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LAURA DAVIES sank a 35-foot birdie putt as she and John Daly collected a cheque for $440,000 (pounds 282,000) for beating Pak Se-ri and Paul Azinger on the third play-off hole of the JC Penney Classic at Palm Harbour, Florida, on Sunday.

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62 to take a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Perrier Hong Kong Open. The 28-year-old had an eagle on the third hole and finished with seven birdies, for a three-round total of 13-under- par 197. Only a bogey on the fifth hole marred his performance, which matched the 62 set by Nick Faldo in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Hong Kong in 1993. "I have been playing well all week and I am under no pressure," said Sjoland. Ian Woosnam of Wales fired a 66 to stay in contention. "I played pretty solid, but there were two or three shots I could have played better," he said.

Golf: Faldo left frustrated as putter falls short

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Golf: Montgomerie slips up as May seizes his first title

NICK FALDO may think Colin Montgomerie exists in a "comfort zone" on the European tour, but it was one that caused considerable discomfort yesterday as America's Bob May defeated the European No 1 to win the Victor Chandler British Masters.

Golf: May makes it 23rd time lucky

NICK FALDO may think Colin Montgomerie exists in a "comfort zone" on the European tour, but it was one that caused considerable discomfort yesterday as America's Bob May defeated the European No 1 to win the Victor Chandler British Masters.

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NICK FALDO has put his disappointment at missing out on the Ryder Cup behind him and is ready to play a part in Europe's bid to keep the trophy.

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Golf: Evans casts off fears

GARY EVANS kept himself on course for a maiden tour victory in Galway after recovering from a major injury scare.

Golf: Westwood's 65 shoots down Clarke

LAST NIGHT, live on primetime American television, Tiger Woods and David Duval met in an exhibition match. The clamour for the encounter between the top two players on the world ranking list became too strong for the commercial instincts of the TV company and the players' shared agents - Mark McCormack's International Management Group - to ignore, partly because the pair have rarely met head-to-head in the denouement of a proper tournament.

Golf: The Open - James defers decision to play

THE RYDER Cup captain, Mark James, reaffirmed yesterday that he will make a decision in two weeks about whether to play against the United States in September. He intends making an announcement at Dublin's K Club during the Smurfit European Open.

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