Wallabies 2020 news: Nic White, Argentina draw, Dave Rennie, Tri Nations, leaderboard, Reece Hodge missed goal


Representing your country in itself is pretty special, but doing it so close to home was never something Nic White really gave much thought to.

That was until this week, when the Scone-born White assured he would keep his emotions in check when running out at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The result – a 15-all draw with Argentina – won’t necessarily take away from just how much the occasion meant but a shattered White said post-game that the moment was “tainted.”

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Bryson DeChambeau, round two, leaderboard, cut, video, Cam Smith, Tiger Woods


Bryson DeChambeau had the golf world fearing he was going to make a mockery of the famous Augusta course at the Masters.

The bulked-up American declared he was hitting the ball further than ever ahead of his opening round and proclaimed he was looking at the course, that has caught out some of the biggest names, “as a par-67 because I can reach all the par fives in two”.

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Despite his grandious declarations and putting the fear of god into the golfing world, Augusta had other ideas.

The course struck back as DeChambeau’s charge to claim the Masters quickly began to fall apart as the holes rolled along.

An opening round of two-under par was highlighted by a double-bogey on the 13th hole. On Saturday things reached diabolic levels.

After reaching three-under par after his opening two holes, DeChambeau triple-bogeyed the par four third. His shot off the team landed just off the fairway but became completely lost in the grass.

Without crowds in attendance to help spot it, DeChambeau, his caddie and an official could not find his ball, forcing DeChambeau to take a penalty stroke and ride back to the tee box for another drive. It landed back in the same area, though this time it stayed visible in the rough.

DeChambeau argued with the officials briefly over being able to lose the ball in casual water. The official informed him it was more “spotty” than casual.

He followed up the nightmare with bogeys in three of his next four holes.

Sitting at one-over, DeChambeau is in serious danger of missing the cut for the final two rounds of the Masters which is expected to be one-under.

Before the day’s play was brought to a halt due to light, DeChambeau had pulled off the drive fans had been waiting to see when he drove over the trees on the 13th hole and required only a sand wedge to chip onto the green and set up an eagle putt.

The hulking American will finish his final six holes on Sunday morning and will need to reach at least one-under if he wants to make the cut and compete for the Masters jacket.

Aussie Cameron Smith didn’t have any of the issues DeChambeau was facing as he finished his second round like a steam train.

Smith finished round two by going five under par over his final four holes to enter the halfway point of the tournament with a share of the lead at nine under.

He closed out his round with an eagle and three birdies to record a round of 68.

“It was a very up and down round, a little bit scrappy,” Smith said. “But hung in there and at the end, it was brilliant.”

World number one Dustin Johnson and third-ranked Justin Thomas shared the second-round clubhouse lead with two unexpected contenders, Smith and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer.

As rain-softened Augusta National surrendered unprecedented success, Thomas closed with back-to-back birdies to shoot a three-under 69 and US compatriot Johnson birdied his final hole to shoot 70 and join the lead pack on nine-under-par 135.

“I like my position going into the weekend,” Johnson said. “Conditions are going to stay relatively the same. You are going to have to stay aggressive. You have to keep shooting well.”

Ancer, trying to become the first debut Masters winner in 41 years, birdied two of his last four holes to fire 67.

Im Sung-jae, a 22-year-old South Korean also making his Masters debut, fired a 70 to share fifth with American Patrick Cantlay on 136.

“I really feel like I’m prepared this week,” Im said. “I did feel like this course suited my style. I just approached the tournament with confidence.”

Defending champion Tiger Woods, who matched his best-ever Masters start with a 68, was on level par for the second round after 10 holes, sharing 22nd place as he chases a 16th major title and sixth Masters victory.

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Dally M Medal 2020, how to watch, winner, odds, NRL, time, TV, players, leaderboard


It’s NRL grand final week and that means rugby league’s night of nights is upon us.

The Dally M Medal will be presented on Monday night to the player dubbed the best and fairest for season 2020.

But this year things are a bit different.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2020 Dally M Awards.

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AFL 2020: Brownlow Medal tips, dark horses, outside chances, leaderboard, best chances, odds, Taylor Adams, Tom Mitchell, Nic Naitanui, Tom Hawkins, Zach Merrett, Luke Parker


In a year like no other, it seems fitting that we’ll have a Brownlow Medal count to match.

But just because the setting will be different doesn’t necessarily mean the end result will be.

If there is to be a shock winner to upstage Lachie Neale and take out ‘Charlie’, who is leading the pack? We’ve picked out the notable smokeys for the prestigious award.

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Bryson DeChambeau wins, leaderboard, all-time blooper


Bryson DeChambeau has stormed home to win the US Open, excelling in a spectacular final round that saw him finish a whopping six shots clear of his nearest rival.

Leading at the end of the third round, Matthew Wolff teed off today trying to become the youngest major champion since Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters.

The 21-year-old American fired a five-under par 65 in his third round to stand on five-under 205 after 54 holes with DeChambeau two strokes adrift.

But Wolff couldn’t hold off the golf hulk — who has become famous for stacking on at least 10kg of muscle as part of a wild body transformation in recent times to establish himself as the biggest hitter on tour.

DeChambeau was on fire on Monday (AEDT), taming the volatile Winged Foot course by shooting a three-under 67. He was the only player to finish under par for the entire tournament, ending up at six-under.

Wolff’s five-over in the final round put him at even par in the end.

The PGA’s official Twitter account lauded DeChambeau’s dominant showing as an “epic performance” while sportscaster Pete Medhurst praised the American’s “sensational golf”.

Sports writer Anand Datla called the win “monumental” while Charlie Bell said Dechambeau is “changing the game” with his scientific approach to golf and long bombs off the tee.

Australian golf commentator Luke Elvy was in awe of the “phenomenal round and performance”.

“Bryson DeChambeau has caught so much heat for how he approaches the game. He’s often ridiculed by the ‘woke’ generation & sure, he’s made his fair share of mistakes, but he lives life HIS way & keeps accumulating success. Be like Bryson kids,” Elvy tweeted.

GOLF STAR’S ALL-TIME BLOOPER

Terrifying footage of Winged Foot’s treacherous greens went viral before the start of the US Open, and it was enough to put chills down the spines of amateur golfers everywhere.

But the tough-to-read greens were also playing mind games with the world’s biggest stars in New York, as evidenced by this all-time blooper from Rory Sabbatini.

The Slovakian was lining up for a putt on the 15th during his final round and thought he’d outsmart the course by taking an unconventional route to the hole, only for his ball to end up further away from the pin than when he started.

“What is going on here? I don’t think I’ve ever seen this, ever,” one TV commentator said as Sabbatini faced in a completely different direction to the flag, hoping his ball would take a hard left.

“That was unbelievable,” the analyst added as he burst out laughing.

It really was as bad as it gets.

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Sabbatini’s effort was a far cry from what Zach Johnson managed to pull off in the first round at the par-3 first.

The American took a similar approach in hitting the ball well away from the hole — but with much more success, sending it past the flag before it hit reverse and found the cup.

The frightening nature of Winged Foot’s greens was too much for Danny Lee, who pulled out of the tournament after six-putting on the 18th hole.

The Kiwi suffered a meltdown at the end of his round when, after missing a putt from just four-feet, the yips completely took over.

The 30-year-old gave up after missing his second putt, not bothering to set up properly as he imploded.

More to come …

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All-time blooper, leaderboard, Bryson DeChambeau


Terrifying footage of Winged Foot’s treacherous greens went viral before the start of the US Open, and it was enough to put chills down the spines of amateur golfers everywhere.

But the tough-to-read greens were also playing mind games with the world’s biggest stars in New York, as evidenced by this all-time blooper from Rory Sabbatini.

The Slovakian was lining up for a putt on the 15th during his final round and thought he’d outsmart the course by taking an unconventional route to the hole, only for his ball to end up further away from the pin than when he started.

“What is going on here? I don’t think I’ve ever seen this, ever,” one TV commentator said as Sabbatini faced in a completely different direction to the flag, hoping his ball would take a hard left.

“That was unbelievable,” the analyst added as he burst out laughing.

It really was as bad as it gets.

Sabbatini’s effort was a far cry from what Zach Johnson managed to pull off in the first round at the par-3 first.

The American took a similar approach in hitting the ball well away from the hole — but with much more success, sending it past the flag before it hit reverse and found the cup.

The frightening nature of Winged Foot’s greens was too much for Danny Lee, who pulled out of the tournament after six-putting on the 18th hole.

The Kiwi suffered a meltdown at the end of his round when, after missing a putt from just four-feet, the yips completely took over.

The 30-year-old gave up after missing his second putt, not bothering to set up properly as he imploded.

RELATED: Viral videos giving stars nightmares

RELATED: Tiger Woods crashes and burns

Leader Matthew Wolff teed off in the final round of the 120th US Open trying to become the youngest major champion since Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters.

The 21-year-old American fired a five-under par 65 in his third round to stand on five-under 205 after 54 holes with Bryson DeChambeau two strokes adrift.

Wolff, the youngest 54-hole US Open leader since 1971, was aiming to become the first golfer to win the event in his debut since 20-year-old amateur Francis Ouimet managed the feat exactly 107 years ago.

But DeChambeau’s final round was something special. He stormed to three-under after 14 holes, putting him at six-under overall — four strokes clear of Wolff, who was three-over through the same number of holes in his final round.

More to come …

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