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Watson shed tears when he won last year but he drew roars of admiration from the throng with a bold show of defiance

Maria Miller is actively trying to promote women’s sport

Muirfield golf club warned to 'think hard' over men-only stance

Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has called on golf clubs such as Muirfield that refuse to admit female members to "think long and hard" about retaining their controversial single-sex policies.

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If the coat fits: Charl Schwartzel wins the 2011 Masters

The Last Word: Masters will not bend to a new mistress

Augusta National is a bastion of sexism that even a female IBM big shot cannot hope to bring down

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Help me, dad: Tiger looks beyond the grave for salvation

Nike ad featuring voice of Earl Woods sparks outrage – but insiders hail it an instant classic

Court ruling keeps fairer sex off the fairway

A premier Dublin golf club can continue to block women from membership, the Irish Supreme Court has decreed, in a ruling that a dissenting judge argued was discriminatory.

Peter Bills: Walls between rugby and the media are getting higher

Augusta National golf club in America, where I spent last week, is a world away from the rugby grounds of the world, my usual working habitat. But I've come to the conclusion that it isn't just facilities that are superior in the game of golf.

Golf: Scared by just an inch of grass

Adding rough to the smooth has beefed up Augusta.

Book of the Week: A snapper's tale of heaven's fairways

Augusta National & The Masters Frank Christian with Cal Brown (Sleeping Bear Press, hardback, pounds 35)

Obituary: Sir Peter Allen

Peter Christopher Allen, industrialist and writer, born Ashtead Surrey 8 September 1905, Managing Director Plastics Division ICI Ltd 1942-48, Chairman Plastics Division 1948-51, Director ICI Ltd 1951-63, President and Chairman ICI of Canada Ltd 1961-68, Deputy Chairman ICI Ltd 1963-68, Chairman ICI Ltd 1968-71, Kt 1967, married 1931 Sylvia Wingate-Saul (died 1951; two daughters), 1952 Consuelo Maria Linares Rivas (died 1991), died Telham East Sussex 24 January 1993.

Olympic Games: Atlanta tee-off put on hold

ATLANTA'S Olympic organisers have asked that golf be added as a full medal sport for the next Summer Games, with the competition taking place at Augusta National Golf Club, site of the US Masters each spring. They envisage a 72- hole strokeplay competition - for men and women - but no decision will be taken by the International Olympic Committee before December.
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