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.
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Friday 22 May 2009
Monday 16 February 2009
Barcelona's supermen finally hit some kryptonite in the shape of mid-table Betis and a rampant Real Madrid took full advantage with a 4-0 win over Sporting Gijon that closed the gap at the top to 10 points and continued their impressive run of eight consecutive wins ahead of the visit of Liverpool in nine days time.
Monday 26 January 2009
Alvaro Quiros has promised to keep his feet firmly on the ground after yesterday's Qatar Masters victory propelled the talented Spaniard firmly on to the world stage.
Friday 23 January 2009
Colin Montgomerie remains the favourite to be appointed as the next Europe Ryder Cup captain, despite last night's revelation that Jose Maria Olazabal would accept the Celtic Manor job if offered.
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Monday 12 January 2009
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Tuesday 16 December 2008
Tiger Woods' former coach Butch Harmon has called comments made about Phil Mickelson by the world number one's caddie Steve Williams "deplorable".
Monday 08 December 2008
Sweden's Henrik Stenson cruised to victory in the Nedbank Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club here yesterday. He carded a closing 68 for a 21-under-par total of 267 and nine-shot victory over Ryder Cup rival Kenny Perry, whose 65 was the best round of the day.
Friday 05 December 2008
Henrik Stenson surged five strokes clear of the field with a course record-tying 63 in the Sun City Challenge first round here yesterday. The big-hitting Swede was in impressive form, combining accurate tee shots with precision putting at the Gary Player Country Club to fire his nine-under-par score and equal the record set by Ernie Els in the final round of the 2002 event.
Friday 31 October 2008
Lee Westwood has long been an unashamed sadist of the fairways and yesterday the Englishman restated his love of the grind with a 70 on the first day of the season-ending Volvo Masters. His classy display of perseverance put him right in contention to win a second Order of Merit title.
Friday 26 September 2008
The Ryder Cup is over and now the Order of Merit remains; which might not mean a lot to most but clearly does to Lee Westwood. The Englishman shook off the jetlag, the hangover and the disappointment of Louisville to figure high on the first-round leaderboard of the British Masters.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Were we really supposed to be impressed by the way Europe's old guard golfers gathered around their embattled captain Nick Faldo here in the ashes of Ryder Cup defeat? It is fervently to be hoped not, because in any league table of spurious loyalty this had to be in the running for some kind of championship medal. The old guard had been asked to seize the day, but instead, they could only reach, when the day had been lost, even surrendered, into that ragbag of platitudes that is so often produced when a degree of honesty might just invite a little too much self-scrutiny.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Nick Faldo's wet weather warning apart, Celtic Manor would have been rubbing their hands together at the events at Valhalla on Sunday evening. Not only did the US victory restore the competitive feel to the Ryder Cup, but there is now real needle between the two sides. And needle sells.
Monday 22 September 2008
The American press were glowing in their praise of Paul Azinger and his USA team after the 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 victory that sent the Ryder Cup back across the Atlantic.
Saturday 20 September 2008
Europe's domination of the Ryder Cup effectively ended yesterday as Paul Azinger's team of seasoned veterans and hungry newcomers fought, played and, more importantly, putted with rare defiance here as they banished nine years of humiliation.
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