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Brits fail to challenge the top players in Miami

In the first World Golf Championship of the year, Britain’s players did not fill us with hope for when they are put against the rest of the world in next year’s Olympic games.

With each of the world’s top 50 players in action at the Cadillac Championship, the best British players were tied 12th in Lee Westwood and, Race to Dubai leader, Danny Willett, which does not bode well for Rio next summer.

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An Englishman in contention again in South Africa

In the European tour this week, Matt Ford went into the last day two shots behind the leader, leading the way for the British players at East London GC, South Africa.

Ford makes it three Englishmen in three weeks to be in the last group on the last day.

He could not have expected what happened on the last day thought, with South African Trevor Fisher Jnr hitting at round of eight-under-par under pressure from the rest of the field, which hosted a whole number of Brits this week.

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Poulter sinks his round on the last day

In a weather-disrupted weekend at the Honda Classic Ian Poulter held a three-shot lead going in to his last round, but sinking his ball in to the water no less than five times during his final round cost him in his title challenge.

Alongside Poulter, 4 other Brits finished in the top seven. Paul Casey kicked on from his second place finish last week to finish tied for third this week with Poulter and Scotsman Russell Knox on five-under a shot behind the winner Padraig Harrington. Casey shared the overnight lead with his fellow country man going into the fifth day, shooting a front nine score of four-under before close of play Sunday. unfortunately he could not replicate that form on the Monday, with a back-nine score of plus-one.

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