The Way I See It: In such moments Woods displays a visceral desire to engineer positive outcomes
As expected the challengers gave it a crack on championship Sunday but in the end a five-shot advantage was too big for Victor Dubuisson to blow. The Frenchman survived a thrilling push from Jamie Donaldson, whose 63 included a hole-in-one at the 16th, and a 65 from Justin Rose, to claim his maiden European Tour victory at the Turkish Airlines Open.
In between cries of “get real” and “get in there” the essence of Ian Poulter is revealed. The cleanest striker of a golf ball Poulter is not, but on the greens he punches like Mike Tyson in his prime and on his day he is never out of the running. Today was just such a day.
Unlike the Seve Trophy, the Presidents Cup has little trouble attracting America's big names. Jim Furyk is still lying down in a darkened room following his failure to make the team via the mechanism of the captain's pick.
It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.
Defending champion finishes with two birdies to put himself back in the hunt at Oak Hill
None-superstar’s superstar two clear of the Oak Hill field
Double bogey on the last puts world No 1 six shots adrift of clubhouse leader before storms disrupt tournament
Can Lee Westwood or Ian Poulter continue the home success after 18-year-old finishes top amateur
As he rolled it fully 60 feet into the hole for an eagle to take the outright lead, you could sense Briton felt the moment that could define his career may be close
Ladies and gentlemen, we now know your winner of the 2013 Open Championship. Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the Royal and Ancient, can already fill in the blank in his speech at the awards ceremony tomorrow night. Spoiler alert. The champion golfer of the year is… Graeme McDowell.
The Brit posts a card of 68 to leave him two under par
This brute of a course punishes good shots rather than testing the best as many have discovered
On equal terms with Merion. In two days’ time that might just be enough to make a major champion of Luke Donald. A birdie at the penultimate hole of his second round helped ease the pain of the five bogeys in six holes that preceded it. As he put it: “I’m in a good place, excited to be in contention.”
CEO George O'Grady 'deeply regrets using inappropriate word' in attempt to help Garcia
This was a twirly stick day for Lee Westwood, when the shots he likes, and there were plenty of those on the second day at The Players, are finished off with an extravagant flourish of the club. It is the golfing equivalent of ’ave it, and not unique to Westwood. It is just that we have seen too little of it of late.