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Major championships are now the domain of golf’s one-time pretenders. Seven in Authentic Reto Berra Youth Jersey a row have been claimed by first-time champions, with the conclusion to the 117th US Open developing into a test of nerve for Brooks Koepka. The 27-year-old from Florida became the latest player to deliver on earlier and widely recognised promise.Koepka – like Jason Day, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker and Sergio García – is a bridesmaid no more. Even fresh, testing Wisconsin conditions for day four and the weight of history could not halt Koepka as he brilliantly pieced together a 67. Three birdies in a row from the 14th provided the hammer blow to those in pursuit; the eventual margin of victory was four shots, at 16 under par, a record-equalling US Open tally. Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama shared second place.Koepka’s glory owes plenty to a bold career path. Rather than play through low grade tours in his native United States, he opted to move outside his comfort http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Vincent_Trocheck_Jersey zone and to Europe. US PGA Tour status was earned as he progressed through the Challenge and European Tours, impressing seasoned observers on the way. Major wins, albeit never certain, appeared highly likely. This may be just the start.Of the players who fell short here perhaps Tommy Fleetwood has the most cause to be upbeat. The Englishman continues a tremendous 2017, with aspirations of success at next month’s Open Championship perfectly realistic. This was, after all, his first time in major contention. Fleetwood finished fourth at 11 under.One can see their point. Cookson, having enjoyed a long career in sports administration, is now president of the UCI, earning £235,000 a year. Varnish, having spoken out about the problems in British Cycling – and having been largely vindicated – finds herself marginalised and ostracised. At 26 she also knows her career in elite sport is probably Tracy Mcgrady Authentic Jersey over. What would you do?Of course not every complaint is serious or justified. And nor is elite sport a place to hold hands round the campfire and sing kumbaya. But in a week where fresh and disturbing allegations about bullying in British Bobsleigh and child abuse in British Canoeing were heard there is an urgent need to tilt the balance in favour of whistleblowers and honest brokers.Indeed, lost amid the flurry of reports into British Cycling last Wednesday was the damning verdict from the financial accountants Moore Stephens on UK Sport’s whistleblower policy. In their view it was inadequate: it needed to be “more robust”, “encourage a culture of openness” and “provide statutory protection from unfair dismissal for making a protected disclosure”. The question is how.The main problem is that a vast amount of power lies with UK Sport and the heads of each sport – and very little with http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Tracy_Mcgrady_Jersey the athletes, who are subject to an annual review whereby their lottery money can be cut or stopped completely.Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the only race ever run at Royal Ascot won by a female jockey. The continuing wait for a second such occurrence suggests equality of opportunity in horse racing remains some way off but the jockey who made history in 1987, Gay Kelleway, believes at least one other will emulate her achievement this week.“Thirty years, I can’t believe it,” Kelleway said on Monday as she reflected on her 12-1 success aboard Sprowston Boy in the Queen Alexandra Stakes a week after Margaret Thatcher won her third general election. “Father always said I was 10 years ahead of my time. It looks like it was more than that.”


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