Ryder Cup

Wood fuelled by feeling of belonging

Bristolian struggled to realise how good he is but now, after a change of coach and a spell in the psychologist’s chair, he sits comfortably with the elite. As such, he tells Kevin Garside, he is ready for a crack at Augusta without being overawed

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Ernie Els invests in some quality Scottish time before Open

Ernie Els' Open Championship defence begins today at Castle Stuart, in preparation at least. Els was a late entrant at the Scottish Open, an event he added to sharpen the tools ahead of the world's oldest major at Muirfield next week. The tournament stands alone as one worth winning, but appears caught between two schools: those that like or need to play the week before a major and those that prefer to prepare out of the public eye.