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Poulter shocks US again by taking a swing at baseball

Ryder Cup hero blasts American institution and claims he would make a great sports psychologist

Rory McIlroy celebrates his 30-foot putt on the final green

McIlroy caps amazing year by completing money list double

A 30-foot eagle putt on the final green at the Barclays Singapore Open yesterday made Rory McIlroy the European Tour's youngest money list winner since Sandy Lyle in 1980.

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green in Shanghai

McIlroy doffs his cap to revitalised rival Hanson

Just a month after failing to win a point at the Ryder Cup – and being left on the sidelines for three of the five sessions – Peter Hanson had the sweetest win of his career yesterday.

Rain delay for Garcia Ryder bid

Sergio Garcia's bid for the win that would seal his sixth Ryder Cup cap was delayed by heavy rain in Greensboro, North Carolina, last night.

Rory McIlroy was imperious at the US PGA

Young monarch Rory McIlroy seizes US PGA crown from the front

Poulter's last-round challenge inspires the Ulsterman to clinch first UK triumph since 1930

In the swing: Roger Chapman conquers the US after one win in 618 events

Chapman gets the hang of it – after only 28 years

Better late than never, should be tattooed on Roger Chapman's bag. His record in the United States reads: played two, won two. Chapman is 53 years old. In 28 seasons on the European Tour, a career that extended over 618 events, Chapman won once. And in all that time he barely crossed the Atlantic to play golf. He wasn't good enough.

Adam Scott receives a consoling hug from the Open champion Ernie Els after the Australian’s Royal Lytham disaster

James Lawton: 'Big Easy' found old belief just as Scott felt nerve drain away

At 32 Adam Scott could not see a way to lose. Ernie Els, 10 years his senior, had essentially forgotten how it was to win. But then, for sweet and savage beauty – if you happened to be the man they still call The Big Easy – this was something guaranteed to take you back to the days when there was every reason to believe anything was possible.

Adam Scott of Australia hits his tee shot on the first hole

Scott and Williams set for final-day battle at Open

Less than a year after hiring golf's most successful caddie in a bid to end his long wait for a first major title, Australian Adam Scott hopes he is just 18 holes from achieving his dream at Royal Lytham tomorrow.

Brandt Snedeker at The Open

American Brandt Snedeker adds his name to history books at the Open

For the past two decades Sir Nick Faldo has been alone in the major record books for what he did at Muirfield in 1992.

Tiger Woods plays a shot off the 18th tee during practice yesterday

James Lawton: King Tiger seeks another Royal ascent

It is four years and counting, hard, now since the Tiger, the improbable favourite of this Open he last won down the coast in Hoylake in 2006, whipped a great golf course into submission. But you wouldn't have thought so here yesterday. You wouldn't have thought this was a man still running beneath his own long shadow.

Phil Mickelson en route to securing a 64 at the Scottish Open

Manassero shapes up for Italian duel with Molinari

Teenager hits seven birdies on last nine at Scottish Open while Mickelson finds form

O'Meara ruled out of Open

Former winner Mark O'Meara, out of action since March with a rib injury, has withdrawn from next week's Open Championship at Royal Lytham.

Jamie Donaldson celebrates his Irish Open victory yesterday

Donaldson thrills record crowds with victory at last

A week that meant so much to Northern Ireland turned out to mean even more for Welshman Jamie Donaldson last night. In his 255th European Tour event and after a career afflicted by a genetic spine problem, the 36-year-old finally tasted victory in the Irish Open – and did it by four shots, with five birdies in his last seven holes.

Lee Westwood at the US Open

Punishing course hands out rough justice to world's best

None would argue that Lee Westwood lost the US Open because his ball lodged in a tree. Yet this bizarre episode on the fifth fairway that stole the momentum from Westwood's challenge on Sunday was representative of a quirky week that gave us the 15th different winner in successive major championships.

McIlroy, Donald and Watson miss cut at US Open 

The record-setting US Open winner: gone. The Masters champion: gone. The top-ranked player in the world: gone. 

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