Kevin Garside

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Tiger Woods reacts to a poor chip on the first hole

US PGA Championship 2014: It wasn’t very good. I hit lots of bad shots, says Tiger Woods of his opening round

Under par after two rounds and he is right in the ball game was the optimistic gloss applied by Tiger Woods to a three-over-par 74 today. If only he played like he spins bad news. Woods is nowhere near this game, he’s in denial.  

Lee Westwood, right, celebrates completing his round of 65

US PGA Championship 2014: Lee Westwood soars back to former heights as Tiger Woods is grounded

Briton rediscovers tee-to-green magic with a 65 but Tiger stuck on three over

Tiger Woods crosses a bridge during a practice round as he sought to prove he had recovered from injury ahead the US PGA Championship

2014 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods gets back in the swing as clock ticks for final decision over injury

Former world No 1 back on the practice ranges as he faces race to be fit for the Ryder Cup in six weeks' time

'I love his rhythm, I love his moxie,' said the legendary Jack Nicklaus about Rory McIlroy

US PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy holds the spotlight as the man they all need to beat at Valhalla

World No 1 draws gasps on the range and praise from Jack Nicklaus

Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker during a practice round at Valhalla

US PGA Championship 2014: Who can challenge Rory McIlroy?

He may be the heir apparent to Tiger Woods, but one major player is determined not to be intimidated by the new No 1

Licence to thrill: Rory McIlroy celebrates returning to No 1 in the world by adopting a familiar pose ahead of the US PGA

US PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy reveals added muscle is secret to his success

The Northern Irishman led the driving statistics in Akron last week where he won the Bridgestone Invitational with an average wallop of 317 yards

England’s gold medallists Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott pose on the podium after winning the B2 tandem track cycling event during the Commonwealth Games

Kevin Garside: One of the Commonwealth Games' greatest ingredients was having para-sportspeople share the stage with their able-bodied counterparts

A little verse to start the week, a slightly abridged poem by John Anthony Davies:

Tiger Woods back injury: Don't dismiss the former world No 1 just yet

Back injury that forced Tiger to withdraw from Bridgestone tonight will have his critics writing him off ahead of this week’s USPGA at Valhalla. But, says Kevin Garside, the game’s finest finisher with an iron will, can compete again

Sergio Garcia led by five shots on 14-under-par after 15 holes of his third round when weather intervened

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 2014: Second isn't a negative for Sergio Garcia as the twinkle in his eye returns

Garcia was close to walking away from golf not so long ago, but he holds a five-shot lead at Firestone when weather intervened

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