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.

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Amateur Tom Lewis and joint overnight leader Thomas Bjorn lost their magic today and threw the 140th Open Championship at Sandwich wide open.

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Our experts believe that one of the Englishmen will walk away with the Claret Jug – and Darren Clarke may be a good outside bet

Donald and Westwood delighted to be out of the spotlight for home game

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Luke Donald: 'I'd love to be part of that club who have won majors'

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Donald wins marathon but Montgomerie misses first Open for 22 years

Consecutive 4.30am starts and rain delays fail to put world No 1 off his stride but former Ryder captain suffers bitter disappointment

Foster out to break Sandwich curse

Caddie without a major win recalls fateful day eight years ago when his charge Bjorn blew The Open

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Graeme McDowell felt and looked like a champion reborn here at the Scottish Open yesterday.

Westwood takes to the wind while Montgomerie fights for Open spot

First Colin Montgomerie blanks Sir Alex Ferguson then one of the pacesetters reveals how much he likes wearing skirts. If it was not for Lee Westwood once again turning in a performance befitting the very best in the world then reality would have been a complete stranger on the Castle Stuart links.

Sport In Brief: Kaymer keeps hopes alive in Paris

Martin Kaymer is confident he can win a second French Open title in three years, despite starting the final round in Paris today three shots behind the joint English leaders, Mark Foster and James Morrison.

It's child's play for McIlroy

Hindsight is traditionally employed in sport to make profound declarations about what the loser did wrong. But it can also be a wonderful thing to make humble deductions about what the winner did right. As Rory McIlroy discovered these last few days when reflecting on a humanitarian trip to Haiti which he credits as being the difference between Augusta and Congressional.

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