Sport Suzann Pettersen celebrates Europe’s victory at Killeen Castle

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

Norman and Faldo ruled out of 2011 Open entry

Greg Norman and Sir Nick Faldo, first and second in the record-breaking 1993 Open at Sandwich, will not be involved in this year's championship at the Kent course.

Royal St Georges goes longer and lower for the Open

The Royal St Georges course will be just over 100 yards longer for this year's British Open, with par being reduced from 71 to 70.

Els hails 'incredible' fifth South African Open win

Ernie Els has won more than 60 individual trophies around the world including three major championships but his victory at the 100th South African Open ranks among the most memorable of his glittering career.

Martin defends title after nightmare 17th

Pablo Martin of Spain became the first golfer in two years to retain a European Tour title when he won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club by two strokes yesterday.

The Open Championship Venues, by Donald Ford

If you're a friend of Rory McIlroy's, seek no further for a Christmas present to tuck in his stocking.

Martial Arts: Olympic hopeful Jones crashes out

There was disappointment for Youth Olympic gold medallist in Taekwondo Jade Jones yesterday as the Welsh teenager was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the British Open in Manchester.

Kind hearts and cornets in the battle of the brass bands

A Slice of Britain: Once there were 20,000 across the country. Yesterday the remaining few sounded off for the cup final

Tears of relief for Tseng as she survives last-day slump

Yani Tseng yesterday became the youngest golfer ever to win three majors but it is fair to say the experience put years on her.

Singing Tseng finishes on a high note to maintain lead

Taiwanese is four clear but early starter Pressel edges closer after shooting 65

Tseng rides her luck to keep Kerr at bay

There was a moment on the 15th hole during her second round at the Ricoh Women's British Open here yesterday when Yani Tseng confessed: "I wanted to kill myself."

'The lack of recognition for Catriona is a disgrace,' says Davies

Matthew begins Open title defence after a year in which sponsors ignored her amazing victory

Thompson 'upset' by Open lockout

Young Alexis Thompson is paying for the Michelle Wie controversy. The organisers of the Ricoh Women's British Open yesterday admitted that the furore which greeted the Hawaiian's invite five years ago was instrumental in them denying the game's latest 15-year-old sensation from trying to qualify for this week's major at Birkdale.

Feminine fairways shorn of characters – so we need Wie

Twenty-year-old hopes to get up-and-down career back on track at British Open

Mr Rosenblum's List, By Natasha Solomons

Natasha Solomons isn't the first novelist to send a Jewish outsider on a pitfall-strewn trip through the rustic mysteries of Hardy's Dorset: Howard Jacobson did so, edgily, in Peeping Tom.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
Prices correct as of 20 February 2015
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn