Darren Clarke hopes Open victory leads to Ryder Cup call

Darren Clarke fulfilled one dream by winning The Open, but he has two more - returning to the Ryder Cup side next year and then becoming Europe's captain at some point.

Montgomerie kicks up storm of his own

Scot feels his national Open is being devalued after heavy showers reduce event to 54 holes

Stenson leads the board despite late bogeys

Henrik Stenson bogeyed his last two holes but still had the joint lead of the BMW International Open, alongside South African George Coetzee, after the second round in Munich yesterday.

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Henrik Stenson bogeyed his last two holes but still led the BMW International Open at the midway point in the second round in Munich today.

Manassero makes 'best ever' start in bid to win home Open

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero lived up to the huge expectations on him with a breathtaking start to his Italian Open campaign in Turin yesterday.

Monty set to miss first Open in 21 years after desperate day

For the first time in 21 years, the Open Championship is almost certain to be without one of its most colourful characters. Colin Montgomerie, who has never lifted the Claret Jug but has attracted more headlines than many of the champions, failed miserably in his bid to qualify at Sunningdale yesterday.

Donald leads after his 'best round'

Luke Donald labelled yesterday's 64 in this BMW PGA Championship "one of the best rounds I've ever played" and went on to describe his emotions. "I guess I feel a little bit invincible," said the Englishman. None of his rivals were arguing. Well, apart from the "little bit" part.

Singh joins fight for Open places

Former World No 1 Vijay Singh will compete at Sunningdale next month in a bid to qualify for the Open at Royal St George's.

Business Diary: IRS picks right men for the job

We are looking forward to the Investors Relations Society's annual conference next month. Speakers include Sir Roger Carr, the chairman-elect of the CBI, and Andrew Shilston, the finance director at Rolls-Royce.

Casey claims first victory since 2009 in a day of 23 leaders

Paul Casey came through what he called "one of the toughest battles I've ever had" yesterday to end 20 months without a victory. The man controversially left out of Europe's Ryder Cup side by Colin Montgomerie last year sank a closing six-foot par putt to take the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions on the Montgomerie-designed Royal course here.

Jose Maria Olazabal confirmed as Ryder Cup captain

Jose Maria Olazabal today described becoming Europe's new Ryder Cup captain "my proudest moment".

'British Madoff' took £14m from his investors – and lost the lot

To his clients, Terry Freeman had all the trappings of a multi-millionaire City trader with a reputation for risk-free currency investments. Along with holiday homes in Cyprus and France, his wealth had bought him a top-of-the-range Land Rover, an executive box at Tottenham Hotspur and a £120,000 ring for his third wife.

Olazabal ready to take on Ryder Cup captaincy

Twice US Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal would accept the 2012 European Ryder Cup captaincy if he was offered the role, according to his manager Sergio Gomez.

McCoy's victory in BBC contest marks first for the racing world

Jockey says Grand National win is to thank for poll win as Taylor and Ennis take second and third in voting

Jose Maria Olazabal set to be named Ryder Cup captain

Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be named as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain next month.

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