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From The42 Tiger jumps to 21st in rankings - as Rory McIlroy remains in second Climbing

Tiger jumps to 21st in rankings - as Rory McIlroy remains in second

McIlroy can catch Donald in the European Tour money list race by winning in Dubai this week – and hoping the Englishman finishes outside the top nine.

From The42 Westwood well ahead of McDowell, Karlsson in South Africa Untouchable

Westwood well ahead of McDowell, Karlsson in South Africa

The English golfer has established a seven-shot advantage over the rest of the field at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

From The42 Jacobson leads by two at HSBC Champions Orient Express

Jacobson leads by two at HSBC Champions

A third round of 67 vaulted the Swede into a two-shot lead over a host of major-winning challengers led by 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen. Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are all in touch.

From The42 McIlroy out in front at Shanghai Masters Going Low

McIlroy out in front at Shanghai Masters

The youngster’s campaign to claim the richest prize in world golf shows no sign of losing momentum; he’ll take a three-shot lead into the final round.

From The42 Eastern promise: McIlroy takes 2-stroke lead in Shanghai Masters Wee Mc

Eastern promise: McIlroy takes 2-stroke lead in Shanghai Masters

He kept it up this morning to stay ahead of the field and on track for the record pot.

From The42 Rory does his talking on the course as he's out on his own in Shanghai Eastern Promise

Rory does his talking on the course as he's out on his own in Shanghai

Paired with former stablemate, Lee Westwood, the Holywood man is leading from the front.

From The42 Oh, it's on... Westwood gets paired with McIlroy in Shanghai Awkward

Oh, it's on... Westwood gets paired with McIlroy in Shanghai

The two golfers will be forced to team up amid an apparent row between the pair on Twitter.

From The42 Chandler admits he's been stunned by McIlroy's exit Confused

Chandler admits he's been stunned by McIlroy's exit

Rory McIlroy’s ex-agent says he never saw the Major winner’s decision to leave ISM coming…

From The42 European fightback falls flat as GB&I take Seve Trophy Pride

European fightback falls flat as GB&I take Seve Trophy

After leading by five points overnight, a European fighback forced Paul McGinley’s men to dig deep.

From The42 Triple Dutch: Dyson cleans up in Holland (again) Deja Vu

Triple Dutch: Dyson cleans up in Holland (again)

Rory McIlroy returns to number three in the world after finishing back in third place.

From The42 Animal activists claim responsibility for KLM Open attack In The Frame

Animal activists claim responsibility for KLM Open attack

Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy lie two shots off the lead as the second round gets underway in Hilversum.

From The42 KLM Open gets underway after vandalism attacks Damage

KLM Open gets underway after vandalism attacks

Four of the greens at the Hilversumsche Golf Club were dug up overnight.

From The42 Bjørn again! Dane caps back-to-back victories at European Masters Hot Streak

Bjørn again! Dane caps back-to-back victories at European Masters

Thomas Bjorn fired a magnificent final round 62 to capture his third European Tour title of the year and his second in as many weeks at the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre.

From The42 Westwood and McIlroy set for final day duel in the Alps Rory McIlroy

Westwood and McIlroy set for final day duel in the Alps

Former world number one Lee Westwood and US Open champion Rory McIlroy trail leader Jamie Donaldson by one and two shots, respectively, after three rounds of the European Masters.

From The42 A bluffer's guide to... the USPGA Championship Knowledge

A bluffer's guide to... the USPGA Championship

Covering everything from the “Chubby Slam” to Tiger’s disturbing facial hair, get to grips with everything you need to know about the year’s final major.

From The42 Lawrie fights for lead in Scottish Open Lawrie After Lee

Lawrie fights for lead in Scottish Open

In the last tournament before the British Open, Lawrie carded an opening round 68 and lies three shots off the leaders.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: the best of the nearly men Underachievers This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: the best of the nearly men

Waterford are back in the Munster Hurling Final again, which for some reason got us thinking about seven of the best teams and individuals to never win their respective “big one.”

From The42 In the swing: Donald and Westwood still have Major questions to answer Caddy Shack

In the swing: Donald and Westwood still have Major questions to answer

They may be the two highest-ranked players in the world, but can Luke Donald and Lee Westwood be considered truly “great” without winning one of golf’s Majors? Neil Cullen gives his view.

From The42 Donald on top of the world after Wentworth victory Winning

Donald on top of the world after Wentworth victory

Luke Donald leapfrogs Lee Westwood at the top of the rankings charts with a playoff victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

From The42 WATCH: Brett Rumford hits freak drive Path To Glory This post contains videos

WATCH: Brett Rumford hits freak drive

Note to self: hit the ball on to tarmac areas for added distance.

From The42 In the swing: (probably) all in the mind as Bubba wins in New Orleans Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: (probably) all in the mind as Bubba wins in New Orleans

Mental strength and a bit of luck helped Bubba Watson to his second PGA Tour victory of the year, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

From The42 In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots Caddy Shack This post contains videos

In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots

The ongoing race to be the world’s top golfer is adding some much-needed spice to weekly proceedings, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.

From The42 Good start for Harrington as Walker ties course record at Houston Open Lone Star

Good start for Harrington as Walker ties course record at Houston Open

Dubliner shot five birdies on his way to a first round 68 in Texas to leave him on four-under par.

From The42 Five steps to heaven: because we just don't know when to stop trying Flutter

Five steps to heaven: because we just don't know when to stop trying

Although if these five bets come up this weekend, we’ll be almost €30,000 richer …

From The42 In the swing: Quiros ace seals victory in Dubai while Harrington's inconsistency continues Get In The Hole This post contains videos

In the swing: Quiros ace seals victory in Dubai while Harrington's inconsistency continues

Neil Cullen is back with this week’s golf round-up, including news of how comedian Bill Murray claimed the big prize on the American Tour.

From The42 Tiger on the prowl as McIlroy clings to slender advantage in Dubai Predator

Tiger on the prowl as McIlroy clings to slender advantage in Dubai

McIlroy’s round of sixty-eight is enough to keep him in the lead as Woods moves up to fifth position.

From The42 Elite trio outshone by McIlroy on day one in Dubai Scorcher

Elite trio outshone by McIlroy on day one in Dubai

Rory McIlroy has posted an opening round of 65 to take a two-shot lead on day one of the Dubai Desert Classic.

From The42 Tee-Off: Goosen sets the early pace in Qatar as Kaymer struggles to find form Opening Drive

Tee-Off: Goosen sets the early pace in Qatar as Kaymer struggles to find form

The world number two has yet to hit his stride as he attempts to leapfrog Lee Westwood with a win at this weekend’s Qatar Masters.

From The42 Jose Maria Olozabal to lead Europe in 2012 Ryder Cup

Jose Maria Olozabal to lead Europe in 2012

No surprises but Spaniard will be a popular choice as skipper.

From The42 Whose life would we prefer to have? Twitter Diary This post contains images

Whose life would we prefer to have?

Big fights, successful gambling, playing golf for a living – it’s not a bad way to spend your time.

From The42 Wow, this is awkward... Lee Westwood

Wow, this is awkward...

Lee Westwood met Tiger Woods for the first time since taking his number one ranking – and there was plenty of swordplay.

From The42 Westwood's bid for golf supremacy in doubt Dunhill

Westwood's bid for golf supremacy in doubt

The Ryder Cup hero’s bid to become world number one could be scuppered by a recurring calf injury.

From The42 Ryder Cup stars move back to solo action at Dunhill Dunhill

Ryder Cup stars move back to solo action at Dunhill

Westwood could go number one at the weekend with a top two finish.

From The42 Westwood to play at Ryder Cup Ryder Cup

Westwood to play at Ryder Cup

McGinley admits Westwood doubts are a boost for the American team, but Westwood insists he’ll recover in time for Celtic Manor.