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Phil Mickelson celebrates after winning the US PGA Championship on May 24, 2021
Phil Mickelson eyes "unique opportunity" to complete grand slam at US Open
Phil Mickelson rolled back the years at Kiawah Island to become golf's oldest major champion at the US PGA Championship last month.
Jun 14, 22:08
Phil Mickelson celebrates after winning the US PGA Championship on May 24, 2021
Phil Mickelson vows to "stay sharp mentally" ahead of Torrey Pines
The American recently became the oldest winner in major championship history.
Jun 11, 08:45
Phil Mickelson celebrates after winning the US PGA Championship on May 24, 2021
Phil Mickelson: 'I will give everything I have to complete a grand slam'
The 50-year-old is aiming to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to have won all four majors.
May 24, 11:28
Justin Rose pictured at the Masters on April 8, 2021
Justin Rose claims four-shot lead at Masters
The Englishman finished the first round in the lead for the fourth time in his career.
Apr 8, 23:46
Dustin Johnson in action at the Masters on April 8, 2021
Dustin Johnson records opening 74 at Masters
Defending champion Dustin Johnson carded three bogeys in his first 16 and then made a double bogey on the 18th as he returned a 74.
Apr 8, 22:01
Scotland's Sandy Lyle pictured on April 8, 2021
Sandy Lyle struggles on first day of Masters
Sandy Lyle eventually signed for a nine-over-par 81.
Apr 8, 18:20
Scotland's Sandy Lyle pictured on April 8, 2021
Sandy Lyle makes disappointing start at Masters
Sandy Lyle is making his 37th consecutive appearance at Augusta National - a record for a non-American.
Apr 8, 15:19
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Lee Elder delighted to become honorary starter at Augusta
Elder, now 86, was the first black player to compete in the Masters in 1975.
Apr 8, 14:51
Rory McIlroy pictured during the Masters on November 13, 2020
Nick Dougherty: 'Masters win would make Rory McIlroy a legend'
The 31-year-old is bidding to join a select group of players who have claimed all four major titles.
Apr 6, 08:36
Dustin Johnson with the green jacket after winning the Masters on November 15, 2020
Dustin Johnson sets sights on Major success haul before retirement
He won his second major on Sunday.
Nov 16, 13:01
Danny Willett pictured at the Masters on November 13, 2020
Danny Willett displays Masters credentials as McIlroy battles back
Friday's 66 beat his previous tournament best of 67 in the final round of his dramatic triumph in 2016.
Nov 13, 21:02
Rory McIlroy pictured during the Masters on November 13, 2020
Rory McIlroy's fortunes improve in second round at Augusta
The Northern Irishman has improved after opening with a 75 at Augusta National.
Nov 13, 18:19
Rory McIlroy pictured practicing for the Masters on November 10, 2020
Rory McIlroy's Masters hopes in tatters after opening 75
Rory McIlroy was level par when play in the delayed first round resumed on Friday, but covered the back nine in three over to fall 10 shots off the lead.
Nov 13, 17:00
Jordan Spieth in action on January 26, 2019
Spieth happy to be patient to complete career grand slam
The former world number one has not won a tournament for almost two years.
May 15, 17:36
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Tiger Woods in contention for first Major since 2008 at Masters
Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau have a share of the lead at Augusta.
Apr 12, 07:11
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Tiger Woods in Masters contention after day one
Tiger on the prowl at the first major of the year.
Apr 11, 22:29
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Tiger Woods jumps into share of lead on first day of Masters
Wood has not won at Augusta National since 2005.
Apr 11, 20:54
Corey Conners in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Canada's Corey Conners off to strong start at Masters
Woods and McIlroy are fancied while Conners was a late entrant.
Apr 11, 20:30
Tiger Woods in action on March 30, 2019
Tiger Woods gets Masters bid underway
The 43-year-old settled for par on the opening hole.
Apr 11, 18:07
Honorary starters Jack Nicklaus of the U.S. and Gary Player of South Africa (L) arrive for the ceremonial start on the first day of play at the 2019 Master golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta on April 11, 2019
Gary Player outdrives Jack Nicklaus in Masters tee-off
Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus continued their role as honorary starters.
Apr 11, 17:40
Jordan Spieth tees off at The Open on July 21, 2017
Jordan Spieth 'under no added pressure' heading into US PGA Championship
Jordan Spieth says that the only way he will feel under pressure to win the US PGA Championship is if he has failed to lift the trophy before the age of 34.
Aug 9, 21:07
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Gary Player: 'No golfer in the world better than Henrik Stenson'
Gary Player says that newly-crowned Open champion Henrik Stenson is the best golfer in the world right now.
Jul 18, 10:24
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Hole-in-one record smashed as Jimmy Walker wins Masters Par 3 contest
Jimmy Walker sets a new low score for the Masters Par 3 contest as a record nine holes-in-one pour in at Augusta.
Apr 6, 23:05
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Sports Mole's US PGA Championship preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 97th US PGA Championship, which is being played at Whistling Straits on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Aug 12, 10:25
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Gary Player: 'Rory McIlroy will win Grand Slam'
Gary Player says that Rory McIlroy will win the Grand Slam.
Jun 19, 06:20
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Phil Mickelson happy with form ahead of US Open
Phil Mickelson believes that he is in a good position to win the US Open this week after six runner-up finishes at the event during his career.
Jun 15, 13:21
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Ben Crenshaw fills in for Arnold Palmer at Masters curtain-raiser
Arnold Palmer will be replaced by Ben Crenshaw for the Masters par-three tournament.
Apr 6, 16:13
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Rory McIlroy eyes pre-Masters break
Rory McIlroy confirms that his appearance in this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational will be his last competitive outing before next month's Masters.
Mar 18, 19:51
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Darren Clarke takes European Ryder Cup captaincy: Social media reacts
Sports Mole picks out some of the best social media reaction to the news that Darren Clarke will captain Europe at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Feb 18, 16:44
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Phil Mickelson desperate to meet own expectations at US Open
Phil Mickelson admits that he is driven to succeed at the US Open by his desire to win all four Majors.
Jun 11, 05:07
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Phil Mickelson eyes career Grand Slam
Phil Mickelson admits that it would mean a lot for him to become just the sixth player to complete a career Grand Slam with success at the upcoming US Open.
Jun 10, 20:37
Phil Mickelson celebrates his final putt at The Open on July 21, 2013
Gary Player: 'US Open is biggest challenge for Phil Mickelson'
Gary Player believes that Phil Mickelson's biggest challenge is winning the US Open following his Open victory at Muirfield.
Jul 23, 11:11
Honorary starter Gary Player hits a ball on the first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament on April 11, 2013
Gary Player praises Muirfield course ahead of Open
Gary Player says that Muirfield is one of the best courses around ahead of the Open Championship this week.
Jul 15, 11:57
Honorary starter Gary Player hits a ball on the first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament on April 11, 2013
Golfer Gary Player to pose nude for ESPN magazine at 77
Golfer Gary Player agrees to pose nude for ESPN magazine's Body Issue at 77 years of age.
Jun 27, 13:46
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Result: Ted Potter Jr wins Par 3 contest
American Ted Potter Jr wins the Par 3 contest ahead of Thursday's Masters in Augusta.
Apr 11, 00:01
Paul McGinley
Twitter reaction to Paul McGinley's appointment as Europe Ryder Cup captain
Read some of golf's top names' reactions to the news that Paul McGinley has been named as captain of the European team for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Jan 15, 20:44
Lee Westwood
Gary Player backs Lee Westwood for Open success
Gary Player believes that the weather at the Open will suit a European player, and admits that he hopes Lee Westwood wins.
Jul 18, 12:46

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina4138
JapanJapan3104
United StatesUnited States2248
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea2024
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia1214
36  Great BritainGreat Britain0000
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Sunday's key events


SURFING
· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

SKATEBOARDING
· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

TAEKWONDO
· History beckons for Jade Jones as she looks to become a three-time Olympic champion - something never done before in the sport prior to these Games (2am-1.45pm)
· Team GB's Bradly Sinden - world champion two years ago - is also going for gold in the men's -68kg category (2am-1.45pm)

GYMNASTICS
· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

SWIMMING
· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

CYCLING
· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

TENNIS
· Reigning two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray starts his title defence against Canadian hotshot Felix Auger-Aliassime (7am approx.)

> Today's schedule in full
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