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The Back 9 - 2 March 2009

Casey's charge runs into pedigree of Ogilvy

England's drought in the Accenture World Match Play continued here in the Arizona desert yesterday as Paul Casey was beaten 4&3 by the Australian Geoff Ogilvy. The scoreline suggested that the 36-hole final had been closely fought, but, in truth, it flattered Casey, who came up against an inspired opponent.

McIlroy win makes big impression

As the American crowds were still coming to terms with the all too brief appearance of Tiger Woods at his long-awaited comeback, the 19-year-old he would have played in yesterday's third round of the Accenture World Match Play set about proving that the world No 1 was better off at home.

Ruthless Clark proves Tiger's resurgence a desert mirage

After waiting more than eight months for their superstar to return, the golfing world watched on aghast here last night as the grand comeback of Tiger Woods was curtailed prematurely. It was Tim Clark who spoiled the party, turning out the lights in ruthless fashion.

Return of the Tiger

The world No 1 tees off next week after eight months out to repair his knee. James Corrigan explains why the Tour – and his rivals – are happy to have him back

Master of jargon talks way into FA

Criticised by MPs for ‘impenetrable’ reports, the former civil servant Ian Watmore takes over at Soho Square

More delays for NHS records scheme

Further delays can be expected to the Government's multi-billion-pound scheme to computerise medical records, a group of MPs said today.

Quiros stakes his claim

When Dave McNeilly, the experienced caddie who used to carry for Padraig Harrington and Retief Goosen, was walking past Jean Van de Velde at last week's Abu Dhabi Championship, the Frenchman stopped him to ask for whom he was now working. "Alvaro Quiros," replied McNeilly. "Ah," said Van de Velde, rubbing his thumb against finger. "Money. Lots and lots of lovely money." That was probably exactly what McNeilly was thinking; indeed what all of the envious bagmen were thinking as they eyed up the shrewd Ulsterman's latest capture.

NHS faces £700m legal action over IT project

The NHS is facing an unprecedented £700 million legal action from a Japanese computer firm over a failed project to store electronically the health records of millions of Britons.

NHS records project is thrown into confusion

Fujitsu's exit from £12bn NHS programme highlights the problems of mixing politics and IT

Centrica launches £182m lawsuit against Accenture

The energy giant Centrica has launched a writ against the consultancy group Accenture, demanding £182m in damages after the alleged failure of an IT system which Accenture built and installed for Centrica's British Gas division.

Woods 'now better than ever' admits Cink after masterclass

Stewart Cink declared yesterday that Tiger Woods is playing the best golf of his career after his fellow American struck 14 birdies in 29 holes to win the Accenture World Match Play Championship.

Battle-hardened Woods stays cool to subdue Stenson

Tiger Woods never thought he was going to lose his semi-final at the Accenture Match Play Championship here on Saturday. Even when Henrik Stenson birdied the 16th hole to make it all square with two to play, top seed Woods was a picture of serenity as he went to the 17th tee.

Win lifts Woods above Palmer in all-time standings

Tiger Woods gained his sixth victory in a row when he blew away Stewart Cink by a record margin in the final of the Accenture Match Play Championship here yesterday. Woods quickly dominated his fellow American in the 36-hole final, and never looked back as he posted a crushing 8 & 7 victory at Dove Mountain.

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