Tiger Woods hunt for more majors guarantees high drama at US PGA

Tiger Woods is examining his 2000 triumphs at the US Open, the Open and US PGA for a boost as he prepares for Bethpage The golf world developed such a frenzied state as Tiger Woods claimed the Masters that the helpful vagaries of a new schedule were forgotten. Woods was due to go in pursuit of a 16th major within weeks, even before he took the surprising decision to skip the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Bethpage Black has been afforded the perfect storm: Woods, in his first start since winning in such the Wells Fargo. Sightings of the 43-year-old walking gingerly added to a typically fevered rumour mill. In Woodss defence, even before the exertions attached to winning his …

Mastering momentum: exploring the anatomy of amazing comebacks | Andrew Anthony

Psychological momentum helped Spurs and Liverpool reach the Champions League final, even if they did not realise it Whatever you think about Jos Mourinho, most would agree he knows a thing or two about football. Surveying the two epic semi-final second legs of the Champions League, he came to two very different conclusions about Liverpools and Tottenhams unlikely victories. In the first case, he said, losing 3-0 in the first leg to mentality, specifically the mentality instilled in the team by Jrgen Klopp. In the second, he thought Spurs three second-half goals to snatch the tie against Ajax were all down to tactics, namely playing long balls up to Fernando Llorente. Both analyses have their merits but they miss out …

Goldstein soars to win in Shanghai leg of Global Champions Tour

(CNN)Danielle Goldstein won the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour for the world’s top showjumpers in a nail-biter. Follow @cnnsport ‘Rocketship’ It was the second LGCT triumph for Goldstein, who also won in Estoril two years ago. “She is like a rocketship underneath you, you have just so much raw power, she tries her heart out for me,” Goldstein said about the horse she has been riding since 2016. “I couldn’t ask for anything more.” Watched by a cosmopolitan crowd at the China Art Palace in Shanghai, with many spectators donning hats and designer outfits, the lone Asian stop of the Tour saw nine riders qualify for the jump-off, on a sandy course over 1.60-meter jumps set by …