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    1. August 13, 2014

      A lament for golf’s lost art of shot-making

      “Everything today is bam bam smash,” says Freddie “Boom Boom” Couples, as he settles into a leather armchair. The career of...

    2. July 15, 2011

      Staying the course

      Professional golfer Colin Montgomerie OBE, 48, often known as “Monty”, has won eight Order of Merit titles (seven...

    1. May 22, 2011

      Foreign money transforms Vietnam resort city

      When a squatter moved into the international school that Ricky Tan was building in Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city,...

    2. October 4, 2010

      Ryder Cup drama ends in victory for Europe

      Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie lifts the trophy after his team clinched the 2010 match at Celtic Manor,...

    3. October 2, 2010

      Ryder Cup runneth over for soaked fans

      Newport is a famous venue in the history of aquatic sport. It was for many years home of the America’s Cup and on Friday...

    4. October 1, 2010

      Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup dream

      Ryder Cup victory in 2006 It was 1991, and a green young Colin Montgomerie was playing his first Ryder Cup for Europe. Every...

    5. September 24, 2010

      Alternative golf courses in Wales

      Llandrindod Wells, Powys The 2010 Ryder Cup starts next weekend at Celtic Manor in Newport, east Wales. The luxurious resort...

    6. October 24, 2009

      A golf lesson with Colin Montgomerie

      Colin Montgomerie shares a laugh with Tom Cox George Plimpton said the best professional golfers had “the grim yet placid...

    7. November 4, 2008

      A respite, perhaps, from incivility

      Could recession prompt a return to civility, decency and good manners? Certainly there is a shift in the national mood,...

    8. November 3, 2008

      A respite, perhaps, from incivility

      Could recession prompt a return to civility, decency and good manners? Certainly there is a shift in the national mood,...

    9. April 4, 2008

      Westwood sizes up Masters

      A person’s age and weight can be sensitive areas. Yet as Lee Westwood talks about his prospects for the Masters at Augusta,...

    10. November 26, 2007

      Round-up

      FOOTBALL England face an immediate rematch with Croatia for the right to take part in the first World Cup to be held on...

    11. June 23, 2007

      Books with raspberry ripple give SilverDell patrons just desserts

      SilverDell of Kirkham is a small bookshop with big ambitions. The rural Lancashire retailer, created seven years ago by a...

    12. June 11, 2007

      Round-up

      MOTOR RACINGBritain's Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One race in the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday at the Gilles...

    13. January 12, 2007

      What one thing makes a great course?

      It’s only the second week of January and already there can scarcely be a golfer in the world who hasn’t messed up several...

    14. September 23, 2006

      First blood to Europe as Garcia wins twice

      History never had a chance of repeating itself yesterday when the 2006 Ryder Cup got under way. But Europe's team could...

    15. September 22, 2006

      Ryder Cup to open with the big guns

      Captains Ian Woosnam of Europe and America's Tom Lehman have ensured that the 2006 Ryder Cup will be launched in...

    16. September 16, 2006

      ROUND-UP

      *GOLF Colin Montgomerie and Paul Casey, possible partners in the Ryder Cup, face each other today in the semi-finals of the...

    17. September 16, 2006

      'One good shot and I would have won'

      Colin Montgomerie is on the restaurant floor of HSBC's 45-storey headquarters in Canary Wharf. But his mind is on the...

    18. September 15, 2006

      Woods out in day of shocks

      US Ryder Cup team mates Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk suffered shock defeats in the first round of the World Match Play...

    19. September 4, 2006

      Clarke and Westwood in Ryder team

      The final building blocks were on Sunday put into place for Europe's attempted defence of the Ryder Cup against the US at...

    20. August 31, 2006

      Clarke wants Ryder Cup wild card

      Darren Clarke has asked Europe's Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam to consider him for a wild card for next month's contest at...

    21. June 26, 2006

      SPORT - NEWS IN BRIEF

      *TENNIS Wimbledon champion Roger Federer begins his defence of the title this afternoon against Richard Gasquet of France...

    22. February 11, 2006

      ROUND-UP

      *Everton striker Duncan Ferguson has been suspended for an additional four matches and fined £5,000 by the Football...

    23. October 31, 2005

      Montgomerie takes eighth Order of Merit

      Ireland's Paul McGinley enjoyed his finest golfing hours, sweeping through from the back of the field to win the...

    24. October 29, 2005

      ROUND UP

      *Golfer Colin Montgomerie continued his march to an eighth European Order of Merit title when he took a two-shot lead at...

    25. October 29, 2005

      ROUND-UP

      *Andy Murray's run in the Davidoff Swiss Indoors in Basle was ended by hard- hitting Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, who won 6-4...

    26. October 27, 2005

      O’Neill rules himself out of Ireland job

      *Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managerial position with the Republic of Ireland. The...

    27. October 27, 2005

      Murray claims Henman scalp

      Andrew Murray won one of the most significant matches of his short career when he defeated childhood hero Tim Henman 6-2...

    28. October 1, 2005

      ROUND-UP

      *Andrew Murray reached his first ATP tournament semi-final when he gained a stunning victory over Robby Ginepri in the...

    29. September 15, 2005

      Golf stars snub Wentworth

      Golf's World Matchplay Championship which begins at Wentworth today has failed to live up to its billing, given the absence...

    30. July 18, 2005

      Tiger leaves rivals gasping

      World number one Tiger Woods combined two of his highly refined golfing talents to win the 134th Open Championship by the...

    31. July 17, 2005

      Tiger leaves rivals gasping

      World number one Tiger Woods combined two of his highly refined golfing talents on Sunday to win the 134th Open Championship...

    32. September 24, 2004

      Win or lose, Americans know how to put on a good show

      If America's golfers had gone about the task of winning back the Ryder Cup with the same gusto that the PGA and the Oakland...

    33. September 23, 2004

      How you have to be fan of US sport - however boring it is

      If America's golfers had gone about the task of winning back the Ryder Cup with the same gusto that the PGA and the Oakland...

    34. September 22, 2004

      THIS SPORTING LIFE

      * There was mixed news for the Football Association yesterday with midfielder Steven Gerrard ruled out of next month's...

    35. September 22, 2004

      A game of work and no play

      Work is sometimes just too seductive. Colin Montgomerie, hero of Europe's weekend victory in the Ryder Cup, has blamed his...

    36. September 21, 2004

      A game of work and no play

      Colin Montgomerie, hero of Europe's weekend victory in the Ryder Cup, has blamed his obsession with golf for problems in his...

    37. September 21, 2004

      Europe aims for major follow-up

      It was, as one US golf writer put it in the local vernacular, "an old-fashioned ass-whuppin' ". If anybody expected...

    38. September 20, 2004

      Europe aims for major follow-up

      It was, as one US golf writer put it in the local vernacular, “an old-fashioned ass-whuppin' ”. If anybody expected Europe's...

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