Kevin Garside

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Luke Donald says he is about ‘90 per cent of the way there’ with his new swing

Luke Donald sure he’s taken big swing towards Open title

After watching Rose win the US Open, former world No 1 felt he’d have to make alterations to his action if he was to claim that elusive title. He tells Kevin Garside he’s happy with how it is all coming along

Erik Compton hits a shot during a practice round for The Open which starts at Royal Liverpool on Thursday

Erik Compton the medical miracle is on his third major... and third heart

American with rare condition finished second in US Open and now has his sights set on Hoylake

Ian Thorpe’s revealing interview with Michael Parkinson was broadcast in Australia yesterday

Kevin Garside: The pity about Ian Thorpe’s announcement is that a great swimmer should have to declare his sexuality at all

Thorpe is not addressing the developed mind, but age-old prejudices that are still with us

McIlroy's opening round at Royal Aberdeen this week demonstrated his potency

Scottish Open 2014: Rory McIlroy needs a cure for his Black Friday blues

But a Saturday 68 leaves him seven behind Justin Rose

Box seat: Lee Westwood says he is feeling refreshed and raring to go after taking a break ahead of this year’s Open at Hoylake, which starts on Thursday

The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

Briton who nearly broke his duck at the last Open tells Kevin Garside he is ready for another go

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

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