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Englishman has become world's best golfer after improving his fitness which boosted his self-esteem, reports James Corrigan

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Carlos Del Moral capitalised on other players' mistakes to seize an early second-round lead in the Estoril Open yesterday.

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Khan drives on to victory as wheels come off Donald's BMW challenge

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Final hole makes a muppet of 'Gonzo'

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño three-putted the last at Pula in Majorca yesterday but home hopes still burn fiercely for a Spanish victory in today's final round. The mistake allowed Pelle Edberg of Sweden to catch "Gonzo" – the two are together on four-under par.

John Higgins: 'If snooker fails to grow it may not be here in 10 years'

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Els holds nerve for second win in a row

South African scrambles for par on final two holes to prevail in storm-hit event

Els foiled in Florida as heavy weather sees play suspended

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Tiger takes firm grip as comeback circus rolls in

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Revitalised Donald rolls back years

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Els falls apart to round off poor year while Martin strolls home

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