Sport Henrik Stenson

Swede who lost form and fortune in Allen Stanford fraud proves popular FedEx Cup champion

Westwood's hopes end in bogey agony

Search for next British winner goes on after Englishman drops shots on last four holes to concede defeat in bid for Claret Jug

Wood earns £255,000 for repeat show

He earned nothing for fifth spot last year, but joint-third pays out for former amateur

Watson's spell broken as Cink steals Open glory

Veteran is left to reflect on missed chances as record, like his putt on the 18th, slips away

Donald rues his missed opportunity to claim title

Rather than toasting his best-ever finish in an Open, Luke Donald was last night lamenting his first-round performance, which cost him a chance at victory at Turnberry.

In the Bunker: Superb Molder proves there's no substitute for inexperience

Much has been made, thanks to Tom Watson's emergence as a beady-eyed putter, of the value of experience, and the presence of Watson and Mark Calcavecchia among the leaders seems to confirm it.

Watson run is no flash in the bed-pan

Tom Watson continued his serene progress through the perils of Turnberry yesterday and managed to finish with a spectacular flourish that restored him to the top of a leader-board ahead of a jostle of whipper-snappers who had threatened to usurp his place.

Watson in prime position to take a shot at history

Veteran starts final day with a lead of one but that may be enough to tear up all the record books.

Gary Player: 'In 1955 I slept in the dunes. I wanted to win so badly'

Gary Player arrived at his first Open with £200 in his pocket and a burning desire to succeed. Some 54 years and nine majors later, the South African has seen it all. As the action at Turnberry heats up, he shares his views on cheating allegations past and present, and how the game has changed

A day when Tiger looked mortal and bewildered

Sometimes the genius of the Tiger has failed. Seven years ago some way east of here in Muirfield it was blown away, but there was a storm of biblical proportions going on when he shot 81 on the third day of that Open.

Marino makes most of opportunity

American Steve Marino, who had to use his father as a passport courier to take up his place in the Open, today set the early clubhouse target at Turnberry as the course exacted a measure of revenge on the world's best players.

2009 Open diary: Broadhurst leads the dawn chorus

Not many elite sports events begin with such an unobtrusive lack of fuss as the Open Championship. The first shot of this year's tournament was struck at 6.30am by England's Paul Broadhurst. The sky was blue; mist spilt off the hills; the sea was like a lake; flags hung limp around the 18th green, and a gaggle of early-bird spectators whispered and nudged each other behind the tee.

James Lawton: Watson turns back clock to those days in the sun

It was indeed as though nature had performed some brilliant redecoration yesterday when Tom Watson stood on the first practice tee and said of the place that he turned, 32 years ago, into the hauntingly beautiful shrine of the most competitive golf we are ever likely to see, "God, I love my office."

Padraig Harrington: Curious case of Paddy and the postman

Irish champion took his game apart to see what made it work but now he must put it all back together again. James Corrigan speaks to Padraig Harrington

Duel in the Sun: The epic battle between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

At Turnberry in 1977, golf – and the spirit of sportsmanship itself – were taken to heights rarely seen before or since. James Corrigan recalls the 'Duel in the Sun', an epic battle between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus that will live for ever on the famous links
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