James Corrigan

James Corrigan writes about golf and other sports for The Independent.

Alliss saddened as BBC Masters coverage goes down the tube

Peter Alliss is determined to enjoy this Masters, because he doesn't know how many more on which he will be commentating. Blessedly, that isn't because the evergreen 82-year-old is counting any days; his fears are due to the latest news of the BBC's continued withdrawal from big-time golf.

Tiger purrs over Rory who is given reminder of horror show

Tiger Woods has finally joined in with the Rory-mania. The 14-times major champion had previously resisted adding to all the hype which has accompanied the young Ulsterman's rise into the world's elite, but yesterday he found the temptation to praise irresistible.

Woods feels 'old times' are here again after revival

Tiger Woods is two practice rounds into his bid to win a fifth Green Jacket and the word from his companion is highly promising. When Mark O'Meara stepped off the course here yesterday he looked like a man who had seen it all before. "Everything I've seen out there was extremely good," said O'Meara, who donned green himself in 1998. "He said it felt like old times out there again."

McIlroy: an on-form Woods is the real No 1

Perhaps it says much about the ever-growing fame of Rory McIlroy that last year he brought three friends from home as his Masters guests – and this year he has invited Ant and Dec. When the Geordie presenters arrive at the Augusta National they will find their friend talking up the chances of Tiger Woods.

Everything in place for Tiger

Hank Haney was once employed as Tiger Woods's coach but after causing widespread sympathy for the shamed superstar perhaps he should now apply to be his PR man.

Woods will win a major a year, says Rose

Is that the sound of Tiger Woods' rivals running to the hills? Not quite, although Justin Rose does believe that he and his fellow pros should resign themselves to another period of domination from the red-shirted one.

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Grand Slam winner on £5,000 - and that's a year

Not since the amateur days has a Grand Slam match-winner boasted such a meagre salary. In a revelation which should stun all of football's young multi-millionaires, Alex Cuthbert, Wales's try-scorer, is on £5,000 with his club. That's £5,000 a year, not a week.