Mark Lamport-Stokes

Peerless Tiger coasts to victory at Medinah

Tiger Woods, ice-cool throughout the final round, cruised to his 12th career major with a five-shot victory in the 88th PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club on Sunday. Tied for the overnight lead with playing partner Luke Donald of Britain, the world number one fired a four-under-par 68 in low-scoring conditions to lift the Wanamaker Trophy for the third time.

White-knuckle time for US Ryder Cup hopefuls

The heat is on for United States Ryder Cup hopefuls with just three nerve-jangling tournaments remaining before the 12-man team is decided. After this month's PGA Championship at Medinah in Illinois, the top 10 in the Cup standings will automatically qualify to take on Europe at the K Club in Ireland from September 22-24.

Ruthless Woods dominates Open

Tiger Woods, oozing confidence throughout the final round, completed a successful and emotional British Open title defence with a two-shot victory over compatriot Chris DiMarco on Sunday. One stroke clear at the start of the day, the 30-year-old American birdied three of the last five holes at Royal Liverpool for a five-under-par 67, sealing his 11th career major.

Els starts off well at the Open

Former champion Ernie Els, yet to win this year, moved into a seven-way tie for the early lead with a four-under-par 68 in the British Open first round on Thursday. Determined to shake off a loss of form following a knee injury last season, the big South African rattled up six birdies and two bogeys in near-perfect scoring conditions at Hoylake.

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