McIlroy and Woods still have reasons to be positive

April 12, 2011

GOLF-MASTERS/One of the most riveting final rounds at the Masters left Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy dealing with bitter disappointment, although they each appear to have bright prospects going forward.

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 raises a couple of questions — Do rankings reward consistency rather than great achievement? And how much do they really matter?

Ryder Cup — LIVE

October 2, 2010

Join us at Celtic Manor for shot-by-shot coverage of Europe v the U.S. as the final extra session on Monday decides who wins the Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup shows sportsmanship at its best

September 27, 2010

GOLF-ENGLAND/If golf is an island of civilisation in a world of sport awash with cheating then the Ryder Cup is the coconut-laden palm tree on top.

A golfing year unlike any other for a troubled Tiger

September 24, 2010

GOLF/If any further proof was needed that this has been a golfing year unlike any other for Tiger Woods, simply reflect on the optimism he expressed after he failed to qualify for this week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Rest for Woods should be a worry for Europe

September 15, 2010

GOLF/Tiger Woods’s failure to qualify for the Tour Championship finale in Atlanta next week could spell bad news for Europe’s Ryder Cup team.

Woods gets nod for Ryder Cup

September 7, 2010

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Tiger Woods was named as one of four wildcard picks for next month’s Ryder Cup by United States captain Corey Pavin on Tuesday.

Can Tiger recover from his Buster Douglas moment?

August 12, 2010

One happened in Tokyo in 1990, the other in Minnesota in 2009. One marked the beginning of the end for Tiger Woods reacts after a missed green on the 18th hole during the third round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Munden (the predominate athlete of his sport, the question now is, did the other also mark the end of dominance for Tiger Woods.

McIlroy and the new breed spice up golf’s dominant pack

August 6, 2010

Professional golf has benefited from two refreshing developments over the last year-and-a-half: the stunning impact made by some of the younger guns and a preponderance of first-time winners in the majors.