Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Golf – McIlroy allows leaky ship to pass safely, cutting Masters
A year after missing the cut at the Masters, Rory McIlroy knew he risked another early exit after he double-bogeyed on the 11th hole at Augusta National on Friday. His state of mind as he walked to the tee of the famous par three 12th was little helped to watch Jordan Spieth in the group having to put two balls into the tributary of Rae’s Creek guarding the green.
Golf-Scheffler takes control of the Masters while Woods remains in the hunt
A struggling Tiger Woods rode out of early trouble to stay in the hunt for the master, carding a second-round two-of-74 on a Friday as the wind gave him more trouble than the right leg he nearly lost in a threatening career. car accident. World number one Scottie Scheffler was among the few to tame the tough conditions, posting a 67 to take control of the standings and charging five out of the field for eight under 136.
Golf – Woods ‘proud’ of himself after battling to tie 19th at Masters
Tiger Woods fought back after a poor start in the second round of the Masters on Friday, earning a mini-victory of sorts by going halfway in his first tournament since a career-threatening car crash. Although nine strokes clear of leader Scottie Scheffler, Woods enters the weekend tied for 19th to one on par 145 at Augusta National.
Golf – No fire in the pot, Scheffler equals biggest lead halfway through Masters
Just as Scottie Scheffler’s recent meteoric rise to world No. But if confirmation was needed that the sport has a new breakout superstar, Scheffler provided him with a five-under 67 on Friday that was almost frightening in how easily he returned it.
Golf – Spieth misses the Masters coupe for the first time on a late double bogey
Jordan Spieth, winner of the 2015 Masters and two-time runner-up for the green jacket, missed the cut for the first time at Augusta National on Friday after shooting a second-round four of 76. Spieth, who also had a pair of third-place finishes at the first major of the year, saw his Masters run end in dramatic fashion with a double bogey on the 18th, which proved to be the difference as he failed to make the cut four.
Tennis-Becker found guilty of four counts in bankruptcy trial
German tennis great Boris Becker was found guilty on Friday of four counts, including non-disclosure, concealment and removal of significant assets, under the 1986 insolvency law following his Bankruptcy trial in London. The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion, who was on trial at Southwark Crown Court, faced 24 charges under the law from May to October 2017.
Golf – The Irishman Lowry embarks on the race for the Masters
Shane Lowry may not have a great track record at the Masters, but the former British Open champion combined solid approach play and excellent putting in windy conditions at Augusta National on Friday to enter contention. The Irishman, who started the day six strokes behind the first-round lead, matched his career-best round at Augusta National with a four-under 68 to reach three under halfway through the first major of the year.
Football-Gustavsson hails ‘world-class’ Gorry after latest Matildas win
Australia manager Tony Gustavsson hailed Katrina Gorry’s “world-class” performance as the midfielder made her first appearance since becoming a mother to help her side secure a dramatic win over other hosts in the Women’s World Cup, New Zealand, Friday. Added time goals from Emily van Egmond and Sam Kerr earned the Matildas a 2-1 victory after Anna Green’s speculative opener for the Football Ferns in the 32nd minute.
McLaren Norris in motor racing leads final practice, Vettel falls
McLaren’s Lando Norris topped the timesheet in the final free practice of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday as Sebastian Vettel’s nightmarish weekend continued with a crash. Norris lapped the improved Albert Park circuit in one minute 19.117 seconds, with a break of 0.132 seconds for Ferrari’s second-placed Charles Leclerc.
Cycling-Transgender women unable to compete in UK cycling events due to policy suspension
On Friday, British Cycling suspended its transgender and non-binary participation policy with immediate effect, denying transgender women the opportunity to compete in national women’s races until the policy is reviewed. British Cycling said it took the decision to suspend the policy due to differences between its own policy and that of the world governing body (UCI).
(With agency contributions.)