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BMW Masters: Live leaderboard

BMW Masters leaderboard: Keep up to date with the latest scores

The European Tour is in Shanghai this week for the BMW Masters.

Most of Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup team are in action – Sergio Garcia is the only one missing – and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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Back together: Most of the Ryder Cup team are in Shanghai for the BMW Masters

Back together: Most of the Ryder Cup team are in Shanghai for the BMW Masters

Frys.com Open: Live leaderboard

Frys.com Open leaderboard: Keep up with the latest scores

The PGA Tour is at the CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California this week for the Frys.com Open.

Bryce Molder took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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Smacker: Bryce Molder kisses the trophy after winning the 2011 Frys.com Open

Smacker: Bryce Molder kisses the trophy after winning the 2011 Frys.com Open

Portugal Masters: Live leaderboard

Portugal Masters leaderboard: Keep up to date with the scores

The European Tour is in Vilamoura this week for the Portugal Masters.

Tom Lewis took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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Sam again: Tom Lewis is back in Portugal to defend his title

Sam again: Tom Lewis is back in Portugal to defend his title

Justin Rose beats Lee Westwood in Turkish Airlines World Golf Final

Rose almost 1m richer after one-shot victory over Westwood in Turkey

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10:05 GMT, 12 October 2012

Justin Rose beat Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood for the second time in three days to win the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and the 935,000 prize.

Rose had got the better of Westwood in the group stages at Antalya Golf Club before beating 14-time major winner Tiger Woods in the semi-finals.

Westwood had shot a 64 in his final group game and then a stunning round of 61 a few hours later in his semi-final win over former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, but was unable to reproduce such devastating scoring and had to settle for 'just' 1million US Dollars (623,000) as runner-up.

Turkey shoot: Rose claimed the top prize after beating Westwood in Antalya

Turkey shoot: Rose claimed the top prize after beating Westwood in Antalya

Turkish Airlines World Golf Final

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Rose never trailed in the match after
holing from 25ft for birdie on the first, but saw a two-shot lead cut
in half on the 16th when he surprisingly missed from three feet for
birdie after Westwood had holed from three times the distance.

However, Rose responded superbly with
a long-range birdie two on the 17th to give himself some breathing
space on the last, which proved welcome after Westwood made birdie to
complete a 67 and lose by just one shot.

Second best: Westwood missed out on the big prize by a single shot

Second best: Westwood missed out on the big prize by a single shot

Ryder Cup 2012: Jose Maria Olazabal: I went through hell… I couldn"t speak

I went through hell… I couldn't speak, reveals captain Ollie after epic comeback

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21:12 GMT, 1 October 2012

Jose Maria Olazabal said he had 'gone through hell' during Europe's Ryder Cup triumph – at one point being too emotional to speak to Lee Westwood.

The 46-year-old captain was one of many members of the European team who flew home without sleeping following a party that went on into the early hours.

Before leaving, he revealed the strain he had been under.

Feeling the pressure: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal during the singles

Feeling the pressure: Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal during the singles

‘You go through hell, it was torture because you can’t do anything about it, you don’t hit the shots,’ he said.

‘I looked at the leaderboard and the first five matches were blue and I thought, “This might happen”. Lee then came on the tee and asked me how I was doing and I had to walk away.’

Olazabal’s emotions poured out after the victory as he drew inspiration from the memory of his great friend and former Ryder Cup partner Seve Ballesteros.

Sealed with a kiss: Olazabal gets his hands on the Ryder Cup on Sunday

Sealed with a kiss: Olazabal gets his hands on the Ryder Cup on Sunday

At the closing ceremony he had told his players: ‘Every man dies but not every man has the chance to live. You have made me feel alive again this week.’

Olazabal put victory down to two passages of play. ‘Justin Rose knocking in that huge putt on the 17th then birdieing the next, then Sergio Garcia winning the last two holes to win his point. Without them we would not have win.’

FedEx Cup 2012: Rory McIlroy on course to win bonus as Tiger Woods falters

Over to you, Rory! Woods hands McIlroy initiative as battle for $10m FedEx Cup bonus nears end

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22:41 GMT, 21 September 2012

He has no car and might shortly have no house but hey, it’s not all bad news.

The best known nomad in sport, Rory McIlroy, is now the favourite once more to collect the $10million FedEx Cup bonus cheque.

McIlroy has put his house on the market back home in Northern Ireland for no more sinister reason than what’s the point of owning a 2million mansion with its own practice facilities if you’re never there.

On course: Rory McIlroy could win a $10million dollar bonus over the weekend

On course: Rory McIlroy could win a $10million dollar bonus over the weekend

FEDEX CUP

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‘I’ll stay with my parents when I go
home and as I won’t get there for a while, they’ve got a good chance to
do some decorating and make it nice,’ he said, cheekily.

Friday was a good day for the 23 year
old. Not only did he move two clear of his main rival for the
$10million, Tiger Woods, who played poorly, he drew rave reviews for his
short game from the maestro in that department, Phil Mickelson.

‘Twice in the first four holes he
described a couple of my recovery shots as awesome and that’s high
praise indeed given how good he is at flop shots and out of bunkers,’
said McIlroy.

Both strokes, mind, were fully
deserving of the extravagant description. The first, at the opening hole
was a 30 yard bunker shot where he judged the pace and slope to
perfection to leave the ball tap-in distance from the hole.

Slipping away Tiger Woods has handed control back to McIlroy

Slipping away Tiger Woods has handed control back to McIlroy

In-form man: Jim Furyk shot seven under par in Atlanta

In-form man: Jim Furyk shot seven under par in Atlanta

The next one, at the fourth was even
better. From behind the green McIlroy made a full swing at a flop shot
in the manner of a Mickelson and threw the ball high in the air. It
landed like a butterfly and he rolled in the ensuing 6ft putt for a
miraculous saving par.

The other highlight of his round came
at the par five 15th where he hit the green in two and rolled in a 25ft
eagle putt. It all added up to a 68 that leaves him in joint seventh
place at the halfway stage.

‘I feel like I am exactly where I need to be going into the weekend,’ he said.

McIlroy lies four strokes behind the
leader Jim Furyk with Justin Rose a shot adrift. Both will like their
position when it comes to winning the tasty $1.44million first prize
that goes to the winner of the final FedEx event, the Tour Championship.

But neither can take the $10 million off McIlroy if he stays where he is right now.

McIlroy would have to finish worse than 13th for Furyk to have a chance, for example.

As for the main danger, Tiger Woods
went backwards in a hurry. Never mind him being intimidated by Rory.
These days he only seems to play his best golf when partnering McIlroy.

He began three shots ahead of his
young rival and now he is playing catch-up. At one point they were
exactly level on FedEx points.

Tough day: Woods hit some splendid shots but then fluffed his lines on other holes

Tough day: Woods hit some splendid shots but then fluffed his lines on other holes

If that happened on Sunday, they’d
have a sudden death play-off, with $7million on the line since second
place in the FedEx is worth $3million.

McIIroy whistled when I mentioned the
possibility. ‘I don’t know how I’d feel but I’d certainly take that
position,’ he said. ‘The bottom line is still nice, isn’t it’

There won’t be any chance of a
play-off if Woods continues to play like he did on Friday. This was
certainly a world away from the control and purpose he showed in the
opening round as he tumbled to a score fully seven shots worse than the
first day.

‘It was just a struggle from first to last,’ he conceded.

Woods’ playing partner Rose also looked as if he was in for a day of toil as he reached the turn in a mediocre 36 strokes.

But the Englishman dug in, making
four birdies on the back nine to salvage his day. None was better than
the two he made at the treacherous par three 18th, where his long iron
pitched just over the bunker at the front of the green and finished 5ft
from the hole.

The 32 year old rolled that one in to close with a 68.

‘Playing with Tiger was a great practice round for the Ryder Cup given they were mostly rooting for him,’ said Rose.

Midas touch: McIlroy has his eyes on the gigantic $10million prize

Midas touch: McIlroy has his eyes on the gigantic $10million prize

‘It was a great lesson for me to
stay in the moment and play my shots, and while it wasn’t pretty golf by
any means, I felt like I did that well.’

Furyk was a controversial wild card
pick for next week’s Ryder Cup as far as a lot of American commentators
were concerned, but this fine round of 64 must have made him feel an
awful lot better.

He gave a brilliant answer when asked
whether he felt he had proved a point. ‘I don’t really read much golf, I
have to tell you,’ he said.

‘I’ve always felt you’re going to
say something nice about me and I probably don’t need to read that. Or
you’re going to say something bad about me and I definitely don’t want
to read about that.

'What matters is that my captain Davis
Love asked all my team mates who they would pick and they also chose
me, so I’m humbled and honoured and looking forward to Medinah.’

The feeling that this is going to be
one of the great Ryder Cups was only emphasised by a leaderboard packed
with those who will also be in Chicago.

No fewer than nine competitors who will represent either Europe or the U.S are positioned in the top 12.

It promises to be some weekend, both this week and next.

Tour Championship by Coca-Cola leaderboard: Live scores

LIVE: Tour Championship – keep updated with the latest scores

With just a week to go until the Ryder Cup, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and co go head-to-head at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta with the Tour Championship up for grabs.

Bill Haas took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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In it to win it: American Bill Haas was victorious at the Tour Championship last year

In it to win it: American Bill Haas was victorious at the Tour Championship last year

BMW Italian Open leaderboard: Live scores

Italian Open leaderboard: Keep updated with the latest scores

The European Tour is at Royal Park near Turin this week for the BMW Italian Open.

Robert Rock took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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Schedule: The European Tour parks up in Turin this week for the Italian Open

Schedule: The European Tour parks up in Turin this week for the Italian Open

BMW Championship: Live leaderboard

BMW Championship leaderboard: Keep up to date with the latest scores

The PGA Tour is at Crooked Stick in Indiana this week for the BMW Championship.

Justin Rose took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

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Prize guy: Justin Rose was the BMW Championship winner in 2011

Prize guy: Justin Rose was the BMW Championship winner in 2011

Joaquim Rodriguez extends Vuelta Espana lead with stage 14 victory

Rodriguez extends Vuelta lead with stage 14 win over Contador

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17:08 GMT, 1 September 2012

Joaquim Rodriguez strengthened his position at the head of the Vuelta a Espana standings after winning Saturday's stage 14 today ahead of Alberto Contador, his Spanish compatriot and nearest challenger for the leader's red jersey.

Contador had tried to escape late on in the 149.2km ride from Palas de Rei to Puerto de Ancares but Rodriguez (Katusha) responded to the threat before sprinting clear to claim his third stage win of the 2012 Vuelta in a time of four hours, 10 minutes and 28 seconds.

Uphill battle: Joaquim Rodriguez took stage 14

Uphill battle: Joaquim Rodriguez took stage 14

Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) was
five seconds behind while their countryman Alejandro Valverde
(Movistar) was third, 13 seconds adrift of the winner.

Chris Froome of Team Sky came home fifth, 38 seconds behind Rodriguez.

The result means that Rodriguez
extends his lead over Contador at the top of the leaderboard to 22
seconds, while there is now a gap of one minute, 41 seconds to the
next-best riders, who are Briton Froome and Valverde.