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Victor Dubuisson celebrates his birdie at the 17th in his final round

Victor Dubuisson holds nerve in final-day Turkey shoot

As expected the challengers gave it a crack on championship Sunday but in the end a five-shot advantage was too big for Victor Dubuisson to blow. The Frenchman survived a thrilling push from Jamie Donaldson, whose 63 included a hole-in-one at the 16th, and a 65 from Justin Rose, to claim his maiden European Tour victory at the Turkish Airlines Open.

US golfer Tiger Woods is pictured during the third round of the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open in the southwest city of Antalya

Turkish Airlines Open: Below-par Tiger Woods fights to remain in the hunt

Victor Dubuisson is the runaway leader in Antalya

Ian Poulter of England looks on after he hits his tee shot the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course

Ian Poulter is betting on chasing down Henrik Stenson, while Tiger Woods rues missing out on 'something really special' at the Turkish Airlines Open

In between cries of “get real” and “get in there” the essence of Ian Poulter is revealed. The cleanest striker of a golf ball Poulter is not, but on the greens he punches like Mike Tyson in his prime and on his day he is never out of the running. Today was just such a day.

Tiger Woods narrowly avoided an ‘international incident’, he claimed

Tiger Woods follows the money as Turkey enters global market

World No 1's appearance at country’s first European Tour event key in guaranteeing the desired media attention

Tiger Woods makes history as he hits the first golf shots from East to West on Istanbul's iconic Bosphorus Bridge

Tiger Woods hits golf ball from one continent to another as part of promotion for Turkey's first European Tour event

American being paid £1m to take part in Turkish Airlines Open

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The golfer wants to end his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management

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Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki split: Did unflattering Twitter picture push golfer to part ways with tennis star?

Former world No 1 – now ranked sixth – sues ex-management company over an alleged commission swindle

Tiger cubs: Guan Tianlang (pictured) and Ye Wocheng have both gone to American finishing schools to improve their game

China's golfing poster boys are driving a boom

But the world can relax – not all the teen talent is as good as Ye Wocheng and Tianland Guan

Making the most of the urban cacophony

Spending a weekend on a golfing retreat in the middle of France I found myself pining for the sounds of the city

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Tony Jacklin dances to be saved by the judges

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Charlie Rose interviewed Sir Alex Ferguson during his recent trip over to the US

Sport on TV: Even golf was swinging in the Sixties but it didn't help

Britain on Film (BBC4, Wednesday) featured footage from Rank's "Look at Life" sporting archives of the Sixties and included such gems as Richie Benaud on village cricket, traffic weaving in and out of the Tour of Britain peloton and Charles Palmer-Tomkinson becoming British ski champion. It's good to know that family have been a bunch of privileged layabouts for several generations.

Paul Lawrie: The Scot helped get the GB & Ireland team off to a winning start

Seve Trophy: Europe on top despite Paul Lawrie's fine start

Continental Europe made a solid start in the Seve Trophy by opening up a two-point lead against Britain and Ireland after the first-day fourballs.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 3 October 2013

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Justin Rose (left) and Rory McIlroy have both dropped out of the Seve Trophy

Kevin Garside: Missing stars reveal Seve Trophy's true status

Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were all qualified but each declined to take part

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