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Chelsea and United remain divided over Rooney future

Hundreds attend Ballesteros's funeral

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 backs Rory McIlroy to recover from Masters collapse

Nick Faldo still believes in Rory McIlroy after watching every shot of a Masters nightmare that inevitably turned his own mind back 15 years.

Scott treads warily in the footsteps of Norman

No Australian has ever won the Masters. The names of the six runners-up are a painful reminder of 75 years of Aussie hurt among the Augusta pines. Please bow your heads and shed a tear for: Jim Ferrier (1950), Bruce Crampton (1972), Jack Newton (1980) and poor old Greg Norman (1986, '87 and '96).

Masters Diary: Faldo becomes a leading Why-Man and explains How to British hopefuls

There are many anniversaries to celebrate this year, not least the 15th since Sir Nick Faldo won his third Masters. That week will always be remembered for Greg Norman's capitulation.

'I am the best on the planet. It is so satisfying to say that' - Westwood

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.

Kaymer's hot pursuit will not let Westwood rest long on his laurels

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.

Westwood to tee off European challenge 'chest out, chin up'

Colin Montgomerie has handed Lee Westwood what he calls "the honour" of leading off the home challenge for the Ryder Cup this morning and the Englishman will do so confident that the errors of two years ago have been fixed.

Faldo: 'Montgomerie chose pairings too early'

Sir Nick Faldo may be the much-maligned former Europe captain, but that has not stopped him from criticising the first moves of his successor. Colin Montgomerie, he says, has acted too rashly in telling his players the partnerships for Friday morning's opening fourballs.

Clarke lined up to be Ryder Cup vice-captain

According to reports last night, Darren Clarke is to be announced today as one of Colin Montgomerie's vice-captain's for the Europe team which contests the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October.

Oosthuizen keeps his head for heights

Outsider manages to shoulder the burdens of history and expectation to stay in contention on a testing evening

Mickelson enlists Faldo's help to break Open duck

Phil Mickelson says he expects to "be in contention" at St Andrews this week after finally getting the hang of links golf.

The Royal Oak, Paley Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire

For Radio 2 listeners of a certain vintage, Sunday lunchtimes will always belong to Michael Parkinson. Twinkly anecdotage and a trot through the papers, plus user-friendly jazz and swing: what better soundtrack when you're cooking the Sunday roast? But since Parkinson packed up his Diana Krall records a few years back, we've had Michael Cheese-Ball and his showtunes foisted on us, which just isn't the same.

Masters injury fear for Casey after Houston withdrawal

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.

Poulter targets second win in a row buoyed by backing of greats

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.

Reaction to Woods' statement

Nick Faldo today said Tiger Woods' emotional statement still left a big question to be answered - when will the world number one return to golf?

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