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Poulter has shone time and again in the Ryder Cup but he feels it's time he shows that success when chasing personal glory

Westwood named Europe's Golfer of the Year for third time

Lee Westwood has won a third European Tour Golfer of the Year award.

Spain draws hot competition

Elite crowd chases £3m prize as World Match Play finds life after Wentworth

McGowan holds nerve to win first Tour title

England's Ross McGowan lies second in the Ryder Cup points race after capturing his first European Tour title by three shots yesterday. Seven clear after his magical third-round 60 in the Madrid Masters at Centro Nacional, the 27-year-old from Surrey saw that advantage cut to only two by Finn Mikko Ilonen with four to play.

Harrington puts down his marker

Irishman finds range with his putter to pile up the pressure on lacklustre Woods and set up title battle, writes James Corrigan at Hazeltine

Dangerous Tiger in mood to scatter field to the winds

Odds of an upset are long but Britain's challengers and Scottish weather offer hope

Mark Steel: People would play golf if the sport wasn't so snobbish

Dress codes ban denim and inist on jackets and ties in the bar

Casey given final chance to rule the world

Britain was guaranteed its first ever finalist in the Accenture World Match Play Championship when Paul Casey and Ross Fisher advanced to face each other in last night's semi-finals. Whichever Englishman was to prevail would earn the right to compete for today's £1 million prize.

Stenson storms clear of field

Big-hitting Swede surges to an eight-shot lead and puts Els' record in his sights

Stenson's stunning round equals Els' record

Henrik Stenson surged five strokes clear of the field with a course record-tying 63 in the Sun City Challenge first round here yesterday. The big-hitting Swede was in impressive form, combining accurate tee shots with precision putting at the Gary Player Country Club to fire his nine-under-par score and equal the record set by Ernie Els in the final round of the 2002 event.

Norman under early pressure

Greg Norman's two-shot overnight lead was quickly cut in half in the final round of the Open Championship at a windswept Royal Birkdale today.

Harrington moves into second place

Padraig Harrington did not know whether he could defend The Open when he woke up on Thursday morning, but as wind caused havoc at Royal Birkdale today he found himself up into second place.

James Lawton: Norman reminds the world that a true Shark never stops swimming

When they were still young and separate they had their share of breakfasts of champions but here last night, over dinner, that old thing was back on the menu of Greg Norman and his new wife, Chrissie Evert. It was that old thing called winning a major tournament.

McDowell puts Ryder on par with major title

A last-morning leaderboard featuring two Britons just ahead of a fancied Spaniard, not to mention well clear of some of the world's best, would be a dream scenario a week today at Royal Birkdale. It will be the reality here today when England's Simon Khan and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell tee off as the final pairing in what is shaping up to be a scramble of a denouement to the Scottish Open.

Ginola scores at world's biggest wine challenge

To his winning free kicks, flowing locks and appearances in L'Oréal shampoo ads must be added another string to David Ginola's bow: fine wine.

Sucker-punch for billionaire investor they call 'The Boxer'

The billionaire investor Joe Lewis is often referred to as "The Boxer", a nickname which is both a tribute to a no-nonsense approach to making money and a nod to the legendary heavyweight slugger of the same name. Yesterday, as the astonishing sell-off of the Wall Street bank Bear Stearns made headlines across the world, The Boxer appeared to be lying on the canvas, floored by a sucker-punch that could cost him close to a billion dollars.

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