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Ian Poulter inspired Europe to success in Boston last year

Ian Poulter lifted by late salvo at the St Jude Classic in Memphis

Ian Poulter posted an opening round of 69 at the St Jude Classic in Memphis as he finalises his preparation for next week’s US Open at Merion.

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Charl Schwartzel weathers storm to keep up Malaysian hopes

Pre-tournament favourite Charl Schwartzel already has one eye on a Monday finish after finishing round two of the weather-delayed Maybank Malaysian Open one shot shy of the leader.

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World No 1 demonstrates intent to land the tournament and finish year on a high

Jose Maria Olazabal (left) and his Ryder Cup vice-captain Miguel Angel Jimenez at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles

Nicolas Colsaerts fishing for a place in Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup team

Belgian hopes he has done enough to beat Harrington to one of captain's picks today

Superb outlook: Paul Lawrie, in fine form before the Ryder Cup, plays the second at Gleneagles on his way to a 67

Lawrie eyes victory as Colsaerts waits in hope

Paul Lawrie is in position to celebrate his return to the Ryder Cup with another victory today, as Nicolas Colsaerts fights "like a dog" to join him on the plane to Chicago.

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Tiger Woods at the Open

Adam Scott equals record with opening 64 at the Open, with Tiger Woods close behind

The cream rose to the top at Royal Lytham today with six major champions at the top of the leaderboard at the Open Championship, including former world number one Tiger Woods.

Justin Rose paired with Tiger Woods at The Open for fourth time

England's Justin Rose insists he has grown used to the circus which comes with playing alongside Tiger Woods and believes a home crowd will be a great leveller at Royal Lytham this week.

Westwood's joint third place in The Masters was the sixth top three finish he has had in his last 10 majors.

Lee Westwood left disappointed again

Lee Westwood suffered more major heartbreak last night - but at least it does not seem to be affecting him as much as it is Sergio Garcia.

Tiger Woods began well but faced a battle to make the cut in Florida

Rose back in bloom as McIlroy rallies

England's Justin Rose shot another 66 to share the lead at the Honda Classic at Palm Beach, Florida yesterday – but three birdies in his last five holes brought Rory McIlroy right back into the thick of things.

Cap that: Jose Maria Olazabal admires this third-round shot yesterday

Olazabal rolls back years in pursuit of good Grace

Europe's captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, still has a chance to kick off this Ryder Cup year with his first win for seven years – from the depths of 596th in the world.

Rory McIlroy pictured at the Hong Kong Open

Rory McIlroy retains share of Hong Kong Open lead

A weary Rory McIlroy dropped two shots over his final three holes but still managed to cling on to a share of the lead after the second round of the co-sanctioned Hong Kong Open today.

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