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Chelsea and United remain divided over Rooney future

James tips Woosnam for Ryder captaincy

Mark James, the former Ryder Cup captain, has backed Ian Woosnam ahead of Nick Faldo to lead Europe at the K Club in Ireland next year.

Golf: Faldo for captain, says Jacklin

TONY JACKLIN, the former European Ryder Cup captain, believes that Nick Faldo should take the mantle for the 2006 matches at the K Club in County Kildare, Ireland.

Faldo for captain, says Jacklin

Tony Jacklin, the former European Ryder Cup captain, believes that Nick Faldo should take the mantle for the 2006 matches at the K Club in County Kildare, Ireland.

Golf: Montgomerie enjoys fruits of happiness

COLIN MONTGOMERIE insisted he had never been happier on or off the course after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the Heineken Classic here yesterday.

Golf: Langer starts race for Ryder captaincy

BERNHARD LANGER paved the way for Ian Woosnam or Nick Faldo to be appointed the European Ryder Cup captain by confirming yesterday that he will not seek a second term. Instead, the German, who has already finished in the top five in the States this season, will attempt to regain his place as a player at the K Club in Ireland next year.

Donald and Casey spring clear of world

Before Nick Faldo had turned to golf and was hoping to peddle his way to glory, his cycling coach told him to "hate the other guy's guts". Faldo thought it was one of the best bits of advice he has ever been given but realised early in his golfing career, that the wording was inappropriate when he told the story to a journalist and ended up reading that he "hated Sandy Lyle's guts".

Faldo cracks open qualifying bottle

Nick Faldo will play in his 17th consecutive US Open after making a birdie on the final hole at a sectional qualifier to claim one of three available places.

Faldo attacks Ryder Cup confusion

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