After pulling off a massive upset over Chandler Egan, who at the time was a 20-year-old reigning U.S. amateur champion, a playful Lyon turned himself upside-down and walked on his hands to receive his Olympic medal and trophy. "We started talking about it again when it was announced that golf was returning to the Olympics and it just sunk in, he's the defending champion. At 18, he set a Canadian record in the pole vault and would go on to represent his country at cricket, scoring 238 not out for his club, which stood as a Canadian record for nearly 40 years.
An Irish golf course owned by Donald Trump, a climate change denier, has put in a planning application for a sea wall to protect against coastal erosion, citing changing weather as the reason. The US Republican presidential hopeful's Irish holding company TIGL Ireland Enterprises submitted the application earlier this month to build a £7.6 million (10.0 million euro, $11.2 million) rock barrier saying that storms had swept away sand dunes. "The evidence for increased storm activity associated with climate change suggests that the erosion will accelerate," read the application by Doonbeg golf course in western Ireland, obtained by AFP on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Former world number one Lee Westwood hopes his strong finish at last month's U.S. Masters proves to be the catalyst for the Briton to get back to his best, adding that poor form had led him to question his ability to compete at the top level. The Briton only just qualified for the season's first major by virtue of a top-50 ranking but his two-under total at Augusta was good enough to tie for second alongside Jordan Spieth, three shots behind compatriot Danny Willet. It was a welcome return to form for Westwood, who is still searching for a first win since recording a third Indonesian Masters triumph in April 2015, with his poor results leaving him as low as 67th in the world rankings earlier this year.
(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors are fast becoming a pale shadow of the 73-win team that stormed through the regular season and there is no shortage of theories as to why the league's most dominant team are now on the verge of playoff elimination. After Oklahoma City pummeled the Warriors 118-94 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference Finals series on Tuesday, questions poured in like Thunder fast-break points. Is the team's talismanic MVP Stephen Curry healthy?
Russell Westbrook tallied a triple double and Kevin Durant finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City routed Golden State 118-94 to put the Warriors on the brink of elimination. Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder who can advance to the NBA finals with a victory in Thursday's game five on the road. "I am proud of the way the guys hung in there," said Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan.