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.

Rose decides to give Gleneagles a miss and risk wrath of Monty

When he tees it up in the first round of The Irish Open here today, Justin Rose will be playing in Europe for only the third time this year. And he has no plans to make his fourth appearance the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles next month, even if he has not earned a Ryder Cup place by then.

Garcia raises a smile before surge is checked

Popular Spaniard rides World Cup momentum to climb up the leaderboard

Els and Garcia fail to make cut

Welshman Bradley Dredge leads the BMW International Open at the halfway stage, with star attractions Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia out of the event.

Dredge and Whiteford set early pace

Wales's Bradley Dredge and the Scot Peter Whiteford took the first-day honours at the BMW International Open in Munich with eight-under-par rounds of 64 yesterday.

Casey to press Ryder Cup case

Paul Casey and Sergio Garcia will take a break from competing in America to return to the European Tour tomorrow for the first round of the BMW International Open.

Monty warns Europe's best to back the tour or risk Ryder Cup places

After reading Harry Potter to a class of schoolchildren, Colin Montgomerie yesterday read the riot act to any American-based European professionals who are considering skipping the Ryder Cup's final qualifying event. If they dare to, they should not expect a wildcard.

Davies disappointed as Donald takes Madrid Masters lead

Luke Donald leads at halfway in the Madrid Masters after Welshman Rhys Davies just failed to crown his 25th birthday by taking top spot.

Casey and Poulter outshine Americans

With just the one representative in the quarter-finals of the WGC Match Play Championship and with a certain somebody revealing that he is still on his "indefinite leave" this was a nightmare day for American golf.

Tiger takes firm grip as comeback circus rolls in

If the apology by Tiger Woods in Florida today goes as advertised, he may find himself having to say sorry a second time. Nobody is sure exactly what he will say at the faux-baronial headquarters of the PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, but the event seems certain to irritate many.

Westwood left fishing for answers

Club supplier in spotlight as world No 4 exits following struggle with his new irons

Rick Kulacz leads Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after birdie blitz

Little-known Australian Rick Kulacz blazed 11 birdies in a nine-under-par 63 second round to snatch a one-shot halfway lead at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

Poulter in front after wonder putt

Extrovert Englishman sinks 70-footer at the last to take share of lead in Abu Dhabi

Outsiders Italy take first World Cup

Molinari brothers finish strongly to pip Ireland and Sweden by one stroke

McIlroy gains consolation with place in world's top 10

Rory McIlroy has broken into the world's top 10 for the first time after his third-place finish at the Dubai World Championship on Sunday.

Strange ending to Casey's challenge

Paul Casey, the highest ranked player in the tournament at No 4, cannot progress out of the group stage of the World Match Play Championship after losing twice yesterday.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel Shop See all offers »
India and Nepal
14 nights from £2,159pp Find out more
Dutch Masters
five nights from £679pp Find out more
La Robla and Rioja
nine nights from £1599pp Find out more
Classical Spain
six nights from £539pp Find out more
California and the Golden West
14 nights from £1,599pp Find out more
Bruges
three nights from £269pp Find out more
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice