Sport Rory McIlroy plays a shot on the 13th during the pro-am event ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic

This is Dubai, and bling is back. If you want to get the attention of a millionaire golfer you have to go big. The Dubai Desert Classic has gone bigger than any tournament on earth with a record jackpot for a hole-in-one at the 17th, a cool $2.5 million (£1.5m). Even Rory McIlroy is interested.

Why British stars have much to learn from rookie victor

Mental training (and a belly putter) helped Keegan Bradley win the USPGA – Westwood and Donald take note, says James Corrigan

Keegan Bradley revels in unlikely USPGA triumph

The name is Keegan Bradley - not Bradley Keegan - and he is golf's newest major champion.

Dufner implodes with victory in sight to give Bradley his chance

America at last has another major champion champion to hail, although absolutely nobody in this vast country would have suspected that a Tour rookie would be their man. Young Keegan Bradley became just the second player since 1913 to win a major on his first attempt when prevailing in dramatic circumstances.

No rush to return as McIlroy seeks advice about wrist

Rory McIlroy will discover tomorrow when he will be able to return to competitive golf. The Ulsterman will travel to New York to meet with his sports scientist, who will examine the results of the scan McIlroy underwent on his right wrist after smashing a seven-iron into a tree root on the first day of this USPGA Championship.

Donald and Westwood rue chances

Englishmen mount impressive challenge but then fall away as demanding course takes its toll over closing holes

Pressure off as Westwood enjoys putting on show for Balmy Army

What a hullabaloo around Lee Westwood on the driving range before the start of his second round.

World's top two out to make USPGA child's play

Westwood plans to play as if he doesn't care while Donald will whistle while he works as pair try to break their major duck

Williams: 'Best win of my career'

The jilted had the last laugh here yesterday. Steve Williams caddied for Adam Scott as he won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and then delivered a withering dig at Tiger Woods, who sacked him last month. "This is the best win of my career," declared the Kiwi.

The Hacker: As a psychologist might put it, I can't see the wood for the trees

Two professional gentlemen are patiently waiting for me to break 100 in a medal.

Luke Donald rockets up the leaderboard

World No 1 finds putting touch in day's-best 64 to lie three behind Scott

Woods switches on the power to light up return

First competitive round since April produces a 68 while Westwood has best day on greens in two years

Westwood turns to psychologist in attempt to break major duck

Enough is enough for Lee Westwood. After more than a decade of resisting the urge and bucking the trend of the overwhelming majority of his rivals, the world No 2 is finally seeing a sports psychologist. And the fact he has already had a session with Bob Rotella, the celebrated mind doctor who inspired Darren Clarke to glory at the Open three weeks ago, will not be lost on many.

Johnson awaits the consequences after learning welfare verdict

Jumps trainer Howard Johnson was left last night with his career in limbo after the conclusion of an inquiry into alleged breaches of rules governing horse welfare. Co Durham-based Johnson admitted the most serious accusation, that he had run the chaser Striking Article after the horse had undergone denerving surgery while in his care, but claimed he was unaware of the rule that states he should not have done so.

Gorgeous Goldikova coasts home by the sea

In a sport that thrives on figures and statistics, the weekend was a particular delight for number-crunching anoraks. Pride of place, of course, goes to the pride of France; yesterday at Deauville, gorgeous Goldikova made it a fourth Prix Rothschild in a row, a win that was her 14th at the highest level and brought up the century in such contests for her rider Olivier Peslier.

Midday strikes again for Nassau hat-trick

Mare follows in stablemate Frankel's hoofprints with Group One victory but former champion Ryan Moore's season is over

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