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Monday 25 October 2010
Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner in European Tour history yesterday after triumphing by four shots at the Castello Masters in Spain. The Italian, aged 17 years and 188 days, breaks the previous record set by New Zealand's Danny Lee, who was 18 years and 113 days old when he won the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Monday 04 October 2010
The man who secured the point that won the Ryder Cup for Europe described the moment as "bananas".
Monday 04 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Whatever else Colin Montgomerie achieves over the next few days he will not surpass, in either imagination or judgment, his decision to call Seve Ballesteros.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Corey Pavin brought in a fighter pilot to deliver an inspirational speech to his players, while Colin Montgomerie called on Seve Ballesteros and Gareth Edwards. And so the lines continued to be drawn for a Ryder Cup which will now inevitably be compared to the notorious 1991 tussle at Kiawah Island.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Seve Ballesteros has been chosen as the best European captain of all time in a survey of British golf fans. The Spaniard polled 29 per cent of the vote for the inspirational way he led Europe to victory at Valderrama in 1997.
James Lawton: From Old Tom to Tiger, 150 years of the Open have brought intrigue, passion – and glory
Saturday 17 July 2010
It was entirely to be expected that no place on earth this week could have rivalled the readiness with which the old grey town accepted that if Tiger Woods is flawed as a man he remains, almost certainly, unsurpassable as a golfer.
Friday 25 June 2010
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.
Thursday 27 May 2010
While Jack Nicklaus has declined the Royal and Ancient's invitation to play in a 150th anniversary exhibition featuring former Open champions, Tiger Woods has accepted.
Monday 12 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
My golfing ambitions for the spring, if it should ever come, depend mainly on the acquisition of a steady, rhythmic swing that will maintain consistency under the pressures of a series of torrid rounds. At the moment, I am taking my timing from slowly repeating the name Alexander Cadogan during the swing, and it is working well.
Monday 14 December 2009
The evergreen Ryan Giggs was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year last night, taking pole position in the public vote ahead of the pre-event favourite Jenson Button, who was second, and Jessica Ennis, third.
Thursday 15 October 2009
I don't suppose Sir Thomas Legg has a lot of time to watch television at the moment, but since he's worked out the cost of Gordon Brown's repayment to the last 10p he might also be interested in the Case of the Admiralty House Teacup, a shocking abstraction of government property, which was revealed halfway through Prescott: the North/South Divide. To the protests of Pauline ("Oooh, John! For goodness' sake... they'll think I'm a kleptomaniac!"), the former Deputy Prime Minister trotted into the kitchen of his impressive Thameside penthouse to reveal the gilded souvenir Pauline had carried away with her when they left their grace-and-favour residence. Personally, I'm inclined to let bygones be bygones here, because there's something rather touching about the way that Pauline fills out the stereotype of one kind of aspirational Northern woman: modelling her style on Joan Collins, using her telephone voice when out in public, and showing such candid pleasure in the trappings of class. "Things can only get better," she said gleefully, lifting a glass of champagne to the camera as a Learjet flew the Prescotts down to London on the night of the 1997 election, "...but not much." She spoke too soon, really. Still to come were the mock Tudor boards fitted to their Hull constituency house, for which Mr Prescott claimed £312.
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