Sporting Digest: Golf

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The Independent Online
Watford's Warren Bennett will make a late decision on whether to compete at the European Tour qualifying school starting today in southern Spain, after suffering a recurrence of a neck injury. The 26-year-old former amateur international, who is due to tee off at 8.27am at Guadalmina, has had to return to the school after earning only pounds 1,381 on the Tour this year. A combination of the neck injury and poor form meant he was able to play in only nine events, having gained the seventh of the 45 cards on offer at the Tour school 12 months ago.

Joyce Wethered, who Bobby Jones once said was the greatest golfer he had ever seen, has died just two days after her 96th birthday. Wethered, who later became Lady Heathcote-Amory, won the Ladies' British Open Amateur championship four times and held the English championship five times in a row. She also won the Worplesdon mixed foursomes eight times with seven different partners.

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