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Graeme McDowell crushed home hopes here to win the Wales Open yesterday and on the evidence of this remarkable performance the Ulsterman will be entrusted to do the same to American hopes on the same course in four months' time.

Dyson ready to clean up in pursuit of Ryder Cup berth

Superb 65 puts Englishman in position for win which would virtually clinch spot

Wood sets course record in pursuit of first title

While all the chatter in the Usk Valley here this week concerns the Ryder Cup, Chris Wood has more mundane matters on his mind. Let the rest worry about a match taking place in four months' time. To young Chris from Bristol it's all about the here and now and a chance to win "just another sort of normal European Tour event".

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Tiger can't see woods for trees as Monty blows top

On the day Colin Montgomerie directed a foul-mouthed blast at a tournament director, Tiger Woods coped with his own golfing hardships by berating only himself. Opening his second comeback event Woods recorded a miserable 74 to leave him nine off the early lead and in danger of missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship.

Westwood has No 1 dream

The Houston Open has turned into so much more than a Masters prep event for Lee Westwood. Not only has his first American title for a dozen years moved tantalisingly into focus but so too has the tag of world No 2. Prevail here tomorrow and there is a fair chance the Englishman could be teeing it up at Augusta rated as the player most likely to deny Tiger Woods his comeback victory.

Curtis shakes off poor start to share lead at Bay Hill

Ben Curtis fired a second-round five-under-par 67 to move into a four-way share of the lead at the halfway stage in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Florida yesterday. Curtis, the 2003 Open champion, recovered well after starting his round with two bogeys, hitting five birdies in seven holes between 10 and 16 to sit on seven under for the tournament.

Woods can take Augusta heat, says Montgomerie

Abuse would only motivate Tiger, says US golf fans' former public enemy No 1

Stenson leaves it late to claim Royal Trophy for Europe and Monty

Colin Montgomerie received the perfect tonic ahead of this year's Ryder Cup as his European team edged a thrilling final day's singles against Asia to reclaim the Royal Trophy yesterday.

Ryder Cup win would be my major, says Montgomerie

Scot expects Rory McIlroy to play key role in European attempt to reclaim trophy

Woods has lost aura, says Monty

Colin Montgomerie yesterday warned Tiger Woods that if and when he returns from his "indefinite break", he will do so minus his "aura".

Westwood shrugs off wasp sting

Lee Westwood overcame a wasp sting to maintain his bid for a second European Order of Merit title yesterday. Westwood opened the Portugal Masters here at Oceanico Victoria with a six-under-par 66 to be only one behind early clubhouse leaders Alastair Forsyth and Charl Schwartzel.

Woods' fine form alarms Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie yesterday confessed Tiger Woods's 100 per cent performance in last week's Presidents Cup will make it more difficult for Europe to regain the Ryder Cup next year.

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