James Corrigan

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

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Woods on stage at ‘Tiger Jam’, with his PR minders sure to be near

James Corrigan: Seeing through Tiger Woods' corporate keystrokes

There will be sage advice, like, “Tiger, don’t answer that Tweet on the porn queen and the waitress”

Lift for Terry: Despite a Champions’ League red card, Chelsea’s captain can resume cup-raising duties if the final is won

The Last Word: One knee-jerk reaction leads to another

Terry may be a pantomime villain but that does not mean he isn't entitled to a bit of fair play

James Corrigan: All hail the local zeroes, the heart and spirit of sport

For every Manchester United, there are many thousands of little sports clubs such as Penarth

Grin and bear it: The Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone samples the atmosphere at the Bahrain Grand Prix

The Last Word: Weekend at Bernie's is beyond bad

There is no point getting too worked up about Formula One in Bahrain – questions of morality do not apply to multi-millionaires

Bubba Watson should be grateful that his incredible Masters-winning shot last Sunday didn’t drop

James Corrigan: Bubba is a one-off, a true ace in the pack

If you hit the ball to a few inches, it's a great shot. If you hole it, it's dismissed as lucky. How does that work

Final fence: The Grand National has been a treasured fixture for the BBC's live coverage for more than half a century

The Last Word: Auntie's fall from grace is shameful

Handing over Grand National reins without so much as a fight shows the BBC's priorities are all wrong

Azinger and Woods, pictured together at the 2002 Ryder Cup

Azinger brands Woods an 'embarrassment'

Even Tiger Woods's most ardent supporters have turned against him over his club-kicking antics at last week's Masters. The former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger called him an "embarrassment to the game".

Lee Westwood admits his putting must improve if he is to win a major

Putting remains major obstacle for Westwood

World No 3 believes he will end England's 16-year title wait despite his terrible time on the Augusta greens

American Bubba Watson gestures after a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

Watson wins sudden-death play-off against Oosthuizen

South African's extraordinary albatross is in vain after American holds nerve at the second extra hole

Augusta Diary: Change on the cards after Donald complains

Luke Donald is anything but a recalcitrant by nature, yet he has urged the Augusta officials to take steps to ensure no player has to go through what he did on Thursday.

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A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
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Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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Michael Calvin's Last Word

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