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Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf (The Associated Press)

Adam Scott, of Austraila, hits from the tee on the second hole during the third round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

SYDNEY (AP) -- On the eve of the Australian Open - and their first tournament together since September - Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.





Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy (Reuters)

Adam Scott of Australia tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer. Scott was set to win a rare "Triple Crown" of Australian titles when he went into the final round at Royal Sydney last year but bogeyed the final hole to allow McIlroy to win his only title of 2013 with a birdie. "I certainly have a thorn in my side after not winning last year. ...





More seeds for a global tour in golf (The Associated Press)

Brooks Koepka of the U.S. chips out of the bunker on the 2nd fairway, during the first day of The DP World Tour Championship, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Hindley)

The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a ''world tour,'' even though he wasn't sure what it would look like or when it would all come together.





Woods at 5-year mark of Thanksgiving accident (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Tiger Woods winces after tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. It was five years ago this week that a fire hydrant he struck with his SUV became the symbol of his before-and-after career. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game.





American Koepka wins European Rookie of Year award (Reuters)

Brooks Koepka of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 18, 2014.         REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

LONDON (Reuters) - Brooks Koepka matched the feat achieved by fellow American Peter Uihlein 12 months ago when he was named European Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Koepka finished eighth on the money-list in his first full season on the circuit and also won the Turkish Airlines Open earlier this month. "Winning the Rookie of the Year award means so much," Koepka said in a news release. (Writing by Tony Jimenez, editing by Toby Davis)






'McIlroy, Poulter & Postman Pat'

Graeme McDowell praises Rory McIlroy, describes his moment of 2014 and why he played the Postman Pat theme at the Ryder Cup.




Stenson retains World Tour Championship

Sweden's Henrik Stenson retains his DP World Tour Championship title in Dubai, finishing two shots ahead of Rory McIlroy.




European Tour 2015 adds six events

The European Tour releases its 2015 schedule - with new events in Thailand, India, China, Scotland, Germany & Mauritius.




Donaldson comes to cat's rescue

Ryder Cup winner Jamie Donaldson comes to rescue of a cat stranded on the roof of a Dubai clubhouse.




Woods incensed by parody interview

Tiger Woods asks veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins for an apology after being made the subject of a parody interview.





Scott v McIlroy: A battle of fire and ice

WITH uncharacteristic fire in the belly and just a hint of cold shoulder, Adam Scott embraced the notion of developing a fierce rivalry with world No.1 Rory McIlroy.




McIlroy muscling up to the challenge

RORY McIlroy, by his own admission, is no One Direction. But the world’s No. 1 golfer could probably deadlift at least half the bubblegum boy band.




Legend Lara has a lesson for Ogilvy

AFTER relaxing helped him rediscover his mojo this year, Geoff Ogilvy was given a timely refresher course in chilled Caribbean class ahead of the Australian Open.




McIlroy: I’m relishing Scott duel

IN a Daily Telegraph exclusive, world No.1 Rory McIlroy talks to David Riccio about defending his Australian Open golf crown and a magic 12 months on the fairways.




Lucrative sequel set up after fairytale

SUCH is his immense value to Australian golf, even Adam Scott’s mistakes have a lining of silver. Half-a-million dollars worth of silver.




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