the jet lag from a 23-hour flight from the Bahamas.

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‘The Dempsters’ announced at end of stellar season for Scottish golf

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on achievements over the past 12 months and there can be no denying that 2019 was a rewarding season for Scottish golfers. There seemed to be more tartan triumphs across various circuits this year than we had seen for some time, coupled with some other outstanding achievements, both in the amateur and professional ranks. In the absence of a formal Scottish Golf Awards, something that needs to change at a time when there is a feelgood factor back in the game in its birthplace, here are my selections in terms of outstanding achievement either by Saltire bearers or on Scottish soil this year.

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Calum Hill celebrates holing a birdie putt at the last in the second round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open with his caddie and brother, Ian. Picture: Getty Images

Calum Hill reaches the summit in Mauritius

Calum Hill, who is playing in just his second event as a European Tour card holder, is out in front at the halfway stage in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and has both Connor Syme and Grant Forrest backing him up on the leaderboard.

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