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The Northern Irishman struck a 63 in the opening round to put him nine under par

The Sonnets: 66

By William Shakespeare

Paterson provides Burnley's just deserts

West Bromwich Albion 2 Burnley 2: After the misery of Wednesday's late surrender another cup defeat is avoided thanks to last-ditch equaliser

Wounded, By Percival Everett

The 13th novel by the versatile and undervalued American writer Percival Everett is narrated by John Hunt, a black, middle-aged horse trainer who lives with his animals and his ex-con uncle on a ranch in the Wyoming desert, and whose measured, engaging voice is the principal among several pleasures that the book offers. Another is the tender love story that develops between him and his nearest neighbour, Morgan. The laconic dialogue is great too: "I find I can't get things done unless I do them," or "He's tenser than a Republican with a thought of his own."

Album: Various artists, Desert Blues 3 (Network)

This is the third volume of the 'Desert Blues' series, which the compilers justifiably claim has contributed to our increasing fascination with the genre over recent years.

Lawman

Directed by Michael Winner

Album: The Duke Spirit

Neptune, You Are Here

The Travel Issue: Alice Springs in September

A police van noses up and down Todd Mall in Alice Springs, past galleries displaying indigenous artworks, past the tourists enjoying dinner alfresco on a balmy spring evening. A group of Aboriginal people are sprawled on a patch of grass, some drinking, some quarrelling. A young police officer jumps out. "Move on," he tells them. "Move on now."

Dubai: Fairways in the desert

Frank Partridge aims for the green on the weather-defying golf courses of Dubai

Faith & Reason: Lent is an opportunity to convert competing into sharing

Material things should be shared, but, human nature being what it is, aren't. Spiritual things, on the other hand, can be shared without loss

Small Talk: Soaring games group Sci can go higher still

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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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The Imitation Game, film review
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Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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