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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.

Westwood's No 1 ranking put at risk by double bogey

Lee Westwood double-bogeyed the final hole of his first round at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea yesterday to finish six shots behind leader Ireland's Damien McGrane.

Tiger's game-changing triumph in 1997 is year zero for golf's new breed

Although tiger Woods put on a great last-round charge last night, his biggest impact on the 75th Masters may have been winning the tournament in 1997. Tiger's historic triumph by 12 strokes has been cited time and again as their main inspiration by the new generation of jacket-seekers, not least third-round leader Rory McIlroy.

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Ernie Els is determined to prove again that it is possible to go from zero to hero in the space of a week - and that spending time with Lee Westwood pays dividends.

Goosen makes the most of fast start to lead in South Africa

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Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer joint winners of European Tour Golfer of the Year

Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer have been voted joint winners of the 2010 European Tour Golfer of the Year award - the first time the prize has been shared in its 26-year history.

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Lee Westwood will resist the temptation to tinker with his game as he heads into the weekend at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai with an excellent chance to cement his position as world No 1.

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