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A couple of days ago I asked a UK Sport insider why more athletes do not go public Authentic Darren Helm Womens Jersey with their concerns. “Put yourself in their shoes,” came the reply. “One path is potentially well rewarded. And then there’s another that comes after speaking out. If you are a rational person, do you want to travel down the road of a Brian Cookson or a Jess Varnish? There is a massive disincentive to rock the boat.”Rickie Fowler’s challenge stumbled on the back nine while Harman, who had hitherto dropped only two shots in the whole tournament, was to run out of putting form when posting bogeys at the 12th, 13th and the last. Fowler’s 72 meant a share of fifth.Koepka’s triumph had a foundation on the greens. A birdie putt from 41ft at the 8th played a key part in reaching the turn in 33. By the time he took to the penultimate hole his lead was virtually unassailable. The prize was a record $2.1m.Matsuyama came to grips with this ferocious battle, embarking on a stirring chase from just inside the top 20. The man seeking to become Japan’s first ever major champion posted a 66 for his 12-under total; Matsuyama’s tilt at the top comes with the context of starting this tournament with a 74. At that point he was 82nd.Matsuyama will rue one shot. His drive at the tricky 15th was pulled horribly into dense rough, from where he could only chip out sideways. The bogey which ensued proved damaging, though he should have the consolation of a rise to No2 in the world rankings on Monday morning. Matsuyama played the closing three holes in two under par despite being aware that one more time ruling would result in him being penalised a stroke.“Father” was Paul Kelleway, trainer of Sprowston Boy and a famously tough man to impress, though that did not stop his daughter from departing from his instructions en route to that long-ago success. “I kicked at Swinley Bottom, a mile from home. I think father was Authentic Matt Stajan Womens Jersey probably pulling his hair out in the stands. I remember this Scottish accent behind me, Willie Carson going: “Steady, Gay, steady, you’ll not get home!“But I knew the horse stayed all day. I kicked and kicked and coming into the straight, when I looked round, I couldn’t believe how far clear I was.” Sprowston Boy still had eight lengths in hand at the winning line.As Kelleway slowed her horse to a walk, jockeys like Steve Cauthen, Greville Starkey, Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott caught up and muttered their congratulations. “They all said that’ll keep the old man happy for a while.”The main problem is that a vast amount of power lies with UK Sport and the heads of each sport – and very little with the athletes, who are subject to an annual review whereby their lottery money can be cut or stopped completely.“Player power” is often heard of in football but for those in Olympic sports the power dynamic favours coaches and administrators – which hardly encourages athletes to question them.One coach recently told of an athlete who made some modest but justified criticisms of his sport. A few months later his lottery funding was trimmed. Perhaps it was coincidental but his fellow athletes took away a lesson: he rocked the boat and lost out. As the coach explained: “A lot of signals are sent to people to say don’t misbehave and I am troubled by that. No one is saying that bullying and other such behaviour is widespread but there is an environment that does not allow enough checks and balances.”“I take my hat off to John Gosden and Saeed bin Suroor [the trainers using Gordon at Ascot]. They know she can ride. She reminds me of Kieren Fallon. She’s got a lot of strength in her legs and more bottle than most of the lads.”
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