Clarke on a roll but the US cavalry are closing

Ulster anticipates another champion but Johnson and Co have other ideas

Great Danes make most of new beginning on Kent coast

Since his opening 65 on Thursday morning, Thomas Bjorn has been going quietly about his business in the 140th Open Championship. The romantic notion of Bjorn's redemption on the Kent links where he could, indeed should, have won the Open eight years ago was soon overtaken by the story of boy wonder Tom Lewis.

The Last Word: Lewis must weigh up cons of life as a pro

The British amateur's showing at The Open shines a light on a tricky situation for the unpaid game

Darren Clarke shows young guns the way

American Rickie Fowler today firmly outshone fellow young star Rory McIlroy but still found a Northern Ireland golfer barring his way to Open Championship glory.

'I'm told I play better fat. I've obviously been adhering to that theory'

Can little Northern Ireland produce three major golf champions in scarcely more than a year?

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Westwood and Donald fall short of home fans' great expectations

England expected at the 140th Open Championship, at least in the form of the world's top-two players, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. But forget lifting the Claret Jug tomorrow.

Darren Clarke says the Open remains wide open after impressive round

Darren Clarke, happy again and engaged to be married, continued the remarkable Irish golfing story of recent years with a second successive 68 in The Open at Sandwich today.

Is it Westwood's time – or will Donald beat him to that elusive first major?

Our experts believe that one of the Englishmen will walk away with the Claret Jug – and Darren Clarke may be a good outside bet

Foster out to break Sandwich curse

Caddie without a major win recalls fateful day eight years ago when his charge Bjorn blew The Open

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.

McDowell 'licks wounds' after going back to 80s

Ulsterman admits to worrying cracks in psyche ahead of US Open defence

'Unbeatable' Donald would be worthy world No 1, says Kaymer

Lee Westwood is hanging on to the world No 1 tag by a slither from his countryman Luke Donald, but the man ranked in third believes justice would be served if the latter took over here at this week's BMW PGA Championship.

Joy for Choi as McDowell crumbles

Graeme McDowell failed to make it the dream golfing day for Northern Ireland last night when trailing in a desolate figure behind KJ Choi at The Players Championship. Darren Clarke’s sporting resurrection in Majorca had given his countryman’s charge in Sawgrass that bit more resonance, but the US Open champion’s momentum abandoned him in dramatic fashion in a final-round 79.

Busted putter no bar to Jimenez

Eight players are separated by a single shot at the halfway stage of the Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain – with Miguel Angel Jimenez among them despite breaking his putter in two pieces.

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