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Brian Viner Loving, hating and just being mildly annoyed

The other day in a questionnaire on the food and drink pages of a Sunday newspaper, asked which kitchen gadget he couldn't live without, a farmer called Tim Wilson, owner of the Ginger Pig butcher group, identified his Aga, the "hub" of his kitchen.

Golden boy Lewis takes Silver Medal but will not be turning pro just

A dream week in the life of Tom Lewis ended last night with the 20-year-old collecting the Silver Medal as the leading amateur at the 140th Open Championship. But after all the hype and speculation about turning professional, this week it will be back to business as usual, which in amateur golf means a training session at Royal Aberdeen to prepare for the Walker Cup in September.

Surprises continue at the Open

A day of surprises at The Open ended with the biggest one of all - the lowest-ever round by an amateur in the 140-year history of the championship.

Golden Bear teaches Golden Cub secrets to major success

If Rory McIlroy fails to win the 111th US Open, Jack Nicklaus is going to kick his backside. That is what Nicklaus threatened to do after McIlroy imploded with a final-round 80 at Augusta in April to throw away the Masters.

Kaymer fears Donald's mastery of the greens as Westwood fine-tunes

America's focus will inevitably fall on the groupings involving Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, but in terms of the world rankings there is only one marquee pairing in the first two rounds of the Masters. Martin Kaymer, the world No 1, will face off with the No 2, Lee Westwood.

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