Sport Tiger Woods looks on from the first hole during the second round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods endured one of the worst days of his distinguished career as he shot a 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday to miss the third-round cut.

Donald stays in the shadows but cannot locate missing putter

A stranger to the game of golf would have been hard-pushed to recognise Luke Donald as the world no 1 yesterday, partly because there was very little accompanying razzmatazz – spectators were manifestly more interested in the group just ahead, which included a young Ulsterman called McIlroy – but partly also because Donald's short game, usually as reliable as a metronome, clicked only sporadically.

Jacobson climbs world golf rankings

Swede Fredrik Jacobson is up from 110th to 61st in the world after his win in America, while Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal climbs 86 spots to 94th after beating Sergio Garcia in a play-off at the BMW International Open in Germany.

McIlroy at No 3 to give UK top trio

Rory McIlroy has something else to celebrate – a climb to a career-high world ranking of third. Northern Ireland's new US Open champion overtook Martin Kaymer when the German failed to finish in the top eight at the BMW International Open in Munich yesterday.

Stenson leads International Open

Henrik Stenson bogeyed his last two holes but still led the BMW International Open at the midway point in the second round in Munich today.

Singh joins fight for Open places

Former World No 1 Vijay Singh will compete at Sunningdale next month in a bid to qualify for the Open at Royal St George's.

Westwood left frustrated as lightning delays electric charge for No 1 spot

As Lee Westwood set off to complete his second round of the Indonesian Masters this morning the world No 1 crown was in tantalising focus. He was tied for the lead yesterday when lightning provided what British golf will hope was only a pause in his charge.

Woods in the running behind Levin

Spencer Levin of the United States maintained his position at the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday while Tiger Woods moved into contention.

Tiger stirs into action as Garcia reverts to type

We've been here before haven't we? Sergio Garcia blowing a lead while Tiger Woods comes back from the golfing dead to set up a charge at yet another title.

Tiger stalks into contention after McIlroy's new maturity pays off

It takes a lot to overshadow Tiger Woods when he is reprising an act once so familiar in sport and slicing through the field with a sizzling 66. But Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia threatened to do just that as the Desert Classic reached halfway here yesterday.

Busted putter no bar to Jimenez

Eight players are separated by a single shot at the halfway stage of the Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain – with Miguel Angel Jimenez among them despite breaking his putter in two pieces.

Poulter fury after falling foul of Monty's greens

Ian Poulter risked reigniting his feud with Colin Montgomerie yesterday when launching a savage critique of the Bahrain course designed by his former Ryder Cup captain. "Simply the worst greens I have ever seen," said the Englishman. "They are embarrassing."

Poulter building up nicely for shoot-out with Scott

Defending champion well in the hunt but Tiger looks bland in Melbourne

Europe's elder statesman Jimenez loves the tension

Although miguel Angel Jimenez is not involved in this morning's fourballs the Spaniard is still feeling the tension here at Celtic Manor.

Paul McGinley: 'It would be a huge honour to be the first Irish captain'

The Brian Viner Interview: He sank the winning putt in 2002, and has ambitions to lead the team in 2012. But first, as Monty's lieutenant, he has work to do this week, and he knows it won't be easy

Tiger back in the old routine as Garcia faces Ryder rejection

When the fog eventually lifted to allow the 92nd USPGA Championship to tee off here yesterday a familiar figure emerged to make a familiar march to the top of the leaderboard – before what has recently become a familiar slip took him straight back down again. Nevertheless, compared to last week's horror show, Tiger Woods' 71 was the stuff of Hollywood dreams.

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