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McIlroy on the march to Newport

Youngster leads GB&I to victory over Europe and promises Ryder Cup repeat

McIlroy leads way as Britain and Ireland close in on win

Ballesteros 'unlikely' to present trophy after treatment leaves him fatigued

Players wait in hope for their 'father figure' to make his return

An appearance by Seve Ballesteros at the event named in his honour would dwarf anything that happens on the course, writes James Corrigan

McIlroy sets sights on European Tour summit

Rory McIlroy could move to the top of the European Tour money list on Sunday.

Watson run is no flash in the bed-pan

Tom Watson continued his serene progress through the perils of Turnberry yesterday and managed to finish with a spectacular flourish that restored him to the top of a leader-board ahead of a jostle of whipper-snappers who had threatened to usurp his place.

The Hacker: Author tries level best to break par but the real star is birdie at home

Although our detractors don't believe it, most hackers go through a torment of attempts to improve their game. It's a long, hard struggle that yields encouragement to very few.

Ballesteros makes first public appearance

Seve Ballesteros has made his first official public appearance since undergoing lifesaving surgery to remove a brain tumour last December.

The Hacker: You need to have a screw loose to play St Mellion – I really did

It was like meeting an old friend who had fallen on hard times but is now spruced up and smarter than ever. The only trouble is that he's just as nasty as he used to be.

Ballesteros says he 'suffered like a dog'

Seve Ballesteros says he feels fine now but "suffered like a dog" while recovering from four surgeries to remove a cancerous brain tumor.

Seve sends greeting to tee up classic Masters

Message from Ballesteros launches contest that is set to be one of the greats. James Corrigan reports from Augusta

James Lawton: A generation inspired by Tiger takes centre stage

Gary Player tells McIlroy and his young contenders that now is the time to step up.

Monty in raptures with '67' gift

Colin Montgomerie was just where he wanted to be here yesterday on his 500th European Tour appearance as a professional – right at the top of the leader board. Europe's new Ryder Cup captain, with only three top 10 finishes to his name since the start of last season, returned a five-under-par 67 to lead the Andalucian Open with fellow Scot Steven O'Hara and France's Jean-François Lucquin.

Woods running into good form

Five-times champion Tiger Woods, helped by a sizzling run of four consecutive birdies after the turn, charged into contention at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando yesterday.

Ballesteros continues to convalesce

Seve Ballesteros' competitive spirit is continuing throughout his recovery and he has urged Jose Maria Olazabal to lead Europe to glory against Asia in the Royal Trophy in Bangkok this week.

Ballesteros targets Royal Trophy return

Seve Ballesteros says he plans to resume his Royal Trophy involvement next year, as the Europe and Asia teams prepare to stage the 2009 edition without him from Friday.

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