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American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson wants to get rid of the captain's picks and have the 12 best players from the USA and Europe compete

'The purist form of Ryder Cup would be no picks' claims American captain Tom Watson as the countdown clock hits 12 months

Watson wants both teams to have 12 players who have qualified rather than picked to earn a feeling of something 'very. very special'

Suzann Pettersen celebrates her Evian win

Suzann Pettersen holds off teenage challenger Lydia Ko

How do you like your champagne moments? Suzann Pettersen posted her entry with victory at the Evian Championship to claim her second major championship. An eight-footer for par at the last to give her a two-shot victory over 16-year-old prodigy Lydia Ko triggered an avalanche of corks at the foot of the Alps.

Donald is looking to improve his ball control

Luke Donald takes on new coach to halt slide

It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.

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US PGA 2013: Justin Rose shows champion’s touch with back-nine turnaround

Englishman makes most of improving conditions as McIlroy recovers pride

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US PGA Championship: Lee Westwood leads British challenge at Oak Hill

Paul Casey, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy are also in contention

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 8 August 2013

Suarez trains with reserves as Reds resist transfer

Rory McIlroy walks off the 18th green after finishing his round of 75

The Open 2013: Rory McIlroy, the doctor will be ready to see you now...

What the heck is wrong with Rory McIlroy?  He can’t be cursed, can he? It was only an equipment and clothing deal with Nike, not the Devil.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 18 July 2013

Chelsea and United remain divided over Rooney future

Tiger Woods watches the progress of a practice shot at Muirfield

The Open 2013: Tiger Woods: I’m as good as I’ve ever been, but the opposition has improved

Is the favourite suffering psychologically as he chases his 15th major? Not a bit of it, he tells Kevin Garside at Muirfield

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US Open 2013: Justin Rose moves up to third in the world with victory at Merion

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hold the top two positions

Tiger Woods pictured at the US Open

US Open: All eyes still on Tiger but the world No 1 dogged by hints of mortality in majors

It’s a long time since Tiger Woods began a competitive round at nearly tea-time and was still playing at 8.19pm when there was a hint of rain in the air and darkness was all around. It is a long time since Woods finished a round the better part of 17 hours after he had started it.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 13 June 2013

Warner expected to be sent home after Root attack

Tiger’s not bright: A frustrated Woods posts a career-high total for nine holes

Tiger Woods turns into bogeyman with nightmare round at the Memorial

Tiger Woods last night created an unwanted record by carding the worst nine-hole score of his professional career during a nightmare third round at the Memorial Tournament.

Ian Poulter looks dejected at the 13th hole

Battle with elements all too much for Rory McIlroy

World No 2 finishes five over par to join Donald, McDowell and Poulter in missing cut

Tiger Woods on his way to victory at Sawgrass, his fourth win of the year

Tiger Woods heads for Merion with Jack Nicklaus back in his sights

After Players victory Tiger is heavy favourite to win a 15th major at the US Open next month

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