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It’s Major minor again ANDout-of-tune THE WINNER IS. . . for McIlroy

INSIDE Emma so close inJacket Rory: My Green wedding wish – Page 4 English title tilt We meet the 10th tee

Reflecting on a marvellous Masters: Justin Rose, Hampshire’s favourite golfing son, made us so proud as JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ he played his role in one of the tightest but most gentlemanly showdowns in the history of the event

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

Hampshire’s Emma Allen was hell pipped at the post by another of hound to do. You might not see me until next year.’ AS Justin Thomas celebrated England’s rising young stars at BusendPass winning his first Major at the The four-time Major champion planned to the of the English Women’s Golfer –Championship. Page 16 USPGA, Rory McIlroy reflected on consult his fitness expert in Northern Ireland Amateur before figuring out his plan for the rest of the his performance to finish 23rd Lily May Humphreys, 15, took the year. His goal is 100 percent fitness in time title by a single stroke to become and said: ‘You may not see me Philip’s second spell to prepare for the Masters in April 2018. the youngest player ever to win again until next year.’ as event. Hants PGA skipper the McIlroy picked up a stress fracture in his ribs – Page 16 McIlroy cast doubt on his availability for the Emma, of Meon Valley Golf in January, and the injury lingered throughout rest of the 2017 season as he tries to find a and Country Club, Shedfield, the season. The PGA Championship was only solution to a nagging rib injury. Southampton, Lincolnshire’s Hampshire This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett and helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket his 11th event this year in the United States, India Clyburn were tied for second. ‘The next big thing is April and that’s really Jenny’s compared to 18 in 2016. what my focus will be on from now until Lily May, from Stoke by Nayland, lifetime McIlroy was one of the pre-tournament Essex, led throughout the then,’ he said. ‘I don’t know what I’m going favourites at Quail Hollow, where he had won accolade – Page 16 championship until midway twice on the PGA Tour and holds the course through the final round. She had record. But two 72s and a 73 left him out of set out on the last Was 18 with a twothis contention after three days. shot lead but, after dropping four golf’s on the way to the turn, she found This ended another year without a worst herself a stroke behind Emma. Major – for the third successive season. injustice However, she played the back nine England’s Jordan Smith, competing in his in two-under par. Emma stumbled ever? first Major, was the highest-placed British with an agonising bogey the player on one under. – Pageon24 final green to finish one over. Paul Casey hit 71 to tie for 13th levelfor parHazel Irving Emma,asborn a • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’sa Masters was theatlast the 1997, face ofbecame the BBC’s for the tournament and Ian Poulter’s finished PLUS of the Girls’ Home member the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. at one over. Internationals Team three 2 Course Reviews thisyears month! experience. ago, and joined the England Golfeight • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter Further down the leaderboard, Britol’s Bird Hills Golf Centre and Girls’ Squad a year later. • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain face Chris Wood carded a final-round 73 to end - page the 14-15 through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. three over, Tommy Fleetwood finished eight Her international credentials Championship , and had warmed up include selection for the Nations over thanks to a final-round 74, while Lee Romsey Golfjoins Club with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to 75 Eilidh Barbour, above right, who a team that Cup team, and membership of the Westwood hit a four-over-par for 11 Lee and Laurae Westwood: Split after marriage of 16 years Well played, Masters mate: At the end and US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make debut at the England Women’s squad for the -her page 19-22 on the course, Rose andby Garcia over – possibly preoccupied his were marital ‘Lee denies he’s donehours anything wrong, sporting gentlemen and by watching of YouTube PGA Championship in May. 2016/17 season. difficulties (see left). but it’s veryfrom sad previous given howMasters. long they’ve footage Justin Thomas now risen number been together.’ My togolfing • Barbour hashas covered golftofor BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar sports fans six world,on andFootball the strength of Final the Score, the Euro 2016 mates, • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were asina the reporter Focus, tournamentby and our FA Cup Americans - Jordan Spieth,the Patrick not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts BBC’sReed, coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Bus Pass Golfer Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson – suggests racked up invaluable exposure as he - Page 16 works towards qualification for the some mighty challenges for the my on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine saidRyder she Cup wants to ‘re-align next Walker Cup squad later this year. Europeans the time comes. needs of when my family’.

GOLF SPORTSMANSHIP Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to NORTH Hants Golf Club in Fleet will have beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ to find some more space in its Justin Rose Room to record the continuing Heartache exploits of the county’s favourite golfing son. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket Room will be found for mementoes of the but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He 2017 Masters to be placed alongside those has had his share of heartache over the of Rose’s U.S. Open triumph in 2013 and his years. WeStillhave been friends for a long time Rory McIlroy: Olympic Golf struggling Gold. with a stress fracture in his ribs and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘ But while Rose was pipped at Augusta by Sergio Garcia, the inevitable disappointment ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be for his fans was counterbalanced by a happy for a month and then golf will take display of skill and sportsmanship which was LEEI Westwood is facing a hugely over; will be unhappy for a month and golf a credit to bothcontest men, and to ahis sport which expensive over divorce will take over for me.’ stillfrom prides itself on Laurae, hishonesty wife ofand 16 fairness. years.


Rose, heldmarried a two-shot lead with five The 36, couple in 1999, and have Yes, the final round between these two Ryder holes go but lost Garcia birdied two to children, Sam,when 14 and Poppy, 10. the Cup titans was bound to be emotional. Rose first extra hole on Sunday. They separated yearsaago and Major, was edging his waytwo towards second Laurae and the children moved and Garcia was trying to secure hisfrom first the on ‘I palatial feel it is family a tournament I can stillBeach do welltoin,’ home in Palm the very day which would have been the be said Rose. a courseScotland. you can get to know near her ‘It's parents 60th birthday of his in hero, Seve Ballesteros. and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ The golfer, who was awarded an OBE Butinthe overriding emotion foronspectators moved with 10th newof Rose,2011, who has has since finished tied second, thelove finalinterest, round was theStorey, way these two Helen and court and now second in his last three Masters, Europeans fought thefiled Florida. Media papers have was referring tobeen 57-year-old American Fred speculation puts a figure £50million Couples, winner of the GreenofJacket in on In the the settlement. final round, they were toe-to-toe rivals 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his but not opponents, supremely competitive last seven appearances. of Laurae’s family members yetOne gentlemanly, acknowledging eachtold The other’s Sun newspaper: ‘The whole thing skills with a knuckle-touch or a nod. is a ‘I felt in control all day,’ Roseclaims added.and it is mess. Both have made ‘Sometimes the rub greentois decide for you and unfortunately for of thethecourts sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 how it ends up. • Turn to Page 4 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

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