Europe's finest await Ryder Cup verdict

As Middle Eastern summits go, there should be a resolution to suit everybody. Or, maybe not. Today in Dubai, the Tournament Committee of the European Tour will select the next European Ryder Cup captain. Assuming deadlock is avoided, the man to defend the cup against the Americans at the K Club in Ireland next year will be announced tomorrow.

Putting your foot down

Robert Verkaik says you don't have to be rich to avoid a speeding penalty

Golf: Montgomerie enjoys fruits of happiness

COLIN MONTGOMERIE insisted he had never been happier on or off the course after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the Heineken Classic here yesterday.

Golf: Els falters in pursuit of record victory

ERNIE ELS' attempt at a record-equalling fourth straight Heineken Classic title has got off to a faltering start. The world No 3 is aiming to become only the sixth player in official competition to win a tournament four years running, joining the likes of Tiger Woods, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen. He led from start to finish at Royal Melbourne 12 months ago, opening with a 12-under-par 60, but yesterday he struggled to a one- over-par 72 in his first round.

Dougherty repels old guard for first Tour victory

England's Nick Dougherty shot a final round five-under-par 67 yesterday to take his first-ever European Tour victory at the Singapore Masters.

Dougherty's rising star puts Montgomerie in the shade

One of England's rising stars, Nick Dougherty, showed a glimpse of his burgeoning potential with a round of 67 to take the lead from defending champion Colin Montgomerie at the Caltex Masters here yesterday.

Classics: The National Motorcycle Museum

Just one year after the devastating fire, classic bikes are back on show, says Tim Luckhurst

Baker fights for tour survival

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