Montgomerie fired up by doubts over the Masters

The challenge for Colin Montgomerie is all too simple, if oh so imposing, here at the WGC CA Championship this week. Finish in the top four or miss his second Masters in 16 years and only his third major from the last 65. Aptly enough considering his nickname Stateside, it is this doubt that will fire him when he tees it up at Doral tomorrow.

Singh's poor finish allows Khan chance to be local hero

The local favourite Jeev Milkha Singh and the world No 5 Adam Scott dropped strokes late in their rounds to leave a pair of unheralded players at the top of the leader board after the opening round of the Johnnie Walker Classic here yesterday.

No dropped shots but Casey still drops out

Paul Casey did not drop a shot at the WGC Match Play Championship on Friday, but that didn't stop him from losing. Casey bowed out at the hands of KJ Choi in their third-round match at Dove Mountain and – with Colin Montgomerie also losing – the quarter-finals became a British-free zone.

Monty dons his 'Ryder Cup head' to beat Furyk

Put an American in front of Colin Montgomerie in the head-to-head format and he can usually summon those competitive juices. Yesterday, in Tucson, proved no exception as he defeated Jim Furyk in the first round of the WGC World Match Play.

McGrane relishes rare chance to test Tiger

The closest Damien McGrane has come to Tiger Woods was when eating in the same steakhouse here in town on Wednesday evening. Today, the little known Irish professional will be lining up alongside the world No 1 in the final grouping of the Desert Classic. Rare. Very, very rare. Alas, it will likely turn out too damn bloody.

Monty eager to study Woods craft

Colin Montgomerie is 44 going on 45, has been in or around the higher echelons of his profession for two decades, yet still believes he has plenty to learn from his 32-year-old playing partner in today's first round of the Desert Classic. Step forward, Tiger Woods, the man who can lead the oldest dogs on a five-mile walk and teach them a few new tricks in the process.

Late blunder blights Woods' return

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Tony Blair has agreed to the building of a new generation of nuclear power stations on the grounds that they would guarantee energy supplies and tackle climate change.

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