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Slick City move to summit after thrashing Spurs

Ian Poulter celebrates winning the HSBC Champions yesterday

Victorious Ian Poulter still surfing Ryder Cup wave

Ian Poulter has climbed from 26th place to 15th in the world after his two-shot victory at the HSBC Champions in China. It was his first solo win since the Australian Masters last December, but came in only his second appearance after winning all his four games in Europe's outstanding Ryder Cup triumph in Chicago.

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

Rory McIlroy move to Nike under scrutiny

Rory McIlroy may be on a week off, but he remains in the news and at the centre of debate - both for the clubs he plays with and for his choice of tournaments.

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.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 23 October 2012

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Tiger Woods was ousted by Justin Rose

Rose fightback denies Woods and earns showdown with Westwood

No dream final in Turkey, only dream golf from Lee Westwood. A 61 in the afternoon followed a 64 in the morning to guarantee Westwood $1m (£625,000) today when he goes up against Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final first prize of $1.5m.

The Sports Matrix: Thursday 11 October 2012

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Branden Grace's sights set on Rory McIlroy

The South African Branden Grace completed a two-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday and immediately set his sights on topping the European money list.

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 3 October 2012

Van Persie at the double for United as Chelsea cruise

2012: Team Europe's Martin Kaymer of Germany takes his par (left); 1991: Bernhard Langer of Germany misses the vital putt

Ryder Cup: Bernhard Langer miss gave Martin Kaymer the strength to sink that crucial putt

Chat with fellow German turns around fortunes and mood of match-winner

Rory McIlroy walks to the first tee after arriving late

Ryder Cup: Relieved Rory McIlroy explains tee-off time mix-up

Ian Poulter may have been the key man in Europe's amazing Ryder Cup triumph in Chicago, but an unknown state trooper also had a major hand in the biggest last-day comeback in the event's history.

Ryder Cup: Europe's incredible fightback completed by Martin Kaymer

German's nerveless putt on the 18th retains Ryder Cup for Olazabal's side

Ian Poulter whipped up the crowd – and delivered the killer drive

Kevin Garside: And the winner of the first Ian Poulter Passion Award is...

The Way I See It: Before Poulter's intervention, this event was dying on its feet as a spectacle

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Ryder Cup: The first day of action in Medinah

Phil Mickelson celebrated becoming America's most capped Ryder Cup player with two wins on the opening day in Chicago.

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are set to light up Medinah over the coming days

James Lawton: Tiger v Rory could be the biggest duel the Ryder Cup has ever witnessed

This is not one of the world's greatest golf courses – certainly not Augusta National or Pebble Beach or St Andrews – but it is long, has been set up for a blaze of birdies to excite the American crowd to a high level of patriotism and here in the Fall it is hard to imagine a more beautiful piece of sporting landscape.

The Sports Matrix: Friday 28 September 2012

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