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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.

Donald urges BBC not to turn its back on 'tradition'

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald have expressed their "extreme disappointment" at the news that the BBC is pulling out of showing any live European Tour action and pleaded with the corporation to increase its coverage as British golf goes through a boom.

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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Donald win ends Rory's reign at No 1 after just two weeks

Luke Donald grasped the world No 1 tag back off Rory McIlroy last night with victory in the Transitions Championship in Florida. The Englishman showed ice-cool nerves to win a four-man play-off and ensure he will tee off the season's first major at the top of the rankings.