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The capacity for self-delusion demonstrated most vividly these days by politicians and England footballers is also tobe found flourishing among certain golfers.

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Peter Hanson defied cold, wet and windy conditions to give Sweden their first home winner of the SAS Masters for 10 years here yesterday.

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.

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.

'Fear' stirs Harrington to enlarge major haul

For Padraig Harrington the work is never done. On awakening yesterday as the first European to retain his Open title since before the Titanic sunk, Harrington set out a new list of objectives. They ranged from leaving behind the exclusive champions' club he has only just joined, to making a better fist of next month's USPGA, to beating his friend in a driving challenge – one-handed. And it is his old friend "fear" that will be his secret weapon.

Brian Viner: Hardy Rose benefits from Watson's way with elements

As consecutive shots go in Open Championships at Royal Birkdale, Justin Rose's last in 1998 and his first yesterday could hardly have been more different. On a balmy Sunday afternoon 10 years ago, Rose, then an unworldly amateur aged 17, pitched into the 18th hole to finish tied for fourth. At just before 7.45am yesterday, in a mighty wind and relentless rain, the wiser Rose, with seven professional victories and a European Order of Merit under his belt, struck an unconvincing two-iron off the first tee and watched it dribble into the first cut of rough, right of the fairway.

Karlsson's dip in water fails to sink course record

For a few moments, Robert Karlsson thought he was minutes away from becoming the first player to shoot a 59 on the European Tour.

Hedblom and Millar overhaul Westwood

Peter Hedblom chipped in twice and Matthew Millar finished with a successful 100-foot putt as they took over at the top from Lee Westwood in the Andalucian Open here yesterday.

Spanish rivals spur Barça pursuit of Gudjohnsen

Barcelona are facing competition from Valencia and another Spanish club, possibly Atletico Madrid, for Eidur Gudjohnsen. Chelsea accept that the 27-year-old Icelander will leave this summer but want around £10m for him.

GOLF: Mickelson shoots 62 to cut Spyglass record by two

PHIL MICKELSON shattered the course record with a 10-under-par 62 to grab a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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