Ian Poulter of England hits from the rough on the 14th hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 15, 2015.   REUTERS/Paul Childs

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a 'miracle' Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him. "I'm not disappointed how I played because I thought I played good but I'm disappointed I didn't hole my fair share of putts," Poulter told Reuters in an interview. "Some weeks you just can't see the right lines, you can't visualize the ball going in the hole, and that puts the rest of your game under pressure to hit it close." Poulter showed nerves of steel when he sank five birdie putts in as many holes on the penultimate day to haul Europe out of trouble before the team went on to secure their 'Miracle of Medinah' triumph over the United States in 2012.


Posted: July 28, 2015, 9:34 am
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, July 28 (Reuters) - Less than three years after his magical putter inspired a 'miracle' Ryder Cup victory for Europe, Ian Poulter says his touch on the greens has temporarily deserted him. "I'm not disappointed how I played because I thought I played good but I'm disappointed I didn't hole my fair share of putts," Poulter told Reuters in an interview. "Some weeks you just can't see the right lines, you can't visualise the ball going in the hole, and that puts the rest of your game under pressure to hit it close." Poulter showed nerves of steel when he sank five birdie putts in as many holes on the penultimate day to haul Europe out of trouble before the team went on to secure their 'Miracle of Medinah' triumph over the United States in 2012.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 9:30 am

Jun 19, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jordan Spieth putts on the 17th green in the second round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, (Reuters) - U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen, Europe's Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter told Reuters on Monday. World number two Spieth has won four times this season and is breathing down Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy's neck at the top of the rankings. "The putts Jordan is holing is the reason why he's putting himself in position week in week out," Poulter said.


Posted: July 27, 2015, 4:23 pm
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen, Europe's Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter told Reuters on Monday. World number two Spieth has won four times this season and is breathing down Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy's neck at the top of the rankings. "The putts Jordan is holing is the reason why he's putting himself in position week in week out," Poulter said.
Posted: July 27, 2015, 3:49 pm
July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 12.42 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.54 3. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.50 4. (9) Jason Day (Australia) 7.03 5. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.66 6. (7) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.55 7. (5) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.39 8. (6) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.36 9. (8) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 6.10 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.60 11. (11) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.19 12. (12) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 5.05 13. (13) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 5.01 14. (14) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 4.82 15. (15) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.37 16. (17) Matt Kuchar ...
Posted: July 27, 2015, 9:26 am
July 27 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 3763 2. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 2043 3. (2) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 1951 4. (16) Jason Day (Australia) 1793 5. (4) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1607 6. (5) Robert Streb (U.S.) 1526 7. (6) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 1522 8. (7) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1510 9. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1497 10. (11) Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 1473 11. (9) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1410 12. (10) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 1405 13. (12) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1384 14. (13) Danny Lee (New Zealand) 1342 15. (14) Justin Rose (Britain) 1322 16. ...
Posted: July 27, 2015, 1:09 am

Jason Day holds the winner's trophy at the Canadian Open golf tournament in Oakville, Ontario, Sunday, July 26, 2015. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open - at David Hearn's expense. The Australian birdied the final three holes to win the national championship Sunday at Glen Abbey, spoiling Hearn's bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years. Day made a 20-foot putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson.


Posted: July 27, 2015, 12:20 am
(Adds details, quotes) By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 26 (Reuters) - Jason Day spoiled Canadian hopes of a first home-grown winner in 61 years at the Canadian Open with a one-stroke victory on Sunday. The 27-year-old Australian birdied the last three holes at Glen Abbey to triumph by one over American Bubba Watson and by two over Canadian David Hearn, the 54-hole leader. It was his second PGA Tour win of the season, the fourth of his career and followed up a strong tie for fourth at last week's British Open.
Posted: July 27, 2015, 12:05 am
New Zealand's Lydia Ko says she is aiming for "consistent" form, rather than setting a target of winning a major, ahead of this year's Women's British Open at Turnberry.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:21 am
Charley Hull and Lydia Ko have given themselves an edge as they prepare for this week's British Open, writes Iain Carter.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 5:35 am
Jason Day recovers from his Open disappointment by winning the Canadian Open by a shot from American Bubba Watson.
Posted: July 27, 2015, 7:21 am
Colin Montgomerie misses out on his fourth senior major after relinquishing the lead in the Senior Open Championship.
Posted: July 26, 2015, 6:22 pm
Australia's Rebecca Artis wins the Scottish Ladies Open title by two strokes after a final round of 66 at Dundonald.
Posted: July 26, 2015, 3:57 pm
England's Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with a one-shot win at the European Masters in Switzerland.
Posted: July 26, 2015, 3:08 pm
Robert Allenby says he sacked his caddie mid-round at the Canadian Open after disagreeing over club selection.
Posted: July 24, 2015, 7:50 am
Zach Johnson's Open success gave us a memorable return to St Andrews and a triumph for short-game skills over power-hitting, writes Iain Carter.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 3:09 pm
Ex-world number one Dame Laura Davies insists Donald Trump's changes at Turnberry will improve the course.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 12:01 pm
World number one Inbee Park seeks to win her first Women's British Open when it starts at Turnberry next Thursday.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 11:51 am
The success of amateurs at the Open will benefit Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup team, says captain Nigel Edwards.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 6:25 am
Two-time PGA Tour-winning golfer Bae Sang-moon will have to return to South Korea for military service after losing a legal bid to delay it.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 2:59 am
A golfer who made a hole in one at The Open just days ago has been left without his clubs after they went astray during a flight to Switzerland.
Posted: July 21, 2015, 7:59 pm
As Jordan Spieth missed his chance to keep a Grand Slam bid alive, his sponsors and investors were counting the cost.
Posted: July 21, 2015, 5:40 pm
BBC Sport looks at some of the best shots of the 2015 Open Championship.
Posted: July 21, 2015, 10:26 am
From inauspicious beginnings, the 144th Open Championship demonstrated that golf's absurdity can also be its strength, says Ben Dirs.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 10:59 pm
Jordan Spieth rues costly errors after falling short in The Open but remains focused on winning a third major in 2015.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 10:02 pm
American Zach Johnson is "honoured" and "humbled" to win his first Open Championship after victory at St Andrews.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 9:06 pm
American Zach Johnson claims his second major title after winning a three-man play-off in the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 8:26 pm
BBC Sport looks at Zach Johnson's fantastic round on Monday as he secured the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 7:59 pm
Zach Johnson says it feels "surreal" and "humbling" to win the 144th Open Championship after a three-man play-off.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 7:39 pm
Watch the moment Zach Johnson wins The Open after Louis Oosthuizen misses a putt on the final play-off hole.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 7:16 pm
Jordan Spieth holes a mammoth putt at the 16th hole of his final round of The Open at St Andrews.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 5:19 pm
Zach Johnson finishes a round of 66 with a birdie at the 18th to become the joint clubhouse leader at St Andrews on 15 under par.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 4:49 pm
Ivor Robson speaks to BBC Sport's Dan Walker after announcing his final player to the tee at the 144th Open at St Andrews.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 2:11 pm
Watch Phil Mickelson's wayward drive on the 17th at St Andrews land on the balcony of room 130 at a nearby hotel.
Posted: July 20, 2015, 12:43 pm
Watch highlights of Irish amateur Paul Dunne's third round as he is one of three players leading The Open before the final round on Monday at St Andrews.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 6:55 pm
BBC Sport rounds up the best shots of the third round at the 2015 Open Championship from St Andrews.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 6:27 pm
Watch the best of Jordan Spieth's third round in The Open at St Andrews as he stays in contention for a third consecutive major championship victory.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 6:24 pm
Watch Padraig Harrington's best shots from his third round at St Andrews, including a monster putt on the 16th.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 4:50 pm
Australia's Marc Leishman shoots the lowest round of the week at The Open, with an eight-under round of 64 at St Andrews.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
England's Andy Sullivan chips in for an eagle at the 14th hole during his third round at The Open at St Andrews.
Posted: July 19, 2015, 12:10 pm
In near darkness at St Andrews, Tom Watson says farewell to The Open after 40 years, 130 rounds and five Claret Jugs.
Posted: July 17, 2015, 11:11 pm
How to get into golf - from hitting a few balls on the range or a quick nine holes, to the full 18 and tournaments.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 6:18 pm

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