Sport Lee Westwood at Augusta

English golfer was six shots short of the play-off

Golf Foundation loses pounds 60,000

Ian Peacock, the Golf Foundation chairman, will tell members at its annual meeting today that there are insufficient resources available to fund its existing programme, let alone expand.

Hever Golf Lover on the way to 1,000


Faldo's rhythm falters

Nick Faldo, who had been backed down to 9-4 at the halfway stage to win the Volvo PGA Championship, ran into a chicane in the third lap over the Burma Road yesterday and is in need of some fine tuning from his chief mechanic, David Leadbetter. The trouble is Leadbetter has left Wentworth for Tokyo. "I know what I've got to do," Faldo said. "I'm just struggling to do it."



Singular force of Couples

Peter Corrigan surveys the contenders as Uncle Sam prepares to reign over Augusta

Montgomerie leads Europeans




Woman golf champion sacked over slap blames man's world

A women's golf champion, sacked after punching a fellow club member off his bar stool, yesterday claimed she would have been treated differently if she were a man. Philomena Vaughan, 42, denied exaggerating the incident, which later earned her the nicknames "Mu-hammad Ali" and "Rocky".

Golf's handicap is the public's gain

Failed exclusive member schemes are boosting pay-and-play courses. James Cusick reports byline in here to grid strap Book locked top grid

GOLF: Robbins edges out Davies


Love rides the storm

LIKE the first two rounds, the third round of the New Orleans Classic here was destined to end in darkness before the completion of play. But with the leaders still midway through the front nine yesterday, there was a logjam at the top.

Amen to all that torture

WITH the possible exception of the Little Big Horn, there is no patch of American soil upon which more hopes have been massacred than Amen Corner. For more than 50 years, this treacherously beautiful confluence of three holes at the south-eastern tip of the Augusta National course has destroyed the ambitions of the finest golfers in the world.
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