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Hundreds of mourners applauded as Seve Ballesteros's ashes were carried into his local church by his three children for the funeral service in honour of the five-times major winner yesterday.
Nick Faldo still believes in Rory McIlroy after watching every shot of a Masters nightmare that inevitably turned his own mind back 15 years.
Britain and Europe awake today atop of the golfing world for the first time in 16 years as Lee Westwood officially displaces Tiger Woods from the No 1 position he has held for 281 weeks.
Lee Westwood must wait three more weeks until he is confirmed as Britain's first world No 1 in 16 years. Yet if Martin Kaymer's incredible run of form continues then it could become one of the shortest reigns on record.
Just when England believed it would be heading into next week's Masters with an unprecedented number of representatives in the world's top 10, so a Paul Casey injury cast doubt over the optimism. A shoulder complaint has already done for the defence of his Houston Open title and he left here yesterday fearing for his Augusta chances, too.
Ian Poulter begins his campaign to win back-to-back World Golf Championship events today spurred on by the well-wishes of some of the game's biggest names. Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and even Colin Montgomerie contacted Poulter after he became the first Englishman to win a WGC event at the Accenture Match Play in Tucson last month.
German reminiscent of Langer as he keeps nerve to beat Poulter on the final hole
Tom Watson bounced back from his Open heartache with an opening-round 67 at the Senior Open Championship here yesterday. The 59-year-old American, who came agonisingly close to becoming the oldest major winner in history before missing out to Stewart Cink in a play-off, insisted it was not difficult to put that disappointment behind him after his three-under-par round.
Thirteen years after his epic meltdown at the Masters, Greg Norman is back in Augusta – this time with his son as caddy and Chris Evert cheering him on
"Golly, no Olly" was the overwhelming reaction as the top table filled at yesterday's Ryder Cup press conference. While the appointment of Colin Montgomerie had been well-trailed, then it had also been expected that the committee would name Jose Maria Olazabal as the captain of the 2012 match at the same time.
Colin Montgomerie vowed to win back the Ryder Cup after being appointed captain of the European team for next year's match at Celtic Manor.
Colin Montgomerie remains the favourite to be appointed as the next Europe Ryder Cup captain, despite last night's revelation that Jose Maria Olazabal would accept the Celtic Manor job if offered.
Captain's failure to inspire players and strange backroom team set course for discourse and Ryder rout
Always a controverisial choice, Europe's captain is already raising eyebrows with his unconventional manner. James Lawton reports from Kentucky
A sports event is not the best reason for grown men to behave like teenagers
After the war of words, captain must learn how to talk to his team