National Road Championships 2017: Isle of Man set to stage major cycling event

Hosting the British Cycling National Road Championships can help put the Isle of Man at the forefront of world cycling, the event’s director has said. The biggest date in the British road race calendar will see men’s and women’s champions crowned in both road and time-trial disciplines. Director Steve Shimmin said the project started 11…

US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open’s lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills. Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72. His five-under 67 was…

Tiger Woods: Fourteen-time major champion has fourth back operation

Tiger Woods says he “hasn’t felt this good in years” after having a fourth operation on his back, but added he will not “hurry” to return to golf. America’s 14-time major champion, 41, came back after 15 months out injured in December, but has not played since his back problems recurred in February. Plans to…

European Tour 'will have to adjust' to major changes

The European Tour “will have to adjust and adapt” if radical proposals to alter golf’s majors schedule are implemented, says boss Keith Pelley. A revamp of the calendar is under consideration with the 2019 US PGA Championship potentially moving to May. That would mean the US major being played in the same month as the…

Should the Players Championship become a major?

What makes a major? The question arises because it is becoming harder to find reasons why this week’s Players Championship will not eventually evolve to that elevated level. The four men’s majors are the benchmark of the game. The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most prestigious event, the Masters has become the game’s…

Tearful Thompson loses major after TV penalty

Media playback is not supported on this device ANA Inspiration final leaderboard -14 Ryu So Yeon (Kor), -14 L Thompson (US); -13 M Lee (Aus), -13 Inbee Park (Kor), S Pettersen (Nor); -11 Wie (US); -10 C Kerr (US) Selected others:-7 L Ko (NZ); -5 C Hull (Eng); +6 M Reed (Eng) American Lexi Thompson…