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Rory McIlroy in the hunt at Tour Championship

first_imgRory Mcilroy of Northern Ireland is off to a flying start at the 2018 Tour Championship. AFP FORMER world No. 1 Rory McIlroy is making a bid to close out his season in style by winning the 2018 Tour Championship.The 29-year-old from Northern Ireland is lurking just back of co-leaders Tiger Woods and Justin Rose after firing 68 for a five-under 135 total on Friday.He is alone in third and just two shots back of the leaders at the halfway stage of the season-ending tournament.McIlroy birdied two of his first three holes but then lost a shot with a bogey on the par-four number four. His two birdies on the back nine were offset by a pair of bogeys en route to a two-under 68. “I was not quite as good off the tee today as I was yesterday, but I still gave myself plenty of chances,” he said.“If I’m disappointed about anything, it’s probably the two pars on the par-fives.“I had a six-iron and a four-iron into them, and I made two fives. If I can make two fours there, I’m all of a sudden seven-under instead of five-under and probably in the last group.”It has been a strange year for McIlroy. He has a win, three second place finishes and five other top 10s which would be a respectable season for most PGA pros.But McIlroy feels this could finally be the weekend where everything in his game finally comes together.“There’s still 36 holes to play. I like this golf course,” he said. “This is my fourth or fifth time at the Tour Championship, and I’ve played it pretty well every time I’ve come here.“The course suits me. It suits the ball striker. I feel like my game has continuously gotten a little bit better over the last few weeks.” (AFP)last_img read more

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Leicester City to open transfer talks to sign 17 goal forward

first_imgTurkish newspaper Aksam report Leicester City will contact Fenerbahce with regards to signing Vedat Muriqi in this window. The 26 year old has been linked with a move away from the club since the start of the season, and it’s reported Leicester have now entered the race.Muriqi has also been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion in recent weeks, with claims their manager Slaven Bilic is keen to sign the attacker.However, Aksam claim Leicester City are also interested in signing Muriqi and they want to open talks with Fenerbahce.The Istanbul side could be forced to sell their star player to fund their own incoming transfers, and they value him in the region of €20m, as previously reported in the Turkish media.Muriqi has scored 17 goals and provided 6 assists for Fenerbahce in all competitions this season. His contract with the Yellow Canaries will expire at the end of June 2023. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

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Pepes nudged out by Nth Ireland

first_imgThey lost to a strong team,  Northern Ireland,  47-35 in Singapore late yesterday.Kicking the match off to a great start, Pepes demonstrated a mix of swift passes and astounding team play in split seconds, propelling their score to a huge lead of 11-4 by the end of the first quarter.Solid team play between Northern Ireland’s goal shooter Jenna Bowman and goal attack Sarah Montgomery helped escalate their count to 19-9 by the end of the second quarter.The third quarter saw both Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea engaged in a heated and jittery affair as both teams roughed it out on the court to boost their nearly even scores.With Northern Ireland’s goal shooting position now helmed by Jenna Bowman the Irish team pulled through and narrowly closed the game with 12-9 in their favour in the third stanza.In the final quarter, Pepes seemed more motivated to advance their team score upon realizing that their Irish counterparts were leading the match.Goal shooter Herronie Daera showed her dexterity and scored 3 goals out of 3 attempts, but formidable defensive play put up by Irish captain Gemma Gibney enabled her team shooter Jenna Bowman to shoot at ease, with the Irish ending the match with 47-35.Pepe’s top scorer was Daera, who finished the match with the highest 96% shooting accuracy, scoring 23 out of 35 goals for her team.last_img read more

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