Martin leads as Wie heads home after missing the cut

American Mo Martin carded a second consecutive 69 to claim the halfway lead in the Ricoh Women’s British Open here yesterday.

Rory McIlroy battled to avoid missing the cut yesterday

McIlroy struggles with wind change but Rose prospers

McIlroy set a new course record of 64 at Royal Aberdeen on Thursday, but as the wind changed direction so did the former world No 1, who stumbled to a 78 that had him battling to make the cut

Spain’s Beatriz Recari has been the only player to break par in both rounds at Royal Birkdale

Recari shows her battling qualities to share the lead

Beatriz Recari finished with three straight birdies for a five-under 67 in the second round at Royal Birkdale to share the lead on three under with Ryu So-yeon on another tough day at the Women’s British Open yesterday.

‘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

Phil Mickelson celebrates his Open Championship success by lifting the famous Claret Jug for the first time

The Open 2014: Phil Mickelson hopes to draw on last year's turnaround to clinch back-to-back Claret Jug successes

Mickelson won the Scottish Open and The Open within the space of a fortnight after heartbreak at the US Open

Graeme McDowell lifts the French Open trophy in Paris

French Open 2014: Graeme McDowell cuts a late dash to retain title

Graeme McDowell will head into the Open Championship buoyed by his first successful title defence following  a dramatic final round of the French Open on Sunday.

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after winning the Alstom Open de France - Day Four at Le Golf National on July 6, 2014 in Paris, France

French Open 2014: Graeme McDowell heads to The Open with momentum after overturning eight-shot deficit to retain his Alstom Open de France title

Norther Irishman records a brilliant final round 67 to take full advantage of Kevin Stadler's collapse

Carly Booth is looking to do well in this week’s ISPS event to qualify for the British Women’s Open

Carly Booth faces bare fact of shooting low scores after furore over naked magazine cover

Pin-up pose and loss of form overshadowed Scot’s early promise but now she’s fighting back

Graeme McDowell’s Open preparations were given a boost yesterday

Fresh-again Graeme McDowell enjoys walk in park at Fota Island

Graeme McDowell’s Open preparations were given a boost yesterday when he moved into contention for the Irish Open by taking a share of the lead yesterday.

Martin Kaymer holds the trophy after his US Open triumph

Martin Kaymer win US Open 2014: German golfer eases through lap of honour to claim second major crown

German adds US Open title to US PGA honours after rebuilding game following tumble down the rankings

Martin Kaymer setting the pace

US Open 2014: Martin Kaymer in the driving seat, but Justin Rose could still retain crown

Last year's winner knows he needs 'a special round of golf' to catch German

From left to right: Shane Lowry, of Ireland, Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge and Kevin Stadler, of the United States

US Open 2014: De Jonge’s 70 cuts insulting pairings pick down to size

How does one put this without causing offence? Here goes. Brendon de Jonge shoved the brazen insults of the US Open pairings committee where the sun don’t shine with a second-round 70 that kept him in the bunch behind leader Martin Kaymer.

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