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Luke Donald named European Tour Golfer of the Year

Luke Donald has added the European Tour Golfer of the Year title to all his other achievements this season.

Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy pose next to the Race to Dubai trophy

McIlroy set for push to pip Donald

First he will try to take care of the world's best, Luke Donald, then he will face up to the resurrected might of the world's greatest, Tiger Woods. Rory McIlroy may be suffering the after-effects of a virus, but he is even more gripped by the fever running through golf.

Steve Williams pictured with Tiger Woods earlier this year

Steve Williams is 'not a racist' says Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has attempted to draw a line under the race row sparked by Steve Williams by insisting his former caddie is "not a racist" and has apologised for his comments.

Stars shoot east for riches raining down from Chinese boom

Asia set to overtake America in prize-money terms within five years. By James Corrigan

Johnson climbs to world No 4

Dustin Johnson is up to a career-high fourth in the world after his victory in the first of the FedEx Cup play-off events, the Barclays in New Jersey.

Tiger to play for Presidents spot

Former world No 1 Tiger Woods may play in the PGA Tour Fall Series in a bid to win a place in November's Presidents Cup.

Squash: Friction with top two men, but can they lead England to World title?

In terms of great British sporting rivalries, it may not have the glitz and glamour of Hamilton versus Button, but it is one with begrudging respect which has threatened to turn into a full-blown war of words. Step forward world No 1 Nick Matthew and James Willstrop, England's No 2, from the world of squash.

Restless McIlroy ready to relocate to the States

The British weather's got a lot to answer for. Rory McIlroy revealed here yesterday he is about to resume membership of the PGA Tour and will move to America. It seems Europe is about to lose its shining star and Belfast its favourite son.

Donaldson set for US PGA bow

Welshman Jamie Donaldson will play his first major in America next week despite falling out of the world's top 100.

Stylish Tseng retains British Open crown

Yani Tseng retained her British Women's Open title yesterday after Caroline Masson, the overnight leader, suffered a nightmare final round at Carnoustie. World No 2 Tseng, from Chinese Taipei, claimed her fifth major crown after shooting a three-under-par 69 to finish on 16-under.

Matthew confident for Carnoustie test

Carnoustie's fearsome reputation could be a big factor when the world's best tee it up tomorrow at the Women's British Open, but Catriona Matthew is one of the few who knows she can thrive at the course.

Boros the most golden of golf's oldies

Veteran champion Clarke is a mere whippersnapper pitched against American legend

McDowell: 'I'm a bit of a mental case'

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell described himself as "a mental case" on the course after criticising his own attitude over two poor rounds at the Open which was likely to send him home.

Big bomber Garrigus beats drug addiction to make his Open debut

He used to smoke cannabis between shots, but a spell in rehab has helped this American to fulfil his talent

McIlroy may sell tickets but don't crown him yet, warns Nicklaus

Rory McIlroy may not be turning up here until tomorrow afternoon, but he has already had a huge effect on this Open Championship. Peter Dawson, the Royal and Ancient's chief executive, yesterday revealed that the Ulsterman's record-breaking victory at last month's US Open led to a 20 per cent rise in ticket sales.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links