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Montgomerie and Pavin battle for hearts and minds at venue for next year's duel

Nerveless Cévaër ends barren spell

Frenchman secures par on toughest hole in Europe for first victory in five years

Casey holds nerve and joins elite

New world No 3 prevails in tense duel with Fisher on final hole to claim PGA title

McIlroy turns on style in pursuit of Casey

Rory McIlroy has not got where he is in such a staggeringly short space of time by weighing up a challenge on a Sunday morning and concluding: "Nope. Impossible. Back to bed." Yet even Master Indefatigable might arrive here today and concede that the odds are stacked against him, and indeed anyone but Paul Casey, winning the BMW PGA Championship.

Ryder Cup is not that important, says McIlroy

Rory McIlroy yesterday called the Ryder Cup an "exhibition" event and declared "it's not that important for me". Which means there will probably be a very interesting conversation taking place at the Irish Open today. If the comments from the 20-year-old were strange then so was his timing: he is due to partner the Europe captain Colin Montgomerie in the first two rounds here at Co Louth Golf Club.

Montgomerie blown off course in hitting 81

Colin Montgomerie matched his worst round in Europe for five years with a second-round 81 at the Spanish Open in windy Girona. Europe's new Ryder Cup captain, who has not had a top-10 finish since he was runner-up in the French Open last June, tumbled out at halfway with a 36-hole total of 153, nine over par.

Montgomerie wants more Ryder Cup wild cards

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie hinted today that he will request a change in Europe's qualification system for the biennial match with the US next year.

Strange savours 'special' victory

Scott Strange shot a final-round four-under-par 68 to win the China Open in Beijing by a single stroke yesterday. The 32-year-old Australian overcame the damp conditions to finish eight under for the tournament, claiming his second European Tour title ahead of Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who shot 72.

McGinley thanks his 'putting angel'

Paul McGinley hopes his sparkling second-round 67 at the China Open here will prove a turning point in what he admits has been a troubled start to his 2009 season.

Monty snaps at snapper after dark days return

Colin Montgomerie struggled to stay in touch yesterday as German Marcel Siem and England's Graeme Storm turned on the style at the Andalucian Open here.

Olazabal's 2012 Ryder Cup hopes threatened by illness

"Golly, no Olly" was the overwhelming reaction as the top table filled at yesterday's Ryder Cup press conference. While the appointment of Colin Montgomerie had been well-trailed, then it had also been expected that the committee would name Jose Maria Olazabal as the captain of the 2012 match at the same time.

Captain Monty: Colin named as Ryder Cup captain

The famously combustible Scot will spearhead Europe's bid to recapture the Ryder Cup. James Corrigan in Dubai assesses the sort of leader he will make

Montgomerie named Ryder Cup captain

Colin Montgomerie vowed to win back the Ryder Cup after being appointed captain of the European team for next year's match at Celtic Manor.

Olazabal would be willing to accept Ryder captaincy

Colin Montgomerie remains the favourite to be appointed as the next Europe Ryder Cup captain, despite last night's revelation that Jose Maria Olazabal would accept the Celtic Manor job if offered.

Olazabal wants Ryder Cup captaincy

Jose Maria Olazabal has put himself forward as a candidate for the Ryder Cup captaincy next year, even though all the signs now point to him having to wait until 2012 and Colin Montgomerie taking charge at Celtic Manor.

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