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New golf event in Australia to combine stroke, match play

New golf event in Australia to combine stroke, match play

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The PGA Tour of Australasia & European Tour will co-sanction a new tournament in Western Australia in February that will combine stroke play for three rounds & a 24-man match-play component over six holes on the final day.

The Australasian Tour said Wednesday the World Super 6 Perth tournament, to be played at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club from Feb. 16-19, will have a 36-hole cut as in regular tournaments. The leading 24 players after the third round will then advance to match play on Sunday, with a playoff to determine who moves on in case of ties.

The match-play component on the final day will moreover include some unique features. If any matches are tied after six holes, they will be decided by playing a new knockout hole – a 90-meter (100-yard) hole to be constructed at Lake Karrinyup, with a tee placed adjacent to the 18th fairway & utilizing the 18th green.

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Australia's Hend shoots 65, leads European Masters 3rd round

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The blowouts are over. The Olympics are underway.

After nothing yet pushovers this summer, the U.S. men's basketball team faced someone who pushed back.

''This is the real world now & that's satisfactory for us,'' coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The blowouts are over. The Olympics are underway.

After nothing yet pushovers this summer, the U.S. men's basketball team faced someone who pushed back.

''This is the real world now & that's satisfactory for us,'' coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

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US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia 98-88

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Australia men's basketball has 'something special'; US next

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Down Under is on top in Olympic men's basketball.

Now Australia is looking forward to its shot at the U.S. for the chance to stay there.

''We're going out there to win a game,'' forward Joe Ingles said. ''I think we've received a team that is focused on that & we believe we can do some special things in this tournament.''

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Australia men's basketball has 'something special'; US next

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Down Under is on top in Olympic men's basketball.

Now Australia is looking forward to its shot at the U.S. for the chance to stay there.

''We're going out there to win a game,'' forward Joe Ingles said. ''I think we've received a team that is focused on that & we believe we can do some special things in this tournament.''

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Australia men's basketball has 'something special'; US next

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Down Under is on top in Olympic men's basketball.

Now Australia is looking forward to its shot at the U.S. for the chance to stay there.

''We're going out there to win a game,'' forward Joe Ingles said. ''I think we've received a team that is focused on that & we believe we can do some special things in this tournament.''

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Golf-Leishman pulls out of Rio in another blow to Australia

Golf-Leishman pulls out of Rio in another blow to Australia

May 4 (Reuters) – Marc Leishman will not compete at the Rio Olympics golf tournament in another blow to Australia's medal hopes following Adam Scott's decision to skip the Games.

Leishman, who would have represented Australia along with world number one Jason Day, withdrew citing the mosquito-borne Zika virus & health concerns for his wife.

The 32-year-old's wife Audrey suffered toxic shock syndrome, a potentially fatal illness caused by bacterial infection, last year & she was still recovering, Leishman said.

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