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Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship to break his five-year drought

Staff writers, September 24, 2018 8:43AM News Corp Australia Network

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Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 14th tee. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraTiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 14th tee. Picture: Getty Images

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GOLF: Tiger Woods is back. The star golfer this morning won his first golf tournament in five years after leading all the way in the final round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Woods looked super impressive as he secured his 80th overall US PGA Tour victory.

It was a remarkable win considering Woods spent 10 months on the sidelines last year while recovering from back surgery and only started to make full golf swings in mid October. He returned to the US PGA Tour in January.

Starting the day with a three-shot lead at East Lake Golf Club, Woods eventually won by one shot from England’s Justin Rose.

Liz Cambage of Australia. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraLiz Cambage of Australia. Picture: Getty Images

BASKETBALL: Australia remains unbeaten at the Women’s Basketball World Cup following an 84-43 demolition* of Argentina, with Liz Cambage again the star.

The Opals made it two from two to open the tournament with Cambage scoring the first 10 points of the match against Argentina on Sunday, and a game-high 24 points in total, to go with six rebounds in 18 minutes.

Guard Sami Whitcomb (16 points, five assists) also showed off her long-range* shooting while 19-year-old Ezi Magbegor impressed with 14 points and eight rebounds.

With the Opals dominating the contest, coach Sandy Brondello was able to rest her star centre during the second half in preparation for their final group match.

Billy Slater of the Melbourne Storm could miss the grand final for this shoulder charge. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraBilly Slater of the Melbourne Storm could miss the grand final for this shoulder charge. Picture: Getty Images

NRL: The high-profile judiciary* hearing for Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater has been delayed 24 hours — because the NRL couldn’t find a legal counsel to prosecute.

Melbourne Storm pushed hard for the hearing to be held tonight at Rugby League Central so Slater knew early in the week whether he would be free to play Sunday’s NRL grand final.

The NRL, however, couldn’t find a lawyer, with regular counsel* Peter McGrath overseas and his back-up, Anthony Lo Surdo, SC, being interstate. The hearing is now tomorrow night.

Slater is appealing a two-match ban after being hit with a grade-one shoulder charge for his collision with Cronulla’s Sosaia Feki.

Pies star Jordan de Goey marks strongly in front of Tiger Alex Rance. Picture: Mark Stewart media_cameraPies star Jordan de Goey marks strongly in front of Tiger Alex Rance. Picture: Mark Stewart

AFL: Collingwood has unleashed* Jordan De Goey as a permanent full forward in the past fortnight as his star teammate backed him as the ultimate* big-game player.

De Goey has already kicked nine goals this finals series but coach Nathan Buckley has abandoned his role as a part-time midfielder since the qualifying finals loss to West Coast.

Greats of the game including Leigh Matthews and Dermott Brereton have applauded his perfect timing in assessing when to lead as well as his speed.

And teammate Adam Treloar said he was the strongest Magpie at the club in a one-on-one contest, combining raw power with hours in the gym to build that strength.

“No one is more ready for a big game than him so he I expect him to come out firing,” Treloar said.

“Jordy is built for big games so when you get the ball to him one-on-one, try to stop him.”

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds passes during the Quad Series International Test match against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraGretel Tippett of the Diamonds passes during the Quad Series International Test match against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images

NETBALL: Australian coach Lisa Alexander admits “nothing is pretty’’ about the way they played, but she remains positive about how the Diamonds are building for next year’s World Cup after a quad series triumph.

The Diamonds yesterday won netball’s four-nation series with a 60-55 win over archrivals* New Zealand at Melbourne Arena.

After victories over South Africa and England in the opening two quad series Tests, the Diamonds needed to defeat the Silver Ferns to ensure a series clean sweep.

GLOSSARY

demolition: crushing defeat

long-range: far

judiciary: legal

counsel: lawyer

unleashed: released

ultimate: the best

archrivals: biggest enemies

clean sweep: without losing

QUICK QUIZ

1. How many years since Tiger Woods has won a championship?

2. What was Billy Slater charged with?

3. Jordan De Goey has moved into which full-time position for the Pies?

4. Which Opal had a game-high score of 24?

5. How many goals did the Diamonds defeat New Zealand by?

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HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you impressed with Tiger Woods’ golf victory after he thought he might never play golf again after back surgery?

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