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Janzen keeps pace with Bryant

The two-times US Open champion Lee Janzen joined Bart Bryant at the top of the leader board at the end of a weather-hit first round of the Tampa Bay Championship at Palm Harbour yesterday. The last three holes of Janzen's six-under 65 were completed early in the morning, a thunderstorm having brought Thursday's play to an end.

Els triumphs as Donald lets it slip

Ernie Els shot a final-round 67 to win the Honda Classic yesterday, his first victory on US soil in nearly four years. The world No 4 finished on six under to pip Britain's Luke Donald by a shot and land his first U.S. PGA Tour title since the 2004 Memorial tournament.

Woods fights back from the dead to leave Els spooked

History came back to haunt Ernie Els here yesterday in the most chilling manner imaginable. Once again it was the terrifying spectre of Tiger Woods creeping up behind to steal a trophy the South African must have believed was his for the polishing.

Woods is human, Els is grateful

Damien McGrane will forever cash in pints of the black stuff about the day he beat his playing partner, one Tiger Woods Esq, although, when the truth be told and the bar drunk dry, the little Irishman will have to admit that it was on a day when almost everyone in the field beat one Tiger Woods Esq. To call this an off-day for Woods would be an understatement. By his standards he positively reeked.

Oldham blighted by racial tension five years after riots

Oldham has made progress since race riots engulfed the town five years ago, but the reluctance of predominantly Asian community leaders to encourage desegregation is creating deep ethnic divisions, a new report has claimed.

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