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.

Spain draws hot competition

Elite crowd chases £3m prize as World Match Play finds life after Wentworth

Hutsby pinches himself at prospect of dream win

Sweden's Michael Jonzon, with one win in 290 starts and fighting for his future on the European Tour, holds the lead in the Castello Masters in Spain going into today's final round.

Cabrera blown off course as Garcia rides the winds

Defending champion Sergio Garcia took the lead on the wind-affected first day of his home Castello Masters in Spain yesterday – and one of his main rivals is already out of the event.

McGowan holds nerve to win first Tour title

England's Ross McGowan lies second in the Ryder Cup points race after capturing his first European Tour title by three shots yesterday. Seven clear after his magical third-round 60 in the Madrid Masters at Centro Nacional, the 27-year-old from Surrey saw that advantage cut to only two by Finn Mikko Ilonen with four to play.

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Whitaker and Kanselier fall short despite much improved ride

Equestrianism: Despite her best efforts on the 17-year-old Kanselier, Ellen Whitaker failed by 0.26 seconds to catch Belgium's Dirk Demeersman on Phaline in yesterday's Dick Turpin Stakes at the Horse of the year Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Monty asks key trio to appear at Wentworth

Colin Montgomerie, the Europe Ryder Cup captain, will ask Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia to play in next year's BMW PGA Championship.

2009 Open diary: Rose gets one over 16th

When Tom Watson called Turnberry "defenceless" on Thursday, he was overlooking the new 16th hole. A once-easy downhill par-four has been turned into a treacherous dog-leg which swings right and over a deep creek angled in front of the green.

Watson the talk of Turnberry

Miguel Angel Jimenez equalled the lowest first round in Open Championship history with a six-under-par 64 today - but Tom Watson was still the talk of Turnberry.

Dangerous Tiger in mood to scatter field to the winds

Odds of an upset are long but Britain's challengers and Scottish weather offer hope

A hacker's guide to Turnberry

The links' glories are best appreciated as spectator rather than amateur, as James Corrigan discovered in a round that caught the attention of Sergio Garcia...

Rory McIlroy: Closer to the dream

Rory McIlroy believes he can triumph in The Open at Turnberry next week – and no one is arguing. James Corrigan reports

Nerveless Cévaër ends barren spell

Frenchman secures par on toughest hole in Europe for first victory in five years

New clubs the key for Lorenzo-Vera

Frenchman who gave away old irons out of frustration thrives with replacements

Larrazabal inspired by Iniesta triumph

Of all the professionals who skipped into the recorders' hut here yesterday after a low-scoring first round of the European Open, none bore a smile any wider than that of Pablo Larrazabal. There was a very good reason for it: Larrazabal happens to be a rabid Barcelona fan who has been close friends with one Andres Iniesta since the pair played football together on the same school team.

Lowry resists joining jet set for pro debut

While Sergio Garcia was in the media centre here yesterday pouring out his heart regarding his recent split from Greg Norman's daughter (apparently Morgan-Leigh dumped him), Shane Lowry was out on the course preparing for a first date.

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