Brooks Koepka is golf’s aggregate major champion of 2017

Of the 561 entries into major championships this year, only 13 golfers made the cut at all four of them. Of those, only seven finished under par at the Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship.  Your aggregate winner at the majors in 2017 was Brooks Koepka who needed just 1,119 shots to play them all. He held off Hideki Matsuyama and Matt Kuchar by a single stroke.  Here are the 13 who made every cut. Player Score To Par Brooks Koepka 1,119 -21 Hideki Matsuyama 1,120 -20 Matt Kuchar 1,120 -20 Rickie Fowler 1,124 -16 Jordan Spieth 1,130 -10 Paul Casey 1,131 -9 Charley Hoffman 1,137 -3 Marc Leishman 1,143 +3 Steve Stricker 1,143 +3 J.B Holmes 1,150 +10 Russell Henley 1,152 +12 Kevin Kisner 1,156 +16 Lee Westwood 1,160 +20 Koepka has been pretty unbelievable at the …

Why Lacazette, Alexis & Ozil can fire Arsenal to Premier League glory

COMMENT A season of disruption culminated in an underwhelming finish to the 2016-17 campaign at Emirates Stadium, even if Arsenal did take the FA Cup home from under the noses of Premier League champions Chelsea. The uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future caused instability within the squad and the Frenchman has admitted that the “psychological atmosphere was absolutely horrendous” for his players due to the backdrop of fan protests, social media dissent and overall negativity around the club. Sanchez industry-best 18/1 for Golden Boot “I believe that since January we have played in …

Creamer, Davies Monday qualify for Women’s British

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Paula Creamer and Laura Davies both advanced through Monday’s Ricoh Women’s British Open qualifier at the Castle Course in St. Andrews. They were among 22 players coming through the field of 111. Creamer posted a 4-under-par 68, tying for second behind Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom, a Ladies European Tour player who shot 67. Davies, 53, put in overtime to keep her record Women’s British Open streak going. She will extend her streak to 37 consecutive starts with her first tee shot on …

Who is Ricardo Centurion? The nightclub fighting star Roberto Baggio labelled as his heir

The winger is blessed with fantastic talent, but he will only reach his potential if he can curb his self-destructive tendencies away from the pitch PROFILE When Roberto Baggio speaks about football, it is wise to pay attention. The man dubbed the Divine Ponytail for his distinctive look on the field was one of the finest playmakers of the 1990s, his languid skills lighting up the No. 10 shirt for Fiorentina, Juventus and Italy, with whom he came agonisingly close to …

‘Arsenal outcast Walcott would thrive at West Ham’ – Winterburn

The former Gunners defender has tipped the England international forward to be a good partner for Andy Carroll with the Hammers Former Arsenal star Nigel Winterburn believes that Theo Walcott would be a great fit beside Andy Carroll at West Ham.  Wintreburn, 53, played for both London sides, joining the Hammers to close out his career after racking up over 400 league appearances for the Gunners.  With rumours circling around the future of Walcott after the club splashed out a fee understood to be in…

Manolas snubs Inter and agrees terms with Zenit

The Greece international has turned down a chance to stay at Roma as well as an offer from Inter Milan to move to the Russian Premier League Roma defender Kostas Manolas has agreed terms with Roberto Mancini’s Zenit St Petersburg after snubbing Inter Milan, Goal can reveal. The Greece international is very close to signing a five-year-deal with the Russian Champions after slamming the door shut on Serie A giants Inter and Roma. Manolas had initally looked set for a switch from Rome to…

Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, results, teams, TV & guide to the World Cup warm-up

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez will extend already lengthy seasons even further when they participate in the summer showpiece in Russia Russia will continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup by hosting the Confederations Cup this summer. The eight-team tournament is held the year before each World Cup to give the host country an opportunity to test their facilities and provisions ahead of the main event. It features the champions of each confederation – decided through competitions such as the European Championship and Copa America – as well as the World Cup hosts and the reigning world …

‘A sport has to encourage initiative’ – Wenger questions Chelsea’s style

Teams recently at the top of the Premier League have failed to control possession, and the Arsenal boss has said the game must value a proactive style Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea’s style as Antonio Conte’s men close in on the Premier League title. Wenger’s teams have been renowned for playing possession-based games, but Chelsea are sixth in that statistic this season with 54.2 per cent. That follows on from Leicester City’s remarkable title-winning campaign of 2015-16, when they ranked 18th with just 42.4. Wenger pointed to the trend of the Premier League’s top teams, …

Blixt-Smith outlast Kisner-Brown in Zurich playoff

Cameron Smith rolled in a short birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to clinch the win for himself and Jonas Blixt over Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. A playoff that was pushed to Monday morning began slowly, with the teams combining for four pars apiece on the first three playoff holes. But on their third trip down No. 18 of the morning – with one stop at the ninth, along the way – Smith put a wedge from 59 yards to within a few feet and Kisner and Brown both…

NBA Playoffs 2017: Five things to know about the Warriors-Trail Blazers series

It looked shaky for a few days there in March, but for the third straight season, the Golden State Warriors are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Their opponent, for the second straight time in the postseason, will be the Portland Trail Blazers, who snuck into the playoffs in the eighth and final spot. Game 1 is set for Sunday afternoon, but until then, check out these five things to know about the 1 vs. 8 first-round series in the West.  3-point shootout …