Golf: Daley in fight over etiquette

JOHN DALY'S less than spotless reputation suffered another stain yesterday when he was involved in a fight over course etiquette after the final round of the World Series of Golf in Ohio, won by Jose-Maria Olazabal.

According to witnesses, Daly, who had just shot an 83, was grabbed from behind by Bob Roth, 62, whereupon the two men wrestled on the ground before being separated. Roth was upset because Daly twice hit balls into the group ahead of him on the Firestone Country Club North course, the pair in question numbering his son, Jeffrey. Timothy W Finchem, the US PGA Tour commissioner, said tour officials were investigating.

Despite two bogeys in the last five holes, Colin Montgomerie managed to hang on for a tense one-shot victory over Bernhard Langer in the Volvo German Open at Dusseldorf yesterday. The Scot finished with a two-under par 70 for a four-round aggregate of 269 and gained his second successive victory, his third this year.