Augusta offers comfort factor but will it be enough for Woods?

February 28, 2011

GOLF/Tiger Woods returned to competition at last week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in the Arizona desert under increasing pressure to clean up his game and his on-course demeanour.

Why all the fuss about being world number one?

November 2, 2010

GOLF-RANKINGS/WESTWOODTo much fanfare, Lee Westwood has ended the 281-week reign of Tiger Woods as golf’s world number one yet the fact the Briton has not won a major raisesĀ a couple of questions — Do rankings reward consistency rather than great achievement? And how much do they really matter?

Six of the best for Europe as Ryder Cup approaches

January 26, 2010

GOLF/Could the balance of power in world golf be shifting from the U.S. to Europe at the start of Ryder Cup year? Americans have traditionally dominated the upper echelons of the rankings but German Martin Kaymer and Briton Ian Poulter’s one-two finish in the Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday lifted the pair into the world’s top-10 for the first time.