Birds Of Prey

Rory McIlroy puts Black Thursday behind him with bogey-free 65 at

A best-of-the-tournament, bogey-free 65 and a pat on the back from Donald Trump; Rory McIlroy has indeed come a long way this week. "He's tough," barked the Don, placing himself neatly at the heart of the story. McIlroy has not felt the Trump embrace all week. The moment he sprinkles some stardust around the Cadillac Championship, up pops the master scene stealer to bask in the associated glow. "Good job," said Trump. "You're hitting it well."

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Richard Benyon: The bird-brained minister

He is meant to be the Government's wildlife champion. So why is Richard Benyon backing a plan to destroy the nests of protected birds of prey in the interests of pheasant shooters?

Woods eclipses McDowell to surge ahead

For the first time in two and a half years, Tiger Woods is on top of an American leaderboard going into the weekend. In 2009 it would have seemed so simple. Now it is simply so enthralling.