Ian Poulter

Year to forget leaves Ian Poulter looking over his shoulder

Poulter has dropped to No 43 in the world rankings after being dogged by injuries in 2014

A rejuvenated Oliver Wilson has qualified to play at all four of the European Tour’s Final Series

BMW Masters 2014: Oliver Wilson’s revival perfectly timed as he returns to battle the best in Shanghai

St Andrews win sees 34-year-old secure qualification to play in the four big-money events of the European Tour’s Final Series

Justin Rose wants a fine run in November to lift his ranking

Justin Rose hopes late bloom will put him in range of Rory McIlroy

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Ian Poulter of England poses with the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup on the final day of the Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter interview: Golfer proud to have pushed himself to peak of his powers

Unlikely hero tells Kevin Garside about his amazing trip from pro shop to Ryder Cup, the tragic loss of his cousin and how his son is starting to follow in the family footsteps

Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo's 'sour grapes' leave a bad taste in Ian Poulter's mouth

Faldo called Sergio Garcia 'useless' for his performance in Europe’s 2008 Ryder Cup

Graeme McDowell knocked out while Patrick Reed gets revenge

Reed knocked Jamie Donaldson out of the World Match Play

Graeme McDowell suffered a surprise defeat in the World Match Play Championship yesterday

World Match Play Championship 2014: Graeme McDowell makes rare slip while Stephen Gallacher loses 10th match in row

Gallacher managed six birdies against Pablo Larrazabal, but saw the Spaniard hole a pitch from 30 yards on the 18th to snatch an unlikely victory

Paul Casey seeks win to complete elite return

Casey beat Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson in opener

Fist-pumping Patrick Reed seeks another matchplay fix

As task force looks into US Ryder Cup failure, one of team’s few winners tees up for appreciative British crowd again

Phhil Mickelson was scathing of Tom Watson's leadership

Lee Westwood hits out at Phil Mickelson over Ryder Cup attack on Tom Watson

Mickelson was openly critical of the US captain

Rory McIlroy donates £1m to open care centre for children with cancer

World No 1 hopes the project 'can be replicated' elsewhere

Sam Torrance holds the Ryder Cup

Sam Torrance: Paul McGinley's attention to detail was key to Europe's Ryder Cup success

He slept though the victory party but, he tells Kevin Garside, the vice-captain won’t forget the ‘best organised team ever’

Oliver Wilson of England holds the trophy aloft after victory in the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Raphaël Jacquelin is one shot clear of the chasing pack

Jacquelin’s fine finish gives him edge position

France’s Raphaël Jacquelin claimed the halfway lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday as the luck of the draw had a major impact.

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Caroline Wozniacki
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Nicola Adams kisses her Commonwealth Games gold medal
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