The Hacker: Snooze you lose as I fail test of playing golf in my sleep

Sometimes, a sporting life can be too much even for an enthusiast, and last weekend I proved not to be equal to the challenge.

Colin Montgomerie escapes in crash

Golfer Colin Montgomerie was involved in a car accident today.

Harrington win gets 'monkey off my back'

Padraig Harrington won for the first time in more than two years yesterday – a comfortable three-stroke victory at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia.

Eurostars: How the Ryder Cup players rated

Europe won the Ryder Cup yesterday in thrilling fashion, with Graeme McDowell emerging as the hero for Colin Montgomerie's team.

Montgomerie wants Olazabal to succeed him

Colin Montgomerie wants Jose Maria Olazabal to succeed him as European Ryder Cup captain - and Olazabal wants to do it.

David Cameron congratulates Ryder Cup team

Prime Minister David Cameron has offered his congratulations to Europe's Ryder Cup team on their "stunning" victory.

Sport on TV: Why can't Monty and Co just lighten up? It's a bit of a choker

A list published this week claims to identify sport's 40 biggest chokers of all time (the 1999 All Blacks come top, though I wouldn't suggest telling them to their faces). On Tuesday night's Inside Sport offering (BBC1), Is Professionalism Killing Sport?, Ed Smith suggested that caring too much actually inhibits competitors rather than inspiring them.

Westwood looking to lead European team

Lee Westwood returns to golf tomorrow "chest out, chin up" - and not thinking about his calf.

Montgomerie has losing Ryder Cup speech prepared

Colin Montgomerie has written a losing captain's speech he hopes he does not have to give next Sunday, but has also penned an opening ceremony address he believes can play a part in winning.

Rory McIlroy: 'When I was a kid and had a putt to win, it was never for the Ryder Cup'

Ulsterman must be applauded for honesty, which won't stop him being a real team player this week. James Corrigan speaks to Rory McIlroy

Layout means we're on course to win, says G-Mac

Graeme McDowell suspects he knows why Colin Montgomerie has decided not to exercise his right to tailor the Twenty Ten layout to Europe's advantage; and it has little, if anything, to do with the Scot's love of a fair fight. "The course suits us more anyway," says McDowell.

Faldo: 'Montgomerie chose pairings too early'

Sir Nick Faldo may be the much-maligned former Europe captain, but that has not stopped him from criticising the first moves of his successor. Colin Montgomerie, he says, has acted too rashly in telling his players the partnerships for Friday morning's opening fourballs.

No course doctoring as Monty opts to play fair

Europe's sporting Cup captain ignores option to alter Celtic Manor layout

Five major players give US a great chance to defy odds

Even the hapless Great Britain & Ireland skippers of old would declare themselves "delighted" with their team before the match began, so it is patently unwise to deduce a side's chances from their captain's confidence. But Corey Pavin does have genuine cause for optimism; whatever the doubters may say.

Assured Jimenez lifts European Masters

Five of Colin Montgomerie's Ryder Cup side have now won since the start of August after Miguel Angel Jimenez survived a late scare to take the Omega European Masters in Switzerland yesterday.

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