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English golfer was six shots short of the play-off

Westwood squanders lead again to finish off the pace in 'fifth major'

Lee Westwood let another third round lead slip away last night as the South African Tim Clark completed an immaculate final day's work to claim the The Players Championship, the sport's richest event, at Sawgrass in Florida.

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While the world doubts if Tiger Woods is "fresh and ready to go", that at least is how his playing partner rates his own form. Ian Poulter says he is over a knee injury sustained playing basketball and is confident of going one better in The Players Championship than last year.

Sixth missed cut is deepest for Tiger who roars no more

World No 1 heads to Players looking like a hacker as rivals sense his weakness

Woods set for another break from golf

Golf fans will have to wait again before discovering where and when Tiger Woods plays next.

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It was as if a great weight had been lifted off the groaning shoulders of golf. At Augusta, in the heartland of the deeply conservative Deep South, a frisson of fresh air rustled through the magnolias. The game could breathe again: Gary Lineker was not anchoring the coverage of The Masters (BBC2, Thursday). No more mumbling, no um-ing and er-ing. The club even built a spanking new studio complex to celebrate.

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Nike ad featuring voice of Earl Woods sparks outrage – but insiders hail it an instant classic

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Paul Casey will continue to have treatment all week at The Masters and looks like having to play through the fatigue barrier to win his first major.

Westwood out to redress major imbalance breakthrough

World No 4 is in form of his life and can be first British winner at Masters since 1996

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Woods has to clear up 'drug doctor' link because we can't move on if he sidesteps the real questions

Masters injury fear for Casey after Houston withdrawal

Just when England believed it would be heading into next week's Masters with an unprecedented number of representatives in the world's top 10, so a Paul Casey injury cast doubt over the optimism. A shoulder complaint has already done for the defence of his Houston Open title and he left here yesterday fearing for his Augusta chances, too.

Caddie backs Augusta crowd to respect Woods

Tiger Woods will be judged by his golf rather than taunted for his extra-marital affairs when he returns to action at next week's US Masters, according to his caddie Steve Williams.

Woods backed to make winning return

Tiger Woods has 22 more days to get ready for the Masters - and there are those who believe he is capable not just of playing well on his return, but winning.

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