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PREVIEW-Golf-Spieth welcomes gusting winds forecast at Colonial

May 25 Strong winds forecast for this week's Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas have put a smile on the face of U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth who believes he will benefit from the challenge at Colonial Country Club.

FEATURE-Olympics-Canadian golfer Lyon's roar echoes 112 years on

TORONTO, May 25 A 46-year-old golfer beating competitors more than half his age in a virtual monsoon to win an Olympic gold medal a mere eight years after taking up the sport sounds like something straight out of a fairytale.

Golf-Westwood keen to build on Masters showing in Ryder Cup year

May 25 Former world number one Lee Westwood hopes his strong finish at last month's U.S. Masters proves to be the catalyst for the Briton to get back to his best, adding that poor form had led him to question his ability to compete at the top level.

Golf-Willett is keeping an eye on Zika before the Olympics

LONDON, May 24 Danny Willett became the latest golfer to suggest he may skip this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as he evaluates the threat the Zika virus might pose.

Golf-Moore, An and Fitzpatrick earn U.S. Open exemptions

May 24 Former U.S. amateur champions Ryan Moore, An Byeong-hun and Matthew Fitzpatrick are among 27 players who have earned full exemptions into next month's U.S. Open at Oakmont, the United States Golf Association said on Tuesday.

Golf-McIlroy may opt to skip Rio Games over Zika fears

May 24 Rory McIlroy took a long time to decide he would represent Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympics but the 27-year-old world number three could now miss golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence because of concerns over the Zika virus.

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2040 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 1848 3. (3) Russell Knox (Britain) 1350 4. (4) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1300 5. (5) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1223 6. (6) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1198 7. (10) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1183 8. (7) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1182 9. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1161 10. (9) Hideki Matsuyama (J

Golf-McIlroy hoping Irish Open win will spur summer success

May 23 World number three Rory McIlroy has said he hoped his Irish Open victory would spur him to greater heights in the remaining three majors and the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, following a lacklustre start to the year.

Golf-World Rankings

May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 13.23 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.78 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.64 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.73 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.41 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.08 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.94 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.70 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.13 10. (10) Justin Ros

Golf-Langer continues senior dominance with runaway major win

May 22 German Bernhard Langer continued his dominance of senior golf when he birdied the final three holes for a six-shot victory at the Regions Tradition in Alabama on Sunday.

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