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.

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