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Ryder Cup: My brother has put a downer on my first Ryder Cup, says Danny Willett

SHEFFIELD’S Danny Willett admits his first Ryder Cup has been tarnished by the furore over his brother’s anti-American comments.

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Dan Brown, pictured after his English men's amateur championship victory at Ganton (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Masham's Dan Brown sweeps to North of England Open title at Alwoodley

MASHAM'S Dan Brown has added the North of England Open Amateur championship to his English men's amateur title triumph.

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Europe's Danny Willett signs autographs for fans during a practice session ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Ryder Cup: Danny Willett forced to apologise for brother’s offensive words on US fans

Masters champion Danny Willett was last night forced to apologise following the publication of an article written by his brother which describes American Ryder Cup fans as a “braying mob of imbeciles.”

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Dan Brown is the leader at the halfway stage of the North of England Open Amateur championship (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: English champion Dan Brown leads North of England Open at Alwoodley

MASHAM'S Dan Brown holds a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the North of England Open Amateur championship at Alwoodley.

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Europe's Matthew Fitzpatrick on the first green during a practice session ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Ryder Cup: Qualifying process proof Matt Fitzpatrick can handle pressure

SHEFFIELD’S Matt Fitzpatrick had to walk through two valleys of indifferent form this season before climbing to the peak of automatic Ryder Cup qualification.

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Sheffields Matt Fitzpatrick watches the flight of his tee shot on the second hole during a practice session yesterday ahead of the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, in Minnesota (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA).

Ryder Cup: Matt Fitzpatrick trades armchair for call to arms

TWO years ago, Matt Fitzpatrick was one of millions of golfers glued to their TV sets for three days of compelling action from Gleneagles as Europe defeated the United States to retain the Ryder Cup.

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English men's amateur champion Dan Brown (Masham) is one off the lead at Alwoodley (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: White Rose players riding high in North of England Open at Alwoodley

THREE Yorkshire players lie just one shot off the lead after the first round of the North of England Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Alwoodley.
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The England under-16 boys line-up that beat Scotland in the home internationals.

Yorkshire golf: White Rose trio help England boys to emphatic win over Scotland

HALLAMSHIRE'S Barclay Brown and Rotherham's Charlie Daughtrey were unbeaten as England defeated their Scottish counterparts in the Under-16 boys' home internationals.

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Huddersfield's Chris Lander receives the JR Crawshaw Memorial Trophy from Halifax-Huddersfield Union president Stuart Naylor, of Halifax Bradley Hall.

Yorkshire golf: Huddersfield's Chris Lander retains his Halifax-Huddersfield match play crown

HUDDERSFIELD'S Chris Lander showed he was in no mood to give up his Halifax-Huddersfield Union match play title as he romped to a 6&5 victory over Queensbury's Sam Town in the final.

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Sheffields Danny Willett, wearing his green jacket after this years Masters triumph, is aiming for another fantastic week when he makes his Ryder Cup bow at Hazeltine, Minnesota. (Picture: PA)

Ryder Cup: Danny Willett is switched on to team ethos for Cup bow

He is the Masters champion, an Olympian and now an established member of the game’s elite, and yet there is an element of the fulfilment of a boyhood fantasy about the next chapter in Danny Willett’s annus mirabilis.

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Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking a putt on the fourth hole to win the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEx Cup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ryder Cup: Rookie Danny Willett confident Europe will make successful transition in Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup rookie Danny Willett says Europe’s recent dominance over the United States counts for nothing as Darren Clarke’s men touched down in Hazeltine yesterday.

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Arnold Palmer, pictured in 1962, enchanted TV audiences with his swashbuckling play and effortless charisma. (AP Photo/Ted Powers)

How Arnold Palmer changed golf forever

Arnold Palmer, who has died at the age of 87, was a pioneer who transformed the game. Grant Woodward looks back at his life and career.

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Masham's Dan Brown will look to add the North of England Open title to his English men's amateur championship victory (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Country's finest to compete at Alwoodley for North of England Open crown

ALWOODLEY, joint stage for last year's English men's amateur championship, again plays host to a stellar field for this week's North of England Open Amateur Championship.

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Golf: Tributes pour in for ‘The King’ Arnold Palmer following death at age of 87

Tributes have poured in to Arnold Palmer after the seven-time major winner, and one of the most beloved figures in the game, died on Sunday.

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Arnold Palmer acknowledging the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot prior to the first round of the 2007 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Picture: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Arnold Palmer: Death of a sporting legend

Tributes have poured in to Arnold Palmer after the seven-time major winner, who became the most beloved figure in the game, died on Sunday.

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Billy Foster. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Ryder Cup: Voice of experience Billy Foster on hand once again to soothe European nerves

A charter flight heads west from New York to Minnesota today carrying a cargo from the White Rose so strong that one member has labelled it the ‘Yorkshire Republican Army’.

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Yorkshire celebrate their County Championship success Picture: Leaderboard Photography.

Yorkshire end wait to register 21st County Championship victory

Yorkshire won the English Men’s County Championship for the 21st time – beating Hampshire 5.5-3.5 in a final day showdown at Staffordshire’s Sandwell Park.

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Shipley's Will Whiteoak stormed to a 6&5 singles win to set Yorkshire on the path to beating Cornwall (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire golf: White Rose within sight of English Men's County title after fightback

YORKSHIRE will play Hampshire on Sunday at Sandwell Park to decide which of them is crowned English Men’s County Champions.
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Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall) won both his matches as Yorkshire defeated Warwickshire 7-2 (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire golf: White Rose overwhelm Warwickshire in super-charged start to English County Championship

YORKSHIRE opened their bid for the English Men’s County Championship with an emphatic 7-2 win over Warwickshire at Sandwell Park.

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Rptherham's Jonathan Thomson (Picture: HotelPlanner.com EuroPro Tour).

Yorkshire golf: Jonathan Thomson remains on track for quickfire double on EuroPro Tour at Moor Allerton

ROTHERHAM’S Jonathan Thomson stands just three shots off the lead heading into the final round of the Clipper Logistics Championship as he chases a second EuroPro Tour victory in a row.

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