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Woodland claims maiden victory after Rose wilts

American Gary Woodland saved par with a 10-foot putt on the last hole to claim his first US PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory over compatriot Webb Simpson at the Transitions Championship in Florida yesterday.

Rory Sabbatini triumph in Florida brings extra rewards

South African Rory Sabbatini has a sixth PGA Tour title to his name - and with it places in this week's world championship and next month's Masters.

Sabbatini savours emotional victory

Three months after undergoing surgery for skin cancer South Africa's Rory Sabbatini grabbed his sixth PGA Tour title in Florida yesterday.

Woods 'more balanced' for Masters

Tiger Woods insists his life is "a lot more balanced" as he prepares to return to the Masters, the scene of his comeback last year.

His Father's Son, by Tom Callahan

The headlines Tiger Woods makes on the golf course these days are as often for boorish behaviour as for sparkling strokes. And the more one learns about his father, Earl, in this joint biography, the harder it is hard to resist the thought that, in so many ways, Tiger is, ahem, the spitting image of him.

Tearful Watson holds off Mickelson

The American Bubba Watson held off late charges by Phil Mickelson and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas to clinch his second PGA Tour title with an emotional one-shot victory at the Farmers Insurance Open late on Sunday.

Love named US Ryder Cup captain

Former PGA Championship winner Davis Love III was appointed United States captain for the 2012 Ryder Cup by the PGA of America.

Westwood snub to US Tour with refusal to play in fifth major

The Players Championship – aka the world's richest tournament, aka the fifth major, aka the PGA Tour's flagship event – will be minus the professional currently ranked the game's best player. With the news American officials were dreading, Lee Westwood revealed yesterday he will be skipping Sawgrass this year.

Ian Poulter: 'It's a chain effect. A mate wins so you want it even more'

Interview No 1: In the first of a series of interviews with the year's major sporting figures, the man who started the ball rolling, tells James Corrigan how the UK dominated the world of golf in 2010

Westwood attacks US Tour over McIlroy snub

Lee Westwood, the world No 1, yesterday accused the US Tour professionals of being vindictive and "employing the same voting process as Fifa" in naming Rickie Fowler Rookie of the Year ahead of Rory McIlroy.

The ex-mistresses club celebrates Tiger 'anniversary'

Three of the golfer's former lovers hold a party to mark their part in his continuing downfall

PGA Tour changes rules for Westwood's benefit

A measure of how far British golf has risen and, perhaps how far American golf has fallen, was provided here by Lee Westwood yesterday, when he revealed that the US Tour has changed its rules in their desperation to avoid the world No 1 missing its flagship event.

Westwood and McIlroy limited to two PGA events

Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy were informed last night that their decision to rip up their PGA Tour cards means they will not be able to play as many times in America as they may wish.

Blow for PGA Tour as McIlroy turns his back

What is good for Lee Westwood is good for Rory McIlroy – and absolutely sensational for the European Tour. Yesterday the young Ulsterman revealed he will be following the lead of the world No 1 and cancelling his membership of the PGA Tour.

Celtic Manor Diary: Get your snow boots ready, the weather could be worse in 2012

The PGA of America yesterday made assurances that Ryder Cups of the future would take place earlier than the first week of October; and that it would be held not later than the last week of September. Well, thank goodness.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee