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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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