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1. The Craig The spectacular coastline of the Firth of Clyde includes views of the Isle of Arran and the hills of the Kintyre peninsula but hauntingly stuck 10 miles off the coast is the imperious Ailsa Craig. The volcanic rock, two miles in circumference, rises 1,114 feet above the sea and is now only fit for birdlife, particularly gannets, but was once a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation, while for a century granite was mined from the rock and used for making curling stones.

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Like planets aligning, the conjunction of two events next Thursday will produce a heavenly British summer's sporting day – weather permitting. The second Ashes Test will unfold at Lord's, while up on the coast below Ayr, the Open Championship is staged at Turnberry for only the fourth time.

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Faldo will return for the Open

Nick Faldo has officially entered what will be his 33rd Open and 96th major championship at Turnberry in July. The three-times champion missed last year's event for the first time since he failed to qualify as an amateur in 1975, but that was because he was Ryder Cup captain and wanted to study potential candidates.

Poulter 'in groove' for tilt at US Open

Ian Poulter proudly moved into the world's top 20 yesterday and in typically confident fashion vowed that this would be the mere start of his rise into the game's elite. "Second in The Players means a lot of ranking points, exactly what I need to kick on for the rest of the year," said the Englishman.

Cloud hangs over fallen McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's dream debut at the Masters was in danger of turning into an embarrassing nightmare here last night as Masters officials reviewed videotape to see whether he had breached the rules on the 18th hole. If McIlroy was found guilty of kicking the sand after he had left the ball in the greenside bunker the punishment would be stark. The teenager would be disqualified.

Casey wins first PGA title

Britain's Paul Casey gave himself the perfect warm-up for next week's U.S. Masters by winning his first PGA Tour title in a playoff at the weather-delayed Houston Open on Sunday.

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