Sport Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the Australian Open

Northern Irishman pleased to put frustrating year behind him

Rory McIlroy was imperious at the US PGA

Rory McIlroy admits wanting to 'prove a few people wrong' after winning US PGA

Rory McIlroy was savouring yet another major masterclass today - and just loving the fact that he had proved some people wrong about him.

Tiger Woods plays a shot off the 18th tee during practice yesterday

James Lawton: King Tiger seeks another Royal ascent

It is four years and counting, hard, now since the Tiger, the improbable favourite of this Open he last won down the coast in Hoylake in 2006, whipped a great golf course into submission. But you wouldn't have thought so here yesterday. You wouldn't have thought this was a man still running beneath his own long shadow.

Levin cashes in as Woods stumbles on back nine

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Jack Nicklaus the six-time winner of the Green Jacket

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No prizes for guessing who Nicklaus Lewis is named after. His father Randy Lewis, who condemned the 19-year-old to a lifetime of having his first name misspelled, admitted: "Jack was always my hero."

Tiger Woods during practice yesterday

James Lawton: Hot air about 'greatest Masters' will soon be gone with the wind

We should enjoy the beauty of the course and the quality of the action that is expected

The 21-year-old Tiger Woods is helped into the Green Jacket by Nick Faldo at the 1997 Masters after his first major win

James Lawton: Tiger stalks new breed with old menace

One of the things about greatness in sport is that it is so different to the normal run of winning and losing

Tiger Woods celebrates with caddie Joe La Cava

Woods will win a major a year, says Rose

Is that the sound of Tiger Woods' rivals running to the hills? Not quite, although Justin Rose does believe that he and his fellow pros should resign themselves to another period of domination from the red-shirted one.

Tiger Woods waits to putt during the final round of the Honda Classic, where he was in storming form

Rory v Tiger – let battle commence

Woods desperate to play down rivalry but it is all anyone can think about at WGC Championship

Tiger Woods planned to switch to the military, says former coach Hank Haney, right

Tiger aimed to 'give up golf to be a Navy Seal'

Book by former world No 1's coach reveals Woods's obsession with US special forces

Yaya Touré lifts goalscorer Sergio Aguero aloft after the latter’s winner for Manchester City last night

Long-haul Touré beats jetlag as Aguero eases City's passage

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Is Tiger Woods falling to a level he has always despised?

James Corrigan: Tiger cannot admit he is beset by self-doubt

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Tiger kidding himself that all is well but the troubles pile up

Cash flow problems add to Woods' woes but he still claims he expects a 'W' on Sunday

Boros the most golden of golf's oldies

Veteran champion Clarke is a mere whippersnapper pitched against American legend

James Lawton: Come wind, rain or shine Watson's words and deeds hit a sporting truth in one

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