Jim Slater

Presidents Cup: ‘We wanted this for Mr Nicklaus’

Tiger Woods and his fellow United States golfers proved they have passion for playing as a team, winning the Presidents Cup in dramatic fashion to boost the event's status compared to the Ryder Cup. Chris DiMarco's dramatic birdie putt on the 18th hole to beat Australian Stuart Appleby one-up on Sunday gave the US men an 18-and-a-half -- 15 and-a-half victory, the first by a US PGA squad in a team event since the 2000 Presidents Cup.

Goosen brings Tiger to his knees

United States golfers reclaimed sole possession of the Presidents Cup, but South Africa's Retief Goosen brought world number one Tiger Woods to his knees with a singles victory on Sunday. Fifth-ranked Goosen's two and one triumph over the 10-time major champion gave the global squad its first singles victory, but it was not enough to rally the Internationals.

‘Golf is a puzzle without an answer’

Tiger Woods is likely to receive the Presidents Cup pairings he seeks this week with Jim Furyk and Fred Couples and David Toms is fit and ready to play, United States captain Jack Nicklaus said on Tuesday. Woods, the Masters and British Open champion, played a practice round with Couples on Tuesday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, where 12-man US and International squads begin their biennial matches on Thursday.

Tiger makes the cut

A day-long drama over whether or not Tiger Woods could make the cut at the PGA Championship ended in spectacular fashion on Friday with a last-hole birdie sending the superstar into the weekend. The Masters and British Open champion risked missing the cut to attempt a birdie-eagle finish on Baltusrol Golf Club's only par-five holes.

Tiger means trouble in any language

Tiger Woods has shattered any notion of a golfing ''Big Five'' with an overwhelming season that even his top rivals admit has proven Woods' supremacy in the sport. The 29-year-old American superstar won the Masters and British Open titles, putted poorly and settled for second at the US Open and could capture his 11th career major crown on Sunday at the 87th PGA Championship.

Tyson at 38: ‘Wonderful person, great fighter’

Former undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is making a boxing comeback less than three weeks before his 39th birthday with only one goal -- reclaiming global heavyweight supremacy. Tyson portrayed himself as a more mature man and fighter on Tuesday in his first pre-fight public comments.

Bush pledges support for New York Olympic bid

International Olympic Committee (IOC) members received finance and security assurances for New York's 2012 Olympic bid on Wednesday, as well as a videotaped pledge of support from United States President George Bush. A 13-person IOC evaluation committee heard Bush vow full backing for the ,6-billion bid in the third day of private meetings.

Woods, Mickelson pairing backfires in Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson produced the impressive start United States captain Hal Sutton was seeking at the 35th Ryder Cup. Unfortunately for the Americans, the dysfunctional duo helped give the European team the greatest first-day lead in Ryder Cup history, a 6,5-1,5 edge with holders Europe needing only 14 points to retain the trophy.

Navratilova makes singles comeback

Former world number-one Martina Navratilova will make a WTA singles comeback at the age of 47, accepting an invitation to the  000-dollar Amelia Island clay-court event that opens on Monday. Navratilova said on Friday that she also plans to play the following week at Charleston, South Carolina.

Ferrari’s Schumacher goes for record sixth F1 crown

Michael Schumacher will attempt to capture a record sixth formula one driving crown in Indianapolis Sunday at the United States Grand Prix while Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen try to deny the German star. But Schumacher refuses to concede any edge at Indy to Montoya or his BMW.

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