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Daily sports briefs | Justin Thomas has reclaimed golf's world No 1 spot, Israel Folau has made headlines again and Kasper Schmeichel could join Manchester United.

THOMAS RIDES LUCK, BACK AT NO 1

There is a new sheriff in town. Justin Thomas rode his luck to win the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday and reclaim the world No 1 spot he briefly held in 2018. Thomas picked up his 13th PGA Tour title meaning that there are only two players who have won 13 or more titles over the past 60 years at a younger age than Thomas ... Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Bet you didn't know that.

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: Thomas had a few lucky bounces over the final few holes that saw him edge defending champ Brooks Koepka ... that said, you couldn't ask for a better confidence booster heading into the season's first major, the PGA Championship next week.

NO KNEE FOR ISRAEL

Controversial Israel Folau, who has never been shy to do things his way, has made headlines again ... this time for being the only player not to take a knee before a Super League match between St Helens and Catalans Dragons over the weekend.

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: Folau was sacked by Rugby Australia a few years ago for saying that "hell awaits gay people" among other controversial and polarising comments and is now plying his trade in rugby league ... for his sins!

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON FOR UNITED?

There is a rumour circulating in the media that Manchester United may look to resolve their goalkeeping "crisis" by tempting Kasper Schmeichel away from Leicester. Current keeper David de Gea has had a poor season, costing United at key moments, while Schmeichel has been in great form for Leicester ... consistently for a number of years.

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: At this point, the rumours appear to be just that ... rumours. Manchester United already have another quality keeper in Dean Henderson on their books meaning that the Red Devils would most likely save their ammunition for other areas they need to strengthen. It's also unlikely that Leicester would easily part with their star keeper, especially as he has 3 years still left on his contract. It would make for a fairy tale story though as Kasper's dad Peter was a mainstay of Sir Alex Ferguson's legendary United teams in the 90's and 2000's.

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