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Rory McIlroy was hit with a two-shot penalty for a rules infraction in the third round of the HSBC Golf Championship that dropped him into a tie for fourth place as Scotland’s Craig Lee installed himself at the top of the leaderboard.

Clarke finally proves the big man for the great occasion

Emotional Ulsterman holds nerve on final day to capture Open and his first major

Golden boy Lewis takes Silver Medal but will not be turning pro just yet

A dream week in the life of Tom Lewis ended last night with the 20-year-old collecting the Silver Medal as the leading amateur at the 140th Open Championship. But after all the hype and speculation about turning professional, this week it will be back to business as usual, which in amateur golf means a training session at Royal Aberdeen to prepare for the Walker Cup in September.

James Lawton: Clarke secures an unlikely glory after playing by his own rules

The Open champion kept the faith after the sport seemed to have left him behind

Darren Clarke wins the British Open against the odds

So much for having his best days behind him - Darren Clarke today became the oldest Open champion since 1967 and sparked yet another party across Northern Ireland.



Clarke on a roll but the US cavalry are closing

Ulster anticipates another champion but Johnson and Co have other ideas

Great Danes make most of new beginning on Kent coast

Since his opening 65 on Thursday morning, Thomas Bjorn has been going quietly about his business in the 140th Open Championship. The romantic notion of Bjorn's redemption on the Kent links where he could, indeed should, have won the Open eight years ago was soon overtaken by the story of boy wonder Tom Lewis.

Lewis fades but his memories will not

One-time leader is now under a cloud, but it may be silver-lined

McIlroy mobbed as frenzy builds over new star's Open campaign

Everyone wants a piece of Rory but will the weather hamper his push for two in a row?

James Lawton: Sun is setting on age of the Tiger but Rory provides the new dawn

With the less-than-magnetic Nick Watney their leading hope, and Woods licking his wounds, American golf looks in a sorry state

R&A consider Northern Ireland as Open hosts

Four years after effectively ruling it out, championship organisers the Royal and Ancient have vowed to re-examine the possibility of Northern Ireland staging the Open.

McDowell strides forward out of spotlight

Graeme McDowell felt and looked like a champion reborn here at the Scottish Open yesterday.

Why King of the Castle will be hot for the Open

Mickelson believes Scottish course offers perfect link to next week's major in Kent

Tiger did right thing in missing Sandwich, says Mickelson

Phil Mickelson is glad Tiger Woods will not be at next week's Open Championship. But far from expressing his satisfaction for selfish reasons, the world No 6 was thinking only of his rival's long-term future.

Gone West: How America ran out of champions

Poor pickings for the world's richest nation in tennis, golf and boxing can be explained, says Rupert Cornwell, by the rise of college sport
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