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      US PGA Championship 2024: final round – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 17:11

    One of the highlights of Jordan Smith’s round was an eagle at 13. That came about by holing out from 111 yards. But it’s worth noting that they’ve moved the tee box up on that hole, making it a risk-reward par-four. Alejandro Tosti showed the rest of the field that fortune can favour the brave, driving the green in spectacular style to set up an eagle of his own. The 27-year-old Argentinian ended the day with a 68 and finishes his debut major at level par.

    We’ve already had a couple of 62s this week. We’ve now had a second 64. Justin Rose shot one yesterday; this morning it’s another Englishman, Jordan Smith, who comes back in 31 strokes to post a round of seven under. He ends his week on -7 as well, and is the early clubhouse leader. The 31-year-old from Bath, who finished tied for ninth on his PGA Championship debut in 2017, won’t stay at the top of course, but that’s earned him a few extra pennies today. One of the rounds of the week!

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      Morikawa and Schauffele end third day of US PGA at top as Lowry equals record

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 2 days ago - 23:03

    • Californian Schauffele looking for his first major
    • Shane Lowry races up leaderboard with a 62

    It was only going to take something special to switch discussion around this US PGA Championship away from Scottie Scheffler and his brush with Louisville law enforcement. The world No 1 unravelled on day three here, which was entirely understandable given the strain associated with four charges, including one for assaulting a police officer.

    Shane Lowry took it upon himself to create a fresh and uplifting storyline. The Irishman stood on Valhalla’s 18th green over a putt of 11ft 6in which could have created history. If he found the bottom of the cup with his birdie attempt, he would have posted the first 61 in major history.

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      Harrison Butker’s jersey sales rise as right wing lauds Chiefs kicker after rant

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 3 days ago - 16:25

    Josh Hawley among conservatives delighted by football player’s commencement speech pummeling Pride and working women

    Harrison Butker’s university commencement address at Benedictine College excoriating Pride month, working women, abortion rights activists and others has prompted the National Football League to disavow his remarks – but the Kansas City Chiefs placekicker’s jersey sales have spiked as conservatives seize on their latest culture war.

    Butker has also drawn an impassioned statement of support from Josh Hawley, the far-right US senator from Missouri known for his opposition to abortion and a viral video which showed him running away from the mob he incited during the US Capitol attack on 6 January 2021.

    The Associated Press contributed reporting

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      US PGA Championship 2024: Scottie Scheffler detained by police before second round – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 3 days ago - 11:52

    Tragedy has turned to farce, with Scottie Scheffler detained by police for reportedly attempting to get around a traffic jam caused by the aforementioned fatal accident outside Valhalla.

    Scheffler was attempting to get to the course to prepare for his round when he was detained. ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the incident, said on air: “Traffic had been backed up and building, Scottie Scheffler tried to enter Valhalla Golf Club using a side median, at which point a police officer instructed him to stop.

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      Scottie Scheffler detained in handcuffs after traffic stop outside US PGA

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 3 days ago - 11:51

    • World No 1 stopped by police attempting to drive into Valhalla
    • Play delayed after pedestrian killed by shuttle bus near course

    World No 1 Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police for reportedly attempting to get around a traffic jam caused by a fatal accident near Valhalla.

    The start of play in the second round of the US PGA Championship was delayed following an accident in which a pedestrian died after being struck by a shuttle bus, according to Louisville Metro Police Department. Scheffler was attempting to get to the course to prepare for his round when he was detained.

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      Rory McIlroy in the frame at US PGA after searing 62 by Xander Schauffele

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 21:35

    • Northern Irishman shoots five under par 66 in first round
    • ‘Not winning makes you want to win more,’ says Schauffele

    If, by Rory McIlroy’s candid admission, this was a “scrappy” opening to his US PGA Championship then the remainder of the Valhalla field has cause to worry. A five under par 66 from McIlroy in Kentucky served as the latest indication he is close to ending an occasionally painful wait for a fifth major title that stretches back to 2014.

    McIlroy’s caution was understandable. The 35-year-old’s putter kept his head above water before a three-hole stretch of birdies from the 5th, McIlroy’s 14th. The Northern Irishman chipped in at the 6th. The upshot was an inward half of 31, which leaves McIlroy four from Xander Schauffele, the first-round leader.

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      Dead hand of the immovable Glazers keeps strangling Manchester United | Jonathan Liew

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 12:35

    Leaky Old Trafford roof was almost a too perfect sign of neglect by owners who love the money but don’t seem to like the club

    Back in February, the NFL players’ union carried out its second annual survey of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and let’s just say it wasn’t pleasant reading. Tampa Bay players reported that the changing room was “not clean, constantly smelly and has a persistent bug issue”. The sauna was described as “dirty and/or mouldy”. This barely a decade after an MRSA outbreak infected three Buccaneers players, two of whom never competed again.

    In addition, players complained about being forced to pay $90 for childcare on match days (most teams offer this for free), being charged $1,750 a season for the privilege of having their own hotel room on away trips and being made to sit at the back of the plane while club staff travelled first-class. Most of the blame for this state of affairs was laid squarely at the team’s ownership, whom the survey ranked 29th out of the 32 NFL franchise owners, and who go by the name of the Glazer family.

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      Don’t tell Harrison Butker working women helped him win three Super Bowls | Melissa Jacobs

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 12:10

    The Chiefs kicker thinks women are best advised to stay at home. He won’t be happy that female employees have become a crucial part of the NFL

    There is Kirsten Krug , the Kansas City Chiefs’ executive vice-president of administration. She oversees player services and, during the height of the Covid pandemic, ensured the Chiefs were healthy and safe while serving double-duty as one of the club’s infectious control officers. There is Tiffany Morton , an assistant athletic trainer who keeps the players stretched, iced, and taped up so they can maximize on-field performance. There’s also Rosetta Shinault, a security officer who helps keep the peace so the players can do their jobs without incident. These three employees of the Chiefs are just a handful of the many women who keep the organization thriving. They are pieces of the framework that has helped the Chiefs win three Super Bowls in five seasons and allow Harrison Butker to do what he does best: kick a football.

    Unfortunately, sometimes Butker also opens his mouth.

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      US PGA Championship 2024: first round – live

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 11:30 · 1 minute

    The PGA Championship likes to throw up a leftfield winner every now and then – Mark Brooks won here at Valhalla in 1996, to pluck one example from the ether – so why not this year? The usual suspects are the favourites to succeed, but consider: Scottie Scheffler has just become a dad, Rory McIlroy has just announced his divorce, Jon Rahm is going through a tour-based existential crisis, and defending champ Brooks Koepka has put himself through some “punishment workouts” in the hope of resharpening his competitive edge. So maybe it’s major breakout time for, say, Xander Schauffele, Ludvig Aberg, Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay or Tommy Fleetwood? Could be, could be.

    Then again, Scheffler has won four of the last five tournaments he’s entered, coming tied for second in the other, a run that’s landed him the Players and the Masters; Rory has won on his last two outings; Rahm’s year-long tournament drought can’t last forever; and Koepka is also coming off the back of a victory, and he’s lifted the Wanamaker Trophy three times in the last six years. So, y’know.

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