Sport Suzann Pettersen celebrates Europe’s victory at Killeen Castle

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

Ochoa plans short reign as the next 'Tigress' of greens

Pity the poor organisers of the women's game, even if your surname does happen to be Wie. No sooner do they find one superstar to replace the other who is just retiring, then she declares she is quitting as well.

Vaughan outduels Cook in play-off

Bruce Vaughan holed a 20-foot putt to beat John Cook in a play-off and win the Senior British Open yesterday, his first tournament win either as a senior or a regular PGA Tour player.

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Final major for Swede who sealed place as genuine great

Vaughan overcomes pain barrier to edge into halfway lead

Bruce Vaughan shot a level-par 71 to take the halfway lead in the Senior British Open and then headed straight for physiotherapy on his left knee. The American has had three partial knee replacements in six operations over the past two years. With the chance of a first ever senior major in his sights, he was taking no chances.

Injury scare for Harrington

Ireland's Padraig Harrington has suffered an injury scare on the eve of his defence of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Singh hits high note by doing a Faldo

Jeev Milkha Singh of India parred all 18 holes of his final round yesterday to win the Austrian Open in Vienna by a stroke. A closing 71 for a 15-under three-round total in the weather-shortened event left Singh one shot ahead of Britain's Simon Wakefield.

Alliss in war of words with 'thin-skinned' Dougherty

The old and the new worlds are always prone to collide in golf, yet rarely have they done so as angrily, or indeed as entertainingly, as Nick Dougherty and Peter Alliss here yesterday.

Azinger slams 'unpopular' Ryder rival Faldo

The American Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger has laid into his European counterpart Nick Faldo, claiming that many players want "nothing to do with him".

Equestrianism: Robert Whitaker secures British Open in family affair

Robert Whitaker kept a wonderfully cool head to complete two lovely rounds in the final of the British Open Championship here, incurring only the four faults that he was able to afford and thus repeating his 2003 victory. On this occasion, members of his own family were ready to pounce if he should make a further error.

Equestrianism: Home hopes denied by Norway's rising star

Geir Gulliksen continued the Norwegian ascent up the equestrian ladder with an opening day victory here at the British Open Show Jumping Championships.

Equestrianism: Whitaker junior riding high

Ellen's uncles are equestrian legends, and now she is ready to jump at her chance too

Sport on TV: Moustaches may bristle but let's get our ears twitching

It's the Balkan Tennis Open in Tulovnik. The mighty Vuk Ergovich is about to serve to little Jimmy Stojkovic. The commentator has taken charge of the PA address system. "Let us pray to the gods that his execution from this tournament will be swift and painful," he screams. "He has the most pathetic moustache I've ever seen." "Fairy Tales: Rapunzel" (BBC1, Thursday), the first of four old stories set in the modern world, chose pro tennis as its subject matter. Let's hope the Australian Open isn't like that.

St Andrews timeshare tees up massive profit

For 775,000 it has to be one of the most expensive timeshares in the world. But for the devoted fan, the view it affords of one of golf's most hallowed sites is worth every penny.

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