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Lewine Mair

Played for England at Under 18 and Under 21 level and for English women v. France while combining amateur golf with a column in the Birmingham Planet. Went on to work on a freelance basis for The Times, supplying articles and caricatures. In 1997 became the Daily Telegraph’s Golf Correspondent (first woman to be given a specialist position in the sports pages of a national newspaper) Worked with Global Golf Post since 2010. Twice featured on the shortlist for the British Sports Writers’ awards; author of several books including The Real Monty and 100 Years of Women’s Golf.

Fun Fact: Years ago, played a couple of tournaments as a professional. I won a cheque in the first of them and it bounced. (Two events all it took to realise that playing tournaments, rearing four children and writing was not going to work.)

Handicap: I need two more cards to recapture one.

Favorite Courses: Top course played is Turnberry. Course hoped to play is Fishers Island in the U..S.

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NEWS: Grace Enters Historic Zone With 62

Branden Grace of South Africa acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after shooting a 62, the lowest round in major history during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | The scene was set for record breaking long before Branden Grace handed in the first 62 in the long history of major championship golf. Where, on Friday morning, the early players did not exactly inspire the later starters with their wind-tossed pars, bogeys and worse, the situation…

WATCH: Spieth Leads By Two At Halfway Mark

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Jordan Spieth takes shelter beneath his umbrella during a wet and windy second round at Royal Birkdale. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Jordan Spieth had a second great day on the links to finish on 6-under par and two ahead of Matt Kuchar at the halfway stage of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. One more American, Brooks Koepka, is a shot further back, only he is not on…

QUICK TAKE: Stenson Perseveres Despite Burglary

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Henrik Stenson played the second round of the Open Championship, trying to forget the burglary at his rental home the day before. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Henrik Stenson, the defending Open champion, finished Thursday at 1-under par and minus his clothes, his credit cards and his watches. The house where he is staying had been looted while he was out on the course. “When I finished my (first) round, I was informed that…

QUICK TAKE: Winds Assert Friday Sway

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Canada's Austin Connelly dressed for the weather, then shot 2-over-par Friday to stay near the top of the leaderboard. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | With a few exceptions, competitors in second round of the 146th Open Championship were struggling to match their Thursday scores. A buffeting wind was in the driving seat and making for problems on every one of the 18 holes. With the wind, the players had trouble staying…

WATCH: Three Americans Share Open Championship Lead

Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar raced out to hot starts at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Hannah McKay, Reuters)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | What a leaderboard. Americans Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka handed in a couple of morning 65s. Then, by way of keeping a long, long day well and truly alive, Matt Kuchar, out at 1:37 pm UK time, sped to the turn in 29 on his way to…

NEWS: O’Meara Shows Grace Despite Opening 8

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Mark O’Meara hits the opening tee shot on the first tee at the 146th Open Championship. But it didn't go according to plan. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | He opened with an 8, he finished with an 81 and still he came in smiling. The 60-year-old Mark O’Meara did not need too much in the way of consolation at the end of the morning, the reason being that he had had his name etched on…