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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Saturday 26 May 2012
James Morrison, ranked No 236 in the world, crafted a 64 to lead the BMW PGA Championship by four shots. Rory McIlory, world No 1, needed a birdie at the last to avoid the embarrassment of an 80 and close 21 shots in arrears. To corrupt Sir Alex Ferguson; golf, bloody hell.
Saturday 12 May 2012
Rory McIlroy said his decision to skip the Players Championship last year “was not one of my brightest”. It turns out it may have been one of his smartest. His record at Sawgrass is now played three, lost three after completing his hat-trick of missed cuts.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
For some, the idea of watching golf on TV ranks somewhere alongside drain-cleaning in the fun stakes.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
We should enjoy the beauty of the course and the quality of the action that is expected
Saturday 31 March 2012
The future of the Scottish Open has been secured for the next three years, after the announcement yesterday of a new sponsor.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
The moppy-haired boy from Belfast always thought he would be world No 1. Now expect him to dominate the game for decades, writes James Corrigan in Miami
Monday 05 March 2012
The greatest doubted him and the other greatest pushed him. But Rory McIlroy became the world No 1 regardless what Jack said or Tiger did. If ever a coronation possessed validity, it was here at the Honda Classic in Florida yesterday.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
He admits playing in the desert is all about the money but he is also excited about pitting his wits against young pretender Rory McIlroy
Tuesday 24 January 2012
It will not just be the top four players in the world Tiger Woods will be trying to conquer on his seasonal bow in Abu Dhabi this week, but also his "broken concentration". That is the view of Sir Nick Faldo, who does not necessarily agree that the 14-time major champion turned a corner with his first win in more than two years.
Thursday 24 November 2011
There was worrying news for the European Tour yesterday when Lee Westwood announced he is joining the PGA Tour and Rory McIlroy revealed that, due to his new American commitments, he may skip his home Open.
Thursday 17 November 2011
Same desert, different Sheikh. Tiger Woods has shown he is still prepared to stray if the money is right by moving his long affiliation from the Dubai Classic to the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Saturday 05 November 2011
England's 'forgotten man' shows signs of form after a slump down rankings caused by bizarre toe injury.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
Sergio Garcia has decided to rest rather than go looking for a third successive victory at this week's world championship in Shanghai.
Sunday 28 August 2011
I've always thought, in my relatively limited experience of the game, that how you hit the ball is more important than what you hit it with.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Englishmen mount impressive challenge but then fall away as demanding course takes its toll over closing holes
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
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