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Ailing Schwartzel battles to front

Charl Schwartzel fired a flawless seven-under-par 64 to take a share of the lead at the Madrid Masters yesterday, but revealed afterwards he was struggling with injury and illness and had considered withdrawing.

Europe's big guns can call the shots

Paul Azinger will take his UnitedStates team to the Muhammad Ali Museum in Louisville on Monday night, and they will then be granted an audience with The Greatest. It can only be hoped that when Ali tells them about "rope-a-dope" they do not mishear it as "dopes inside the ropes". Otherwise Phil Mickelson and Co might believe he was referring to their previous two Ryder Cup performances.

Play-off agony denies teenager McIlroy historic win

On the weekend that Ian Poulter and Colin Montgomerie were alleged to have been separated in a trendy London eaterie by two members of Westlife, a young man who is clearly the future of the Europe Ryder Cup team saw a boy's own story blow up in his face.

Poulter not perfect but making strides on the big occasion

Ian Poulter has regularly seemed too keen to lick himself, not the opposition. And like his beloved Arsenal, he has too often been eye-catching without getting his mitts on the silverware.

Brit pack can recreate history by adapting to adopted homeland

Where Colin Welland, of Chariots of Fire fame, clutched an Oscar and declared "The British are coming", Sandy Lyle took out his bow of burning gold and said much the same thing with his seven-iron from the bunker at the 18th. Two decades ago Lyle won the Masters and for four years the green jacket ceremony was a strictly British tailoring operation with Nick Faldo (twice) and Ian Woosnam following the Scot's lead.

Masters 2008 diary: Sandy snubbed by European Tour

Poor old Sandy Lyle. On the day the 50-year-old was supposed to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Britain's first ever Masters victory, he found himself being dumped on from a great height by the very Tour he helped to establish. Yesterday, the news was leaked that Jose Maria Olazabal had been offered the European captaincy for the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales. After Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and now Nick Faldo, Lyle was the only member of the so-called "Big Five" not to have held the honour. He is now resigned to the fact that he never will. "This is my last chance," he said recently. There is always the chance, of course, that Olazabal will defer the opportunity but with all his current injury problems that seems doubtful. Sources at Celtic Manor expressed surprise at the revelation, although that had nothing to do with Olazabal's captaincy credentials. The theory went that Olazabal would be saved for an American renewal as he has all the statesmanlike qualities required for the "away" fixture. That would have left the way clear for Lyle, who won the 1985 Open and the 1988 Masters, to take charge in Newport. Nice theory, nasty reality. There was widespread sympathy for the Scotsman here yesterday. "It's going to be such a shame if Sandy doesn't get the opportunity to have the captaincy," said Woosnam. "I know he deserves it. Look what he's done. He's the first Briton to win the Masters, and the first to win the Open since Tony Jacklin. He's done a lot for golf in Britain and Europe. He deserves to be captain."

Sandy Lyle: 'I don't know whether there's ever been a better shot in a major'

Brian Viner Interviews: On the 20th anniversary of one of golf's greatest victories, the first British winner of the Masters recalls the unforgettable shot from a fairway bunker on the final hole that changed his life and began a four-year domination of Augusta by his fellow countrymen

Sleepover: The San Roque Club

A golfing break in Spain

Westwood holds his nerve to earn tilt at Els

Ryder Cup hero stands between defending champion and record sixth victory in today's final

Cautious Harrington ready to create right kind of memories

It is a picture that Padraig Harrington cannot dismiss from his mind. When he stands on the 15th fairway of Augusta National he does not so much think of sending a crisp iron shot arching onto the green as of a watery grave that drowned the hopes of, amongst others, Seve Ballesteros and Curtis Strange.

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