US Open’s return to Winged Foot brings sad memories to Tiger Woods

US Open’s return to Winged Foot brings sad memories to Tiger Woods

A shock Geoff Ogilvy victory. Disasters at the 72nd hole for Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie. When the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot is the subject for discussion, Tiger Woods isn’t a typical point of reference. Which is unusual in golf context of that era. There is a clear mitigating circumstance. Back-to-back rounds of 76 meant Woods missed the cut in New York. Far more significant was the backdrop; it was his first major appearance since the passing of his father. “I was not prepared to play and still…

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business leaders support the EU project targets on carbon emissions of 55% until 2030

business leaders support the EU project targets on carbon emissions of 55% until 2030

More than 150 business leaders and investors have urged EU countries to set higher climate goals for 2030, backing a draft European Commission plan to aim for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. A coalition of 157 multinational companies, 21 business associations and investor groups expressed their support for increased climate ambition in an open letter, published on Tuesday (15 September). European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will argue on Wednesday (16 September) in favour of a 55% emissions cut by 2030…

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Empires are back, Borrell told EU lawmakers ahead of pivotal EU summit

Empires are back, Borrell told EU lawmakers ahead of pivotal EU summit

The EU has reached a critical junction in its relations with Turkey, its chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, said on Tuesday (15 September), urging Ankara to back down from conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean and uphold basic human rights in the country. “In general we can say Europe is facing a situation in which the old empires are coming back,” Borrell told the European Parliament in a preview for next week’s special European Council meeting. Russia, China and Turkey are now “coming back with an approach on their immediate neighbourhood and…

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