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Poulter has shone time and again in the Ryder Cup but he feels it's time he shows that success when chasing personal glory

Charley Hull (left) and Jodi Ewart- Shadoff of England and The European Team celebrate

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Lee Westwood was saved by his putter on more than one occasion

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Briton starts with a bogey but claws back to a two-under finish in quest for a first major

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German's nerveless putt on the 18th retains Ryder Cup for Olazabal's side

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Jose Maria Olazabal picks Ryder Cup vice-captains

European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has named Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn as three of his four vice-captains to face the United States in their defence of the Ryder Cup.

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Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley named as European Ryder Cup vice-captains

European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has named Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley as three of his four vice-captains for the Ryder Cup.

Cherie Blair is among the second wave of claimants

Now Cherie sues NI as Church heads to court

Cherie Blair has joined a second wave of phone-hacking claimants, her solicitor confirmed yesterday, as it emerged Charlotte Church's legal battle against News International is still on track for a High Court showdown next week.

Cherie Blair is among the second wave of claimants

Cherie Blair sues over hacking as Church case heads to court

Cherie Blair has joined a second wave of phone-hacking claimants, her solicitor confirmed yesterday, as it emerged that Charlotte Church's legal battle against News International (NI) is still on track for a High Court showdown next week.

Rory McIlroy pictured at the Hong Kong Open

Rory McIlroy retains share of Hong Kong Open lead

A weary Rory McIlroy dropped two shots over his final three holes but still managed to cling on to a share of the lead after the second round of the co-sanctioned Hong Kong Open today.

Montgomerie backs wild card for Tiger

Colin Montgomerie fully supports Fred Couples in his decision to hand Tiger Woods a Presidents Cup wild card almost three months before the match in Melbourne.

Ryder Cup risk for US-based stars

Every European star basing himself in the United States – and that includes Rory McIlroy again next season – runs the risk of not making the Ryder Cup.

Why British stars have much to learn from rookie victor

Mental training (and a belly putter) helped Keegan Bradley win the USPGA – Westwood and Donald take note, says James Corrigan

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