The sporting week ahead (22/09/13)

Today

Jim Furyk joins the 59 Club after matching record low score on PGA Tour

Jim Furyk was today coming to terms with his achievement after carding an historic 59 on day two of the BMW Championship in Illinois.

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will put form before reputations

Ryder Cup: Europe captain Paul McGinley ready to ruffle feathers

Paul McGinley has revealed two key elements of his Ryder Cup captaincy strategy that could create doubt about some of Europe's biggest golfing names winning a place to play in his team at Gleneagles next year.

Charley Hull (left) and Jodi Ewart- Shadoff of England and The European Team celebrate
Suzann Pettersen celebrates Europe’s victory at Killeen Castle

Europe’s women seek a Solheim Cup miracle of their own

Team look to defend their title by registering first ever victory on American soil

‘I enjoy the team events, there’s a great atmosphere,’ says Charley Hull

Teenager Charley Hull taking relaxed approach as Europe prepare to make Solheim Cup history

English star is hoping to be part of first team to win transatlantic tournament on US soil

Lee Westwood finished 13 shots behind winner Jason Dufner

US PGA 2013: Trolls feel Lee Westwood’s wrath after latest major meltdown

English golfer finishes well off the pace at Oak Hill and chose to take his anger out on those criticising him via his Twitter account, including former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie

US PGA 2013: American duo Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods continue to struggle at Oak Hill

The latest report from the 2013 US PGA Championship

Ian Poulter found his Ryder Cup form to produce a mesmerising run of eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie to put himself into contention as clubhouse leader on one-over.

US PGA Championship: Ian Poulter feels pressure could be the key to breaking his Major Championship duck

After third-place finish at Muirfield, Ryder Cup hero Poulter believes a fast start on Thursday could see him lift the Wanamaker Trophy come Sunday

Tiger Woods had a steady start to his final round in Ohio

Tiger Woods eyes major glory after 79th PGA Tour victory

The world number one won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods carded a four under round of 66

Tiger Woods roars into Firestone lead with course record at Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods put himself well on track for an eighth Bridgestone Invitational title with a stunning course record 61 that left him seven shots clear of Keegan Bradley, his nearest rival.

Lee Westwood shows off the Ryder cup which he brought along as he opened the Lee Westwood Filly Golf Course on Tuesday

Lee Westwood: My near miss at The Open takes me closer to first major

Briton says that improved equipment and fitness mean he can have many more shots at a big one

Ian Poulter holes for par on the 14th

The Open 2013: Ian Poulter gets that wild look but can’t quite match the Miracle of Medinah

Last day charge from Englishman see's him with clubhouse lead but Phil Mickelson dashes any hopes of Open victory

Henrik Stenson plays off the second tee on his way to a second consecutive round of 70 yesterday

The Open 2013: Henrik Stenson puts slump behind him

Henrik Stenson believes rolling with the punches is the key to his attempt to become the first Swedish man to win a major title.

A view of the first tee at Muirfield

The Open 2013: Latest report from the first round at Muirfield

Former champion Zach Johnson leads after tough day

Life and Style
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The Palace of Westminster is falling down, according to John Bercow
voices..says Matthew Norman
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Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet clash
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Graham Norton said Irish broadcaster RTE’s decision to settle was ‘moronic’
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Jake and Dinos Chapman were motivated by revenge to make 'Bring me the Head of Franco Toselli! '
arts + ents Shapero Modern Gallery to show explicit Chapman Brothers film
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Kurt Cobain performing for 'MTV Unplugged' in New York, shortly before his death
music Brett Morgen's 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' debunks many of the myths
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn