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

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Casey hurt by Montgomerie silent treatment since Ryder Cup snub

Three months after making what he called the "horribly awful" decision not to pick his "friend" for the Ryder Cup, Colin Montgomerie still hasn't spoken to Paul Casey.

Westwood stays on top of the world despite losing to Molinari

Lee Westwood will return home brimming with confidence despite the new world No 1 missing out on the HSBC Champions by a stroke to Francesco Molinari. Westwood could only match the Italian's final round of 67 at Sheshan International GC to finish 18 under par for the tournament, one back from his rival who clinched his second European Tour title.

Their loss, but Tiger's gain: Woods comes good to finish joint top-scorer

Even as American hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup were extinguished on a glorious afternoon down by the river Usk, a great individual career might just have been rekindled. Tiger Woods, despite suffering his biggest-ever matchplay defeat on Sunday, ended up as joint-top scorer in the event with Steve Stricker, Luke Donald and Ian Poulter, and although it was the last thing on the minds of thousands of rapturous European supporters as they jigged back to the coach parks, it could be that they had been present at Tiger's competitive rebirth. His card read nine under par when his singles match against Francesco Molinari came to an end on the 15th green. Had it been boxing rather than golf, it might have been stopped sooner.

Captain uses hairdryer treatment to lift troops

Colin Montgomerie is starting to sound like a cross between Winston Churchill and Sir Alex Ferguson. On the eve of the final day of the Ryder Cup he put out a rallying call demanding more passion from the crowd – and admitted he gave his players the hairdryer treatment. "I can't repeat what I said," he grinned. Something that rhymes with "rollicking" would be close, apparently.

Europe tweak final practice groups

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell were split up for the final day of Ryder Cup practice at Celtic Manor today.

Donald and Casey share the early lead after rounds of 66

Luke Donald and Paul Casey are even closer to a possible £7.2m jackpot – the richest prize in golf – this weekend after making superb starts to the Tour Championship in Atlanta yesterday.

Casey claims $11m win will not ease pain of exclusion

Starting today, Paul Casey has the chance to deliver the ultimate Ryder Cup rebuke to Colin Montgomerie by winning the biggest prize in the history of European golf. But far from fearing a victory in the Tour Championship for the player he overlooked for a wildcard, Montgomerie claims it would actually be a boost to his team.

Donald the diplomat appeals for overhaul of Ryder Cup selection

Players sympathise with Casey as Montgomerie is accused by Tour director of 'bottling it' over selection

Edoardo turns up the heat on Ryder Cup captain Monty

Italian in position for victory that could make him an irresistible wild-card pick

Molinari makes claim for wild-card

While Colin Montgomerie was extolling the well-timed charge of Padraig Harrington in New Jersey, Edoardo Molinari was just a few feet away here doing the utmost to get himself noticed in the great wild-card war.

Molinari: I deserve a Ryder Cup spot more than stay-away stars

Edoardo Molinari believes his form and desire are more deserving of a wildcard than the four European heavyweights who have chosen to play in America this week rather than the Ryder Cup's final qualifying event here.

Hanson wins Czech Open as fight for Ryder Cup berths intensifies

The Swede has vaulted into automatic qualification and Colin Montgomerie now faces some tough choices

Hanson threatens to Czech Monty's plans

If Swede wins today the captain will have to leave a superstar out of Ryder Cup

Tiger tipped for Ryder Cup place but Montgomerie faces a tough call

Kaymer's USPGA win may leave four European heavyweights relying on just three wild-card picks.
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