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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

Parry works hard to deny O'Hern first Tour victory

Australia's Craig Parry today admitted he had ridden his luck to defeat compatriot Nick O'Hern in a thrilling play-off in the Heineken Classic.

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Warning to Welsh mothers everywhere: hide your hairspray, lock up your sunbed and take the batteries out of that Braun Ladyshave. From this day forth, your son is going to be after them. Indeed, your husband is going to be after them. In fact, your own father is going to be after them.

Schwartzel holds nerve in play-off

Els takes on 'unknowns'

The world No 3 Ernie Els may feel like a hunted man this week when he takes on a largely unknown field in the Dunhill Championship at the Leopard Creek Country Club at Malelane in South Africa.

Els scoops the jackpot again with record win

As 35th birthdays go, Ernie Els had a pretty special one yesterday. There were the cards. "There were so many I thought it was Christmas," he said. There was the money, with the South African banking the £1m first prize for the second year that it has been on offer.

Harrington lies in wait as Els marches on

Only three players have ever beaten Ernie Els in matchplay over the West Course. Bernhard Langer accounted for Vijay Singh with a classic upset of the world No 1, but Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood remain in wait for the South African at the World Match Play here.

I will not be padlocked to US Tour, says Els

Ernie Els, who today begins his attempt to win the World Match Play title for a record sixth time, is in dispute with the PGA Tour in the States over how many of their tournaments he should play each season. Els, a man of the world who knows his own mind, is the wrong person with which to pick a fight.

Els fends off rejuvenated Bjorn to shoot down Tiger

Having missed out at all four of the majors this season, Ernie Els rewarded himself with the next best thing by winning a World Championship.

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