Kevin Garside

Sports writer for The Independent

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The Open 2014: Tiger Woods TV channel may lose its major star

Everyone wants to follow Tiger, so ESPN will track his every move at the tournament. But he has played so little golf since his back surgery that few give him any chance

‘I couldn’t find the HP sauce the other morning for this lovely sausage sandwich I’d made. It was doing my head in’

Scottish Open 2014: Poulter keen to clean up at the Open

Hertfordshire golfer is obsessive about everything being in its place so he would love to put a major trophy in his bag to complete a satisfying collection. Hoylake next week offers him the chance

Rory McIlroy tees off in Aberdeen yesterday

Scottish Open 2014: Rory McIlroy hits Royal Aberdeen course record to fire major warning

The Northern Irishman has been imperious off the tee all year. It was only a matter of time before his short game fell into line

Laura Davies will relish playing at Royal Birkdale, the scene of her 1986 Women’s Open triumph

Women’s Open 2014: Dame Laura Davies eyes repeat Royal Birkdale win aged 50

She is a beacon for middle-age ambition in a sport suddenly flush with teenage sluggers

Rory McIlroy signing autographs for supporters

Scottish Open 2014: Rory McIlroy feels in fine fettle for the Open after lads’ weekend in Ibiza

Northern Irishman ready for build up to third major of the year after sunshine break

Nico Rosberg drives ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The head-to-head between the Mercedes team-mates has delivered at times breathless racing

British Grand Prix 2014 comment: F1 risks losing its soul since the centre of gravity shifted from driver to vehicle

Imagine how good the season might be if all the drivers had a Mercedes underneath them

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix: ‘Underdog’ has his day as luck for once smiles on Hamilton

The start finish straight was swamped in Union Jack flags as the British fans celebrated a first home victory at Silverstone since Hamilton's 2008 triumph

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during final practice ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit

F1 British Grand Prix: Another mistake suggest problem is in Lewis Hamilton’s mind

The former world champion’s mental strength is questioned by Stewart after a further misjudgement hands pole to his Mercedes team-mate

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during practice at Silverstone yesterday, although he later suffered engine failure

British Grand Prix 2014 zooms into sporting picture

The World Cup, Wimbledon and the Tour de France all take a back seat for fans at Silverstone this weekend. Kevin Garside joins the campers

Williams driver Susie Wolff made history in practice for the British Grand Prix but it lasted only 22 minutes

British Grand Prix 2014: Susie Wolff the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years

Wolff may have made history but it only lasted a disappointing four laps

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