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Team look to defend their title by registering first ever victory on American soil

Inbee Park chips on the fourth hole yesterday

Inbee Park bid for glory blown off course by cruel winds at British Open

It will take a humungous heave to pull in the field from here, the kind of feat that is commonplace in Inbee Park's season of unprecedented riches. No one needs convincing of Park's status as the world's best female golfer. A fourth major victory on the spin to keep her grand slam ambitions alive would add lustre to her name but hardly substance.

Inbee Park, of South Korea, stands on the Old Course at St Andrews, where she will begin her attempt at a fourth major this year

Inbee Park: A walk in the park at the British Open?

The South Korean has won three majors this year. At St Andrews she starts her quest for a fourth – a feat no pro golfer has achieved

The Northern Irishman spent the last week at home playing golf with friends

Rory McIlroy recalls the days when golf was a joy to play

Well, at least he can't miss the cut this week. Rory McIlroy sets out at Firestone to rekindle the spirit of 2012, when he finished fifth at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational en route one week later to his second major title.

Bad taste: Sergio Garcia’s fried-chicken dig at Tiger Woods highlighted how out of touch the game’s attitudes are

The Last Word: Golf must end the hypocrisy before its halo slips totally

Men-only clubs, fried chicken jibes and much more – it's time to update to the 21st century

Padraig Harrington used a belly putter for the first time yesterday

Padraig Harrington in U-turn on belly putters

Less than a year after calling for anchored putters to be banned, the three-time major winner Padraig Harrington switched to one in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Rory McIlroy showed signs of regaining his best form at Doral

Rory McIlroy happy to stalk in the shadow of Tiger Woods

Ulsterman can return to No 1 with victory in Houston but is glad of a spell out of the spotlight

12-year-old becomes youngest European Tour qualifier

Ye Wocheng claims place at Volvo China Open at Binhai Lake Golf Club

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Ferdinand defends 'choc-ice' comment

Phil Mickelson en route to securing a 64 at the Scottish Open

Manassero shapes up for Italian duel with Molinari

Teenager hits seven birdies on last nine at Scottish Open while Mickelson finds form

Jamie Donaldson celebrates his Irish Open victory yesterday

Donaldson thrills record crowds with victory at last

A week that meant so much to Northern Ireland turned out to mean even more for Welshman Jamie Donaldson last night. In his 255th European Tour event and after a career afflicted by a genetic spine problem, the 36-year-old finally tasted victory in the Irish Open – and did it by four shots, with five birdies in his last seven holes.

World's top two squash players James Willstrop and Nick Matthew begin British Open bid

James Willstrop is in the form of his life; Nick Matthew is defending champion and aiming for a third title.

Jack Nicklaus the six-time winner of the Green Jacket

Augusta Diary: Ambition achieved when Nicklaus met his father’s hero, er, Nicklaus

No prizes for guessing who Nicklaus Lewis is named after. His father Randy Lewis, who condemned the 19-year-old to a lifetime of having his first name misspelled, admitted: "Jack was always my hero."

Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, is to be taken off ‘Test Match Special’ duty to work at the Master

BBC retreats while British talent advances

Sky deal for Scottish Open and PGA Championship further erodes level of terrestrial TV coverage

Golf's latest superstar gets new title

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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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