Missing LinksOctober 3, 2015

Rory McIlroy says that Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have ‘given me that sense of hunger again’

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“Rory McIlroy says the exploits of rivals Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have given him ‘a sense of hunger again,’” this BBC Sport story says. “The Northern Irishman, 26, was deposed as world number one after being sidelined with a broken ankle suffered while playing football with friends. ‘It's motivating to see what these guys are doing. You want to work harder, hit more balls, and try to keep getting better. It has definitely given me that sense of hunger again.’”

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“After it was confirmed that Sky Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 event at Royal Troon, ending 60 years of free-to-air broadcasts on the BBC, Peter Alliss expressed his sadness that the Royal and Ancient, golf’s governing body, had chased revenue at the cost of viewing figures,” Chris Cutmore writes at the Daily Mail. “BBC commentator Alliss, 84, told The Times: ‘A month ago I was told it was going to happen. I am embarrassed that an organisation the size of the BBC with its worldwide reputation is in this situation, but it is inevitable.’”

How did European Tour player David Drysdale recover from a torn calf muscle? With treatment from the Scottish rugby team’s physio, acupuncture and walks in the frigid North Sea, “twice a day at Pease Bay walking about like a right idiot with a jacket, woolly hat and a pair of shorts on,” he said in this story by Martin Dempster of the Scotsman. “There were kids on surfing courses and they must have thought I was a bit weird walking up and down. But the resistance and cold has done it the world of good.”

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