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

James Lawton: Norman's last conquest

Thirteen years after his epic meltdown at the Masters, Greg Norman is back in Augusta – this time with his son as caddy and Chris Evert cheering him on

Anger over Woods's £2m fee to tee off in Australia

Yesterday's announcement that Tiger Woods will make his first professional appearance in Australia in 11 years was not greeted with unanimous joy. In fact, the revelation that the world No 1 will receive a $3m (£2.14m) appearance fee to tee it up in the Australian Masters in November was condemned by the most successful Antipodean golfer in history.

Pandora: A Price worth paying for show jumping glory

There is unfettered excitement in the blue-blooded world of equestrianism over developments in one of the leading events on its sporting calendar.

Mark Steel: There is one crisis we've ignored: the demise of snooker

Most of the early TV snooker stars were compellingly eccentric

Ballesteros suffers complication

Seve Ballesteros underwent further surgery today after his condition deteriorated following an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Ballesteros 'stable' after surgery

Seve Ballesteros underwent 12 hours of surgery yesterday to remove a brain tumour and is currently "stable" in the intensive care unit of a Madrid hospital.

Credit crisis diary: Your chance to bring Darling to book

Here's your chance to hold Alistair Darling to account. The Treasury Select Committee is planning an inquiry into the banking crisis and MPs want to know what you want to know. Such is the fury out there, our elected members reckon, that the public should have the opportunity to submit questions to the Chancellor. Try not to be too rude.

Home of golf 'could disappear by 2050'

The world's most famous golf course could sink into the sea by 2050, a climate change expert warned today.

Burned body bound at historic golf club

A badly-burned body was discovered today on a course at one of the world's most famous golf clubs.

Paddy Power gives odds on Obama's first cliché

The irreverent Irish bookie Paddy Power is offering odds on which cliché Barack Obama will use first when he makes his Democratic nomination speech in Denver tonight.

I Caught Crabs In Walberswick, Pleasance Cavern, Edinburgh

Armed only with a chat-up line and the bait of being the fittest girl on the beach in Walberswick, Dani – on holiday from London – lands two 16-year-old crabbers for some action.

Equestrianism: Edge wins second Open in absence of Olympic riders

Ruth Edge again took advantage of the absence of Olympic riders when she won the British Open title, the major contest of the Festival of British Eventing. Edge first won the title four years ago with Two Thyme, when she was still Ruth Friend and British riders were on their way to the Athens Olympics.

Women's British Open: Fudoh for thought as Asian players confirm dominance

Japanese star edges ahead of Shin with leader's caddie providing the only British presence in stark contrast to Oriental brilliance

Inkster paints picture of success for Sorenstam

The sentimentalists demanded that a woman on the verge of retirement should be the star turn at the Ricoh Women's British Open, although, on the first day here yesterday, it was the 48-year-old Juli Inkster rather than 37-year-old Annika Sorenstam soaring up there on the leader board. Still, if Sorenstam ever wants evidence there is a professional career after childbirth then Inkster is living, multitasking proof of that fact.

Annika Sorenstam: Motherhood beckons for Swedish star

She has dominated women's golf over the last decade, winning 10 majors, but this weekend's British Open will be her last – or maybe not. She explains all to Chris McGrath
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